CREST Clinic

It can be worrying when you or someone you know is going through a difficult situation. The Centre for Research in Social and Psychological Transformation (CREST) Therapy Clinic is committed to helping our students and the local community with their mental health.

We currently provide students with support for issues with related to depression, and we have recently widened our offering to offer this support to members of the local community too. Please see below for more details.


Our services for students

We offer free psychological therapy to current students at the University of Roehampton. This is provided by counsellors and counselling psychologists - either fully qualified or in training. If you are interested in participating in this programme, please contact the Wellbeing Team for a counselling assessment.

Email: health&
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 8392 3204

Our services for the local community

Pluralistic therapy for depression

We offer twenty four sessions of free individual counselling within a pluralistic therapy model for people who experience symptoms of depression. Pluralistic therapy is a humanistic model based on deep respect and empathy in which your therapist will collaborate with you to choose the most appropriate methods towards achieving your goals. The therapy is provided as part of a research study which means you will be asked to complete forms, meet with an interviewer at specified intervals, and have sessions audio-recorded as part of the process.

If you have any questions, you can contact our helpful team on the email address below.

Please email if you are interested in taking part.

Meaning in Loss therapy group for traumatic bereavement

A Meaning in Loss grief therapy group for traumatic bereavement is going to run weekly for 12 sessions, starting in the new year. The group is open to people who are 18 or over and who have been bereaved for at least six months either through homicide, suicide or accident or disaster, and who experience ongoing distress or difficulty adapting to the loss. The therapy group aims to help people process and make sense of their loss and access what was significant and meaningful in the relationship with the deceased in order to integrate it into their lives moving forward. 

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Clinical Placement Opportunities

The term of the placement is a minimum of six months and may be extended. Trainee counsellors/counselling psychologists are expected to see three clients a week (there may be a possibility for more later on) and to attend regular, free in-house one-to-one supervision with an appropriately qualified supervisor.

Please email for further information.

Our Location

Parkstead House on the Whitelands Campus

CREST Research Centre Team

The University of Roehampton has a long tradition as a centre of excellence in training and research in the psychological therapies, and currently delivers both a doctoral programme in Counselling Psychology and a master's programme in Counselling. Our team includes leading figures in the field that have made significant impact to the counselling psychology discipline.

Find out more about the CREST.

Find out more about our Counselling Psychology course.