- The provision of a library of self-help books to assist you to deal with common student difficulties, such as procrastination, exam stress, low self-esteem, etc.
- A one-off consultation session with a therapist to help you identify your emotional/psychological difficulties and decide how best to address them.
- A short course of time-limited psycho-dynamic counselling, time-limited cognitive behavioural therapy, or a personal development workshop to help you deal with issues of immediate concern.
- A psychiatric consultation to assess your current mental health and to determine whether you are developing a mental illness or whether an existing mental illness is deteriorating.
- A referral to other support services that can assist you in ways we cannot.
In this section...
You can find answers to our most frequently asked questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Coming to university can be an exciting and rewarding time. However, it can also be a time of change and stress. This may lead to difficulties and dilemmas which affect your academic performance or social life. The Student Psychological Service is one of the university’s support services which are here to help.
- To one of our personal development groups.
- To one of our therapists for a course of time-limited psycho-dynamic counselling or Cognitive behavioural therapy.
- To one of our psychiatrists for a psychiatric assessment.
- To another external therapeutic service that can better meet your needs.
- Borrow one of our self-help books from the UCL Library .
- Look up the information on our support pages to begin thinking about your difficulties and how you might address them.
- Talk to a fellow student at Nightline on Tel: 0207 631 0101
- Talk to the Samaritans on Tel: 08457 90 90 90
- Visit one of the drop in sessions at the Gower Place General practice located at 3 Gower Place, London, WC1E 6BN. Walk in Surgery Times: Monday – Friday 9.30am to 10.30am 2.30pm to 3.30pm
- Visit your local Accident and Emergency department if you feel at risk of harming yourself.
Speak to a counsellor in general terms first in order to see how their Code of Ethics may apply to your particular situation.
Get yourself anonymous help through a telephone help-line, i.e., Nightline or Samaritans.
Due to the Easter holiday break, the Service will be short staffed from Monday 30th of March to Friday 24th of April 2015. Over the UCL Easter Closure period, the Service will be closed from 5:30pm on Wednesday 1st of April to Tuesday 7th of April 2015, and will re-open at 10:00 am on Wednesday 8th of April 2015. During this period, your registration form will not be read. If you therefore experience a mental health crisis, please contact the emergency services. Please refer above to the Emergency Links section on our 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. View further information about support over Easter.