Workplace Counselling for Schools
Sessions take place in Laurel House, 7-8 Upper Norfolk St, North Shields, NE30 1PT - easily accessible by road, metro and bus. Free parking is a minute's walk.
Price : £21 for an initial assessment and then £151 for a booked block of 4 sessions or £42 pay as you go
The benefits of offering a specialist 1:1 counselling service for your teaching staff are significant:
The Education Support Partnership reports that there are rising levels of insomnia, tearfulness, poor concentration and mood swings
The Teaching Wellbeing Index has recently found that on average teachers work 51 hours per week (and some a great deal more).
Three quarters of teachers report that they cannot switch off from work - a major factor contributing to a negative work-life balance.
Since the start of 2016, I have successfully provided counselling to teachers, head teachers, teaching assistants and other staff working in schools throughout Sunderland and Newcastle. I am able to tailor my counselling approach to suit the particular needs of those working in education due to my knowledge of the unique stress factors involved within the profession.
The list below are the main reasons I have observed as to why school leaders, teachers and teaching assistants need support:
The basic aim is to relieve the pressure and distress felt by teachers so that they can continue to do their job effectively and happily. As a direct result of counselling, I have successfully been able to support teachers to remain at school where otherwise they would have taken time off due to stress. I have also been able to support teachers to return to work when they have been off for a certain amount of time.
I work Monday to Friday daytime - and I do offer a limited number of weekend appointments. Therefore, staff do normally see me during their working day (either during a free period, lunchtime or they arrange cover). I can be flexible and offer weekly or fortnightly sessions at different times each time if this helps. I also offer to come to the school to provide on-site counselling if requested.