What kind of things might coaching help me with?

It is up to you what you work on but some examples of things students bring to coaching include managing stress/anxiety, time management, confidence building, improving communication skills, public speaking and setting and achieving personal or University goals.  Your coach will help you set your own outcomes and help you devise a plan that will take you from where you are now to where you want to be. 

Your coach will not advise or tell you what to do but rather will help you to identify the direction that is right for you.

How can I access the coaching service?

If you think coaching might be for you, email studentwellbeing@hw.ac.uk.  You will be offered an initial appointment lasting around an hour to meet your coach and have the opportunity to discuss how coaching can support you to work towards any desired outcomes (goals).  If you decide to proceed the number of sessions will be decided between you and your coach.

What is the difference between counselling and coaching?

Counselling is a therapeutic space where someone may explore any issue in their lives that is affecting them emotionally and psychologically. 

Coaching is different to counselling and offers a more structured and practical approach to life-planning, focusing on the present and helping you achieve your goals for the future.


Confidentiality and information sharing will be discussed between you and your coach in your initial appointment.  If your coach has concerns about your immediate safety, or the safety of someone else they will share relevant information with a third party. All attempts will be made to inform you of this at the time.

Your coach has completed an accredited training course and is a member of the Association for Coaching. Our coaching practice is aligned to the AC Global Code of Ethics and good practice standards.