About the May issue

As we peek out of our lockdown burrows, there’s a sense of energy and enthusiasm emerging. While we are all tired of the restrictions and limitations, we knew this was a potentially short(ish)-term cost for a long-term gain.

COVID-19 forced us to change how we worked and what we could reasonably offer. The creative adaptations forced upon many services will have generated some new and better ways of working, or at least different ways. Other restrictions will ease to free us from some of the constraints.

This issue covers an insightful reflection on counselling Chinese students and the impact of context and culture, as well as an article that looks at the service-delivery limitations concerning students living outside the UK. A university staff counselling service shares its experience of the initial lockdown and we follow with another service that has embraced single-session therapy.

I hope you enjoy this issue.

Rick Hughes

Rick Hughes, Editor
University and College Counselling

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University and College Counselling includes sector-specific articles, research, divisional updates and news, all aimed at supporting and disseminating best practice. It keeps readers up to date and informed on developments within the sector and enhances networking.


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