Our Jiscmail mailbase offers a vibrant community where members, who are often lone practitioners, can share good practice and innovation, discuss issues and get support. To join please apply to

Our special interest groups (SIGs) also have their own mailbases. To join please email:

UC members

HUCS members

FE and SFC list -

Staff counselling list -

Special interest groups

Heads of University Counselling Services (HUCS) SIG

HUCS is for lead counsellors with clinical responsibility.


Anne Bentley, Manager Student Wellbeing Services, University of Plymouth

Trevor Butlin, Team leader: Counselling and Wellbeing, De Montfort University
Tel: 0116 2078602 Email:

Membership secretary

Scottish representative
Ronnie Millar, Director of Counselling, University of Edinburgh
Tel: 0131 650 4170 Email:

Events co-ordinator
Charlotte Williams, Head of Counselling, Birkbeck, University of London

Dr Val Watson, Head of Counselling, University of Nottingham
Tel:  0115 951 3695 Email:

Penelope Aspinall, Head of Disability, Counselling and Mental Health
Tel: 01274 233739 (Disability; Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays) 01274 235750 (Counselling; Tuesdays, Thursdays)
Mob: 07468 718484 Email:

To join the HUCS mailbase please apply to

HUCS also offers a mentoring and consultation scheme for heads of service. For information, please contact Géraldine Dufour Tel: 01223 332865. Email:

Counsellors in FE and SFC sub committee

This sub committee works to promote the voice and interests of counsellors working within FE institutions and sixth form colleges. Much of our sub-committee work is around supporting colleagues, many of whom are lone practitioners on term time only contracts. We submit articles to the journal and have produced research into pay scales and conditions. We also collaboratively produced a video promoting counselling services in FE and SFC. Most of our members are on the jiscmail, our most immediate and vibrant resource. 


Mary Jones , Newcastle-under-Lyme College
Tel: 01782 254329 Email:

Jane Darougar, Leyton College

Kirsten Amis, Glasgow Clyde College

Allie Scott, University of the Highlands and Islands

To join the FE mailbase please contact Mary Jones or apply to 

Staff Counselling SIG

For members who work with staff in HE and FE settings.


Bridget Hazell, Loughborough University

Mandy Montgomery, Macclesfield College

Monique Wearden, University of Warwick

Yvonne McPartland, University of Cambridge 

To join the staff counselling mailbase please apply to

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