Riseholme College's counselling service is open to all students and is provided by fully qualified, BACP registered, experienced counsellors.

An appointment is offered within three working days and will be arranged to fit around your academic schedule.

How Can I Access Counselling?

You can be referred with your agreement by any member of staff or you can self-refer.

How Can Counselling Help Me?

Counselling allows you to talk about your concerns or worries in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment. Your counsellor will allow you to talk openly and will respect you as an individual.

Counselling can help you look at your problems from a new perspective, develop coping strategies and understand yourself and feelings better.

Your counsellor will not tell you what to do; the aim of counselling is to empower you to make your own decisions.

Counselling can help with many concerns such as:

  • Relationship or family issues
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Anxiety or low mood
  • Stress
  • Self-destructive behaviour e.g. self-harming, drinking too much
  • Fear of failure
  • Academic concerns.


All sessions with your counsellor are confidential with a few exceptions:

  • If the counsellor feels there may serious issues of harm or danger to the client


  • If the law has been broken and it would be unethical for the counsellor not to act on the information given.

Find Out More / Make a Referral

For further information or to make a referral please visit Student Services.