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Herts County Council logoProviding Quality Assured Therapy in Schools

A benefit of accessing the Counselling in Schools Service is that it offers guaranteed quality assured provision from its therapists. This means schools can be confident that they are safely recruiting Counsellors/Arts Therapists to work within their school. As a Head Teacher I am also grateful for the ease of use of the service –for example I don't have to worry about the Counsellor's supervision as this is handled by the service.”

Why is it important to have a quality assured therapist in my school?

  • To safeguard our children and young people from harm and / or abuse
  • To enable children and young people to have a positive experience of accessing emotional health support
  • To ensure that where a mental health issue is identified there is a clear pathway for them to access appropriate support

How is the Counselling in Schools Service quality assured?

The service offers the following quality assurance standards:

  • All our Counsellors are qualified to Diploma level and beyond; and Arts Therapists to Masters level
  • All our therapists have a valid Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check
  • All Counsellors and Arts Therapists access regular clinical supervision. For Counsellors this is provided by the service on both an individual and group based format
  • All Counsellors are accredited or working towards accreditation with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • Counsellors receive regular training to enhance their practice