Short term one-to-one support

We have different therapists working at different levels within our Service, please see below for a description of each.

Please note that staff members wishing to access support or request advice should use Lancaster University's Employee Assistance Programme.

  • College Wellbeing Officers

    Each College has a College Wellbeing Officer who is a staff member within the Counselling and Mental Health Service.  College Wellbeing Officers offer low-level Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) based support, which is a structured therapy that focuses on the present rather than the past.  It is useful for developing effective coping strategies to manage the symptoms of low-level mental health issues. 

    College Advisory Teams – College Wellbeing Officers also work closely with College Advisory Teams (CAT Teams) within the Colleges that have one.  CAT Team staff are not part of the Counselling and Mental Health Service (with the exception of the College Wellbeing Officer), but are able to provide low-level support for non-mental health issues.

  • Counsellors

    Counselling is a talking therapy.  Our Counsellors offer students the opportunity to work collaboratively on their problems or goals, often with a view to developing improved understanding, strategies for addressing issues, resolution and solutions.

  • Mental Health Advisors

    Our Mental Health Advisors come from a range of different mental health-related professional backgrounds and call on their individual professional experience and expertise working in mental health settings to guide their therapeutic approach, but all offer pragmatic lifestyle support.

  • Student Wellbeing Coordinator

    Bullying, harassment, and sexual misconduct

    Our Service and the University have specific support in place for students experiencing, or affected by, any of the above or related issues.  Please see our bullying, harassment, and sexual misconduct page for further information.