Benefits of Counselling for University Students
College can be an incredible time, but it can also be stressful.
In college, there is so much to manage and experience. For the majority of university students, it’s the first time they are living away from home. The stress and changes can lead to depression, anxiety, uncertainty, and poor academic performance.
Counselling can be beneficial for students that are active in the midst of a struggle. It can also be for students that are looking for support and guidance.
Some benefits to receiving counseling while in university include:
- Increased ability to manage difficult emotions
- Decreased anxiety and improved mood
- Improved self-esteem and self-confidence
- Learning how to cope with life challenges
- Better ability to manage stress effectively
- Improved sleep
- Improved relationships and communication skills
- Ability to identify and change counterproductive habits/behaviors
- Improved time management and problem-solving skills
In counselling for students in the United Kingdom, we’ll identify together the issues that you are dealing with and break them down. As a result, you’ll learn new skills to cope with whatever life throws at you in the future. Students who have a range of concerns are seen at ChangeWorks. Here are a few of the reasons college students seek our services.
This is a big one! Many of the college students I work with struggle with anxiety. In fact, it’s one of the top concerns faced by college students identified in the Center for Collegiate Mental Health (CCMH) 2021 Report. Specifically, in college, anxiety comes from academics or social interactions, or generalized anxiety. There are many other reasons for university students to be anxious, these are a few that I frequently see people for.
Whether it’s a romantic relationship or a friendship, relationships are hard. Relationships can be a major stressor for college students. As a result, I’ve found that there are a couple of things that are major skills in relationships. Communicating effectively is hard to do, but important to maintain relationships. Navigating disagreements and setting boundaries are more of the important skills you’ll gain to make relationships work. You’ll be able to healthily navigate the beginnings but also the ends of relationships. Sometimes group therapy will be recommended as the preferred treatment for some issues as it is an effective way to learn how to better interact with others. As a Certified Group Psychotherapist, I’m specially trained in group psychotherapy and facilitation and am passionate about this area of expertise.
Adjusting to College/Identity Development
College is exciting, fun, and… stressful. For many, the transition to college comes with change. There are new people you’ll meet, new ideas to explore, living away from home for the first time, and figuring out who you are. As a university counsellor, I will provide an inclusive space that is actively anti-racist and LGBTQ+ affirming.
Begin Online Counselling for College Students in the United Kingdom
As I’ve discussed, university is a big time in someone’s adult life. Managing all of these life transitions doesn’t have to be an isolated process, I’m here to help. No matter where you are in the world, you deserve support and guidance through online counselling for university students. Begin with these steps:
- Fill out the contact form!
- Meet with a university counsellor who understands.
- Start thriving in college and gaining all the new experiences you deserve!
Other Services at ChangeWorks
College is difficult, and so are other things. If you’re struggling through other life transitions, I offer therapy for life transitions. If those life transitions are giving you anxiety, I also offer online anxiety therapy. Other specializations I offer include mindfulness therapy, online therapy for expats, therapy for women’s issues, and CBT for insomnia. Let’s get started today towards your whole-person healing.