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Counselling & Personal Development Service

Typical Issues for Counselling

Academic Issues

The kinds of presenting issues relating to academic performance that a counsellor may be consulted about would typically include:

  • Stress Management
  • Procrastination
  • Loss Motivations
  • Work Placement Diffiulties
  • Exam Anxiety/Panic
  • Academic Group Work
  • Academic Staff Relationships 
  • Presentation Anxiety
  • Fear of Failure
  • Under Achievement
  • Deferring Exams / Year
  • Exam Appeal
  • Transferring internally or externally 
  • Withdrawing/exit from college

Personal Issues

The kind of personal issues that a counsellor may be consulted about would typically include:

  • Anxiety
  • Family Difficulties 
  • Low Mood / Depression 
  • Relationship difficulties 
  • Sexual Identity
  • Parental Divorce/Separation 
  • Suicidal thoughts and feelings  
  • Harassment/being bullied  
  • Traumatic experiences
  • Eating problems (binging, not eating, over eating)
  • Body Image/appearance
  • Bereavement
  • Self Harm
  • Physical Assault
  • Attempted Suicide
  • Suicide by significant other
  • Eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia)
  • Rape
  • Post Traumatic Stress
  • Accidents
  • Psychosis
  • Racial discrimination
  • Phobias/Obsessions
  • Addictions
  • Unplanned Pregnancy
  • Sexuality
  • Domestic Violence