The counselling service at Glasgow Clyde College offers friendly, private support to students who need help with any difficulties they may be experiencing. Talking through your problems can help and it can be beneficial to speak to someone out with your immediate group of family and friends.
Counselling can help you deal with personal problems, such as a long-standing issue or and short-term crisis.
Problems arising from a variety of issues such as:
The counselling service will not be able to assist with practical issues such as money, housing, childcare or benefits. If you require information and advice on any of these topics please contact Student Advice Centre.
There is nothing to be embarrassed about in seeking help now and again. Students of all ages, backgounds, gender, full time or part time make use of the counselling service.
As a guideline, each session will typically last for about 50 minutes.
The frequency of your visit will depend on what you both feel is appropriate.
To book a counselling appointment you need to:
1. Log into either the college app or the student intranet with your usual username and password.
2. Choose the campus that you want to attend and any available appointments will show up in green.
3. By clicking the chosen time, an email confirming the name of the counsellor, date, time and room will be sent to your college email account.
4. If there are no available appointments in green it means they are fully booked so try again in a couple of days to see if any have opened up.
Alternatively, the Counselling Directory is a very useful resource for students seeking help. The Counselling Directory enables you to find a counsellor appropriate for your needs based in your area. This is a free, confidential service that will help you find support. The site contains a wealth of information about different emotional disorders and useful articles written by qualified counsellors which will hopefully help you realise that you are not alone and help is at hand.
If you decide that you would like to speak to someone, you can contact a counsellor or organisation in your area in complete confidence. The directory lists charities and organisations who offer their services free of charge and many counsellors also offer student concessions.