Counselling is a talking therapy that involves a qualified counsellor working with you to look at your current difficulties, explore, understand and, where possible resolve your difficulties and develop better coping strategies.
The counsellor’s main role is to listen, provide a safe, confidential and secure environment for students to share their current situation. Coming to counselling can take courage as it involves facing your difficulties and asking for help.
We encourage that students attend counselling when they start to notice they aren’t feeling their usual self. Seeking help is a sign of strength, not weakness and you do not need to be in a crisis to talk with a counsellor.
People have found counselling helpful for different issues including:
- Coping with stress including transition to college.
- Depression/Low mood.
- Family or relationships.
- Loss or bereavement.
- Low self-esteem.
- Post traumatic issues.
- Self-Harming or struggling with suicidal thoughts.
- Sexuality issues.
- Social anxiety.
We offer short term counselling which students are offered between of 6-12 sessions, this will be dependant on your presenting issue. Counselling sessions are usually for 1 hour once a week and take place in a safe and confidential space. This is a free service that all Students are Borders College, you can self-refer either in person or by using the referral form and our friendly Wellbeing Advisors will support you through this process.
If this is something that you would benefit from or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us: