Here at the Glasgow School of Art our courses are designed to support the creative development of students in their chosen subject. Learning and the change this implies cannot happen without support. Student support is therefore integral to the activities of every academic department.

The School also has an excellent record of providing specialist support services that complement and underpin the core provision available through the academic departments.

Counselling Service >

The Student Counselling Service is one of the Student Support Services available to all matriculated students who are part of the Glasgow School of Art community.  We provide a professional and confidential environment in which you can explore personal and emotional issues that impact on your work; some of which may include:

          Adjusting to a new learning environment

          Feeling stressed, anxious or low

          Coming to terms with home sickness and feelings or loneliness

          Difficulties with confidence and low self-esteem

          Maintaining relationships with family, friends or a partner


Talking to someone who does not know you and won't judge you can help to make sense of a situation and to find a way forward.  The Counsellor will not tell you what to do, but will give you space to consider the impact your difficulties are having on you and support you in finding your own solutions.

Disability: If you inform the Counselling Service that you have a mental health issue, physical or sensory impairment, medical condition or specific learning difference, you are not formally disclosing this to GSA.  If you want the School to have this information please complete the Disability Disclosure Form and email it to  If you need further information on this, please contact Learning Support at GSA.