Path through the woods, with The First Undergraduate statue

The College Counsellor

Fitzwilliam provides a free and confidential counselling service for all undergraduate and postgraduate students registered at the College.

Our College Counsellor, Phyllis Smith, is available for appointments during term online and in person, Covid restrictions permitting.

Phyllis is a BACP accredited counsellor.  She adopts an integrative approach in counselling. Counselling sessions last 50 minutes and sessions are weekly by appointment.  The sessions are fully confidential and information is not shared without your permission, except if there are serious issues of risk to self or others.

Please email Claire Thompson, the Wellbeing Coordinator ( or Phyllis Smith, the Counsellor ( who will process your referral.

All students also have ongoing access to the University Counselling Service to which they can self-refer to anytime by following this link