Thank you for your interest in registering with Student Psychological Services (SPS).
The Service operates during the weekdays, and the registration form is open Monday to Friday 8am to 11pm during term time, and 9am to 5pm out of term time.
Once your form has been reviewed by one of our therapists, you may be offered:
*A place in one of our personal development groups.
*An one-off consultation appointment to identify the most appropriate support for you.
*A psychiatric assessment.
*Directed to your GP or an external therapeutic agency.
The Service does not offer crisis support, in the event of an emergency please refer to the links below for crisis support information:
Please contact the Emergency Services (call 999), your GP, or visit your nearest Accident & Emergency Service. The nearest service to the UCL campus is the University College London Hospitals (UCLH) Emergency Department:
UCLH Emergency Department Webpage:
Camden and Islington Crisis Care Webpage:
SPS Stay Safe Card - advice on managing difficult thoughts and feelings, download at:
Student Psychological Services Can Provide:
1. Time-limited emotional and psychological support through workshops and one to one counseling.
2. Psychiatric assessments and advice on medication.
3. Referrals to other psychological and support services. (These may include free NHS mental health services or fee-paying private and voluntary sector psychological services.)
4. A wide range of self-help books and materials.
SPS Self Help Library Webpage:
For online self help resources, please view the links under Online Support and Information Pages section on the SPS website homepage, or the links under the Online and Phone Support section towards the end of this page.
5. Letters for extenuating circumstances if you have had counseling or psychiatric support.
Student Psychological Services Cannot Provide:
1. Some specialized diagnoses such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Dyslexia, Aspergers etc.
Please contact your GP to make an appropriate referral.
If you are not registered with a GP, you can find your nearest GP at:
2. Long-term or open-ended psychological treatment.
You can find out about the different types of therapy on offer, locate an accredited therapist in your area and discover how much it will cost by following the links below:
Types of therapy explained:
How to find a private counsellor or psychotherapist.
How to find a private psycho-analytic psychotherapist.
How to find private therapists from different therapeutic modalities.
How to find a private cognitive behavioural therapist.
3. Specialist mental health services such as; in-patient psychiatric services, eating disorders services, post traumatic stress disorders services, drug and alcohol services, community mental health services, etc.
To find out what NHS mental health services you can access through your GP, please go to:
4. Any support if you are already seeing a therapist either individually or in a group.
5. Prescriptions for medications.
Please contact your GP to request prescriptions.
6. Letters for extenuating circumstances if you have not had counseling or psychiatric support with the Service.
Online and Phone Support
Should you proceed to register with SPS, it is likely that there will be a period of waiting prior to you accessing support at the Service.
Please refer to the details below for more information about other sources of support also available to you:
24 Hour confidential support
Free confidential support and practical information for students.
6pm-8am term time
Tel: 0207 631 0101
Out of hours support and information helpline
Monday to Friday 5pm-9am
Available at weekends, during Bank Holidays and UCL closure periods
Tel: 0800 197 4510
Online therapy available free of charge if you live in or are registered with a GP in Camden.
Tel: 01954 230 066 between 9am and 5.30pm
Big White Wall
Online mental health support free of charge if you are a resident in Camden.
Anxiety: Beat it and Regain Peace™
An online six week e-course available free to UCL students at:
10 Minute Mind
The UCL Mindfulness 10 Minutes Mind Programme which helps to reduce stress and is also delivered online on a daily basis, available at: