Many of our pupils are well supported by a team of pastoral staff who respond to their personal development and well-being needs.
Some of our pupils, at some times in their lives, benefit from a more specific type of programmed support. In such cases we make use of our qualified Counsellor/Therapist, Jacqui Browne.
She is able to work to support individuals who may have experienced or be experiencing pressures that impact on their emotional health and wellbeing and therefore impacting on their daily functioning.
She makes use of methods such as:
- Solution-Focused Therapy
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
- Emotional Intelligence Work
- Anger Management Work
- Play Therapy
- Hand/Foot and Head Massage
- Breathing Exercises
Referrals can be made to Jacqui for a programme of support by school staff or family members. The programme of intervention is a timed plan with intended outcomes. Ideally the programme is as short as is possible to make the improvements required. For some pupils the programme may continue beyond the planned time or may be revisited in the future (for example, when supporting the pupil through a difficult phase in their life or when new challenges occur).
If you have further questions regarding Jacqui’s role, or would like to request her support/advice, she can be contacted via the school office on 01244 981 191.
Download Jacqui’s helpful tips for promoting well-being.