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. To talk about a potential referral, or to do a referral, you can either email email@example.com, come to room C004 and speak to a counsellor (if we’re not in a session), text 07535 056854 or phone on 023 8091 1127 (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.
Each half term we run an anger management group. We meet once a week for 1 ½ hours for 6 weeks. It is a closed group – you have to be referred or refer yourself to attend. To refer, just drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the numbers listed above.
Anger is an important emotion, and this course is not designed to get rid of anger or to stop you feeling angry. Instead it’s looking at what triggers your anger, what the consequences (long and short term) are from when you get really angry. We look at relaxation, how to be assertive rather than aggressive, self-esteem, the stages of anger and how to recognise these and to use coping mechanisms to stop the anger rising further.
Coping With Anxiety & Managing Self Harm
These two group programmes will be running soon. If you would like any information on them, please email email@example.com.