It’s important that nothing gets in your way while you study at college, that’s why we have a dedicated counselling service to help you with any issues you might be having.
Counselling can help you in ways other support doesn't. Here at Milton Keynes College we have a dedicated counselling team who are always ready to listen to your problems.
Our two counsellors, Amy and Caroline, provide free and confidential information, advice and guidance available to all of our students.
We build relationships that provide you with the opportunity to explore, challenge and resolves any issues you may have. Sometimes it’s good just to talk and hear a supportive voice.
"Counselling has enabled me to become who I want to be"
We support students with issues including:
- Mental Health worries/issues - for more information on Mental Health click here
- Family relationships
- Friend relationships
- Loss of family stability
- Difficulties with college life
- Difficulties in personal life - see our Money Support page for financial support
- Sexual abuse
- Suicide ideation
- Drug abuse
- Gender issues
"Without counselling I am not sure I would still be at college"
We also support students in crisis. Sometimes students just need a one off slot that day to ‘off load’. Nothing is too big or too small for our counsellors. If you want to access support from the counselling team, please talk to your tutor who can arrange your first meeting or contact the counselling team yourself. The counselling team can always offer support, however, they will also refer you to other services if they feel that another service would be more beneficial.
"Thank you for sticking by me"
Contacting the team:
Term Time only:
Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Tel: 01908 410500
Mental Health can affect anyone, no matter their age, gender or ethnicity and it can affect everyone in different ways. 1 out of 4 people experience a mental health difficulty each year, with half of these experiencing them at the first time by 14 years old and 3 out of 4 by the time they reach mid 20s (Department of Health 2011).
We understand that this time in your lives can be a difficult and daunting experience and if you want to talk to someone about mental health or think you might be experiencing a Mental Health difficulty please come and visit us.
Amy, Caroline and Sarah, our three counsellors, are always on hand to have a chat or they can work out ways in which the college can support you and any Mental Health needs you may have.
Mental Health issues can include the following:
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
- Eating disorders