Counselling Services at the University of Wolverhampton
have created a series of videos to introduce you to the services
How counselling can help you deal with difficulties in your
so you can get it moving again.
You are not alone. Real student experiences and how counselling
Counsellor Jenny Leeder on counselling services
available to University of Wolverhampton students (Streaming
WMV/video file - opens in a new window).
Jenny Leeder describes the services on offer to students
from Counselling Services.
Every year in the Counselling Service, we see students who
decide to take up our offer of help to steady themselves as they
make their way through University
Not all things that can go wrong at University are of a purely
academic nature. You may experience personal difficulties too,
which sometimes impact on your ability to study, about which you
may feel you want to talk to someone in confidence and at depth
Difficulties can arise for anyone at any time, and it is not a
failing (as some think) to seek support to get through emotionally
In the past students have chosen to bring lots of different
issues to counselling. Here are just a few to give you an idea:
feelings of stress and anxiety; relationship break-ups; lack of
motivation; lack of confidence; difficulties at home, cultural
problems; depression, and many more…Any one of these problems can
make it really hard to get the most out of being a student
We hear many times from our clients that it’s hard to face some
of these problems, and it often seems easier to ‘bury’ them. Some
problems just don’t seem to disappear, however, and often clients
wish they had come to see us sooner.
Our Service offers free, confidential counselling sessions with
a qualified and professional counsellor who can support you in
sorting difficulties out. We welcome all students, whether you are
part-time or full-time, home, EU or international, postgraduate or
undergraduate, mature or a school/college leaver.
What happens in counselling though? Sharing your feelings and
being listened to can help enormously. The act of trying to put
something into words can help us think more deeply about a
situation and get it into perspective. Counsellors don’t give
advice, although often we will have some useful information.
Sometimes just the very fact that somebody has tried to understand
Students tell us that they particularly appreciate us because we
don’t judge them; and we are independent from their problem and
take a neutral stance; and also the way we really listen and enable
them to focus on what’s going wrong. Our clients generally feel
accepted and valued for who they are in counselling, which can help
give them the confidence to make the changes they want to make in
their lives. Some of our former clients say here how counselling
We understand you may feel a bit nervous about first meeting
with a counsellor, but it’s very easy to get an appointment at
City, Walsall, Telford or Compton campuses. We also have a drop-in
hour each day (12.30pm to 1.30pm) and are open later one day a week
at City campus.
The Counselling team sends you their very best wishes for this
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