What is counselling?
Counselling gives you a safe and confidential space to talk about any problems or difficulties you may be having. A counsellor will not judge you but listen carefully and look at how you can feel more positive or change the way you feel about things. Counselling can be held at school, your doctors or anywhere that has a private room we can use, just as long as you feel comfortable.
How does it work?
Once you build up trust with your counsellor and feel safe enough to talk, counselling helps by giving you a space to talk with someone who is not involved in the situation and is not a teacher, a friend or a member of your family. It can feel good to talk to someone and work through ways to feel better. Sometimes just saying it aloud to someone is enough and your counsellor will also give you tools to use to help you work through whatever your problem is.
What can I talk about?
You can talk to your counsellor about anything you want to. All our team are experienced, qualified and will not judge you on how you are feeling. We have supported young people with lots of issues, so you will not be alone and not the first person to ever feel like you do. We can support you through exam stress, bullying, feeling sad, sexuality, worry, family problems and self-harm. Anything that is troubling you, you can talk to our counsellors about.