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.
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.
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
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.
If you are living in Leeds, you’ll need to sign up with a local doctor surgery. We recommend:
Holly Bank Surgery
Headingley Medical Centre,
1 Shire Oak Street,
Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 2AF
Surgery Opening Hours:
|Monday||08:00 – 19:00|
|Tuesday||08:00 – 19:00|
|Wednesday||08:00 – 19:00|
|Thursday||08:00 – 19:00|
|Friday||08:00 – 19:00|
|Saturday||08:30 – 11:30|
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
020 8714 4004
St. Georges Hospital,
020 8700 0505
Local Hospitals near Richmond
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
West Middlesex Hospital
Emergency Help - Kensington Campus
Walk-In Clinics Near Kensington
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, Urgent Care Centre
369 Fulham Road
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
Emergency Help: Leeds Campus
Leeds General Infirmary
As one of the country’s leading teaching hospitals, Leeds General Infirmary has an international reputation for its expertise in a range of specialist services for which the hospital is a regional centre.
Central to the site is the Jubilee Building, which It brings together many of the country’s leading experts in caring for critically ill patients with serious brain injuries, heart and lung problems and major trauma. A helicopter deck on the Jubilee Building has seen thousands of flights by the Yorkshire Air Ambulance bringing sick patients from all across the Yorkshire region and beyond to be treated by experts at LGI.
It is also a specialist regional centre for a number of complex conditions, as well as providing many general acute hospital services such as an A& E department, intensive care, state of the art operating theatres and a high-tech high dependency unit.Leeds General Infirmary,
Great George Street,
- Tel: (0113) 2432799
NHS Walk in services are also available at Wharfedale Hospital.
Tel: (01943) 465522
Address: Newall Carr Road, Otley, West Yorkshire, LS21 2LY
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.
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
Wolverton Clinic for Sexual Health
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
John 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.
The Merrion Centre for Sexual Health is an open access sexual health clinic run by the NHS. There are drop in sessions and meetings by appointment. You can find their full range of services below:
- Emergency Contraception
- Pregnancy Testing
- Chlamydia Testing
- Support and Advice
- STI Testing
- HIV Testing
- PePSE (HIV treatment)
- Condoms (over 25s)
- Drop-in Clinic
- C-Card Registration (free condoms for under 25s)
- C-Card Pick Up (free condoms for under 25s)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
- 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 www.counsellingforlondon.co.uk
All sessions are strictly confidential.
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 www.susannagreene.co.uk
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 www.Re-solutionspartnership.com
Email Anne DeMontarlot
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Beverley Moslin (MBACP, BA Hons, Dip HE) Leeds Campus Counsellor
Hello my name is Beverley Moslin and I am a counsellor. I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP, BA Hons, Dip HE).
Counselling offers an opportunity to explore what matters at the heart of your life with an experienced professional in a quiet, confidential setting. I am trained in a number of approaches but first and foremost I begin with a person centred approach. This means I will listen to you and together we can build a way of working that suits you best.
I worked as a counsellor at Leeds Beckett University Student Counselling Service before setting up my own practice so I have lots of experience working with students and the particular difficulties of student life.
I have been working as a counsellor since 2008 and before this had various jobs in mental health, education and social care. Previously I have managed a community outreach service, run therapeutic art and play workshops for children experiencing learning difficulties along the autistic and Aspergers spectrum, and managed a complementary therapy centre.
Some areas I work with:
• Anxiety and panic
• Bereavement and loss
• Coping with life events and transitions
• Cross-cultural issues
• Family and relationships
• Health issues
• Low self esteem
• Problems in the workplace or difficulties with work or study
• Sexuality, gender issues, sexual relationships
• Suicidal feelings
• Traumatic childhood experiences
• Well-being and personal growth
Please contact me at email@example.com
Richard Gale (MBACP) Leeds Campus Counsellor
My name is Richard Gale. I have been working as a counselor since 2003. I am a client-centered therapist which, for me, means you are the authority of your experience. I will give you time and a confidential space and help you explore your thoughts and feelings in order for you to reach a different perspective and way of being. The process of counselling (self discovery, resolution and healing) can be challenging and difficult at times. It is also enlightening, emancipating and empowering.
My background includes:-
Tutor. Teaching adults in a Leeds College.
Facilitating parent groups in schools.
Counselling Coordinator for a Counselling Service.
Over 14 years of 1:1 counselling and 10 years of Couples Counselling.
Throughout my career I have worked with adults of all ages, nationalities, ethnic backgrounds, religious traditions, sexual orientations, ability and disability and class.
Issues I have worked with (although not exhaustive) include:-
Work related stress.
Post traumatic stress.
Low confidence and self esteem.
Critical incidents at work.
Loss of purpose and meaning.
Our service is called New Futures Counselling and Psychotherapy. We chose the name ‘New Futures’ because this is what clients find themselves working toward.
Lee Wallace (MBACP) Leeds Campus Counsellor
Hi I’m Lee Wallace.
I am a client-centred psychotherapist which means your experiences, feelings and thoughts are at the centre of our work together. I hope to provide a safe and accepting space where you will feel listened to and supported. I try to provide a relaxed atmosphere where I hope it is not too difficult to talk.
I have worked as a counsellor and Psychotherapist for 15 years both in the voluntary sector (East Leeds Counselling Service, Burley Lodge Counselling Service and Leeds Mind) and in the private sector, we began New Futures Counselling, Psychotherapy and Coaching in 2009. I have worked as a Psychotherapist with young people in various setting across Leeds including three High Schools.
Over the years, I have worked with a wide-range of people and I have a lot of experience in helping people with issues such as bereavement, anxiety, depression, stress, post-traumatic stress, trauma, burnout, sexual abuse, panic, anger, and issues in relationships as a few examples.
I tend to find that that we have great capacities to change, develop and heal and a quality of understanding and relationship can help this happen.
For more information please visit our website www.counselling-leeds.net