St Edmund's College-Based Counselling Service

In addition to the University Counselling Service (UCS), St Edmund's College now provides a free and confidential College-Based Counselling service for all undergraduate and postgraduate students registered at the College.

College-Based Counselling is a scheme at the University Counselling Service and subject to the same policies and procedures, including confidentiality.

The College Counsellor will be working as usual during the Covid-19 outbreak, using zoom to deliver remote appointments. The Counselling Service is offering the same number of appointments and has the flexibility to do so across Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (the College Counsellor’s working days). This enables them to meet the needs of students who are in different time zones or have limited access to a confidential space.

They will continue to offer the two Drop-Ins and students simply need to email reception to request this as before.

Any student who is vulnerable or in crisis can be referred for an MHA (Mental Health Advisor) appointment and they will be fast-tracked:

They also have the capacity at UCS, to fast-track students who have applied and have pressing issues that need a timely response.

In the light of the current situation with COVID-19, if for any reason, the College Counsellor is unable to work remotely for a prolonged length of time, they would transfer her existing clients and allocate new students within the UCS system.

How do I make an appointment?

Many people sort out problems by talking to friends, family or staff in their College or Department.  Sometimes looking up some information about things that are concerning them is helpful and UCS has a large selection of self-help information available on their website.  However, there are times when this is not enough and you may wish to speak to the College-Based Counsellor in a private setting in College.

The College-Based Counsellor is available on Mondays during Full Term between 9am and 5pm. Please be sure to indicate that you are a member of St Edmund's when you apply for counselling.

Students completing the online form are encouraged to apply to UCS and College-Based Counselling simultaneously for the shortest possible waiting time

For more information and to apply, please go to: College-Based Counselling at St Edmund's and complete the online form.

Please note, that during peak times, your application will be acknowledged and your details may be placed on a waiting list until a suitable appointment becomes available.