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Durham University

Counselling Service

Counselling & Mental Health Service Teams

The Counselling & Mental Health Service comprises three distinct teams: accredited Counsellors, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWPs), and Mental Health Advisors (MHAs), all offering support throughout the academic year. As senior counsellor, Linda leads the Counselling team. Kate, an experienced mental health nurse, leads the Mental Health team. Psychological Wellbeing is led by accredited counsellor Marcella Celli.

When students self-refer via our Self-Referral Questionnaire (SRQ), we will allocate the most suitable practitioner to meet their needs.

Kate Augarde and Linda Whelan are Joint Acting Heads of the Counselling & Mental Health Service. Marcella Celli heads up the PWP team


Our Administrator is Esther Banev.

You will be made very welcome by all team members!

Contact us

Durham University Counselling & Mental Health Service

Palatine Centre
Stockton Road
Durham, DH1 3LE

Tel.: 0191 334 2200

The Counselling team is

Our Service is an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. We work in accordance with its Code of Conduct and Ethics, in addition to Durham University policies and procedures.