School Counselling Services
10% OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
(AGED 5-16 YEARS) HAVE A CLINICALLY DIAGNOSABLE MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEM.
However, 70% of children and adolescents who experience mental health problems have not had appropriate interventions at an early age. (Children's Society 2008).
School counselling makes a huge difference in the lives of children and young people. In fact, early intervention ensures children with small worries develop coping mechanisms. Therefore as adults they have greater resilience in times of need.
Students can struggle to express themselves. Therefore creative arts therapy is ideal. It allows students to process emotions in a safe space, using a variety of story, play, ritual, art, and drama. As a result, they can verbalise or express emotions and feelings that are buried.
I offer a range of services which can be combined to create an emotionally healthy environment for students:
Staff Counselling Services
Staff counselling and check-ins help to recognise negative workplace patterns. This helps prevent long-term difficulties. It will support staff to manage their mental health.
Student Counselling Services
We deliver one-to-one, sibling or group interventions as required by the school. Alongside the intervention, we carry out parent meetings, as well as providing feedback for teachers on how to support the students in question. Assessments, outcome measures and reports are carried out as part of the intervention process.
Mental Health Workshops
Learn more about various mental health topics in order to better understand how to support the whole school community.
Mental Health Training for Teachers
We understand that teachers are given more and more responsibility for the mental health of students. To support you and your school to meet these needs, we offer mental health training to upskill your staff to deliver interventions for students.
Difficulties I have supported range from anger management and bereavement, to domestic violence, substance abuse, and anxiety. My approach has successfully supported students to manage their anger, work within boundaries and deal with emotional trauma. For this reason. students have successfully completed interventions. In fact, students went on to strive without the need for additional support, throughout the rest of their education.
You can read a number of my previous cases, to see how I effectively managed the student’s needs. All the while, I took full care and regard for safeguarding protocols.
I have also helped transform the mental health culture, and develop honest conversations about emotional wellbeing and health in previous schools. I recognise how valuable these conversations can be. Especially now, when there is discussion to create mental health leads in schools.
Whilst all teachers may want to support the mental health of students, they are not always equipped with the right skills. Likewise, the various demands on educators can make the role difficult to fulfill.
I have worked for a number of charities and schools directly. As a result I have supported the development of students, staff and schools. Organisations have included the following:
Place2Be, Family Action, Kids Inspire, Nechells E-Act Academy, Washwood Heath Academy, Court Farm Primary, Skilts School for SEN students, Waltham Abbey Primary, Buckhurst Hill Primary, Crownwoods Academy (Greenwich), Loughton Primary, Thundersley Primary and Cedar Hall School for SEN students.