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About Us


Optimum Student Support delivers highly specialised, individually tailored academic and mental health support services to students and privately funded clients at all educational levels, including, schools, colleges and universities in the UK.

We ensure all the practitioners we choose to work with us, whether Specialist Mentors, Tutors, Counsellors, Psychotherapists or Coaches, share our value and ethos of putting each student’s and client’s requirements and wishes at the centre of everything they do.

Our Optimum Student Support staff members are committed and adhere to these core values:

  • All students should expect to receive high quality support to enable them to demonstrate their academic ability.
  • All students should expect to receive high quality support that is designed to enable the independence of the student.
  • Support should be delivered in an agreed manner that suits the learning needs of the student and is compatible with the education of the student’s course and programme of study.
  • A clear structure is in place to ensure services can be measured against each other on a like-for-like basis.

Your assurance of quality

We adhere to the Quality Assurance Framework for non-medical help (NMH) providers and support workers delivering Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA), provided through the English student support package (including DSAs administered by Student Finance England), and funded by the Department for Education (DfE).

Optimum Student Support practitioners are individual members or registrants of BACP/UKCP and work in accordance with the Ethical Framework for the Counselling Profession.

Success stories

  • I’m so thankful that I’ve been able to receive specialist mentoring because of the wonderful personalised support that has helped me get through university

    Some days I’ve been feeling down, but after my session I leave feeling infinitely better because it’s an outlet for whatever’s on my mind and my mentor’s warmth and enthusiasm is really uplifting.

    Cansu T, Zoology Student

  • With the help of my mentor I have done things I didn't think I'd be able to

    like present a poster at a conference, and now, I am a PhD student and the happiest I’ve ever been.

    Oliver B , Phd Student

  • When I first came to university, I was extremely anxious having never been away from home

    My mentor has been instrumental in helping me deal with various concerns by talking through them and coming up with strategies to help manage them.

    Vincent S , Phd Student, Robotics

  • I feel more in control

    With time I let myself slowly face the situations that used to paralyze me. I am now back at work and have reconnected with my friends. I started with meeting out in the open to now being able to have a drink in a bar. I feel happy and back in control.

    Mark R , Tewkesbury

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