Academic & Student Affairs

Counselling Service

Life at university can be challenging at moments. While we hope your experience here at Queen’s University will be free from any major difficulties, we at the Counselling Service are here for you anytime you would like to talk in a confidential, non-judgmental and supportive environment.

Counselling will give you the time and space to explore issues which are having an impact on your ability to study successfully, such as adjusting to University life, personal growth, bereavement, relationships, family concerns, anxiety, and depression. While the counsellors will not be able to give you instant solutions, through the counselling process you may develop greater self understanding, and discover new strengths within yourself.

The counselling staff are all trained, experienced, and extremely committed to the work they do. The team include both Queen's staff as well as counsellors from Carecall, a local organisation the University works with to ensure we have a broad range of counselling skills available to meet student needs.

Counselling sessions are available all year round, are free to all QUB students and take place in the Student Guidance Centre. Appointments are normally available within 3 working days, though emergency appointments will try to be accommodated where possible.


You can make an appointment in any one of the following ways:

Freephone: 0808 800 0016 (also free from mobiles) 
(During office hours)
During out-of-office hours students can avail of 24 hour telephone counselling support on 0808 800 0002