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The Counselling Service offers disabled access and is located at

St. James Hall, Block 1A
SE14 6NL
Telephone: (020) 7919 7472
Email: counselling-service@gold.ac.uk

 EASTER OPENING

1st - 16th April  :  Mon - Wed 10am - 12pm and 2 - 4pm; Thurs 2 - 4pm; Fri 10am - 12pm

17th - 27th April :  Reception Closed for General Enquires : Reopen  28th April 2014

There are no formal drop in sessions during the Easter holiday but a duty counsellor will be on site Mon - Thurs until 16th April. Please enquire by phone or email on the day.

For urgent medical support please seek assistance from:

  • Your Own GP
  • New Cross Medical Centre
    40 Goodwood Road, New Cross SE14 6BL   Tel: 020 3049 2249   On the day emergency appointments 8.45am or 1.55pm  Out of Hours SELDOC Tel: 020 8693 9066
  • GP-led Walk-In Centre New Cross
    Suite 3 Waldron Health Centre,
    Amersham Vale, New Cross SE14 6LD   Tel: 020 3049 2370  The service is open Monday – Sunday: 8am-8pm ( including Bank Holidays ) More information on http://newcrossgpwalkin.co.uk/                                                         
  • Or telephone NHS Direct (www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk) on 111. The service offers health advice 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • In an emergency always telephone 999
  • Lewisham Hospital Accident & Emergency T: 020 8333 3042/3043 or local hospital A&E
  • Samaritans 08457 909090  :  New Cross Branch  020 8692 5228 : Email jo@samaritans.org
  • Nightline  Emotional Support for Students in Distress  Open 6pm – 8am  Tel support : 0207 631 0101 Email Support  :  listening@nightline.org.uk
  • Supportline  Tel  01708 765200   Email : info@supportline.org.uk
  • Regional Information website: http://youthaccess.org.uk 

The services we provide

The counselling service provides free time limited counselling to all students and staff members during their time at Goldsmiths University. The aim of the service is to help students and staff whose concerns may be impeding their personal and/or academic/work development.

Such concerns may include relationship problems, procrastination, concentration, perfectionism, fear of public speaking, loneliness, depression, anxiety, sexuality and bereavement.

There is no list of acceptable issues to bring to counselling. People come to counselling for a wide variety of reasons at different stages of experiencing difficulties. Some clients are not even sure why they are coming, they just have a sense that they need to explore something.

Staff members and students are offered counselling in different parts of the building in attempt to preserve confidentiality regarding attendance.

More information on the student counselling service.

More information on the staff counselling service.

[Find out more about what can you bring to counselling, confidentiality and feedback]

Self Help Booklets

Self-help booklets: The list of  booklets below, created by our Counselling Service are available to download in PDF format:

How to make an appointment

Student and Staff Application for Counselling Form

How confidential is it?

The counselling service is a confidential service. Counsellors do not communicate with tutors or other members of staff without your expressed consent. The only exception would be if the counsellor considered the client posed a serious danger to him/herself or others, in such cases your counsellor would usually inform you that they needed to breach the confidentiality contract.

Workshops

The counselling service also provides workshops throughout the year for staff members and students separately.

For more information for student workshops and therapy group click here

For more information on workshops for staff members click here


Content last modified: 03 Apr 2014