Student Psychological and Counselling Services
We are unable to provide support for long-term conditions or in the event of a crisis situation. If in crisis, find out how to access urgent support.
If you are a PhD student, please access support via the Spectrum.Life Assistance Programme. This is a dedicated pathway for PhD students to access counselling support. Spectrum.Life’s team of counsellors are available to help you address a range of emotional and psychological difficulties.
During the summer all final year undergraduate students, as well as all final and one year postgraduate students are being offered single-session therapy. These sessions provide a highly-focused method for addressing your most pressing concern in one session, so that we can ensure access to timely support before completion of your course.
Waiting times for counselling
Our waiting time for an initial appointment after registering is two to three weeks. This can sometimes rise in times of high demand. If we feel you are at higher risk, you will be prioritised.
All students are triaged within 24 hours of registering with SPCS. During triaging, if we feel you may be at higher risk, we will contact you by phone, email and/or text.