From time to time, children and young people can become overwhelmed by the challenges that they face in life. The physical, emotional and social pressures of growing up can be hard for some to navigate, and sadly, stressful life events also occur.
Counselling provides an opportunity for students to explore what is troubling them with a neutral person who is objective and non-judgemental. It enables young people to understand their situation a little better with the aim of developing coping strategies that improve their psychological strength, confidence and overall happiness.
Our school-based counsellors are Mrs Rachel Harling and Mrs Catherine Power.
Mrs Harling is a Senior Accredited Counsellor and a specialist in child and adolescent mental health. She has worked extensively in this field in a variety of settings, including NHS, private practice and education. Mrs Harling is in School Monday to Friday, inclusive, every week and can be contacted by email.
Mrs Power supports Mrs Harling in the provision we offer. Mrs Power is an Accredited Counsellor with many years of experience in working in different settings and she works at RGS Worcester on Mondays.
Our counselling team can support our pupils with:
- Anxiety and stress
- Lack of confidence / low self-esteem
- Low mood and depression
- Difficulties with anger
- Regulating emotions and tolerating distress
- Peer relations
- Family Issues
- Eating Disorders
- Coping with physical illness
If you would like to know more about the counselling service we offer, please contact Mrs Sofia Nicholls (Designated Safeguarding Lead) by email.