Student Counselling Service. Being a student is a time of change. Often it’s great, but there can be tough times too … finding friends settling into a new environment difficulties with concentration new subjects, approaches, skills … family difficulties traumatic experiences. anxiety
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Often it’s great, but there can be tough times too …
The question is:
Counsellors are different
from friends and family
You might need:
It might make me worse
I don’t want to be reminded of how bad I feel
What would my friends think?
I might get upset
Suppose I won’t know what to say?
I can sort my problems on my own
concerns when thinking about counselling
Maybe I won’t like the counsellor
It’s like saying I’m weak
I feel ashamed of my problems
Once you start counselling it never ends
If I go to counselling will it all be sorted?
No-one can understand how I feel
Counselling could get in the way of my studies
I don’t want to talk to a stranger
I really must be in a bad way
takes courage -
it involves facing yourself
Counselling is a commitment
of time and energy
Counselling is an investment in
Geraldine Emer Éamonn Mark
Connolly Casey Ó Dochartaigh Campbell
HEAD OF COUNSELLING Bea Gavin