Lauenna Luddington

Counsellor specialising in student mental health

Support for students

Being a student can be a hugely stressful experience. What should be an exciting and stimulating time can turn into a nightmare with excessive anxiety, depression, lack of motivation and social anxiety.

Some students are trying to study while recovering from trauma or an eating disorder, while others are coping with challenges like family breakdown, bereavement or physical health problems such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Along with all the academic and social pressures, it’s no wonder so many young people can feel so completely overwhelmed. Pressures comes from many different angles and require different perspectives and strategies.

Working with me

Focused and constructive counselling can help to clarify the issues, gain a more helpful perspective and decrease the sense of isolation. Developing tools and strategies that strengthen their inner resources, students can reduce stress and fear, improve their academic performance and increase their sense of personal power. I have experience supporting students at school, college and university level and work with clients aged 12 and above.

Together, we can work to clarify issues and find strategies that empower them and give them a greater sense of autonomy. Working through problems with a professional can not only help to overcome current challenges, but can contribute to healthy coping mechanisms that can serve young people throughout their lives.

I commonly support students with issues such as:

  • Exam anxiety
  • Social anxiety
  • Eating disorders
  • Physical health problems
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome/M.E.
  • Depression
  • Bereavement
  • Time and energy management
  • Revision techniques and exam strategy