It's good to talk.

Life at university can be both exciting and challenging. Although you may find your way through the stresses of academic life without seeking professional support, you may also encounter issues you had not anticipated which add to the stress and make it more difficult to realise your full potential. Our Counselling Service can listen and offer support to help you through these issues. 

Our counsellors are qualified and experienced professionals who are here to listen and offer you support. We can be contacted directly via email, or through the Gateway in the Library on each campus. Access to the service varies in order to best meet the needs of each campus.

The Counselling Service is free to any current registered student of UCA. 

Please note, students at Maidstone Studios can access support through Rochester, and Royal School of Needlework (RSN) students can access support through either Epsom or Farnham depending on availability. 

Sometimes it is appropriate to refer students to other sources for specialist help, either internally (for example welfare or disability support) or outside agencies (such as your doctor). 

For more information on how the Counselling Service can help, please read the Counselling Information Sheet and E-Counselling Overview. To request an appointment please complete the Counselling request form.

We are not a crisis service. This means we are unable to offer immediate support any time it is needed. If you are in need of more immediate emotional support, you may wish to consider contacting the Samaritans or Nightline.

If you need more immediate support, we suggest contacting your GP or calling 111, or in an emergency calling 999 or going to your nearest A&E. You can find more information on our Medical Emergency page.

Download our Counselling request form

To request an appointment for 1-2-1 Counselling or E-Counselling please download and complete our request form.

Contact Gateway

+44 (0)1227 817 314

 +44 (0)1372 202 461

+44 (0)1252 892 709

Tel: +44 (0)1634 888 734