Schools and Young People

According to the Department of Education in 2015, school-based counselling is viewed positively by school staff, children, and young people, who see it as an effective way to improve mental health and wellbeing, and facilitate engagement with studying and learning. This service is also seen as accessible, providing children and young people with more options to talk to a professional about problems in their lives.

In schools, counsellors often encounter common issues such as family problems, anxiety, depression, self-harm, attention disorders, PTSD, eating disorders, and substance misuse.

We provide support services to children and young people aged 5-18 years old in primary and secondary schools across the UK. My services include:

  • 1-to-1 counselling and short-term cognitive-behavioural therapy sessions
  • Flexible services, such as morning, full-day, or sessional services, tailored to the needs of individual schools, including drop-in services during break times, organized sessions for pupils, and staff counselling
  • Group work on various topics such as anger, exam stress, anxiety, and self-harm
  • Support and advice on safeguarding and child protection
  • Workshops and training sessions on recognizing self-harm, attachment difficulties, and anger management
  • Collaborating with other agencies, including CAMHS, voluntary sector partners, and community groups, to provide multidisciplinary working
  • Provisions for parents and carers, including one-to-one counselling, family sessions, and collaborative sessions

The effectiveness of our in-school counselling services is evidenced by increased well-being, measured using Goodman’s Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire, improved attendance, calmer pupil behaviour, fewer disruptions in class, and better, more focused attitudes towards learning.

To learn more about having Mind Sense Therapy attend your school, please contact us at to discuss how we can support your school.

If funding is a concern, please do let us know, and we will try to work with you to find a workable solution.