Counselling at UWS is provided through well-being appointments where you will have the opportunity to focus on what is troubling you and identify what you would like to get from the appointment.
Your counsellor may also suggest some additional forms of support for you to think about such as:
- Information and support on learning mindfulness
- The online self-help programme, SilverCloud (see below)
- Further wellbeing appointments
- Support in becoming physically active
- Referral to other university services
- Information about specialist help available outside the university
Request an appointment
You can request an appointment by contacting The Hub. You can do this in person, by phone or through the Hub Portal, firstname.lastname@example.org We will offer you an appointment as soon as possible after you get in touch, usually within one to two weeks.
If you are booking by email, please include the following information in your message:
- Your banner ID
- Your campus
- A contact phone number
Preparing for your appointment
To get the most out of your appointment it would help if you prepared by thinking about how you would like to use the time and what you’d like to get from the session. To assist you in preparing we will send you some questions, along with confirmation of your appointment, to consider prior to your appointment.
If you are not sure about what you want to focus on but still think you could benefit from speaking to a counsellor that is okay too, as we know personal and emotional problems can sometimes be difficult to make sense of and articulate.
Cancelling an appointment
If you cannot attend your appointment please let us know as soon as possible. This allows us to use the slot for other students which keeps down waiting times, benefitting all students.
For many students one well-being appointment can be enough to begin to find a way forward and make changes for the better but if you need more you will have the opportunity to make further appointments on a session by session basis in a way that reflects your needs.
After each appointment, you will have a chance to reflect on how the session was for you and decide whether you would like to make another appointment. Any further appointments can be made by contacting The Hub. If you would like to see the same counsellor you saw before, please mention this when you book. If you can't remember the counsellor's name, The Hub can check this for you.
All appointments last a maximum of 60 minutes.