Confidential Counselling Service
Our Counselling Service is a process that helps support people with mental health or emotional issues. The basic principles are to help raise awareness in dealing with these issues, allowing choices and opportunities for learners to work towards a more satisfying and resourceful way of life.
Making an appointment
Please ring or email directly to the counsellor you wish to see:
Carole Gibson – Main site 0M14 Tel: 01472 311222 ext. 5297 Mon Tue Wed Thurs 9-5 and Fri 9-4:30 Email: [email protected]
Amanda Woodhouse – Main site 0M14 Tel:01472 311222 ext. 5415 Mon Tue Thurs: 9:45-4:15 Wed 9:45-4:45 Email: woodho[email protected]
Your tutor, Success Coach or friend, or any member of learner Services team can also contact the service on your behalf if you prefer
Counselling is a process that helps people to deal with and work through Mental Health issues or Emotional problems. The basic principles of counselling are to help raise awareness and facilitate this process allowing choices and opportunities for learners to work towards a more satisfying and resourceful way of life. It is also voluntary i.e. nothing is forced upon you to do anything to which you have not agreed. The counsellor will listen without judgement, applying knowledge and skills to assist positive change and self-acceptance.
Yes it is. Whatever you talk about within sessions is not revealed to anyone. Exceptions apply relating to Child Protection issues or serious harm to self or others. This will be explained more fully in your first session with the counsellor.
- Any form of Abuse
- Identity / Gender issues
- Bereavement / Loss & underlying issues
- Life transition / Change
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
- Confidence / Self-esteem
- Stress / Anxiety / Panic attacks
- Eating disorders & underlying issues
- Fears & Phobias / OCD
- Family issues
- Exam nerves / course related issues
- Psychosis (thought disorders)
- Attachment issues
- Addictive behaviours
For Main site at University Centre Grimsby are Carole & Amanda
Carole Gibson – Clinical Lead
MBACP (Senior. Accredited)
CBT Dip. NLP Dip.
Clinical Supervision Dip.
BA (Hons) Counselling.
After your first session (assessment), regular sessions of up to 50 minutes are booked, usually once a week, though some prefer every 2 weeks if they have a placement to go to. A date and time for each appointment is booked with the counsellor at the end of each session, or a number of appointments can be booked ahead if you need to keep the same time slot.
Please note: Learners are encouraged to continue attending their course during this period and to book appointments outside of class contact hours where possible
The number of sessions can vary depending on individual needs.
Some people find that one or two sessions are enough while others may vary depending on the type of problem. For example, there are those who find they need much more time to work through particular issues and others who experience various problems at different stages throughout their time at the Institute.
As a guide a maximum of six sessions is usual before we review the effectiveness of counselling and any further sessions that may be required.
Samaritans: Confidential emotional support 24/7 for those experiencing despair, distress or suicidal feelings: Grimsby 01472 353111 or any phone for free on: Grimsby 116123
Open Minds: Mental Health Services, Confidential counselling and support:
Grimsby 01472 625100
Single Point Access – for Mental Health please ring 01472 252360
Community Health & Social care 01472 256256
Women’s Aid: Support to women and children experiencing domestic abuse:
Grimsby 01472 575757 Louth 01507 609830 Scunthorpe 01724 28299
National Domestic Violence helpline:
0808 2000 247
Cruse Bereavement Care: Grief and loss: Grimsby & Cleethorpes 01472 814455
Louth 01507 609900
NHS Open Doors Health Centre: 01472 722000
Foundations Drug & Alcohol Service
Queen St, Grimsby DN31 1JA
Doorstep: Accommodation and support for young people in Grimsby & Cleethorpes Area:
Crisis Home Treatment Team NHS 01472 875285