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About Us

The Schools Counselling Partnership specialises in providing a therapeutic counselling service supporting children, schools and families. Our approach is to work with small clusters of local schools who share their experiences and learn from each other. We have achieved some amazing results, embedding an emotionally intelligent culture in every school involved, positively affecting children, staff and parents/carers. We have challenged the ‘norm’ and successfully improved the life chances of the children we work with.

Our Philosophy

We take a holistic approach to working with children, families and staff in schools. We aim to work with the child and the ‘team around the child’ – be they parents, carers, extended family members, teachers, teaching assistants, etc.

We look at a child’s attachment style, try to understand their inner world and help them make sense of it. Whilst doing this, we offer advice, emotional support and strategies to those around the child so that everyone can support the child – and benefit themselves.

Our Services

We aim to work with clusters of local schools, so that each learns from each other – what works or doesn’t, how to engage families, understanding behavioural plans. Schools can benefit by sharing pastoral care and the costs of the service.

Each school will have:
one to one support for pupils (delivered by a volunteer therapist in their final year of training), lunchtime drop-in for pupils, support for parents and carers (one to one support and a weekly drop in), support for staff (a weekly drop in and on-going support) and training for school staff.

“The day that you are in  it’s like a viel of calm descends across the whole school.  We all feel it.  It’s quite powerful”

Alison Reed, Deputy Head, Dairy Meadow Primary School

Outcomes

115 children received one to one therapeutic support

  • 92% were better able to access the curriculum
  • In 75% of cases teachers reported a reduction in overall stress
  • In 69% of cases teachers reported a reduction in overall stress
  • 44% made accelerated progress in one or more subject

3,532 children made visits to the lunchtime drop-in (1 in 5 children)
620 parents/families visited the parents drop-in
476 staff members visited the staff drop- in
450 children participated in Paws B Mindfulness Lesson
80 staff members attending Mindfulness Drop Ins
46 children participated in BASE Babywatching Classes
29 schools attended out Central Training Programme participating in

  • Active Listening Training
  • Attachment in the Classroom Training

Read more about our outcomes

Support Us

We take a holistic approach to working with children, families and staff in schools. We aim to work with the child and the ‘team around the child’ – be they parents, carers, extended family members, teachers, teaching assistants, etc.

We look at a child’s attachment style, try to understand their inner world and help them make sense of it. Whilst doing this, we offer advice, emotional support and strategies to those around the child so that everyone can support the child – and benefit themselves.

Help support Schools Counselling Partnership by donating via JustGiving.

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