Our professionally qualified counsellor and psychotherapist is here to help you. Learners can speak to the counselling service about any issues affecting their personal or College life in a confidential setting. The counselling service is free and is available at our Town Centre Campus and Construction Academy. 


Why counselling? 

It can help to talk with someone outside the situation with the professional skills and experience to help with emotional and psychological difficulties that are getting in the way of you enjoying life.


What kind of issues can it help with?

Counselling can help with issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship or family concerns, bereavement, worries about drugs and alcohol, eating difficulties, self-harming behaviours, physical or sexual abuse and work or study related problems. If you are not sure if counselling for you, pop in to the drop-in session and have a chat to find out more. 


How confidential is counselling? 

No information is disclosed without your consent, except very rarely. There is sometimes a legal obligation to disclose information where the counsellor believes that someone is at serious risk, but this would be discussed with you. 


What do we offer?

Counselling assessment

You’ll start with an initial 30 minute session to discuss the best way of helping you resolve your difficulties, which may be to suggest a specialist service, therapeutic group work or individual counselling. 

Individual counselling 

If you and the counsellor decide that individual counselling would be the best way of helping, you’ll be offered up to six 45-minute sessions. 

Wednesday Lunchtime Drop-in Sessions - 12.15pm - 1.15pm 

15-minute consultations are available on a first come, first served basis in MB023 – no appointment necessary

Get in touch

If you would like to access the counselling service you can:

Visit: Drop in to the Learner Hub

Call: 01283 494450

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

Talk to us: Talk to a member of staff who can help with a referral to the service. 

Contact Details

Contact Details

Burton and South Derbyshire College
Tel: 01283 494400

Town Centre Campus

Burton Town Centre Campus, Lichfield Street, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire DE14 3RL

Stephen Burke Construction Academy

Construction Academy, 21 Tetron Point, William Nadin Way, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE11 OBB