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


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 wold 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 courses:

Participants need to be able to attend each session of the course. If you would like to reserve a place, please visit the office in KSW 5.07, email| or call 0207 852 3627.

Upcoming workshops:

  • End of Term Review:  For PowerPoint click here 
    An opportunity to review progress and anticipate future challenges. It will include discussion of practical skills to help with the challenges of the MSc programme, including stress management. 
    Date: Wednesday 18 March 2015.      Time: 14.00 -  15.00
    Location: LT10 OT (Old Theatre)

  • Mindfulness & Performance Anxiety:
    Learn techniques to help you cope more calmly with anxiety.
    Date: Thursday 30 April 2015            Time:  14.00 -  15.00

    Location:  32L G.03

  • Exams 5: Revise & De-stress:      For PowerPoint click here
    This workshop has tips for revision and preparing for exams, as well as many stress management techniques.
    Date:   Wednesday 06 May 2015         Time:   14.00 - 16.00
    Location:   CLM G.02 (Hong Kong Theatre)

  • Mindfulness & Stress Management:     For PowerPoint click  here
    This workshop will look at the use of mindfulness as an excellent way of managing stress. Mindfulness is a type of relaxation exercise which can help reduce the amount of time you spend worrying about things. The workshop will look at how you  can combine this with other practical techniques to reduce stress, and better manage the pressures of being a student.
    Date:   Wednesday 13 May 2015          Time:   12.00 - 13.00
    KSW 1.04

  • Sleep Well Workshop. For handout click  here
    This workshop will look at a range of difficulties associated with sleep. It will increase your understanding of the process of sleep and explore strategies and ideas about how you might work towards achieving better sleep.
    Date: Friday 22 May 2015                   Time: 12.00  - 13.00
    STC. 5.78 

  • Prisoners-of-Our-Own-Defence---Stopping-&-Starting-the-MSc-Dissertation-Summer-2015 (MSc)
    A workshop for MSc students exploring how perfectionism and procrastination are often unwittingly used to mitigate many of the psychological hurdles that can arise in the dissertation writing process. Whilst such defences are intended to impede and inhibit unwanted feelings and thoughts, they can end up being mechanisms that stop the writing process itself.
    Date:   Thursday 16 July 2015               Time: 13.00 - 14.00


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