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Tel: 020 7955 6953; ext: 6953

Email: staff.counselling@lse.ac.uk|

Or by online registration form|


20 Kingsway

About the Staff Counselling Service

Welcome to the LSE Staff Counselling Service. This service aims to provide all staff at the London School of Economics with free and confidential counselling.

This is an opportunity for all staff, whether full or part-time, to access counselling. You may wish to discuss any problem or situation that is causing concern, including distress which could be taking place either at work or home.

Who is the service for?

The service is here to support all LSE staff in their work. You may wish to use counselling to look at any personal difficulty or work-related issue, for example:

  • bereavement
  • relationship problems
  • depression
  • stress
  • anxiety
  • self esteem etc

The service offers the opportunity to discuss these and many other issues in a confidential space. Counselling sessions usually last 50 minutes and we offer up to a maximum of six sessions. At the first session, you can talk over the reasons for seeking counselling and with the counsellor decide on the most appropriate way forward. For some this session may be sufficient, while others will want further sessions, or a referral to other help.

Some members of staff may wish to discuss a particular problem or have questions about mental health issues.

How do I access the service?

You can access the service in the following ways:-

Telephone: 020 7955 6953; ext: 6953.  If you want to leave a message on this confidential voicemail, please leave a contact number so we can get back to you as quickly as possible.

Email: staff.counselling@lse.ac.uk|

If you want you can fill in the online registration form|

We are based in 20 Kingsway, London WC2A 2AE

Is it confidential?

Yes. All personal information is treated in the strictest confidence and remains confidential to the counselling service. This is crucial for you to feel able to trust the service, knowing that it is safe to talk openly about what is happening. There are occasions when the strict confidentiality rule could be broken, but only in exceptional circumstances. We work to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Ethical Framework for good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy -  see BACP Ethical Framework|.

What is counselling?

Counselling offers the opportunity to discuss a problem or situation which is causing you concern or distress. Counselling aims to look at all aspects of a problem and examine ways of managing this.