Free counselling is available term time for all Cardiff Met students. It is offered via an appointment system to all current students.  Counselling offers a safe, supportive and confidential environment, where you can talk over any difficult issues in your life. This can lead to increased self-awareness and help you to move on in a productive and positive way.  These are some of the most common issues resulting in students contacting us:

  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Sexual Identity​
  • Panic attacks
  • Bullying
  • Depression
  • Relationships
  • Experience of violence or physical abuse
  • Study difficulties
  • Sexual abuse
  • concentration
  • Homesickness
  • Problems with food, alcohol or drugs
  • Lack of self confidence


How to make an appointment

If you are requesting counselling for the first time this academic year please complete our online request form. 

Once submitted, the request form will be sent directly to a Senior Counsellor and treated in the strictest of confidence.  The Counsellor will review your request form in order to determine which Counsellor will be best suited to your needs. 

We will contact you within 5 working days of your request being received to set up counselling sessions.  Please be aware there is likely to be a waiting list for this service but we will always inform you of this.  If you are placed on the waiting list we will make every effort to arrange Counselling sessions as soon as possible. 

The counselling service is available term time only, therefore any submitted forms will only be reviewed by one of our counsellors during term time.  If you require any urgent advice please call 029 20416170 or see useful links for support. 

In addition to our useful links, Cardiff Met also has a  Mental Health Advisor available term times and during the holiday period, for advice or to book an appointment with the Advisor please call the Disability Service on 029 20416170 (option 1).

To request an appointment please click here​.​​​

Not counselling you require?

If you feel counselling sessions are not relevant to your circumstances you may require advice/support from a different part of student services, please see below for services:


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