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Students sometimes find that problems at home or at College can affect their work or physical or mental well-being.

Students may be:

  • losing sleep over a problem
  • feeling lonely, depressed, anxious or exhausted
  • struggling to cope with College, work, relationships or home-life

Although Personal Tutors are always happy to discuss problems, students can sometimes find it easier to talk things through with a trained Counsellor who is not directly involved in the student’s situation.

The counselling service offers a confidential service to all students. Students can talk through their situations, explore their choices and find possible steps forward.

Counselling is provided by the College’s own Counsellor, Sandra Barber, who is experienced in working with young people and a registered member of the BACP. Sandra operates an ‘open door’ policy and is happy for students to call, email or pop down for a chat. Students can also self-refer.

Where and when

The College Counselling service is based in Room 022 on the Ground Floor of the main building. The Counsellor is available by appointment on Mondays between 8.30am – 3.30pm and Thursdays between 8.30am – 3.30pm. 

Students can make appointments by:

  • going to the Student Services Reception
  • emailing
  • making an appointment through their Personal Tutor or Senior Tutor/Pastoral Director

A drop-in service is also available throughout the week.

Should a student need to cancel a College Counselling appointment, they should email at the earliest opportunity.

More information, including helpline numbers, useful internet links and suggestions for local sources of support can be obtained from the Counsellor.

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Tel: 01737 551 176
Fax: 01737 551 282

Coulsdon Sixth Form College
Placehouse Lane
Old Coulsdon



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