Counselling Services

Don’t let a problem grow……


Counselling is a confidential space to talk about personal issues so you can understand them more clearly and find new ways to cope. Seeking counselling is about making a positive choice to get help by talking confidentially with a professionally trained listener who has no other role in your life.

RAU in-house counsellor

To request a confidential in-house counselling appointment speak to the Counselling, Health and Wellbeing Officer (term time only) who will arrange a time for an initial consultation as soon as they can. During the consultation you will discuss what the issue is and how you might work together to establish new ways to cope or better understand things. If you decide you would like more ongoing sessions after this, there may be short wait as capacity is limited for ongoing sessions.

Validium 24 Hour Telephone Counselling Service


All RAU Students also have access to an external confidential Counselling Service which provides appointments face to face or over the phone 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week. This means that whether you are on campus for the day, at home over the holidays, on placement or somewhere else in the world there is always someone to support you no matter what time day or night. All you need to do is call 0800 358 4158. This service is free for students to use.