Counselling for Children
Cotswold Counselling offers counselling up to the age of 11 years. This is available either in a school setting or at our Centre in Cirencester under certain circumstances. Some local schools buy in this service but some parents choose to pay themselves and the child is seen at the Cirencester premises. This team of specialist trained counsellors is headed by a professional and highly experienced therapist.
This style of work requires in depth specialist training and the resources required for Play Therapy hence the necessity to make a fixed fee for these sessions.
Contact with the Centre is made initially either by a parent or a school and the relevant coordinator is then informed and will contact the parent/school to assess the situation.
Counselling for Young People: 11-18 years
Cotswold Counselling has a number of counsellors who work with young people aged between 11-18 yrs.
Here are some alternative suggestions of sources of support:
Our list of private counsellors who work with young people; these are all people we know and have worked with, so a safe place to begin your search for support.
Local organisations providing counselling and or mentoring for young people:
Information for Young People
One of our counsellors can:
Counselling sessions take place in a quiet room in Cirencester.
Take the next step
Call 01285 885 830 and speak to someone who will help you - if you want to, you can get a parent, guardian or friend to ring for you.
If you leave a message on the answering machine, please make sure you leave a telephone number that can be used to ring you back.
If you don't want anyone to know that you have rung, then say so, and say how and when you can be contacted. Alternatively e-mail us at email@example.com and let us know how we can contact you.
Information for Parents and Professionals
We have a team of counsellors specifically trained to work one to one with adolescents, for young people who are struggling with their life experience. We provide a supportive place at times of crisis where they can safely express themselves and be heard and understood. The process of counselling can support the young people in reflection, possible decision making and finding their own resources to cope with the challenges facing them.
Children and young people can be seen for counselling at the Centre in Cirencester. They may refer themselves or be referred by parents, GPs or other agencies concerned with the wellbeing of young people.
For further information contact the Centre on 01285 885 830.
In addition Cotswold Counselling has annual contracts to work in secondary schools in Gloucestershire and in the Royal Agricultural University.
Pupils and students are able to access counselling directly at the school through their teachers or school staff.
School Heads or staff interested in what Cotswold Counselling can offer their pupils should contact Zoë Wolton at the Centre in Cirencester.
For further enquiries please ring Zoë 01285 885 830.