Bay View High School
Survey: Gauging BVHS Staff’s Interest in Counselling and Therapy
Counselling is a form of talk therapy. It is delivered by trained practitioners who work with people over a short or long term to help them bring about effective change or enhance their wellbeing.
Usually individuals choose to have counselling because they are experiencing difficulties and distress in their lives. Sometimes, even where an individual has the most supportive family and friends, they can find it difficult if not impossible to explain why, for example, they may be feeling anxious and or depressed. Or it may be easier to talk about personal, family, or relationship issues with a person who is independent of friends and family. Other life issues and events which can be very difficult to deal with include bereavement, divorce, health issues, bullying and so on. However, you do not have to be in crisis or on the verge of one, before choosing to have counselling.
Counselling is time set aside by you and the counsellor to look at what has brought you to counselling. This might include talking about life events, (past and present), feelings, emotions, relationships, ways of thinking and patterns of behaviour. The therapist will do their best to help you to look at your issues, and to identify the right course of action for you, either to help you resolve your difficulties or help you find ways of coping.
BVHS is exploring the feasibility of providing their staff access to counselling through CPPD with their supervised trainee therapists, who provide subsidized counselling and therapy to clients. CPPD is one of the UK’s leading Humanistic Integrative Counselling training schools.
CPPD’s trainee counsellors are all assessed before being allowed to begin their clinical placements and throughout their ongoing work. They do not begin their clinical work until they have successfully completed their certificate level training. All students are members of the British Association for Counsellors & Psychotherapists (BACP) and are required to work under the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy. There is a comprehensive Professional Conduct Procedure available should a complaint arise.In addition, all of their trainees have regular, mandatory supervision with a qualified, experienced therapist who has completed the CPPD Supervision Diploma, in order to help ensure the safety and well-being of the client.