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College Counsellor

The College runs a counselling service where students can make appointments to discuss issues in a confidential and supportive environment with one of the professionally qualified College counsellors. 

You can talk to us

Everyone feels down sometimes, but talking can really help. If you are a student enrolled at Bucks College Group, Student Services can offer you a free counselling service. 

Worried about COVID-19?

We want our students to be and feel safe even if you're learning remotely. For some guidance and reassurance, visit Student Minds.

What is counselling?

Counselling is a type of talking therapy which aims to help you understand your thoughts and feelings. This will be an opportunity to talk about anything that’s troubling you and explore your thoughts and feelings.

What sorts of things could I talk about?

  • Feeling sad, unhappy or lonely
  • Feeling like you’ve lost your sense of purpose or direction
  • Depression and/or anxiety
  • Stress about studying, exams or work
  • Bullying or abuse
  • Grief and bereavement
  • Family or relationship issues
  • Sexuality or gender
  • Self-harm
  • Suicidal thoughts or feelings

Whatever’s troubling you, counselling can help you understand yourself and enable you to develop effective coping strategies.

Will everything I say be confidential?

Everything you say will be treated confidentially. We will only ever share what you say with another person if we are worried that you and/or another young person may be at risk. Your counsellor will explain our confidentiality policy to you at your first session. 

Why is confidentiality so important?

In order for young people to feel completely safe and trust the counsellor  to help them with their concerns, it is essential for confidentiality to be  maintained.  Confidentiality also supports young people when they want to change their behaviour or be completely honest about some of the more difficult feelings in life, such as sadness, anxiety, fear, shame or  anger.

How much does it cost?

The counselling sessions won’t cost you anything as long as you are a registered student at Buckinghamshire College Group

How do I make an appointment?

  1. VisitingStudent Services and asking themto make a referral on your behalf. 
  2. Ask your tutor to make a referral on your behalf.

What if a student wants to stop coming to counselling?

You are free to end counselling at any time.  Please talk to your counsellor if you feel counselling isn’t working for you. 

 

 

 

Counselling Information Events

 We are offering two virtual events covering our Counselling courses in detail for prospective and continuing students, looking to start in September 2021.  These sessions will be led by course tutors and will provide an opportunity for viewers to find out much more on our CPCAB counselling routes available at our Aylesbury Campus. The Level 1 event is ideal for those with no formal qualifications in Counselling, looking to start their learning. The Level 4 event is more advanced students who will be completing Level 3 this year or have completed in the past.

Register for the Level 1 Counselling event - Tuesday 11th May at 7pm

Register for the Level 4 Counselling event - Monday 10th May at 6pm

Our Locations

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Aylesbury

Our Aylesbury campus provides purpose-built, modern workshops and classrooms. Built and designed as a contemporary workplace, students in Aylesbury benefit from the opportunity to work in commercial businesses such as Harding’s Restaurant and Intuition Hair and Beauty.

More about Aylesbury

Wycombe

The campus houses workshops for Motor Vehicle, Brickwork, Plastering, Electrical and Plumbing, which sit alongside expanding space for our Public Services, and Sport students, who can now take advantage of our newly completed 3G football pitch.

More about Wycombe

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Amersham

Our Amersham Campus benefits from large workshop spaces where Art and Design students can spread their artistic wings, with facilities including Photography studios, print rooms and Fine Art studios.

More about Amersham

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