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Whatever the reason, if you are finding academic life is causing you concern, or if on a purely personal level you need someone to talk things over with, you don't need to feel that you are all alone with your worries.

Many students resolve their problems by talking to friends, family or staff in their academic schools. For some people, seeking further self-help information on student central or the internet is enough to settle negative feelings and to provide reassurance.

At other times, you may feel you have exhausted your own resources and need guidance and help. The counselling service can provide a safe, confidential environment for you to discuss your concerns. Experienced, qualified counsellors can offer you a space to reflect and discover options and possibilities, and advise you about coping strategies.

Is counselling for you?

Support for personal change

The decision to seek counselling is your choice. It is a positive move towards taking responsibility for your wellbeing, tackling your problems and reclaiming control of your situation. We all experience problems at some times in our lives, which may leave us feeling confused, stressed and isolated. Counselling offers you the opportunity to talk about how you feel and to share these concerns. Counselling is free of charge for students studying at Bransfield.

Who Needs Counselling?

As counselling focuses on the individual, the various reasons for seeking counselling mean that anyone may need it. Most personal, relationship or identity problems can be helped through counselling. This list is not exhaustive, but common problems can include:
  • Anxiety
  • Stress and Depression
  • Family and/or Relationship Difficulties
  • Sexual Problems and Identity Issues
  • Eating Disorders and Bereavement
  • Self-Esteem and Confidence Issues (which may be academically related).
  • Counselling can also help with issues such as adjusting to a new culture and making difficult decisions or choices.