TIME 4 U | Counselling Service for Students

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TIME 4 U | Counselling Service for Students

TIME 4 U is the name of the free Counselling Service available to all current students of West College Scotland.

This two-minute animated cartoon explains when and how counselling can help if students have problems and feel anxious or depressed. The video was developed by the FE and SFC special interest group of the Universities and Colleges division of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP):


Why consider counselling?

Most of the time, for most students, life at college will be enjoyable and fulfilling. However, in all of our lives, there will be times when life is not so easy.  Time 4 U provides a space to talk on a one-to-one basis with a Student Counsellor.

Counselling may help you to get some perspective and reach the solution which best suits you.


What can I talk to you about?

Every student is different. If there is something troubling you then simply having an initial chat with a Student Counsellor may help.

Listed below are just a few examples:

Academic Concerns
Abuse (emotional, physical, mental, sexual)
Anxiety
Bereavement
Depression
Homesickness
Mental Health
Personal or Family Illness
Pregnancy
Relationship Difficulties
Self harm
Sexual Identity
Suicidal Thoughts

Our Counsellors work to the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. It is important to be aware that confidentiality will be broken if required to do so by law.


What have other students said about their experience?

“It was good to have time to sit with you and work out my own solutions, move on and, yes, even pass. Thank you.”

“It was unbelievable, even at my age, to achieve what I have. The course lecturers gave me the knowledge and you gave me the emotional support and encouragement when things got tough. Thanks a million.”


Student Health & Wellbeing Strategy

Read the college’s Student Health & Wellbeing strategy


Meet the Counsellors

Counsellor-Annette

Annette Agnew
Counsellor, BACP Member

 

Hello, I’m Annette. I can provide counselling to any student at the college online through Microsoft Teams or face-to-face at my designated campuses during term weeks. Please contact me in advance to book an appointment.

Campuses [term-time]:

  • Paisley (Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays);
  • Greenock Waterfront (Wednesdays, Thursdays)

Email: counselling@wcs.ac.uk

Tel: 07980 696 166 (Monday to Friday, term time during normal college hours).

Counsellor-Geraldine Geraldine Chambers
Counsellor

 

Hello, I’m Geraldine. I can provide counselling to any student at the college online through Microsoft Teams, by telephone or face-to-face at Paisley campus on Wednesdays and Thursdays during term weeks. Please contact me in advance to book an appointment.

Campus [term-time]: Paisley (Wednesdays, Thursdays)

Email: counselling@wcs.ac.uk

Tel: 07980 696 169  (Wednesdays and Thursdays during term weeks).

 
Janis Thom - Counsellor Janis Thom
Counsellor, BACP Member

 

Hello, I’m Janis. I can provide counselling to any student at the college online through Microsoft Teams or by telephone during term weeks. Please contact me in advance to book an appointment.

Campus [term-time]: Paisley (Mondays (AM), Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays)

Email: counselling@wcs.ac.uk

Tel:  07890 695 979  (Monday (8:30am-12noon), Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday).

 
 
Counsellor-Jean Jean Mott
Counsellor, BACP Member

 

Hello, I’m Jean. I can provide counselling to any student at the college online through Microsoft Teams, by telephone or face-to-face at Clydebank campus during term weeks. Please contact me in advance to book an appointment.

Campus [term-time]: Clydebank

Email: counselling@wcs.ac.uk

Tel:07980 696 174 (Monday to Friday, term time during normal college hours).

 
Kat Armit
Counsellor, BACP Member

 

Hello, I’m Kat. I am the college’s full time counsellor. I can provide counselling to any currently enrolled student of the college online through Microsoft Teams, by telephone or face-to-face at Clydebank campus. Please contact me in advance to book an appointment.

Campus [full-time]: Clydebank

Email: counselling@wcs.ac.uk

Tel:07980 956 982 (Monday to Friday,  during normal college hours).

  Another counsellor will be joining our team shortly. They will be based at our Greenock campuses five days a week during term time. Until they are in post, please feel free to contact any member of the counselling team.