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Merthyr Tydfil School Counselling Service

What Is Counselling?

Sometimes it is hard to talk to our friends or family about issues that are bothering us. Counselling is an opportunity to talk about these issues and our feelings in a safe place. The Counsellor will not judge you or advise you but will listen to what you have to say and help you understand what you are thinking and feeling.

Anything that is said in counselling is confidential, unless someone is at risk of harm.

MTCBC commissions statutory school-based counselling for its pupils from The-exchange Counselling Service. This service is available for mainstream and special school pupils in Y6 and all secondary school pupils.

Where Can I See The Counsellor?

Counsellors visit the schools or pupils can opt to attend at a community venue. An online service is also available.

Counselling is available to any pupil on roll at one of the four high schools in Merthyr Tydfil.

Pupils on the EOTAs Programme can also access a counsellor. Please contact the Programme directly to check when a counsellor is available.

How Can I See The Counsellor?

If you want an appointment with the Counsellor then you can:

  • Speak to your head of year or form tutor;
  • Contact the counselling service using the details below.

Pupils can self-refer or can refer with the help of their parents or school.

Depending on your age, your parents may be asked for their permission before you see the Counsellor for the first time.

If you are worried about your child or a young person you work with and think counselling may be helpful, contact the school they attend and speak to their head of year or form tutor. For a full list of schools please see the List of Schools page.

Contact details:

Referrals can be made by visiting the website:

or Phone: 03302 02 0283

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