The Counselling and Wellbeing Service is available to all ARU students and offers a free and confidential service to promote mental health and wellbeing.
You can talk in confidence to a professional counsellor, a mental health adviser or a wellbeing adviser about any personal or university-related issues that are worrying you. This could be anything from minor concerns to major issues including grief, relationship difficulties, panic attacks, exam anxieties, stress and more.
Our Drop in sessions give you the opportunity to have a brief meeting of up to 20 minutes so you can discuss your concerns or find out more about the services we offer. They are allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Monday to Friday - 11.00am - 12.00 noon (year round) and 2.00 - 3.00pm (term time only).
Chelmsford: 2nd Floor Tindal
Peterborough: Book yourself in for a phone call by emailing email@example.com
Our 30 minute consultation lets you find out what we do, and is a great way for us to get to know you and listen to your concerns.
We offer one-off sessions within ten working days. For ongoing individual counselling (up to six sessions) you’ll be placed on our waiting list and contacted as soon as possible. In the meantime you can access our resources on mental health and wellbeing, and attend our workshops. You can also log into our online therapy resource, Silvercloud.
If you've requested a specific time or day for counselling during our busier times, it may take up to 6 weeks to start being seen on a regular basis.
Fill in the registration form and then follow the onscreen instructions after submitting.
All counsellors work in accordance with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) or the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) ethical framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy.
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