Counselling service for schools and colleges

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Counselling service for schools and colleges

It is widely recognised that dealing with children and young people’s mental health has become a regular part of teachers and lecturers workloads. Even with well-developed pastoral care systems, there is often a need for additional support to meet the emotional and mental health needs of young people today.

In 2016, Newman University launched a new wellbeing centre for the community – Newman Health & Wellbeing – operating from the University campus in Bartley Green. One of our services is our counselling & psychotherapy service for children and young people which is available both within schools and our suite of therapy rooms.

Our Counselling and Psychotherapy service for children and young people offers affordable counselling to children as young as three. Our practitioners work with children and young people with a wide range of individual emotional, psychological and social stressors.

Newman Health & Wellbeing Counselling & Psychotherapy brings the skills of practitioners, tutors and trainee practitioners together to deliver a professional counselling service. Your pupil will be matched to a counsellor that is best able to relate to the young person and the issues they are looking to resolve.

We are aware of the challenging financial climate under which schools are operating and want to ensure that the prices we offer are affordable and reflect the high calibre quality service being provided.

How counselling can help students

Counselling can help your student with:

  • Anger and Anxiety
  • Depression and low mood
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Bullying
  • Difficulties with relationships of all types
  • Difficulties with transitions or adjusting
  • Trauma and all types of abuse
  • Stress including exam related stress
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender identity
  • Food/eating concerns

It was good and now I feel I am more capable of dealing with my worries. I feel now that I have finished all the sessions I’ve got the tools and skills I need and feel better overall. Sometimes just talking about and reflecting on why exactly I worry, was something freeing and helpful and made me feel better.

D, aged 13

Why schools and colleges should choose Newman Health & Wellbeing Counselling & Psychotherapy

  • Flexible delivery – at school or campus based counselling rooms including a dedicated children’s therapy room
  • Extensive knowledge and practical expertise – the service is based on the collective knowledge and experience base of the counselling lecturers, all of whom are senior practitioners in their own right.
  • Practitioners with specific training and experience in working with children and young people. Newman University currently offers the only professional training programme in the West Midlands that leads to accreditation as a child and adolescent counsellors/psychotherapists and is accredited by the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
  • Counselling available throughout the school year – offering continuity of service during school holidays
  • Range of appointment times available – daytime and evenings
  • Impact evaluation and research reports – schools will be able to request reports prepared to University research standards based on the specifics of the service delivered
  • Professional body membership – all counsellors as a minimum will be members of their professional bodies and will work to the relevant ethical code. Some will be close to or have achieved accredited counsellor status and others will have many years of counselling experience
  • Clinical supervision – all counsellors receive external supervision to ensure the quality of therapeutic work
  • Expertise in adult counselling – referrals can also be made for members of staff either as a stand-alone option or in combination with pupil counselling support

 

COSTS

Newman Health & Wellbeing Counselling & Psychotherapy operates on a cost recovery basis, paid for by either commissioning organisations, such as educational establishments or individuals themselves with a contribution from Newman University.

Schools, academies and colleges draw upon their own budgets (including using pupil premium funding). Adults requiring counselling or parents concerned about their child may self-refer and pay for the service they receive.

Counselling Contact Details

If you would like to find out more about Newman Health & Wellbeing Counselling and Psychotherapy, please contact using the methods listed below:

Telephone – 0121 483 2205

Email: counselling@newman.ac.uk

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