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UCL Student Psychological Services
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we provide you with a general introduction to the Student Psychological Services available at UCL.

What kind of problems can be helped through counselling?

During your university career there may be times when you need a little extra support: for example when you first arrive at university and have to adjust to a new environment as well as make new friends and cope with your studies; or during periods of academic pressure, or maybe when you are dealing with unexpected life events that impact on your emotional wellbeing. At these times it can be helpful to have additional support to that offered by your friends and family.

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What happens in counselling?

Counselling is a process which offers the opportunity to explore those issues that are causing you concern or distress.  It provides you with the time and space to talk about these issues in a confidential setting with a professionally qualified person. The counsellor will not tell you what to do, but instead will assist you to think about your difficulties in a non-judgemental manner in order to help you find the best way to deal with them.

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The Samaritans offer the following Services:

- Face to face support

-24/7 free phone helpline, 365 days a year

- E-mail service

- Text-phone service

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