Although we all hope to get through life without major problems, the reality is that most of us have to face difficult circumstances at some point. At such times it can help to talk to someone else in privacy, and in confidence.
The counsellors at Barnsley College are professionally trained, experienced, and committed to offering you the help you may need. If you have problems whilst you are at College, whether to do with your studies or your personal life, please do not hesitate to contact us. The service is free and confidential.
Counselling offers you the opportunity to talk about important issues, to be listened to, and gain new understanding and awareness. Counsellors do not have any magic answers, but they will take your concerns very seriously and give you time, space, and support, to look at them afresh.
It is hoped that this process will help you to reach a better understanding of yourself and of possible choices and solutions. No problem is too small or too big, to bring to counselling.
Examples of issues which might trouble you include family and relationship problems; anxiety; self confidence; depression; anger; grief and loss; want to see your counsellor and ask any questions you may have at your first session.
Counselling have free advice which any student can use when they need support. Counselling have advice on:
- Eating Disorder
- Exam Stress
- Grief and Loss
- Men’s Mental Health
- Self and Identity Online
- Sleeping Tips
- Suicidal Thoughts and the Suicide Safety Plan to help in times of crisis.
- Domestic Abuse and to provide support such as the Staying Safe Plan
Making an appointment
Are you a College student and would like to access Counselling without anyone knowing you have enquired but possibly need some support with filling in the form?
Then fill in the 4 questions on the link provided, click-on submit and someone will get back to you.
- Telephone: 01226 216 233
- In person: Health and Wellbeing – Old Mill Lane campus
- 8.30am – 5.00pm Monday – Thursday
- 8.30am – 4.30pm Friday
- 9.00am – 4.00pm Monday – Thursday
- 9.00am – 3.30pm Friday
Appointments are available outside these times by prior arrangement.
You can talk to a counsellor in confidence. Nothing you say will be revealed to anyone else and no-one will know that you are coming for counselling unless you wish to tell them. The important exception to this rule would be if the counsellor was concerned that you or another person was at risk of serious harm. Our confidentiality guidelines will be fully explained to you in your first meeting with a counsellor.
Advice and Help Outside Barnsley College
There is a range of charities and organisation that can offer advice and guidance outside of College. The Hub of Hope app gives you a database of local organisations and charities that you can contact. You can download the free app by scanning the QR codes or clicking on the buttons below.
Hub of Hope App (Android)
Hub of Hope App (iOS)
Last updated: 11th January 2021