Counselling

Counselling and Mental Health Service

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

At the moment counselling and mental health, appointments are taking place via telephone and video link. This is to comply with Covid 19 regulations and allows support to be offered without the need to travel to campus.

Counselling is an opportunity to explore issues that concern you without judgement. Sometimes life at university can be full of challenges, particular in light of the uncertainties of the ‘new normal’.

If you are feeling overwhelmed in anyway please come and talk to the team.  Here are just some of the issues students have brought to us:-

  • Homesickness
  • Feeling low
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Loneliness
  • Self esteem
  • Panic attacks
  • Mental health issues

It is good to talk – and sometimes you need to talk to an experienced counsellor or Mental Health Advisor.

Contact: counselling@abertay.ac.uk

Alternatively, speak to staff at the Support Enquiry Zone (SEZ) on level 1 of the Library.

The service also includes a Mental Health Advisor (RNHM) who can work with you if you are experiencing or are concerned about any mental health issues.

The Counselling and Mental Health 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 counselling@abertay.ac.uk 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 jo@samaritans.org.uk
  • Other Resources - a list of other recommended self-help resources.