Welcome to Counselling at Goldsmiths
Reception Opening Hours
Reception is open from Monday to Wednesday at the following times: 10.00am - 12.00pm, and 2.00pm - 4.00pm. Reception is open on Thursday from 2.00pm – 4.00pm and Friday from 10.00am - 12.00pm.
The Counselling Service is based at 20 Laurie Grove.
In the event of an Emergency or for Urgent Support please contact the following:
- 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 0845 4647. 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
- Nightline Emotional Support for Students in Distress Open 6pm – 8am Tel support : 0207 631 0101 Email Support : firstname.lastname@example.org
- Supportline Tel 01708 765200 Email : email@example.com
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.
How to make an appointment
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.
Self Help Booklets
Self-help booklets: The list of booklets below, created by our Counselling Service are available to download in PDF format:
The counselling service also provides workshops throughout the year for staff members and students separately.
For more information on workshops for staff members click here
For more information for student workshops and therapy group click here