Our counselling sessions provide a space for you to talk about why you have come to the Wellbeing Service and issues you have been facing.
What to expect
Our counsellors are not there to give advice or provide answers, rather to help you to find your own solutions. It can be helpful for a wide range of issues that may be causing you distress, anxiety and unhappiness. These include:
- Loss whether it be a loved one, a job or ability through illness or injury.
- Relationship difficulties like break-ups, issues with partners, housemates, friends or family or people in general.
- Memories and feelings from abusive or traumatic experiences.
- Problematic use of alcohol or drugs and other addictive behaviours.
- Difficulties with food.
- Low self-esteem and confidence.
- Sexual identity and orientation.
- Significant life changes, including social and cultural transitions.
Professionally trained counsellors
Our counsellors work within the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) guidelines and the Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
Sessions take place in private rooms with comfortable chairs. We try to offer a quiet space to reflect on your issues and how you have been feeling.
Appointments suited to your needs
Ongoing appointments can be arranged and these may be weekly or fortnightly. Or it may be that one or two sessions are sufficient and you can attend some of our workshops instead.
If you need to return months later, or maybe in the following years whilst you are still at Hallam, we would always try to put you in touch with your original counsellor so you can carry on from where you left off.
We are separate from the colleges and courses. We have no contact with them unless you ask us to. It is a free service for all students.