We have two excellent counsellors available to pupils.
Counselling provides an opportunity to explore areas in one’s life that are or have been problematic. This is offered in a confidential, safe, supportive and non judgmental environment. It can help individuals to gain clarity and understanding of their situation, as well as empowering them to make changes that have a positive effect on their lives and promote their mental and physical well-being. Some very good reasons to access Counselling therapy include issues such as stress, anxiety and panic attacks, feeling low or depressed, low self esteem, relationship issues or breakdown, eating disorders, bereavement and loss, sexuality or gender concerns to name but a few.
Tikkii Mawson originally qualified as a Nurse at Kings College Hospital in 1982 where her practice as a counselling therapist has been enhanced by having 36 years of nursing experience under her belt. She offers tailored person centred counselling to adults and young people. She is registered as a practising counsellor with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. She has worked since 2009 as a school counsellor in the state and private sector.
Tom Huber is an integrative counsellor working in private practice as well as in both state and private education. His focus is on counselling and mentoring children, adolescents and young adults. He doesn’t necessarily work with one particular model of counselling and adapts it accoring to the individual. He is very approachable and is one of very few counsellors in the area to offer short term support via SMS as well as counselling via phone and Skype.
Contact is organised by the Deputy Head, Pastoral who will contact parents to discuss the details in advance.