The College has two counsellors who are available to talk to during College hours.

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​​​Available Support

Trained counsellors are available to give individual help to students with work-related or personal concerns that they prefer to discuss in confidence. Most issues can be discussed confidentially. The main exception would be if we were concerned about a student’s safety and then we may need to share with another member of the team in order to best support the student.

Counsellors can also give information about other organisations that help with a variety of problems.

How do I access counselling at Esher Sixth Form College?

The college offers short-term, 6 session counselling interventions.  All student referrals go through the process outlined below.


In order to determine what could be the most helpful support pathway for you, your first point of contact is your Tutor Team Leader (TTL), who will be able to explain the various support options at college and think together with you about what will be most useful at this time.  Once a referral has been made, this will be triaged by the Mental Health Coordinator and then referred on to one of the college’s Counsellors when a space is available.  There may be times when external support would be more appropriate and if so, our Mental Health Coordinator or one of the Student Welfare Team will talk this through with you and support you with any referrals.

Peer Supporters

If you would like a chat with a fellow student please send an email to Viv Louizos and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. Our Peer Supporters are second year students, all of whom receive training and supervision from our college counsellors. They are happy to meet for a coffee, go for a walk and a chat or just offer some support.

Services Hub

External counselling services and other organisations can be found via the Services Hub