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 Student Counselling & Mental Health Service
- Lydia Pell - Deputy Head of Service, Mental Health Co-ordinator
- Hannah Abrahams - Mental Health Advisor
- Pauline Bacon - Student Counsellor
- Lynne Mark - Student Counsellor
- David Glyn - Group Counsellor
- Jeannie Bruce - Student CBT Therapist
- Sophie Greenfield - Student CBT Therapist
- Fiona Yaron-Fields - Sessional Student Counsellor
- Jenny Aster - Service Administrator
- Martha Scanlon - Service Administrator
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.
Due to high noise levels arising from construction work, we will be offering daily, booked intakes between 10am - 12pm until September. Please complete the online Student Counselling registration form which can be found on your eVision homepage. You can then call our service front desk to book an appointment.
If you are unable to attend an initial consultation at these times, it may be possible to book an appointment for 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.