Counselling and Mental Health Service

The Counselling Service is part of Student Services and is free for all Abertay students.

Counselling is an opportunity to explore issues that concern you without judgement. Counselling is not advice – a counsellor will not tell you what you should do, instead, our counsellors’ approach is to support you to find your own directions in life.

The Counselling service adheres to the BACP Code of Ethics and Practice.

Privacy notice  

Please note that in order to use the Counselling booking service, you must read and agree to the terms of our Counselling and Mental Health Service Privacy Notice.

Get in touch

If you would like to make an appointment with the Counselling or Mental Health Advisory service, please email or speak to staff at the Support Enquiry Zone (SEZ) on Level 1 of the Library (open Mon-Thurs 0830-1200, Fri 0830-1900, Sat-Sun 1000-1700). 

Please note that the Counselling Service is available from 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday. If you require assistance out-of-hours, visit the 'Need Immediate Help?' section below.

Need immediate help?

In a crisis, you can also contact your GP for appointment to discuss your needs, or contact NHS24 111 (Free number)

Additional support provided by external agencies

  • Insights Counselling – a local counselling services that provide confidential, non-judgemental, 1-2-1 counselling by appointment. For further details, you can phone 01382-305706 or visit them online.
  • Breathing Space Scotland – provides telephone counselling. Open: Weekdays - Monday to Thursday 6pm to 2am; Weekend -Friday 6pm to Monday 6am. Their phone number is 0800 83 85 87.
  • Samaritans – provides a 24/7, 365 day a year telephone service - Their phone number is 116 123 (Free number) or you can email
  • Other Resources - a list of other recommended self-help resources.