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Durham University

Counselling Service

About Us

The Counselling Service is a team of trained and experienced practitioners to help you manage any difficulties that are impacting your successful engagement with your studies and with University life.

We are available all year round to registered students via self-referral and to staff members via a referral from Occupational Health.

We are based on the ground floor of in the Palatine Centre in Durham.

This short film describes the services we offer. A short description of our services and how we work is presented below.

Durham University Counselling Service

Durham University Counselling Service

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A short introduction to the services offered by the Counselling Service.

How to access the Service

To refer yourself to the Service:

Call 0191 334 2200 or email

We will invite you to complete an online Self-Referral Questionnaire. This will help us to understand the difficulties you are facing and how they are impacting you. It will help us to determine the most appropriate support for you based on your specific needs. Please fill in the questionnaire as fully as you can.

You will be contacted with an invitation to book an appointment or to attend a drop-in session. You can choose an appointment time that fits with your academic and other commitments. Our contact with you will be via your Durham University email address – please check it daily.

When you attend your first individual appointment or drop-in session you will be asked to sign our Counselling Services Agreement, which details our commitments to you, our expectations of you and our Privacy Notice.

Contact us

Durham University Counselling Service

Tel: 0191 334 2200

The Counselling Service is