Counselling for Autistic and Neurodivergent Children and Young People in Primary and Secondary Schools
We have many years of experience providing counselling therapy in schools for children, adolescents, parents, and families and have specialist understanding of autism and neurodiversity. This means that we understand the various ways that children and adolescents communicate and the different behaviours used to communicate.
We understand people’s differences, helping autistic and neurodivergent children and young people to navigate life in our neurotypical society in a way that keeps stress and anxiety under control. This can help to prevent long term mental health conditions.
Each child, young person and family are unique and because of this we integrate various therapeutic models including person-centred therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), EMDR, play therapy, attachment work, creative work, dyadic developmental psychotherapy & parenting (DDP), non-violence resistance (NVR), transactional analysis, gestalt therapy.
Our services to schools
Child and adolescents: Face-to-face counselling therapy
School staff – 1:1 counselling to support the emotional well-being of school staff
To provide consultation to staff who are supporting young people with complex difficulties. Staff sessions can be face-to-face or online.
Parents – Parenting sessions to help parents explore their thoughts and feelings before a diagnosis and after a diagnosis
Parenting sessions to support parents in supporting the emotional well-being of their children. Parent sessions can be face-to-face or online.
School counselling is vital as an early intervention which improves children and young people’s mental health and emotional well-being. Social and emotional well-being of every child and young person is important, so that they can reach their potential.
School counselling has helped schools with attendance, behaviours of young people, anxiety and attainment.