Health Care and Counselling


An International Education,
A London Location,
A Global Future

Flexible Curriculum at Richmond University

Flexible Start Dates

With the opportunity to start your
course in the Autumn (Fall) or the Spring


British and international internships

Richmond offers all students the opportunity to take an internship

Richmond The American University in London

Academic Requirements

We accept qualifications from around the world

Health Care and Counselling

While you are studying at Richmond as a full-time degree student, you may access the nation’s health care system (called the NHS) free of charge. During new student orientation, you will have the opportunity to register with a local doctor’s office and meet with a nurse from the practice. This registration will allow you to access free doctor’s visits and discounted prescription drugs (depending on your age). You may also receive free emergency care at local NHS hospitals.

If you are a study abroad student, you’ll need to register in person at the surgery with your Richmond ID card. As you will only be staying in the UK less than 6 months, you will have to pay for your medical expenses up front (generally £50-70 per visit depending on which surgery you visit)and claim this back on your insurance provided by AIFS.

The Student Affairs Office can help you through this process.

Your Local Doctor’s Office

Richmond Hill Campus

If you are living at Richmond Hill, you will have an opportunity to sign up with your local doctor’s office during new student orientation week.

Seymour House Surgery
154 Sheen Road,
Richmond, Surrey TW9 1UU

Tel: 020 8940 2802 / 020 8940 3228
Fax: 020 8332 7877

The doctor’s office is located just down the road from the University.

Kensington Campus

If you are living at Kensington, you will need to visit the doctor’s office with your NHS number to transfer your medical services to Kensington.

There are several doctor’s offices in the Kensington & Chelsea area. To access a list of all available doctor’s offices taking new patients, please visit the NHS choices website with your postcode handy to view and choose the practice that best suits you.

For pay on the day services, we recommend:

Dr Michael McKeown
Kynance Medical Practice
7 Kynance Mews, London SW7 4QS
Tel: 020 7581 3040

Mon, Tues, Fri: 08:00-18:30
Wed: 08:00-13:00
Thurs: 08:00-20:00
Sat, Sun: Closed

A five minute walk from Gloucester Road Underground Station and Atlantic House. Consultations cost £65. Cash or cheque only. AIFS students should retain all receipts and prescription information for insurance claims.

NHS Direct

Emergency Help

All staff who live and work on campus are trained in first aid. If you should feel ill outside of the hours of your local doctor’s office, contact a member of the Security Team or a Resident Advisor or Director.

Other Resources include:

The NHS offers a free telephone/web services that operates 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. To contact them, dial 0845 46 47 or visit their website NHS Direct


Emergency Help - Richmond Hill Campus

Walk-In Clinics Near Richmond
Teddington Memorial Hospital
Hampton Road,
TW11 0JL
020 8714 4004

Clare House,
St. Georges Hospital,
Blackshaw Road,
SW17 0QT
020 8700 0505

Local Hospitals near Richmond

Kingston Hospital
Galsworthy Road,
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey

West Middlesex Hospital
Twickenham Road,
Isleworth, Middlesex

Emergency Help - Kensington Campus

Walk-In Clinics Near Kensington
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, Urgent Care Centre
369 Fulham Road
SW10 9NH
020 8746 8000

Parsons Green Walk-In Clinic
5-7 Parsons Green,
020 8846 6758

Local Hospitals near Kensington

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
369 Fulham Road
SW10 9NH


AXA PPP Dentist Finder Tool
The Dentist Finder Tool allows people to enter their postcode and find all dentists that are nearby. While you do have a list link through to the NHS website, the tool on the AXA website is supported by a host of other information on dental insurance which could be valuable to overseas students who are not eligible for NHS reductions.

AXA PPP Dentist Website

Oasis- The Dental People
Oasis would like to offer Richmond students a competitively priced private dental service with a basic appointment starting at £24.95. Please call Oasis for further details and make sure to quote that you are a Richmond University student.

60 Eden St

Tel: 020 8546 5963
Oasis Dental Care Website

Sexual Health Clinics

Kingston HospitalWolverton Clinic for Sexual Health
Kingston Hospital
Galsworthy Road
020 8974 9331

The centre offers a wide range of sexual health services. All consultations and treatments are free and the service is confidential.

  • Testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections
  • Assessment and management of other genital symptoms/problems
  • Sexual health service, information and counselling
  • HIV testing and advice
  • Complete HIV medical inpatient and outpatient care
  • Hepatitis screening and vaccination
  • Young persons clinic
  • Gay/bi-sexual men’s clinic
  • Emergency contraception and pregnancy testing
  • Infection testing and support following rape/sexual assault
  • Management of psychosexual problems
  • Free condoms and lubricant

Wolverton Clinic for Sexual Health

Chelsea & Westminster HospitalJohn Hunter Clinic
Chelsea & Westminster Hospital
369 Fulham Road
020 8846 6699

The Chelsea and Westminster Sexual Health and HIV Directorate provides Sexual health and HIV services across three London sites.

Our sexual health clinics offer testing for sexually transmitted infections (including HIV tests), contraceptives including the morning after pill (emergency contraception), condoms, pregnancy testing, Hepatitis A and B vaccinations, safer sex education and support/counselling.

Our three main sexual health clinics are based at John Hunter clinic (located in St Stephens Centre next to Chelsea and Westminster Hospital), West London Centre for Sexual health (located in Charing Cross Hospital) and 56 Dean St in Soho. We also provide outreach sexual health clinics which are services based in the community for e.g. in NHS walk-in centres and also run clinics for specific groups of patients for e.g. men who have sex with men, which are called specialist sexual health clinics.

Our services for HIV infected persons include a dedicated inpatient ward, two day-care units, three outpatient clinics Kobler Clinic (based in St Stephens Centre next to Chelsea and Westminster Hospital), West London Centre for Sexual health and 56 Dean St and emergency clinics for HIV related problems

We can provide HIV or sexual health care to any patients wishing to attend our service. Patients do not need their GP to refer them for care, nor do they need to live locally. All of our services are completely confidential and your privacy will be respected at all times.

John Hunter Clinic for Sexual Health

Counselling Services

Richmond offers confidential counselling services to all students at both London campuses.

Counselling sessions can be booked directly through our Counsellors at either site.

For questions about their services, please contact us at

Please be advised:

  • cancellations with less than 24 hours notice will count as one of your six sessions
  • because both counsellors have other professional commitments, their time slots at both campuses are constrained by other schedules

Lesley Millane (BA, MA UKCP Reg.), Richmond Hill Counsellor

Lesley Millane

Hello! My name is Lesley and I provide a private and confidential Counselling Service at the Richmond Campus for you to access whenever you need to talk.

I am a qualified and registered counsellor and psychotherapist with over 14 years of experience. I believe I can help with a wide range of issues that you may be experiencing. These can include:

  • Anxiety, Stress and Panic attacks
  • Depression
  • Low self-esteem and lack of confidence
  • Relationship problems
  • Feelings of isolation and missing home
  • Difficulties with socialising and integration
  • Eating disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol dependency
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Sexual assault, rape and abuse

Please feel welcome to come and talk to me about anything that may be troubling you or alternatively email me with any questions you may have.

For more information about me, the way I work and how counselling helps, please visit my website at

All sessions are strictly confidential.

Contact Information:
Email Lesley Millane

Susanna Greene (MBACP), Kensington Campus Counsellor


Hi! My name is Susanna Greene.
I provide a warm, non-judgmental space in Atlantic House at the Kensington Campus.

What I can help with:
Abuse, ADD/ADHD, Addiction(s), Adoption Issues, Anger Management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME Therapy, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, General counseling, Health related issues, Identity problems, Infertility, Loss, Mens’ Issues, Mental health issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self Esteem, Self Harm, Service Veterans, Sex related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Womens’ Issues, Work related issues

My qualifications are:
Level 5 Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counseling, Edexcel, 2008; Level 3 Certificate in Counseling Skills and Theory, NCFE, 2006; Level 2 Certificate in Counseling Skills, 2006; Certificate in The Psychophysiology of Trauma and PTSD, CHIRON, 2008

Please visit my website at

Contact Information:
Emaill Susanna Greene

Anne deMontarlot (MA, UKCP, MBACP), Kensington Campus Counsellor


Hello! My name is Anne and I have been working for some time with multicultural clients. My own personal journey exposed me to some of the tribulations someone undergoes when confronted to a new environment.

Typical issues might include: a sense of disorientation, depression, stress, self -esteem, anxiety, loss, eating concerns, etc…

I am qualified (MA) and registered (UKCP, MBACP) as an Existential psychotherapist. But, most importantly, behind the qualification, therapy is essentially a safe and contained place, (sheltered away from the usual pressures and expectations), where you can be heard in a meaningful way.

It helps you make sense of feelings and thoughts that can be experienced as, confusing, disempowering, and overwhelming!

We will unpack them together and try to get some meaning and sense out of them.
It is about self understanding through an increased self-awareness and its resulting insights which lead to a change of perspectives and a sense of well being.

It is confidential and it is a collaboration.

I am looking forward to meeting you.
If you feel you need to talk, please contact me through the Student Affairs office or by email.

Anne DeMontarlot, Psychtherapit Coach (MA, UKCAP, MBACP, WABC)
Please visit my website at

Contact Information:
Email Anne DeMontarlot

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