Consultation Appointment:

A consultation is a one-off, 50 minute appointment with one of our counsellors to give you emotional support and guidance. A consultation appointment is not counselling. To book a consultation appointment please complete the consultation webform below.

Book a Consultation

If you would like to receive a remote therapy appointment please complete the form below.

Note: Questions marked * must be completed

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Personal Data and Confidentiality

The University of Glasgow is the Data Controller for personal data processed in relation to Confidentiality and Management of Records Policy. The privacy notice outlines how the University of Glasgow processes personal data.

Reasons for Collecting Personal Data

Data such as name, email address, contact details and special category data (such as disability, ethnicity and other mental/health data) are collected by the Counselling and Pscyhological Service in order to carry out therapeutic treatment interventions. Data will only be collected and retained in order to provide and oversee the service. Data collection and retention is also used to track and report mental health trends in the student population and to ensure the efficient use of resources.

Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data

In this instance the legal basis is: Consent, contract and legal obligation : https://www.gla.ac.uk/media/media_328434_en.pdf

Personal Data Use

Personal data collected and retained is processed at the University of Glasgow in the United Kingdom. All data is held on servers in the UK and Ireland by Corenet IMS.

Data Retention

Access to data we process can be requested. Information retained can be restricted, corrected or erased upon request. Objections to the processing of data and the right to data portability can be made. Consent to process your data can be withdrawn. To exercise any of these rights, please contact dp@gla.ac.uk.

Complaints

Complaints regarding personal data can be made by contacting the University Data Protection Officer at dataprotectionofficer@glasgow.ac.uk If dissatified with our response or believe that personal data has not being processed in accordance with the law, complaints can be taken to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

Contract of Engagement

Register for Counselling Sessions:

If you would like to recieve a block of ongoing counselling sessions with one of our therapists, please complete the short webform below.

 

Please be aware that our sessions are currently conducted remotely.

Guide for Remote Therapy

Register for Counselling

Thank you for your interest in accessing Counselling through Counselling and Psychological Services.  Before you can register, we need you to answer a couple of screening questions.

 

Are you currently residing in the UK?

 


Registration Process

Once you have completed the online registration webform you will be sent 2 forms to complete: 

1. Registration Form
2. Screening Questionnaire

We will send these forms and subsequent communications to your student email address

Initial Assessment Appointment

Once registered you will be offered an initial assessment appointment. The waiting time for this initial appointment will vary depending on the time of year. During the summer period it is quieter and initial assessment appointments are known to be offered within a week of completed registration.

Preparing for your Assessment Appointment

It can help to think about the following questions before your assessment:

  • What are your reasons for approaching the counselling service?
  • Why now?
  • What are you hoping to gain from having counselling?

Waiting time for the block of counselling sessions

The waiting time for your first counselling session after your initial assessment depends on the time of year.


What is counselling

Counselling is a process through which one person helps another by purposeful conversation in a supportive and understanding atmosphere.

Counselling is designed to aid self-exploration and understanding, so that you can become more consciously aware of what is happening in your life, and feel better able to face problems more objectively or with less anxiety and tensions.

Counselling is not advice or a means by which the helper provides solution.

The focus of counselling will vary according to each individual's needs.

Only when you and the counsellor explicitly agree to enter into a counselling relationship does the facility become counselling.

Counselling can help with a wide range of difficulties:

  • Homesickness, loneliness, anxiety, depression
  • Problems in relationships
  • Family problems and troubling past experiences
  • Bereavements and losses
  • Life changes such as pregnancy and illness
  • Sexual and cultural identity
  • Suicidal feelings
  • Crises such as assault
  • Academic difficulties

Due to being a short term service, we cannot offer the long term support required if you suffer from Habitual Addictions, Eating Disorders, Borderline Personality Disorder or Complex PTSD.

It would be best to consult your own Medical Doctor. See a list of nearby medical practices