Schools Counselling

Working with schools to support student mental wellbeing.

Working with schools to support student mental wellbeing.

We place counsellors in schools and other educational settings so they can provide direct, onsite support to students.

Life can be scary, confusing and challenging. For a wide variety of reasons, children and young people don’t always feel they can voice their worries at school – often bottling up their emotions instead.

Counselling is a form of talking therapy, where young people can explore what they’re going through, how they’re feeling and find ways to move forward. It provides a confidential space where children and young people can talk about their issues, separate from parents, family, teachers and peers, without worrying about being judged or having to work through things alone.

Our counsellors have a wide range of experience in providing mental health and wellbeing support to children and young people in a wide range of educational settings.

 

Why provide counselling in school?

Having a counsellor based in a school means easy access for students. They can discreetly pop to their appointment, without a long journey or the need to visit an unfamiliar location. Teachers can refer directly into the service, making sure students can access the help they need quickly, before problems escalate.

When we place a counsellor in a school, we develop a strong partnership with the school, working hard to ensure everyone gets the best from the service – teachers, the counsellor and most importantly, the students.

While our service is, of course, fully confidential, schools can feel reassured by the knowledge that their pupils are receiving the support they need socially and emotionally from us, enabling teachers to focus on teaching.

 

Your service has been a great help to us at this school. Children aren’t left waiting around to speak to somebody about how they are feeling. Thank you.
- Pastoral Manager, St John Fishers RC High School

Any school that works with us is assigned a trained counsellor, who is clinically supervised by an experienced TLC supervisor.

Schools are given a named project contact at TLC and receive an annual report about the sessions we deliver and their outcomes.

We have over 20 years’ experience of delivering counselling in schools to students and over 40 years’ as an organisation supporting young people with their mental wellbeing. We currently work with a range of schools and support thousands of young people every year.

All our Counsellors have graduated from counselling training at Diploma Level 4 or above and our Counsellors who work in schools have completed additional training in working with young people at different developmental stages.

They’re also trained in a variety of techniques which include things like; play therapy, art therapy and creative practices.

We are experienced in dealing with a wide range of issues that can impact children and young people, including:

  • Domestic abuse
  • Family difficulties
  • Care systems
  • Identity self-esteem and confidence
  • Sexuality, race and belonging
Ashton on Mersey School
Audenshaw School
Fairfield High School for Girls
Pendlebury Centre
St Philip’s CE Primary School

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