Assessment Appointments

During the assessment appointment, we’ll discuss the range of support available to you and which option might best suit your particular needs. 

This could include:

  • time focused counselling
  • attending a group
  • signposting to other specialist services, either within the University or externally


Please read our information for students before requesting an assessment appointment to help you decide whether counselling with us is right for you.

You can request an assessment appointment by phoning us on + 44 (0) 191 208 3333, by web form or in person at the helpdesk on level 2 of King’s Gate.

Sometimes accessing our online resources can resolve the current concern and you may not need any further support from the service. Likewise, after attending the assessment appointment you may feel that you don’t need ongoing counselling sessions.

If you’re concerned about keeping yourself safe or need immediate help and support, you should contact your GP and read our emergency and out of hours page.