Counselling Subject guide

These resources are available on and off campus. If asked, select UK Federation login, Home Institution and/or Shibboleth, enter New College Lanarkshire then log on to the resources using your college username and password.

A database focusing on Legislation, Policies, and Practices regarding children, young people and families who live in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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This is a video collection of over 19,000 titles including current TV recordings.
Complete Issues
Articles, statistics, personal accounts and links to websites on a wide range of topics. 
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Emerald Insight
Global publisher with a large portfolio of online journals and books.

Gale News, Business and Reference
Access to a large range of online reference materials including journals, newspaper archives and e-books.

Health and Social Care training
Curriculum mapped Health & Social care resources, created for and by further education and skills practitioners.

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Issues Online
The online version of the Donnellan Issues series that includes key facts, statistics and articles on a wide range of topical issues.

National Library of Scotland
A range of databases from the National Library of Scotland. They cover many subject areas and include e-books, newspapers, journals, audio-visual resources and images. You need to register on the website to gain access to the resources.

Very Short Introductions
Expert authors combine facts, analysis, new insights, and enthusiasm to offer concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects.

Most of the print books for your course will be found in the social services, counselling and psychotherapy (shelf mark 360 and above) section of the LLC, covering subjects such as sociology, social care, health care and counselling.

All books on counselling are listed on the LLC catalogue.

The LLC also has a range of ‘English for speakers of other languages (ESOL)’ books, as well as a selection of fiction books.

E-books for counselling can be found on the catalogue or through our providers E-book CentralVLe Books and E-books for Further Education. Further e-books are available through the 'Useful websites and Open Access resources' section above.

If asked, select UK Federation login, Home Institution and/or Shibboleth, enter New College Lanarkshire then log on to the resources using your college username and password.


Journals provide up-to-date information about a subject. In addition to the print titles we hold below we have access to many online titles on Gale News, Business and Reference and Emerald Insight.

Children in Scotland (Motherwell)

Psychology Review (Cumbernauld, Coatbridge, Motherwell)

The Psychologist (Cumbernauld, Coatbridge, Motherwell)

Sociology Review (Cumbernauld, Coatbridge, Motherwell)

Mental Health Today (Motherwell, 2010-2012 editions)

Further journals are available through the 'Useful websites and Open Access resources' section above.

A range of academic DVD’s on various subjects, as well as a selection of movies, are available for loan. These may be borrowed for one week and can be requested from other campus LLC if not available at your own. Below are titles available for your subject:

Bereavement and loss counselling
Introducing listening and counselling skills
Multi-theoretical counselling and psychotherapy
Counselling children: a microskills approach
Experiencing counselling
Counselling: exploring fear and sadness

Knowledge Network NHS
The national knowledge management platform for health and social care in Scotland, providing access to databases, journals and e-books, and evidence summaries to support decisions at point of care.

The Point of Care Foundation
An online guide supporting clinical, patient experience and quality teams to draw on patient experience data to improve quality in healthcare.

Scottish Government Health and social care
Comprehensive resource offering information on policy, research and statistics relating to health and social care in Scotland.

Social Care Online
UK’s largest database of information and research on all aspects of social care and social work.

Social Services Knowledge Scotland
Website and digital library dedicated to social services, providing links to e-books and e-journals for research and practice.

All students may borrow up to 6 items for up to 4 weeks. Loans periods may be extended if no one else has requested the items. Renewals can be made in person, by phone, email or via the catalogue. Items can be reserved through our 'Click and Collect' facility on the catalogue.

Multifunctional print devices are available in each campus LLC, for black and white and colour printing, photocopying and scanning to email, and students are provided with print credit automatically at the start of the semester.

Computers in the LLCs can be booked for personal study through the 'Book a PC' link at the very top of this page or through the 'MyNCL' app.

LLC opening hours are available on the catalogue.

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