Counselling is a therapeutic process which provides you with a safe space to talk through any emotional difficulties or life challenges you may be experiencing.
Some of these difficulties of life challenges may include:
- Low mood and anxiety
- Low self-esteem
- Family / Relationship Difficulties
Our counselling team are all professionally qualified and adhere to the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy’s (BACP) ethical framework. Counsellors engage with external supervision as per BACP’s good practice.
How to access the service:
ARU London’s counselling service is free to all students and staff.
Students should self-refer to the service by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students will initially be assessed by a wellbeing advisor to determine whether counselling is a suitable option.
Wellbeing Student Advisors
Our wellbeing student advisors are here to support you through any emotional and/or wellbeing difficulties that you may have during your time at ARU London.
Wellbeing student advisors will listen to your needs and will work with you to devise a plan of support to support you during your difficulties. This may include liaising with and referring you to relevant internal and external services.
All services offered within the well being department are based on a confidential, ‘need to know’ basis. ‘Need to know’ is the sharing of sufficient information with key selected people involved in your support. In exceptional circumstances, your personal information may have to be shared without your consent, only if it is urgent or you are unable to give consent. Your information will be kept confidentially in paper and electronic records in accordance with The Data Protection Act (2018) and General Data Protection Regulation (2018).
For information on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing if you’re self-isolating click here.
For additional information click the links below:
For more COVID advice and support you can read more information here.
The UK government have also published a blog about Student life in the time of COVID-19.
Another useful blog to read is how self-isolating protects your friends, family, and community.
Our wellbeing resources library contains a variety of e-booklets that you can read online or download. Each e-booklet gives you an overview of an aspect of wellbeing and provides a list of useful, external organisations.
How to be mentally healthy at work
How to cope when supporting someone else
How to Cope with Student Life
Making sense of peer support
Seeking help for a mental health problem
Understanding postnatal depression and perinatal mental health
Understanding mental health problems
Understanding eating problems
The following apps are free and can be downloaded from The App Store or Google Play (click on the title of the app to access its link):
Sleepio - digital sleep improvement app
Student Health - 900 pages of reliable health information in one place
Feeling Good - positive mindset
Wellmind - provides advice and tips on how to improve mental health and wellbeing
Toxic thinking - helps to identify and eliminate negative thinking patterns
Emoodji - helps you to monitor your moods at university
Catch it - Helps to manage thoughts and feelings associated with anxiety and depression
For more information about your wellbeing please click here.