Adult Counselling - Information for Parents and Carers
The Cluster's Adult Counsellor can meet on a one to one basis with any Parent or Carer. This personal counselling service is to help you work through problems that may be recent or stem from the past. This free confidential service is available to anyone who has a child or young person attending one of the Cluster schools. Below are some Frequently Asked Questions around Adult Counselling:
How can it help?
Would you find it helpful to talk through difficulties that are worrying you?
Would you like to work out what changes you need to make to sort out your issues?
Would you like a better understanding of your problems?
Would you like to learn to cope better with things that can’t be changed?
These are some of the things that counselling can provide and help you with.
What do we offer?
A meeting with the counsellor to talk about what you’d like help with and decide if counselling is right for you
Up to 18 counselling sessions, held weekly at the Lincoln Fields Centre during term time
How do I access the counselling service?
Have a chat with a member of the Pastoral Team or the SENCO at your child’s school and they can refer you.
What do people talk about?
Lots of different things- if something is important to you or making you unhappy, it can be looked at in counselling.
Here are some examples of the things people talk about;
Depression & Low Mood
How can counselling help me?
You might feel better just by telling someone what’s been bothering you and feeling that you have been listened to and understood.
It can be helpful to talk to someone other than a friend or family member as you can be really honest and don’t have to put a brave face on things.
You might want to change something in your life- sort out a problem or make a decision- and the counsellor can work with you to find ways of doing this without telling you what to do.
What have past clients said?
Here is a list of Feedback we have had from previous people accessing Counselling:
"I feel more confident in myself and things are far less overwhelming now"
"I feel happier and less stressed"
"I feel I’m developing a sense of direction and am more future-focused, life is more manageable now"
"I now feel good about myself and I have strategies to help me cope"
"I feel like I have developed my inner strength"
"I feel I can see things more clearly and have a different perspective on life"
"I look for positives in the world now and I feel happier"
If you feel that you would benefit from the support of the Adult Counsellor, please contact your child/ young person's school who will be able to make a referral on your behalf.