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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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.

For details of all Presentations and Workshops for Summer Term, click

Upcoming Workshops:


  • Mindfulness & Performance Anxiety
    Date: Thursday 1 May, 2:00pm – 3:00pm: KSW 1.04

  • Exam Stress Management group
    Are you are having difficulties with anxiety, stress or panic attacks?
    Are you feeling so stressed that you are finding it difficult to concentrate?
    Are you feeling anxious about exams or essays?

    If so, attending this group can help you.

    The group will offer opportunities to:
    • develop new coping strategies and tools to manage your anxiety
    • explore anxieties and concerns, including about exams and essays
    • challenge negative and counter-productive thinking patterns
    • look at ways of developing a positive attitude
    • explore issues of self-esteem and confidence
    • look at improving your self–care
    • learn relaxation techniques

    • Thurs  1st of May,
    • Thurs 8th of May
    • Thurs 15th of May
    • Time:  11:00 am - 1:00 pm.

  • Exams 5: Revise and De-Stress
    This workshop has tips for revision and preparing for exams, as well as many stress management techniques.
    Date: Wednesday 7 May, 2:00pm – 4:00pm: CLM G.02 (Hong Kong Theatre)

  • Mindfulness and Stress Management Workshop
    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 we can combine in with other practical techniques to reduce stress, and better manage the pressures of being a student.
    Date: Wednesday 14 May, 12:00pm – 1:00pm: KSW 2.12

  • Sleep Well Workshop
    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 23 May, 12:00pm – 1:00pm: KSW 2.12

Upcoming Groups:  

  • Anxiety Management Group
    The Student Counselling Service is running a four week Cognitive Behavioural Therapy group designed to help you understand and overcome different types of anxiety
    In this four week group participants will have the opportunity to develop new behaviours and more helpful thoughts in managing anxiety. This group is part experiential, part psycho-educational.
    Interested participants should contact the office to book a brief meeting before the group begins in February


  • Long-Term Therapy Group
    This is a new and long-term psychotherapy group open to all students. It is particularly helpful for people with difficulties making or maintaining relationships; family problems past or present; and ongoing difficulties, for e.g. depression or anxiety.
    Group members will be able to explore, with each other, problems, feelings and concerns at an in-depth level in a safe and confidential setting.
    The group will be facilitated by Claire Barnes an experienced therapist.

    The Long-Term Therapy Group will meet Wednesdays 3 - 4.30pm

    For more information to find out about how long-term psychotherapy groups work please click here.
  • Ongoing PhD Group
    This group offers a space in which students can look at a range of issues connected with the experience of doing doctoral research work. The group also provides an opportunity to gain understanding of the impact of different personal, familial, institutional and cultural stressors on themselves and their work. 

    The Ongoing PhD group meets on Thursdays 2.30  - 4.00. 

  Places on groups need to be booked in advance via the office. 
  Contact the office for further information.


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|.


  • 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.

We hope you will find this website helpful, and welcome any feedback.