Counselling support for pupils and staff

Our team of experienced counsellors can work with primary school pupils (7 years +) right through to university-level students as well as staff within your organisation. Sessions can be in person or remotely.

Our qualified counsellors specialise in many different types of talking therapies and can work with people facing a wide range of different challenges, in a safe, confidential space.

Some counsellors may use creative therapies as an effective way for younger ages to express feelings and emotions and find a way towards meaning and connection.

supervision for schools

Reflective supervision

Teachers and pastoral staff can experience highly stressful situations and painful experiences. Without a safe space to reflect on difficulties can lead to stress-related illness, secondary trauma and burnout.

We offer reflective supervision (group and individual) to support staff in their work, process their experiences and celebrate what’s going well. Allowing staff to explore their work in a safe confidential space helps to challenge their own practices, receive feedback on their skills and identify areas to develop.

By providing regular supervision you can lower staff turnover and sick leave rates while supporting your team’s ongoing and professional growth. We offer different supervision models, to ensure a tailored, supportive environment for your staff’s needs, helping them thrive in their roles.

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Safe and experienced support for your organisation

We already work with primary, secondary, higher and further education organisations, helping their students, teachers and pastoral staff access supervision and counselling support whenever it’s needed. We can offer short term and longer-term counselling support depending on your needs.

University Student

“My counsellor helped me to create personal 'tools' to use in a variety of situations, to deal not only with the initial issues and feelings I was having, but with wider issues, which were also affecting my mental well-being and daily coping limitations.”

University Staff

"My series of counselling sessions have been highly impactful for me. I had a platform and outlet to talk and vent, when needed received validation and affirmation, and very helpfully was given practical suggestions. It was useful to have this weekly touchpoint to review and reflect, and explore approaches for the next week."

University Student

“My counsellor has helped me through one of the most challenging times of my life. Her guidance, knowledge and practical advice have been so beneficial and I’ll use these skills in all areas of my life. I cannot thank them enough for believing in me and helping me to rebuild my self-esteem and confidence and help me identify my personal values."

Frequently asked questions

Our counsellors specialise in a range of talking therapies which you can see here. Counsellors may use one type or combine several types. Different therapies work well for different people. There’s no ‘one size fits all’ approach although some modalities will be better suited for children and young people than others.

You can contact us via our contact form or call us on 02920 440 191

Clinical supervision is a structured process of regular professional support that aims to promote your continuous personal and professional development through discussion and reflection.

Supervision has three overlapping functions: supportive, formative, and normative, also sometimes referred to as restorative, educative and managerial. For example, helping you to reflect on what happened in a particular session with a client is in part a mutual monitoring of your practice.

Talking about your work is also supportive as working with people who need help involves ‘emotional labour’.

Supervision therefore offers you the opportunity to offload in complete confidence; it has been compared to ‘pithead time’, the opportunity for miners to wash off the grime from the working day, so that they do not bring it home.

This is for qualified and experienced practitioners. Here the relationship between practitioner and supervisor is more collegial. The supervisor does not necessarily have to share the supervisee’s way of working. Some people find it helpful to have supervision with someone from a different background, as they are less likely to share the same blind spots or ways of thinking. It may also enable you to widen your perspective.

No, whereas it may be therapeutic to have supervision and there is some overlap between the skills used, supervision is not therapy. The difference lies in focus and emphasis: in supervision, the focus is on you as a professional and your work; in the case of personal life events the emphasis will be on how they may affect the work with your clients.

So whereas your supervisor would want to know about distressing events that are happening in your life in case they affect your work, they will not then move into counselling or therapy mode. However, your will both probably look into what support you have available. Sometimes it may be suggested by a supervisor that practitioners may want to return to therapy for extra support.

No. Consultative supervision is not the same as managerial supervision. Ideally your consultative or clinical supervisor should not also be your manager, as that may inhibit you from participating fully.



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If you’d like to provide counselling, supervision or any other professional mental health support for your teachers, students and staff then talk to our team about how we can work together.