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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.

Where Can I See The Counsellor?

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

  • Wednesday afternoon
  • Friday morning

Bishop Hedley High School

  • Thursday morning

Cyfarthfa High School

  • Tuesday morning
  • Wednesday morning

Pen y Dre High School

  • Monday morning

A counsellor also visits Greenfield Special School each week and is available to pupils aged 11-19.

Greenfield Special School

  • Mondays and Thursdays.

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:

  • Fill in the Appointment Request form to the right of this page (see Document Links section);
  • Speak to your head of year or form tutor;
  • Email the counselling service using the email address below .

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.

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