Student Psychological and Counselling Services

We are dedicated to helping UCL students with personal, emotional and psychological concerns. Our service is free to all students enrolled at UCL.

Register with a GP (doctor)

To access this service, you need to be registered with a General Practitioner, also known as a GP. If you are not yet registered with a GP doctor, please see below.

Find and register with a GP


During Term 3 all final year undergraduate students are being offered Single Session Therapy, a highly focused method for addressing your most pressing concern in one session.

By offering Single Session Therapy, we ensure we can provide support to as many people as possible before their time as a student at UCL comes to an end.

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.


Register for counselling

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Register with the service to access support

After you've registered

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Find out more about our process, including initial consultations and ongoing sessions.


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Look here for answers to our Frequently Asked Questions.

Self-help and other resources

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

Urgent and out of hours support

Talking with a counsellor

Find out how to access urgent and out of hours mental health support.

SPCS Privacy Notice

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Find out more about how SPCS processes your personal data.