The school counselling service provides therapeutic support to 10- to 18-year-olds who attend Stirling Council schools. This support complements the approaches already available in schools to help children and young people with their mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing. Counsellors offer children and young people who are experiencing emotional distress an opportunity to explore and understand their difficulties.
The service is currently funded by the Scottish Government and is one of the key priorities in improving children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing.
Primary school counselling
Primary school counsellors work with children aged 10 and over. Each counsellor works across several primary schools. We are working with counselling organisations to provide an intensive level of support during the COVID-19 recovery period.
Secondary school counselling
Secondary school counsellors are based within all Stirling Council secondary schools. They offer a range of support and work closely with other professionals to meet the needs of young people.
School counselling in Stirling
Young people in Stirling have created an animation that tells you more about the school counselling service.