Schools Counselling Service

Who is the service for?

GCS contracts with schools to provide qualified counsellors in school during term time. We have a team of qualified counsellors and therapists who have extensive experience of working with children and young people in schools. They are skilled in assessing the emotional needs of young people and in building rapport with them. Our counsellors provide a valued extra layer of support in school to augment the support provided by teaching and pastoral care staff.

Counselling can help students deal with a range of issues including:

  • dramatic drops in performance at school
  • mood swings, frequent changes in attitude and behaviour
  • issues around anger
  • breakdown in family relationships
  • bereavement, loss and separation
  • school refusal
  • bullying or victims of bullying
  • low self esteem
  • self-harm


How it works

Schools contract our services each academic year and we normally bill termly in advance. At the end of each year GCS provides summary data on service usage and presenting issues.

Counselling Sessions

The usual basis for schools counselling is one initial assessment session followed by up to five further sessions. Sessions are usually 40 minutes or 50 minutes duration as agreed with the school.

Standard terms and conditions for this counselling service are set out in Service Level Agreements between GCS and its organisational clients. For more information please contact us.

What next?

To find out more please email us at [email protected] or telephone: 01453 766310.