Pupil Counselling service
Our counsellor is Clare Wilson, who is an experienced and accredited member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy). She has worked at Blessed Trinity since its formation and specialises in work with young people.
Blessed Trinity Pupil Counselling service provides the opportunity for young people about things that are concerning them in confidence, without being judged, to help them work through these problems and the feelings that surround them. What is spoken about depends upon the individual but may be concerning problems at home or at school, stress, relationships, change, loss and distressing or traumatic events. Counselling provides support which can benefit emotional well-being, behaviour and performance in school, at home and in relationships.
Pupils can be helped to work through and make sense of their feelings and issues they face, make choices and understand things differently. It can also help enable pupils to move on from painful issues, access personal resources in times of crisis and develop coping skills. Counselling can provide an opportunity for them to explore issues in a safe and confidential environment.
Sessions are weekly and are held in a private room and usually last for around 40 minutes to an hour. Appointment times are varied so that time is not lost from any one subject. Counselling may be for a few sessions, or longer term depending on the needs of the young person and this is reviewed regularly.
Pupils are usually referred via their progress leaders and pupil panel and the counsellor will work with the young person to see what their needs are and how they will best work together. There are many different ways in which young people can be supported in working through their feelings and the counsellor will work with the pupil in ways that best suit them.
Mr R Kelly
The wellbeing support offered within school provides pupils with a non-judgemental environment in which they feel comfortable in discussing any concerns. Pupils will be fully assessed and pupil and parental permission must be gained before any intervention is delivered.
The interventions offered are:
Self-Harm prevention strategies
Low intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Mental Health First Aiders
Level 3 Supervising first Aid for mental health:
Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health:
Mrs Tansey provides the following Interventions in the Nurture Room:
Internal Motivation for Change
External Motivation for Change
Difficulties with Learning and Social Interactions
Developing Social Communication
Transition in Young Peoples Lives