This page is for young people attending Ysgol Gyfun Gwent who want to know more about counselling and how to get to see the counsellor.
The Newport Independent School Based Counselling Service provides your school with a counsellor who works with all pupils wishing to talk about certain problems they may be having.
Counselling is private and confidential. That means anything you tell the counsellor stays between you and the counsellor unless you say something that means you are at serious risk of harm. The counsellor will tell you more about this before you start.
We all have times when it feels hard to talk to those closest to us about things which are bothering us. Often this can be because we don’t want to worry them or we are afraid of what they might say. The counsellor will listen to you carefully, not judging you, but look to help you understand what might be bothering you and help you to find a solution or a way to cope with the troubles you are having.
Types of problems that counselling can be used for may include: