Groups

by the Student Counselling Service

Being part of a group, sharing and tackling issues with others in a similar situation, can often be a highly effective way to address common difficulties.

At the LSE Student Counselling Service we run a number of groups and workshops as we believe that working in groups can be an effective way of helping with a range of problems. 

Being part of a group, sharing and tackling issues with others in a similar situation, can often be a highly effective way to address common difficulties.

This page outlines some of the groups available

Focused Groups

Focused groups are short term but run over more than one session. They focus on a specific issue and can also be structured and agenda led, allowing members more time to get to know each other. The groups will have no more than twelve people in them.

Focused Groups often include deeper discussions as well as providing information.  In the past we have run focussed groups on bereavement, stress management, disordered eating, self- esteem and anxiety management.

Focused groups need to be booked in advance and with some of them, you need to meet with the counsellor running the group for a discussion before joining.  If you are interested in joining one of these groups please contact us. Participants need to be able to attend each session of the group and stay for the whole session.

 

Upcoming workshops - starting soon

STRESS MANAGEMENT COURSE
The LSE Student Counselling Service is running a three- week course on
Wednesdays at 11.00 am – 1.00pm.

First meeting Thursday 20 February 2020

  • Are you experiencing anxiety, stress or panic attacks?
  • Are you finding it difficult to concentrate?
  • Do you procrastinate?
  • Do you feel you’re not good enough?
  • Are you feeling anxious about exams and essays?

If so, attending this course can help you.

The Stress Management Course will be facilitated by Monika Smolar who is an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist. 


It will meet at 11.00am – 1.00pm on Thursday 20th February, 27th February and 5th March and you should attend all three sessions.

 

 SELF ESTEEM COURSE

The LSE Student Counselling Service is running a3 week course on Thursdays 11.00am – 1.00pm

First meeting Wednesday 11 March 2020

  • Do you feel unconfident most of the time?
  • Do you feel inferior to your peers? 
  • doubt and criticize yourself a lot?
  • Do you feel you’re not good enough?
  • Do you find it difficult to relax especially in social situations? 

 If so, attending this course can help you.
The course will offer opportunities to:

  • develop new coping strategies and tools to manage social anxiety
  • look at ways of raising your self-esteem and enabling you to feel better about     yourself
  • look at ways of becoming more assertive• challenge negative and self-critical thinking patterns
  • look at ways of developing a positive self-concept
  • explore ways of having a better and more respectful relationship with yourself
  • look at improving your self–care
  • learn relaxation techniques 

 The Self Esteem Course will be facilitated by Monika Smolar who is an 
experienced counsellor and psychotherapist.

It will meet 11.00am – 1.00pm on Wednesday 11th March, 18th March and 25th March and you should attend all three sessions.

If you would like to join the group please sign up here.

Participants need to be able to attend each session of the course.

 

Daily Meditation Groups

The LSE Faith Centre offers meditation every day of the week:

  • Meditation sessions open to all are run on Mondays  between 12-1pm.
  • Student meditation run by the The Meditation Circle (an LSESU society) are run on Wednesdays from 12-12:30 and on Fridays from 2-3pm.
  • Meditation and mindfulness for postgraduate students takes place on Tuesdays from 12-1pm.

The faith centre have published a blog article about the benefits of meditation.

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Telephone

Telephone +44 (0) 20 7852 3627

Address

Student Counselling Service, 4th Floor, Fawcett House (FAW), Clements Inn, London, WC2A 2AZ