Could your educational establishment benefit from counselling support?
Mental health issues can have a real and lasting impact for students. Educational staff are increasingly being asked to support students experiencing adverse life events and trauma that could affect their attainment and ability to build full and satisfying lives. NHS waiting times often mean that students are in crisis before they’re able to access treatment. We’re here to bridge the gap.
We deliver high quality, effective counselling and psychotherapy support to Secondary schools, Further Education and Higher Education in Scotland. The support we offer is tailored to your specific needs and delivered by qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapists. All of our counsellors are registered practicing members of a recognised governing body such as BABCP, BACP or COSCA.
Counselling by Qualified Therapists
Our Counselling Services
Our qualified therapists offer counselling support to everyone in your community, including students, educational professionals and supporting staff.
We take a holistic approach to working with all students to help them overcome their specific issues.
Our one to one treatments begin with a self referral or a referral on someones behalf from the. Our mental health professionals then carry out an assessment in real time, allowing them to develop a treatment plan that reflects the individual’s needs. All of our treatment is evidence based and we even offer support during the school holidays if it’s needed.
We don’t just offer counselling on a one to one basis. We’ll provide resources that support the wellbeing of the whole community. Our approach includes group work, work shops and self-help toolkits to people manage their own mental health.
Research has shown that counselling has an indirect positive impact on a students academic achievement. Evidence shows that mental wellbeing strategies in education helps to improve overall attendance and attainment. Mental health issues in adolescence can cause difficulties which last into adulthood and affect a young person’s ability to build a happy and successful life in the long term.
Our Bridging the Gap project was delivered to provide mental health support to young people in four Glasgow secondary schools. We worked one to one and in group settings. The results were impressive, with an 80% improvement in the mental health of young people we worked with one to one. In 9 out of 10 cases symptoms were reduced to a non-clinical level, even in moderate to severe cases. Group work also delivered a significant improvement. On average, we achieved a 50% reduction in overall distress levels.
“We are delighted with the progress our pupils have made working one to one with The Talking Rooms CBT Therapist in school. CBT balanced with a youthful counselling approach has proved popular with our pupils and the flexible and individual approach The Talking Rooms and the allocated therapist take, has made this experience a truly beneficial one.” – Stephen Stone, Head Teacher, St Rochs, Glasgow