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We have a wide range of support available, ranging from practical support on your studies to help with issues of an emotional or personal nature.

The Trinity Laban Counselling Service is friendly and approachable, and free to all undergraduate and postgraduate students.

We are a team of highly experienced professional counsellors, available at both the Music and Dance Faculties between 9.30h and 20.30h Monday to Friday.

Counselling provides a confidential safe place where you can talk about any anxieties or difficulties that you may be experiencing. It is often easier to talk to someone not otherwise involved in your life, as this can help you gain new perspective on whatever is troubling you.

We have experience of working with a wide range of issues, including:

  • performance and academic problems
  • anxiety
  • sexuality
  • depression
  • eating disorders
  • self-harm
  • relationships
  • mental health issues

After an informal assessment session, you will be offered 8 weekly sessions with one of our counsellors. Counselling sessions last 45 minutes and take place at the same time and place each week.

If you feel that counselling might be helpful for you, please contact Sarah Hall, the Senior Counsellor to arrange an assessment session. 

You can contact Sarah on 020 8305 3884 or 07718 198 937 or at

For further information please read our Counselling Leaflet 2018/19.

 Appointments take place at Cottage 1 in the Laban building and Rooms 219 and 220 at King Charles Court.

Contact our Counsellors

Sarah Hall  - Senior Counsellor (Music & Dance Faculty)
Tel: +44 (0)20 8305 3884 

Jeremy Shaw - Counsellor (Music & Dance Faculty)
Tel: +44 (0)20 8305 4413 

Alec Parsons-Smith - Sessional Counsellor - Music Faculty
Jonathan Pinto - Sessional Counsellor - Dance Faculty
Marilyn Heward-Mills - Sessional Counsellor - Dance Faculty
Sonia Avasthi - Sessional Counsellor - Dance Faculty
Michelle Caleb - Associate Counsellor - Music Faculty
Laura Phillips - Associate Counsellor - Music Faculty
Lisa Ferrara - Associate Counsellor - Dance Faculty
Deone Payne-James - Associate Counsellor - Dance Faculty
Simon Dilly - Associate Counsellor - Dance Faculty
Tobias Short - Associate Counsellor - Dance Faculty



Contact the Chaplain

Revd Pat Mann  - Chaplain
Tel: +44 (0)7814 704 704  
Email: or

Our Chaplain Revd Pat Mann is available for anyone to see regardless of faith or none. Pat is based at the Chapel close to King Charles Court but can be seen at either KCC or the Laban Building. To contact Pat please either email or phone/text 07814 704 704.

Read more about the Old Royal Naval College Chapel.