Counselling can help with a range of mental health and emotional issues. These include stress, anxiety and depression.

The Counselling Service is one of the NTU Health and Wellbeing Services.

Counselling offers a safe place to talk about any personal, emotional and psychological issues that you wish to address.

We offer an inclusive service. We're respectful of the different values and attitudes people hold.

We welcome all students. Our service supports people of any:

  • age
  • race
  • religion
  • gender identity
  • sexual orientation
  • ability
  • cultural background.

Issues discussed in sessions are confidential. See our confidentiality statement.

We normally offer up to four counselling appointments by phone, video or in-person. This is subject to COVID restrictions.

We also offer the option of counselling by email for those who prefer not to work in 'real time'. Some people find it easier to email about personal issues than talk about them directly.


Appointments are available all year round.

They are available Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4.30 pm. During term time, sessions are also available until 7 pm on Tuesdays.

Waiting times vary during the year. The more times you can provide, the sooner we will be able to offer you counselling.

If you feel you need counselling, you must first complete an application for NTU Wellbeing Support.

When completing the online form, please say as much as you can about your difficulties. Please let us know if you have had counselling before.

A wellbeing professional will then read your application and make contact with you. At this point, one of two things will happen.

  • We may directly refer you for counselling.
  • There may be a discussion about what kind of support is most appropriate for your needs.

Emergency help

We're not an emergency or crisis service. If you can't wait for an appointment, please consider the following options. What you choose will depend on the urgency of your situation.

  • Last updated: 24/05/2022