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Counselling Service support and personal development

The University's team of trained counsellors provide an opportunity for you to think and talk about any personal or emotional difficulties that may be concerning you.

Counselling service

Our supportive and experienced staff know what it’s like to be a student and juggling with other responsibilities at the same time. Everyone experiences difficulties at some stage in life and studying at university is well known to be a challenging and sometimes stressful experience.

We meet with current students to discuss not only the difficulties you may experience but also to help you lead a more fulfilling and successful life, particularly at university. Counselling provides an opportunity for you to think and talk about any personal or emotional difficulties that may be concerning you. It is time and space to examine, clarify and understand these concerns and an opportunity to develop more effective ways of addressing them. The majority of students who have used the service say that counselling is very supportive and valuable. Many students describe counselling as a life-changing experience, which has made their time at university much more rewarding.

Mental health support

This site, created by Mind explains how having a mental health problem can impact upon being a student, and suggests ways of coping.

Personal Development (Certificate and Workshops)

Throughout the year the Counselling Service organises workshops on various personal issues, including exam anxiety, relaxation, stopping smoking, stress management, motivation, goal setting etc. In addition, we have designed and offer a Certificate in ‘Personal Development and Emotional Awareness’; a new programme, which can be completed through a combination of distance learning, occasional workshops and the completion of a creative journal.

"We don't have a magic wand, but we do have time to talk, listen and empower you to focus on your goals and achieve what you're capable of."
Fitz Douglas, Counsellor

If you are a current London Met student and need counselling help, support or advice, please visit our counselling pages for current students.