SCHOOL COUNSELLING SERVICE
The overall aim of the school counselling service is to provide a safe and supportive environment for young people in which they can talk about their anxieties, their worries and their fears.
The Department for Education (DfE) describes counselling as one of the important elements of support to be considered for children and young people experiencing emotional and behavioural difficulties. In its guidance for promoting positive mental health, DfE also recognises the importance of counselling as an early intervention and preventative strategy to stop deterioration in stress levels and mental health in young people.
Counselling can provide young people with an opportunity to express thoughts and feelings about their situation and gain insight and explore strategies to manage themselves and their relationships more effectively.
Referrals for counselling can be of benefit if;
Our school counsellor is Celia Povey MA., a fully accredited member of the The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, trained at Preston College and Manchester University. She has been employed at St. Augustine’s R.C. High School to work specifically with young people since 2005.