Student Counselling and Mental Health Service
The Student Counselling & Mental Health Service is comprised of two teams who provide practical and emotional support to students. Please see the information below to identify which team can best support you.
The Student Counselling team offers confidential, emotional support to all current students who may be experiencing personal or academic difficulties. To find out more about the support offered and how to access us, as well as information about common issues and what to do in a crisis or emergency please visit the Student Counselling team pages.
We do not provide out of hours crisis support. In case of emergency we recommend you contact your GP or call 111. Find out more about crisis support.
The Mental Health team offers confidential, specialist emotional and practical support and guidance to students with a diagnosed mental health condition(s), those referred by the student counselling service and care leavers. To find out more about the support offered and how to access us, please visit the Mental Health team pages.
The service has a team of professionally trained and widely experienced counsellors, therapist and specialist mental health advisors. They are accustomed to helping people from many different backgrounds and cultures with a wide range of personal and academic concerns. Below you will find a list of our current staff members:
- Midge Seymour-Roots - Head of Service
- Lydia Pell - Deputy Head of Service, Mental Health Co-ordinator
- Hannah Abrahams - Mental Health Advisor
- Pauline Bacon - Student Counsellor
- David Glyn - Group Counsellor
- Lynne Mark - Student Counsellor
- Jeannie Bruce - Sessional CBT Therapist
- Fiona Yaron-Fields - Sessional Student Counsellor
- Ellie Harland - Honorary Trainee Student Counsellor
- CBT Therapist 1 - Post to be filled in March
- CBT Therapist 2 - Post to be filled in March
- Jenny Aster - Service Co-ordinator
- Helen Rowland - Service Co-ordinator
- Martha Scanlon - Service Co-ordinator
Why not email us or attend an initial consultation with a member of our team. This is a brief session of up to 20 minutes, to establish what has brought you to see us and to think about how we may help.
Initial consultations run on a first come, first served basis, Monday to Friday, 1-2pm in the Student Counselling & Mental Health Service. You will be asked to complete a short online registration form before meeting with a member of our team (please see below). This can be completed at home or in the service. We encourage you to complete this in advance where possible.
If you are unable to attend the initial consultation between 1-2pm, it may be possible to book an initial consultation at a time that is more convenient for you however, there may be a delay before the next available appointment. For further information please contact our service front desk.
For more information and guidance about supporting students please see our Information for Staff pages.