Counselling Service

The team is made up of professionally qualified counsellors, all of whom have current accreditation (BACP or UKCP). Our counsellors work to high ethical standards and are committed to ongoing training and development.

Counsellors are experienced at working with students in university settings. They use discretion to carry out a range of therapeutic interventions, to meet the needs of the individual student, and for the delivery of counselling services.

University students are very diverse in regards to their abilities, religion, ethnic background or sexuality. Our counsellors work actively with many issues of difference, whether it is a student-specific cultural background or the particular needs of lesbian, gay or bisexual students.

The Service supports the training of counsellors by offering placements to counselling students. Trainee counsellors are students on BACP-accredited courses who undergo a selection process and receive appropriate support through mentoring and supervision. The team may also include associate counsellors who have finished the taught part of their counselling training course and are working on a voluntary basis for the service.

Counselling Team

Counselling and Wellbeing Manager
Karin Qureshi

Associate Counsellors
Tara Rutter

Session Counsellors
Byron Lange

Alison Cullen
Dave Evans
Louise Laville
Stefan Wilson

Rory Cahill
Rebecca Hutton



Our Counselling Service has Accredited Service status from the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).