In the academic year of 2020/2021, a recorded 2.66 million students attended a UK higher education institution. Applicant numbers have only grown in recent years, and with the increase of students there has also been a surge in the number of postgraduate students experiencing mental health issues.
In addition to the standard stresses of a student, such as tuition fees and isolation from family, the COVID-19 pandemic, increasing cost-of-living crisis and international conflict have all resulted in a global increase of recorded presentations of depression and anxiety.
Therefore, regardless of whether you have a diagnosed mental health condition, you may still be experiencing difficulties that are having a substantial impact on your mental wellbeing and consequently, your ability to perform well in education. For example, you may be experiencing stressor low mood because of your workload, having difficulty adjusting to a new environment and schedule, or even encountering relationship problems with your friends, family, or partner.
In this case, it is extremely important to prioritise your mental wellbeing and seek support, whether that be through self-help tools or speaking to someone (such as a peer, tutor, or counsellor). Whether you are a student in secondary school, or higher education such as college or university, there are plenty of resources available for you to manage your mental health and improve your wellbeing. For example, all schools, colleges and universities have mental health support in some capacity, with many offering limited free and confidential counselling.
In this case, Hope offers to supplement these facilities by providing private, long-term counselling if you are still seeking support after completing the short-term sessions you are offered by your university, college or school. In addition to this, there are also various online resources available, such as blogs, posters, infographics, and podcasts–which are all available to access for free on our website.
We offer student counselling to help you address the personal and emotional problems you may be experiencing.
Proper, experienced Student Counselling can have many advantages for students:
- You can be given support in dealing with a variety of emotional and psychological challenges that you may be experiencing. This in turn may make your college or university place more enjoyable. It may also help you engage more fully with the experience of being a student.
- You can be supported on working with a number of core life skills. These may include things such as communication skills, conflict resolution skills and relaxation skills to name just a few.
What is student counselling with ‘Hope’ like?
Hope Therapy has a team of fully qualified counsellors who are experienced at working with a variety of wellbeing issues.
To ensure your safety and to offer maximum flexibility for you, counselling is currently offered via zoom.
We explore the issues that are of concern to you at the pace that works.
No two students are the same, so no two counselling sessions will be the same. We will take time to fully understand your unique problems and help you explore solutions that best meet your needs.
What if I want a counsellor from a specific background?
If you are looking for a counsellor with a specific background, then just let us know. Common requests might involve someone who is male or female. Or someone experienced in working with questions such as sexuality or matters of diversity. You may also have a specific presentation such as social anxiety or low mood that you wish to discuss. Or you have to do is ask and we will do our best to match you with the right person.
How long will I have to wait?
We will normally be able to put counselling support in place for you literally within a few days.
How do I arrange a session?
All you have to do is get in touch via the link to speak with one of our counselling teams. We can then discuss the options that best meet your needs.
Hope Therapy regularly write articles on different topics surrounding mental health including anxiety, couples therapy and anger issues.
We have put together a range of resources including infographics and posters for students. Please feel free to download to display on campus/college or to email to others that may find them useful.
We have a variety of podcasts on our YouTube channel discussing various topics on mental health and student focused episodes.
Hope Therapy is here to help.
Hope Therapy’s fully qualified and experienced team offers UK wide Anger Management support via Zoom and Skype.
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