The Counselling Service is part of Student Support Services and is open to all students.
Acting Head of Service
Associate & Trainee Counsellors
We also have Diploma in Counselling students from other institutions and Associate Counsellors who have recently qualified on placement at our Service offering counselling.
The Service Counsellors use the Person-Centred Approach to work. Carl R Rogers developed the Person-Centred Approach from his work with clients. His research and experience led him to believe that individuals can be trusted to fulfil their own potential given the right psychological climate or conditions. These 'conditions', created in a relationship with someone who is genuine, accepting and understanding, allow the individual to be open to their experience and to develop trust in themselves and others.
If you are interested in reading more about the philosophy of Person-Centred Therapy and the Person-Centred Approach, these texts are suggested reading -