About the March issue

Marking 12 months since the first lockdown, we power through the COVID-19 restrictions at the speed of a sleepy sloth. Pandemic fatigue is affecting us all to differing degrees. We’ve all had to make huge changes and sacrifices along the way.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, there is a pandemic theme to this issue. But rather than perpetuating much of the doom and gloom thrust upon us by mainstream media, this issue shares some innovating and creative experiences.

We include a fascinating research study which reflects on teenagers’ experiences of life in lockdown; the fast changes adopted by a staff counselling service moving to virtual counselling and a perspective on the potential losses attributed to the increased digitalisation of therapy since lockdown. Taking a breather from the pandemic, we also feature an article that delves into the relationship between college students and pornography usage, and the potential impact on sexual and emotional development.

I hope you enjoy this issue.

Rick Hughes

Rick Hughes, Editor
University and College Counselling

About University and College Counselling journal

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.


University and College Counselling is published in March, May, September and November.

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