School-based Counselling Services
School-based counsellors provide specialist support in schools for pupils experiencing emotional difficulties or where there is a noticeable change or deterioration in behaviour and attitiude.
The following list might prompt the invovlement of a counsellor in school:
when parents are going through divorce or separation;
where there are known family relationship problems. This might includedomestic abuse;
when there are difficulties in attending school;
when there are difficulties with friendships.
- when there is evidence of stress or a change in behaviour - such as becoming withdrawn, disruptive or mood swings;
following the bereavement of a familymember or friend;
difficulties in relation to academic/vocational issues (e.g. a lack of motivation, exam anxiety, fear of failure, concerns for the future);
where there is evidence of potentially self-damaging behaviour (e.g. drug and alcohol misuse, eating problems or self-harm);
when there are difficulties in relation to personal identity (e.g. race, gender, sexual preference)
In all cases it is essential that counselling is understood to be voluntary (i.e. a young person cannot be 'sent' for counselling).
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- The school's pastoral manager or SENCo (see below)
- Referral required
- Referral Details
The majority of secondary schools and colleges provide a school-based counselling service for pupils.
While pupils are able to self-refer, parents and professioanls are advised to contact the school's pastoral manager (see below) in the first instance if they would like to request the involvement of the school's counsellor.
email@example.com - 736524
firstname.lastname@example.org - 822900
email@example.com - 855876
firstname.lastname@example.org - 743171
Jersey College for Girls
email@example.com - 516200
Mark Gosling - firstname.lastname@example.org - 638200
email@example.com - 872840
firstname.lastname@example.org - 618240
email@example.com - 608608
firstname.lastname@example.org - 736242
- Other notes
There may be occasions when young people would prefer to access counselling support outside of school. In these circumsntances, young people might be signposted to the Youth Enquiry Service (YES).