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Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College


A free, confidential service for students.

What is counselling?

We all face difficult experiences in our lives that may cause us to feel upset or anxious.

Counselling provides a safe and confidential space for you to explore personal and emotional issues about any aspect of your life. These issues do not have to be related to college.

Our counsellors will listen and work alongside you on issues causing you distress. They won't tell you what to do, give advice or judge you in anyway.

What to expect

During the initial assessment session you will be asked what brings you to counselling and you will have the opportunity to ask any questions you have about the counselling service.

Depending on your individual circumstances you are likely to be offered between 6 and 12 counselling sessions, usually taking place once a week. If longer term counselling seems helpful, you will have the opportunity to discuss this with the counsellor.

What is discussed during your sessions is kept confidential to the counselling service. Any exceptions to this will be explained to you in your initial meeting.

What to expect

Get in touch

If you would like to refer yourself to our counselling service, you can pop into the Student Support Office in room PT2.14 (located on the 2nd floor of Pelham Tower at our Central Campus). Alternatively, please download the referral form and once completed, either drop it in to us or email it to

A member of the team will then get in touch to arrange your initial assessment meeting.

Anna Pester
Lead College Counsellor
Reg.MBACP (Accred)

01273 667788 ext. 314

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Friday morning