Our Services

The Student Counselling & Mental Wellbeing team offers a range of support and advice for students who are experiencing stress, anxiety, or other mental health issues due to personal circumstances or academic pressures. All of our practitioners are trained to work in a trauma-informed way.

Please know that you can get in touch with our team at any point - we are a friendly, approachable, and professional team who are here to help!

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Available support:

  • Single Session Therapy (SST)
  • Wellbeing Assessment
  • Counselling
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Mental Health Advice
  • Mindfulness

Single Session Therapy (SST)

When you’ve registered via counselling@napier.ac.uk, please book an available SST appointment via MyFuture. You can choose if you'd like this to be face to face, online, or on the phone.

At your SST appointment, you will have an opportunity to discuss a specific issue with a practitioner and hopefully leave having discussed helpful strategies and new ways to cope. We will provide a safe and supportive space to help you explore your concerns and possible options to move forward.

Examples of the type of concerns suitable for SST include academic issues that lead you to feel anxious or in need of a helping hand, including those related to extenuating circumstance or procrastination; and personal relationship issues where you may be considering making changes. We aim to offer a contained and immediate response to your most pressing concern.

Wellbeing Assessment

When you’ve registered via counselling@napier.ac.uk, please book an available wellbeing assessment on MyFuture. This can be face to face, online, or on the phone.

At your assessment, you will meet a practitioner from our wellbeing team and discuss what support is best suited to your needs.

We offer a wide range of support to you as a student designed where relevant to complement the services offered by the NHS. However, we do not seek to replicate NHS services and cannot provide psychiatric support, psychological interventions or specialist therapeutic services. At your assessment appointment, where appropriate, we may signpost you to other services including to the NHS.


If agreed at your wellbeing assessment that counselling is your pathway to support, our counsellors can offer up to 5 sessions.

Our counsellors are here to listen, empathise and support you with a variety of approaches to help you process and set goals relating to your academic or personal life.

With your counsellor you can explore old and new experiences, helping you build up emotional resources when dealing with relationship issues, or help you deal with feelings of anxiety or depression.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

If agreed at your wellbeing assessment that cognitive behavioural therapy is your pathway to support, our therapists can offer up to 5 sessions.

Our therapists are here to listen, empathise and offer a structured approach using CBT intervention tools that focus on challenging unhelpful thought patterns and behaviours.

Together you can work on reframing how you view the world and find tools and strategies to improve how you manage your mental health.

Mental Health Advice

If agreed at your wellbeing assessment that mental health advise is your pathway to support, our Mental Health Advisers can offer ongoing support throughout your university experience.

Our Mental Health Advisers offer therapeutic and emotional support and advice to students with short- or long-term mental health difficulties.

They work in partnership with other University departments and will work with you to access the support you need. When needed, they will liaise with academics, external agencies, and your GP.


Mindfulness is a mind-body approach that helps you to address and manage stress and anxiety.

Mindfulness is based on traditional meditation practices that help you to stay present in the moment, rather than worrying about the future or regretting the past.

For more information about booking Mindfulness appointments, please contact counselling@napier.ac.uk or call 0131 455 2459.

Report and Support

The University's Report and Support website enables anyone who has experienced sexual violence, hate incidents, harassment, or misconduct of any kind to report anonymously or to ask for support from a trained adviser.

If you've been subjected to any form of misconduct, you can also seek information about support organisations through Report and Support.

Other services

  • If you are informed that you are suspected of academic misconduct issues such as plagiarism or collusion and you need practical support and guidance with the process of investigation or appeal, you should contact the ENSA Advice team. If you also need support to manage your wellbeing we can support you - please register to use our service.
  • If you are struggling with your programme and would like to improve your academic skills, we encourage you to access the University's Academic Skills support services.