At Eastleigh College we offer a free and confidential counselling service to all learners. It is here to help you work through anything that is worrying you, or causing you pain or distress. It’s a space where you can talk openly about anything that is on your mind, without judgement or criticism.
Counselling can help you look at all aspects of your life, which sometimes can be really difficult to talk about with people you are close to. We listen and support you whilst working with you to find a way through the issues you are facing. Counselling can help with issues including low self-esteem, anger, drugs and alcohol problems, bereavement, stress, confusion, family conflicts, relationship issues, gender identity and sexuality, loneliness, bullying, eating problems and abuse.
Learners can refer themselves to counselling, or they can ask a tutor or a supportive member of staff to refer them. There is an easy to fill in form below to use to refer yourself, or someone else. If you’d like to talk about a potential referral, you can either email email@example.com, or text or phone 07930 401 434 (this is a confidential number so you can leave messages and we’ll get back to you).
Once you have made contact, we will book in an initial appointment with you to have a chat about what you’d like counselling for, to explain how we work and answer any questions you may have. We will then allocate you a counsellor. You will see the same counsellor on the same day and time each week. This enables the counsellor to really get to know you, and for you to build up trust with them.
We make every effort to ensure counselling has the least impact on study as possible, and try to work with the learners timetable when booking sessions.
Anger Management, Coping With Anxiety & Managing Self Harm
We run groups and offer short term programmes of one to one work on these three issues. The groups are accessible through referral. To refer and for further information, just drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call or text 07930 401 434.
This form will go directly to the counselling team who will reply to you within one working week of receipt. All contacts with the counselling service are confidential. If you have any queries, please email email@example.com.