How does counselling work at ASC?
We give you time to talk and really listen to what you have to say. We are not there to judge you or give advice but to support you so you can work things out better for yourself. You may find just being listened to and understood helps a lot, or you may want to work with your counsellor to set goals or work towards changes in your life. Remember that what you tell an ASC counsellor is confidential. We don’t tell anyone else about what was discussed in a session.
How could it help?
Sometimes speaking to a counsellor may help you to solve a problem or decide what to do about something, but other times it may help you deal better emotionally and practically with a situation you cannot change. Mental Health Sometimes students at college may have a mental health problem that makes the pressures of college and home life hard to cope with. The counsellor’s at ASC are here to support students in a way that compliments the support they are already getting from other agencies. Is counselling for me? Perhaps the best way of deciding whether counselling would help you, is to arrange an appointment with a counsellor. This gives you a chance to meet them and get a feel for whether you would be comfortable talking to them. The counsellor can explain a bit more about how counselling works and you can ask them questions. Once you have met a counsellor you can then decide whether you want to continue seeing them. Remember, there are two counsellors at college so you can always meet the other counsellor and see if you feel more comfortable with them instead – we won’t be offended if you do this.
To make an appointment:
- Contact ASC.
- Speak to your tutor – they can book you in.
Or make your first contact direct to the counsellors through their own e-mail contact email@example.com
ASC Information and Resources
We have books and leaflets on personal issues: drugs, eating disorders, abuse, abortion contacts for specialist information and helplines on personal and health issues.