University of Strathclyde Student Counselling Service

This service is only for Strathclyde University students 

Our student counselling service:

  • Offers one to one counselling sessions, workshops and self help resources.
  • Provides a confidential service for undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University of Strathclyde, available at any time during your university career.
  • Is available for any personal issue affecting general well-being, health, relationships or study.
  • Respects your values choices and lifestyle.
  • Assists you to talk through your concerns and when appropriate, helps you to make the changes and decisions that are right for you.

 Many of us have times in our lives when we would like to feel happier or more satisfied with our life.  We may;

  • find it is difficult to concentrate
  • feel we are distracted or unfocussed
  • feel sad, anxious, stressed, frustrated or overwhelmed
  • want to come to terms with a loss or with past experiences
  • feel dissatisfied with our work or our relationships
  • want to find more meaning and purpose in our lives, develop our strengths or contribute more to our communities.

Counselling is offered by the University to help students struggling to make the most of the many opportunities which University offers. Counselling gives people time and space to focus on things that are concerning them and find ways of improving their lives.

Counselling can help you;

  • think about things in a more positive way
  • be less anxious or stressed
  • be more ‘yourself’ and less concerned about what others think of you
  • feel more in control of your life and the things you do
  • find more meaning and purpose in your life and studies
  • find ways to improve your relationships with others
  • come to terms with painful experiences, feelings or losses
  • talk about and make difficult decisions

Member of Professional Body

Student counselling is staffed by professional counsellors who abide by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Ethical Framework for Good Practice.

Referral Criteria & Process

If you wish to see a counsellor for the first time this academic session, please contact Reception on 0141 548 3510 or email: We will make arrangements for you to have an initial meeting where you needs can be assessed. Your first meeting at Student Counselling is an assessment meeting. It is a 50 minute meeting and you will be asked to complete some contact details before your appointment begins. Please arrive promptly. Assessment is an opportunity to find out more about what we offer and to explore what it is that would make a positive difference to you. Student Counselling offers one to one counselling, groups and self-help materials and the counsellor may suggest things to try or other sources of support for you. Before the session it is helpful if you can think about what you would like to change about your situation or feelings and what you believe might be helpful to you. Come along ready to talk about your concerns openly with the counsellor. The counsellor is ready to support you to work out what you need. They will listen attentively and respect your perspective. Students can be offered up to six counselling sessions. There is often a waiting time between the first appointment and ongoing counselling and you may see a different counsellor from the one you saw initially. If you need more than 6 sessions you will be helped to explore options elsewhere.

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Last Updated: 12/11/2019

Student Counselling
Graham Hills Building
50 George Street
G1 1QE

Age Groups: (19-25) (25+)
Fees: No
Types of Service:
Counselling Centre