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Student Counselling Service

Student Counselling at the RCA

The Counselling Service offers consultations and short–term counselling (up to 6 sessions) to all students at the College. There is no charge for this service. The service is confidential, and works in accordance with the BACP professional ethical codes of practice. The service is based on the 2nd floor of Frayling Building, next to the Student Union Office. 

View of Darwin Building from Jay Mews
View of Darwin Building from Jay Mews
Photographer: Richard Haughton


Appointments are offered as soon as possible, usually within a week. Once offered a time please email us to confirm.

Appointments are usually available during the day on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

To make an appointment email [email protected] and we will respond to you within 3 working days.

Who We Are

Lead Counsellor
Julia Schumann
Monday 10am – 6.30pm, Tuesday 9am – 1.30pm and Thursday 9am – 3.30pm

Associate Counsellors
Georgina Lenon - [email protected]
Alison Thompson - [email protected]
Nicola Young - [email protected]

Telephone counselling

RCA students have access to a 24 hour counselling helpline providing psychological and emotional support. Provided by CiC. 

Freephone: 0800 085 1376

Access to WellOnline

  • username: rologin 
  • password: wellbeing 

Please note the WellOnline resources refer to employees rather than students, but the content and advice is still helpful.


If you are in crisis please contact either:

The Samaritans

Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Offering crisis support anytime (you don't have to be suicidal).
08457 90 90 90 or email [email protected]


6pm to 8am, during term time. 
Offering confidential listening and support, provided by students for other students.
020 7631 0101

"Time-limited counselling is available to all students at the College; the service is free." John Gallally

Student Support Manager