Our Connect-Ed School Counselling Service was established in 1986. Today it operates across London and the South East and we have qualified and experienced counsellors/therapists working in approximately 80 primary, secondary and special schools. We also work in alternative provision supporting pupils excluded from mainstream education.
Our service has an outstanding reputation and we have been commissioned to work in schools by several local authorities including the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, Hammersmith & Fulham and Richmond upon Thames.
All our staff are qualified and experienced mental health professionals. This means they can conduct clinical assessments, help pupils with complex difficulties and provide expert support for teaching staff and parents/carers.
Where appropriate we use creative arts therapies (play, drama, art and music), helping children and young people express difficult emotions they may struggle to communicate verbally. This ensures our service is accessible and engaging for pupils of all ages.
Over 90% of the children and young people who access our services have shown a marked improvement in their emotional wellbeing.
Connect-Ed services are delivered by the Catholic Children’s Society (CCS). As a registered charity (no. 210920) our sole aim is to support those in greatest need and we work with children and families from diverse backgrounds and of all faiths and none. Our overriding aim is to help disadvantaged children overcome the challenges they face so they can achieve their full potential and have better chances in life.