University Counselling Services

Our service and team

University Counselling Service (UCS) – Providing a free and confidential service for students

The UCS team includes 10 permanent therapists, 4  administrative staff and an additional 30 post-qualified and trainee counsellors. Each year more than 1,600 students are seen for counselling – either individually, in therapy groups or in workshops.

UCS offers:

  • individual short term therapy
  • group therapy
  • a one-off debrief consultation for staff
  • workshops 
  • self-help through the TogetherAll programme


UCS is next to the Health Centre at the residential end of the campus, opposite East Slope. Walk through the archway between the GP surgery and the chemist. You can download a campus map.

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Opening Hours

UCS is open year-round with additional evening hours during term time, as indicated

Monday 9am - 5pm

Tuesday 9am - 9pm (5pm- 9pm term time only)

Wednesday 11.30am - 9pm (5pm - 9pm term time only)

Thursday 9am - 9pm (5pm- 9pm term time only)

Friday 9am - 5pm

UCS is not open on Bank Holidays or University Closure Days

Telephone 01273 678156 during office hours

or leave a message on our confidential 24-hour answer phone


Address: University Counselling Services, Health Centre Building, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton. BN1 9RW