Counselling at MPW London
Counselling is available and free to all MPW London students and staff. Our college counsellor is Jemima Marriott. Jemima is available from 9am- 5pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during term time.
What is counselling for?
Counselling can offer you a space in which to explore any difficulty you may be having in your life. If you are worried, down or confused, talking things over can help you to make sense of how you feel and find new ways of dealing with problems, without being judged or told what to do. Counselling is not about being given advice but rather helping you to find your own answers and gain more control in your life.
Examples of issues you might bring to counselling include:
- lack of confidence or low self-esteem
- family problems
- loneliness/feeling homesick
- issues around food and body image
- making difficult decisions
- bereavement and loss
- traumatic experiences
- managing change and transition
- issues around sex and sexuality
- anything that is causing difficulty or stress in your life.
Is it confidential?
Yes. Nothing you say will be shared with anyone else without your permission. The only exception to this rule is if you or someone else is at risk of harm. The limits of confidentiality will be clearly explained in your first session.
What happens at the first appointment?
You will be told a bit more about the service and asked a few questions about what is troubling you, your history and what you hope to get out of counselling. This is also an opportunity to ask any questions you might have.
How long does counselling last?
If you decide to arrange further sessions after your initial appointment you will usually be offered a minimum of 6 sessions. You will then begin weekly sessions at the same time every week. Sessions last 45 minutes.
Where is the Counselling Service and how do I get an appointment?
The counselling service is based at the Harrington Road building. For more information or if you would like to book a counselling session, please email Jemima.Marriott@mpw.ac.uk or speak to your DoS.