How to contact us

LSE Student Counselling Service
Teaching and Learning Centre
KSW.507 (20 Kingsway)
London School of Economics
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE


Tel: 020 7852 3627 or Ext 3627
Fax: 020 7955 6625


Student counselling service

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The Counselling and Wellbeing Service is here to support and help you get the most from your time at LSE. 

We can help with personal and emotional problems, whether or not they affect your studies.

The Service is for all students and is free and confidential. 

We are located on the fifth floor at  20 Kingsway (KSW ).

We offer a free and confidential| service to all students at LSE.  

Please read making an appointment| , which you can do by email or in person at our office in KSW 5.07.

Contacting the Service 

If you would like to organise an initial consultation please complete and forward a  Registration Form|.

Once we have received your form we will organise an appointment for you as soon as possible.

At your initial consultation you will have a chance to discuss with a counsellor ways of dealing with your problems. 

Upcoming Workshops:

  • Good writing Psychology: For PowerPoint click  here;
    This presentation looks at ways of thinking about the task of writing, with advice and tips to help manage blocks and unhelpful fears. It will include a range of management techniques for dealing with common writing difficulties, such as procrastination and perfectionism.
    Date:  Wednesday  22 October.  15.30 – 16.45.  Room: TW1 G.01.  
     This course repeats again on:
    Date:  Friday 7 November. 15.00 - 16.00. Room: CLM G.02

  • Managing Study Related Stress
    This workshop from the Student Counselling Service will look at a range of practical techniques to reduce stress and better manage the pressures of being a student.
    It will include a description of an easy to use Mindfulness exercise, which can help with relaxation and reduce the amount of time spent worrying about work.
    Date: Wednesday 29 October. 15.30 - 17.00.  Room TW1 G.01

  • Adapting to Life at LSE
    Tips on how to enjoy your time at LSE.
    Date:  Wednesday 5 November.  12.00 - 13.45. Room CLM 4.02.

  • Managing Your Time
    Tips on effective time management.
    Wednesday 19 November.  
    15.30 17.00. Room OT (Old Theatre)
     This course repeats again on:
    Date: Wednesday 21 January 2015.   12.30 14.00   CLM 3.02

  • Managing Depression
    Coming to LSE can be an exciting time, but also a time of challenges that can leave you vulnerable to depression. Depression and low moods are some of the most common problems presented at University Counselling Services. This workshop will look at how you can become more aware of the coping with low moods.
    Other topics discussed will include strategies of how to challenge unhelpful thoughts and behaviours. We will also discuss how to access on-going support to help you feel more in control.
    Date:  Friday 21 November. 14.00 - 15.00.  Room TBC.
     This course repeats again on:
    Date:  Monday 19 January. 12.30 - 14.00.  Room TBC.

  • Communicating Assertively:  For PowerPoint click   here
    Learn how you can improve the effectiveness of your communication skills.
    Date: Friday 28 November. 12.30 - 14.00.  Room CLM 3.02.

  • End of Term Review
    An opportunity to review progress and anticipate future challenges.
    This workshop will include a discussion of practical skills to help with various academic challenges, including stress management. 
    Date:  Wednesday 10 December.  12.00 - 13.00.  Room CLM 4.02.

  • The Stress Management Course
    This is a three-week course where participants will learn strategies to help reduce stress.

    The course meets at the following times:
    • Monday the 17th of Nov at 11.00 am – 1 pm
    • Monday the 1st of Dec at 11.00 am – 1 pm
    • Monday the 8th of Dec at 11.00 am – 1 pm

  • The Self Esteem Course
    In this three-week course, participants will develop tools to increase their self confidence.

    The course meets on the following dates and times:
    • Thursday the 27th of Nov at 11.00 am – 1 pm
    • Thursday the 4th of Dec at 11.00 am – 1 pm
    • Thursday the 11th of Dec at 11.00 am – 1 pm



    Student welfare at LSE

    The Disability and Well-being Service offers support, practical advice and can facilitate special arrangements for those who have or feel they might have an ongoing or acute mental health problem (through the Mental Health and Wellbeing Advisers) or any other kind of disability, including learning difficulties such as dyslexia and dyspraxia.

    For further information please visit the disability and well-being service|.

    Managing Stress

    • There is a general handout on Stress Management Techniques
    • If you want help with learning about relaxation and breathing techniques, you can listen to and download MP3 files here; also read about Mindfulness techniques.
    • Have a look at this handout on Exam Stress Management Tips here.