In popular myth the life of a student is one of irresponsible fun and partying with very little to worry about, an excess of free time and an absence of responsibility.
Unfortunately the reality is very different.
For most students, their time at college or university leaves them subject to a range of pressures - financial, emotional, the difficulties of accomodating to a change of life away from home and friends, loneliness, procrastination and the inability to manage workload, feelings of inadequacy, bullying or subtance abuse. At some point in their academic life, most students will experience at least some of these problems. Sometimes difficulties in other areas of life can make it hard to focus on studying, and sometimes the studying itself can just feel too challenging.
In fact, life as a student, far from being the happy-go-lucky experience that most people believe it to be, can be be an overwhelming mix of distressing issues which many others only have to face one at a time.
Having experienced the trials and problems of working through four or five degrees both undergraduate and post-graduate and at various stages of life, I have first hand experience of student life. I have also worked extensively (and still do) as a training therapist for those studying to become counsellors themselves.
Whether your issues are as straightforward as managing your time (for which I can offer a number of strategies), dealing with the anxiety of separation and loss for those living away from home for the first time, or broader difficulties related to depression, anxiety or relationships, I am happy to explore them with you.
I also offer a substantial discount for those in full-time or part-time study who are unwaged or on a low income.