Training as a counsellor will absorb a great deal of your emotional capacity. Many of your thoughts, feelings and assumptions about the world will be challenged if you engage well on a good course and whilst peer support groups can be rich and empowering personal counselling offers an entirely neutral space. You don’t have to prove anything here or present yourself in a particular manner.
The obligation to have personal counselling will also drain your finances. 100 hours will cost around £5,000. Some student counsellors will be able to afford that and some won’t. For those that can’t I’m happy to offer a reduced fee of £30 a session, saving you £2,000 over 100 sessions. I’m also happy to see students who can afford the normal fee.
There are a number of national and local funders who can help you. Take a look at
National Union of Students