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Schools Counselling Service

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. 

School Counselling Service, Gloucestershire Counselling Service

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 

Schools contract our services each academic year and we tend to 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. 

If you are interested in GCS providing counselling services for your school please get in touch at [email protected]  

Our Therapists

All of our therapists have relevant experience and are BACP registered. After completing the initial assessment we will review your responses and match you with a therapist most suited to your needs.

BACP Accredited
Trained and Professional 


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