Counselling is a talking therapy that offers confidentiality, honesty and empathy in a stable, safe and consistent environment. Relationships are built over time and mutual respect and autonomy is key to the healthy working alliance that they aim to develop. By building this relationship and seeing some of the pupils over different periods of time, a level of trust is developed that allows the pupils to feel heard. Those that access the counselling, learn to use the space to explore elements of their school or home life that they may be finding challenging. Advice giving is not part of the package but an exploration of choice is used for independence and responsibility to be developed.
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