Counselling is an integral element of our holistic therapeutic approach at Burlington House School.
Our experience has shown that pupils’ ability to have confidential access to an adult who is empathetic and non-judgmental is valued and effective.
Our school counsellors are able to work with a wide range of issues and are experienced at adapting their practice to match pupils’ unique learning or communication needs. Many young people have endured negative attitudes and a lack of self-esteem in their school lives, and we are available to help redress the impact of these effects in their time with us.
Teachers, support staff and other school therapists might suggest that a pupil could benefit from regular counselling sessions, and pupils are also able to self-refer. All pupils are also able to access a therapeutic chat with a counsellor on an informal drop-in basis without having regular sessions. Counsellors are also at times available to discuss parent concerns about well-being at home or school.
The school is exceptionally fortunate in being able to offer an integrated service within the school day and on site. However, we are also able to consult with and refer to other professional agencies.
There are frequent meetings and shared perspectives within the school community which enables us to be connected and mutually supportive. This allows us to offer considered and collaborative initiatives for our pupils if and when the need arises.