Changes to the Counselling & Mental Health Support Service (C&MHSS)
Important to know: As with many other services across King's, the Counselling & Mental Health Support Service has shifted to a remote service during this period of remote study for students and remote working for staff due to Coronavirus.
During this period, if you need to contact the service directly, you can email email@example.com If you'd like to find out how to register with the service, please see our article How do I register for counselling?
Due to various licensing and registration issues, we are only permitted to offer 30-minute welfare appointment to those based overseas, which is why 50-minute appointments are available only to students who are based in the UK.
The law in some countries restricts the right to practise as a counsellor or psychologist and practitioners have to meet the local professional requirements to be legally compliant.
General information about making a counselling appointment
Everyone who would like to access the Counselling & Mental Health Support Service has an initial appointment to assess level of need. Take a look at our Eligibility Criteria for more information.
Following this initial assessment, students might be referred for further sessions, which can be either individual or group. Guided Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) or psychoeducational groups might also be suggested and we might recommend a suitable external service.
While you are waiting for the service to contact you, you can register for Togetherall, which is the university's chosen online support platform for mental health.
Important to know: if you are in crisis or feel unsafe, please visit our webpage Crisis support: need help now