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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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EASTER BREAK: DUE TO THE EASTER HOLIDAY BREAK, THE SERVICE WILL BE SHORT STAFFED FROM MONDAY THE 14TH TO MONDAY THE 28TH OF APRIL 2014. EASTER CLOSURE: OVER THE UCL EASTER CLOSURE PERIOD, THE SERVICE WILL ALSO BE CLOSED FROM THURSDAY THE 17TH TO TUESDAY THE 22ND OF APRIL 2014, AND WILL RE-OPEN ON WEDNESDAY THE 23RD OF APRIL 2014. REGISTRATION FORMS WILL NOT BE CHECKED DURING THIS CLOSURE PERIOD. IF YOU EXPERIENCE A MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS DURING THIS PERIOD, PLEASE CONTACT THE EMERGENCY SERVICES. PLEASE REFER ABOVE TO THE EMERGENCY LINKS SECTION ON THE WEBSITE FOR FURTHER CONTACT DETAILS. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONTACT A SUPPORT HELPLINE, PLEASE REFER ABOVE TO THE EMERGENCY LINKS SECTION ON THE WEBSITE FOR FURTHER DETAILS. Due to the very high demand on our Services, you may find that you will have to wait longer than usual for your initial assessment. The current waiting period for an initial assessment for some students may be up to 8 weeks. One of the ways we are managing this demand is by running more workshops, so you may be offered a place in one of our workshops after you register. We run a wide range of workshops, including workshops for Depression, Anxiety, Confidence and Low Self Esteem.