What does counselling mean?
It is a chance for you to talk to a counsellor about something that may have happened which is affecting the way you feel. This could be family problems, being bullied or if someone you know has died.
What is a counsellor?
A counsellor is a trained person you can talk to on your own about how you are feeling. Sometimes, when talking feels too difficult, the counsellor may work in more creative ways to look at these issues.
How can I see a counsellor?
Your doctor, school nurse or school staff can arrange for you to see a counsellor.
What will happen when I see the counsellor?
If you are under 16 you will first meet the counsellor with your parent or carer to make sure you feel comfortable talking to them. If you feel you would like to talk to the counsellor again on your own this can be arranged. What you talk to the counsellor about is private, unless the counsellor is concerned you are at risk of harm in any way. The counsellor will always tell you if they need to break your confidence in order to keep you safe.