At New Park Academy we have a trained counsellor, Karen Seymour who is available for the pupils to have one to one sessions. Our counsellor is diploma trained, has regular clinical supervision and is a member of the governing body BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). Parental consent is required and is given in the guidance pack when a pupil starts our school. Pupils can be referred by parents / carers, staff members or by themselves.
What sort of problems could I talk to a counsellor about?
You can talk to a counsellor about anything that might be worrying or upsetting you.
Maybe you are worried or upset about a friend or family member.
You may feel under pressure at school or worried about your future.
You may have worries about your health, or fear for you safety.
You may feel bullied or harassed.
Someone close to you may have died or be seriously ill.
You may feel lonely, isolated or rejected.
You may have painful memories of events that have happened in the past.
Or you may just feel unhappy and not be certain why.
What is counselling?
Counselling provides the opportunity and space for you to talk about things that may be difficult to share with anyone else. It can help you find more effective ways of coping and help you to understand your feelings better. It can also be a way to find out about yourself. It is a place to be accepted and not judged. It is not about giving advice or telling you what to do.