Cox Green School offers an in house counselling service. Our school counsellor, Helena is a BACP Accredited Integrative Arts Psychotherapeutic counsellor specialising in supporting under 18’s.Helena works with her Therapy Dog Colin who is accredited through Canine Assisted Learning.

Counselling allows the pupils to explore their experiences and emotions with a trusted and trained adult who will support them to find ways to develop their own resilience and ways of managing. No pupil will be made to attend counselling unless they are happy to do so.  

Students are primarily referred to the service by their SAFE managers, however any pupil who feels they need additional support can speak to their tutors or heads of years to discuss seeing Helena.  Helena and Colin also attend the weekly Wellbeing drop in sessions run by the schools Wellbeing Ambassadors currently on a Thursday during break 1 in C14.

The school counsellor recommends pupils and parents look at the following websites for support and advice:

https://www.kooth.com/ - Free online counselling for young people
https://www.youngminds.org.uk/ - Support and advice for parents and young people around mental health and wellbeingHelenahttps://www.winstonswish.org/ - Support for bereaved children
https://mermaidsuk.org.uk/ - Supporting gender diverse young people and their families