Counselling offers children and young people with the opportunity to have a safe place to talk about their feelings, and to say things that they don't feel like they can tell other people.
Counselling is one way of getting the support to help children and young people cope easier with any issues that they might be experiencing.
It is confidential and the counsellor won’t make judgements about you or even offer advice.
The counsellor will help you talk about how you feel and work with you to develop ways to cope and to discover your own solutions to any problems so that you can feel more like yourself.
Poor mental wellbeing in childhood and youth increases the likelihood in later life of:
poor educational attainment
drug and alcohol misuse
involvement in criminal activity
mental health problems
*Statistics collected by Public Health England and the Office for National Statistics
"The LCGL Team deliver a professional service, where the counsellors are enthusiastic, offering support to each child thus meeting the individual’s needs in adjusting to the new reality in the absence of a loved one."
"Having counselling has really helped me. It has made me feel happier and less anxious about my situation. I am really glad I did it."
" As a school we have been using LCGL Counselling & Training Services for many years. The support they provide for our students is of a high standard and always professional. LCGL Counsellors always put the welfare of our students first. We highly recommend their services. Thank you LCGL."