The 30 Minute Clinic

Please note: this service is currently on hold during the summer months.

Do you have a problem you would like help with?

The 30 Minute Clinic appointments are an opportunity to focus on a particular problem, typically with a view to resolving the issue in some way. Evidence and feedback demonstrate that these brief and timely interventions can be as effective as longer-term therapy, even for complex and longstanding difficulties.

They are offered by 2 of our Practitioners. Shelagh Milligan is an experienced counsellor with significant professional experience of student welfare, stress management and coaching. Emma Du-Frayer is an experienced mental health nurse with a keen interest in brief therapy and maximising on the opportunities we have to support our own health and wellbeing. Both use a variety of therapeutic skills - such as Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing - to work collaboratively with you on your issue.

The appointments are bookable by telephone 24 hours in advance, and are available on Wednesdays and Fridays.

We have adapted this service due to the Covid-19 situation. These more immediate appointments (bookable 24 hours in advance) will remain available on Wednesdays and Fridays, for students who want to work on a particular problem over a single session. At the appointment time, one of our practitioners (Emma Du-Frayer or Shelagh Milligan) will contact you via Microsoft Teams or audio call to discuss and work on your issue with you. Please be aware that these appointments typically last 30 to 50 minutes.

Please note: this service is currently on hold during the summer months.