What do we offer?
We have a comprehensive list of self-help materials - workbooks, online courses, podcasts and apps - on managing anxiety, depression, procrastination, exam stress, bereavement, addictions, eating disorders, abuse issues and other topics.
We have information handouts on our website on a range of topics which we hope you will find helpful.
These resources are a useful starting point for you to explore and help you to decide whether counselling might be appropriate for you.
iCan workshops, Building Resilience lectures
The Counselling Service runs a varied programme - lectures, workshops and courses - throughout the year, on such topics as depression, anxiety, procrastination and exam stress. The iCan workshop programme is open to all students and is widely advertised across the University.
On working days, we offer short sessions for those who would like immediate support. The days and times are listed here. Contact us on the day you want to book a support session. Appointments are allocated on a first come first served basis.
Individual counselling sessions
Please see 'Making an appointment' about our intake and assessment process. During the assesment appointment, we listen and talk to you and together we make some decisions about what we can offer that would be best suited to your particular needs. At this point we may recommend referral to another form of support or suggest one or a number of the services that we offer, such as attendance at a workshop/s or group.
You may be offered a series of appointments with a counsellor. As a general rule, we aim to work briefly with our clients, but there is a recognition that everyone’s needs differ: a single session may be helpful for one person, where longer term work may be indicated for another. Your counsellor will aim to give an indication of the number of sessions that will be offered in your first counselling session. The Service aims to be responsive and fair, and regrettably there are times during high demand where we may have to limit what we offer.
Counselling Service library
We have a comprehensive library of self-help books available for loan by clients of our service, funded by Bangor Alumni. Books on a range of titles are available for short loan periods on recommendation from a member of the Counselling Team.