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Student Psychological and Counselling Services

We're dedicated to helping UCL students with personal, emotional and psychological concerns. Our service is available at no cost to undergraduate and postgraduate students registered at UCL.

Support during the Christmas period

In the week following the end of term, drop-in sessions will take place on Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 December only, at normal times.

Students continue to have access to a range of support throughout the Christmas period, even when UCL is closed between 5pm on Friday 20 December and 9am on Thursday 2 January. Read our article for more information.

Please note that enquiries submitted through askUCL will not be monitored during the closure period - we will respond to enquiries as soon as possible once UCL reopens.

Our service is intended to provide short-term counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy, psychiatric support and psycho-educational groups to help you deal with a range of personal, emotional and psychological concerns. As such we do not provide support for long-term conditions or in the event of an emergency.

Please download our booklet for more information on what support we can and cannot provide

Types of counselling we offer

Types of support provided by Student Psychological Services

We offer a range of support options, including counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy, psychiatric consultation and group workshops.

Understand our service

Understand our service

Find out more about our process, including registration, consultation, ongoing sessions and how we handle confidentiality. 

Talking with a counsellor

Talking with a counsellor

Before talking to a counsellor you may have some questions. This is a general guide of things to consider when talking to us. 

Self-help and other resources

Find out more about self-help resources

Borrow one of our self-help books or find out which organisations offer external support. 

Re-scheduling and late arrivals

Rescheduling your appointment

It's important that you attend all your sessions. If you can't make your appointment find out how to re-schedule. 

Contact us

Contact Student Psychological Services

Find out how to get in touch with us if you need to ask a question or provide us with feedback.