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.
Counselling is available to any pupil on roll at one of the four high schools in Merthyr Tydfil.
The Counsellor is in the High Schools on the following days:
Afon Taf High School
Bishop Hedley High School
Cyfarthfa High School
Pen y Dre High School
A counsellor also visits Greenfield Special School each week and is available to pupils aged 11-19.
Greenfield Special School
Pupils on the EOTAs Programme can also access a counsellor. Please contact the Programme directly to check when a counsellor is available.
If you want an appointment with the Counsellor then you can:
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.