School counselling – promoting psychological well-being for teachers and support staff
Schools are not always easy places to work. As well as the demands and expectations placed on pupils, teachers, including head teachers, teaching assistants and other support staff can also be affected by stress, anxiety, conflict, behavioural and other problematic issues. Thankfully dedicated school counselling and mediation services are available to provide much needed help and support.
Prior to taking a career break, I spent 5 years as a secondary school and SEN teacher in Stoke-on-Trent and a further 5 years as an education welfare officer working with teachers in North Staffordshire to assist pupils who were struggling to access education. As a placement during my Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy I provided therapeutic play sessions within a school in South Manchester. Whilst there I saw the commitment and dedication of a hard-working staff putting the best interests of their pupils ahead of their own wellbeing.
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What if we made a positive difference to one teacher today that makes a positive difference to thousands of children tomorrow and in the future?