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Counselling Service

Counselling Service

Counselling Service

The counselling service is an important part of the services offered to students to support them while they are studying. It offers confidential support to all members of the College, both students and staff. 

What is Counselling?

Counselling is an opportunity for you to explore and talk about concerns you may have about e.g. a relationship, conflicts, stress, study problems, health, practical issues, money problems etc.

How does counselling work?

By listening carefully to a person’s concerns a counsellor can help make issues and concerns clear.  The counsellor accepts everyone and is not shocked by issues raised.  This non-judgemental attitude allows people to be open and honest thus expanding the possibilities for change and the routes to changes.  Possible routes to change and problem solving can be discussed.

Other Help

The counsellors have links with various outside agencies in the area, and are willing to provide information and assist people seeking help from them.

How to see a counsellor?

You can contact the counsellors yourself on their mobile phones by text message or by calling 0796 700 5426 for Eileen or 0750 644 6455 for Paula, or via email on eileen.hassell@eastdurham.ac.uk or paula.crosby@eastdurham.ac.uk

You can also book an appointment through Student Services/Reception, your Personal Tutor or any member of staff.