Counselling for Overseas Students

Counselling for Overseas Students

Studying overseas, whether it be at school, college or university, can be both exciting and challenging.  Faced with meeting new people, adapting to a new culture, improving your language skills and studying whilst being away from home, friends, family and everything that is familiar it is easy to feel overwhelmed.

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Are you a student studying overseas and feeling overwhelmed, anxious or isolated?  Do you feel homesick?  Are you wondering if it was the right decision to study abroad?  Are you struggling to settle in?  Do you feel like you have no one to talk to about the challenges you are facing?

If you have answered ‘yes’ to one of more of these questions you may benefit from our counselling services for international students.

A Recent Testimonial

“I have struggled with anxiety for years and tried many different things. I had CBT sessions in Richmond over the course of about a year and I now feel much, much better. I would definitely recommend them to anyone with a problem.”
Katie - Richmond

What Does Therapy for Overseas Students Involve?

Step 1

One of our Therapists will meet with you to find out a little bit about you, your expectations for your time in the UK and your experiences since arriving here.  They will also ask you about the education program you are taking part in, your friends, family and others sources of support and what you would like to get from your counselling experience.

Step 2

Using this information your Therapist will then put together a counselling programme for you that will enable you to get the most out of your time in the UK and help you to manage the challenges you are facing including managing any feelings of anxiety, depression or homesickness through a selection of practical and psychological strategies shown to bring one’s mood and mind into balance.

Step 3

As you start to settle into life and study in the UK your Therapist will continue to support you and help you to learn how to anticipate future difficulties before they arise, this will boost your confidence and allow you to fully enjoy your time away from home.


Prices can be found on our Fees Page. If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to call 0800 002 9068 or fill out a contact form.


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All of our Therapists offer counselling for Overseas Students from all countries, click here to view the team.

Further Reading

Should you wish to find out more about the topics that are covered by The British CBT Counselling Service, then please check out our blog articles here.