What is Counselling?
Counselling provides an opportunity for children to talk, in confidence, about things that are worrying them or affecting their day to day life. What children choose to talk about is completely up to them, but common issues are bullying, parental separation, stress, friendships, change, bereavement, distressing traumatic events and anger.
What does a Counsellor do?
Counsellors are trained to listen without judging and to help children sort out their thoughts and feelings. Counsellors in primary schools often use creative activities such as drawing, art, sand trays and writing to help a child express their concerns.