When considering whether to have a school counsellor it is important to verify they are qualified and supervised. This ensures both safeguarding and quality. Guidance from Norfolk County Council on the appointment of counsellors in schools can be found in their publication Counselling Guidance for Schools.
MAP guarantees the quality and qualifications of all our counsellors and ensures they are receiving clinical supervision, training and development. We have a fantastic team of qualified and experienced counsellors, who work to standards set by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) or the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
We are able to provide a choice of counsellors and approaches, tailored to the needs of your school and your students. This flexibility and choice is an advantage over the use of sole-practitioner counsellors or employing a counsellor directly.
Our counsellors regularly support young people with a range of different challenges such as:
- Grief and loss
- Body image
- Family difficulties
We can provide schools with a range of therapeutic approaches such as music therapy or art therapy. We also provide family therapy and relationship therapy. Our practitioners can provide advice and support to school staff about how best to respond to the mental health and wellbeing challenges that young people might face.
If you would like MAP to provide counselling in your school contact us to discuss your school’s needs.
If you are a young person looking for counselling please visit our Mental health and wellbeing page.