Our own Homerton College Counsellors, Catherine Snelson and Carol McIntyre-Jones are both trained counsellors and psychoanalytic psychotherapists. Carol mainly sees PGCE students and can make herself available at times compatible with their less flexible timetables. Catherine works in college and in addition to appointments offers a drop-in session every Wednesday in term at 3-4 pm in her room, QW109.
College counselling is available as both short- and long-term support, and students are normally offered an initial appointment within a few days. The College can also call on a diverse team of additional counsellors including counsellors independent of the college, male counsellors and ethnic minority counsellors – see below how to request this.
If you have been referred for a different kind of specialist counselling by a psychiatrist or other medical professional the College has the potential to assist students financially, partly by a direct contribution and partly by supporting an application to the appropriate University fund. Please speak to your Tutor in the first instance.
If you would like to indicate any specific preferences or needs (for example for a male counsellor, an ethnic minority counsellor, or someone external to the college) please email email@example.com in complete confidence, after which an appropriate counsellor will be in touch accordingly.