People to Support You

 

Do you need to talk to someone?

We have various people working at the school who are here to support you if you feel you need help with anything e.g. personal relationships, life outside school etc. They will listen to you and try to understand without judging or criticising. Together you could find a way of making problems clearer and make a difference on how you feel about your life.

Students talk to our school mentors and counsellors about all sorts of issues and problems. No issue is too big or too small; it is how you feel about what is happening that is important.

All advice and counselling at Esher High School is CONFIDENTIAL.  This means what you talk about is kept private. The only time our school mentors and counsellors will discuss what you talk about is if they feel you are in danger, or going to harm another person or yourself, and they will usually talk to you before they do talk to anyone else.

We believe it adds a layer of impartiality if the support you receive comes from outside school. So at Esher High School, our mentor works in school on behalf of East to West www.easttowest.org.uk. This is a local charity which is committed to support children, young people and families through any issues that they are addressing.

The school counsellor works for the school on behalf of the The Valley Trust www.valleytrust.org. This is also a registered charity providing counselling services to children in primary and secondary schools across four counties: Surrey, Hampshire, Middlesex and Berkshire. Any counselling that takes place at Esher High School are by counsellors who follow the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) Ethical Framework for Good Practice.

If you would like to meet and talk to the school counsellor let your Head of Year or Form Tutor know or speak directly to Mrs Matthews nmatthews@esherhigh.surrey.sch.uk for an appointment, and we will try to arrange a time for you to come and talk without lots of other students around. We will try and get you an appointment as soon as we can.