The counselling service takes place within the school that the young person attends, and they are able to have 8 counselling sessions. There is a Co-ordinator and a team of Associate Counsellors who have different theoretical approaches, including person-centred, CBT, use of creative play.
In terms of measurement of outcomes, the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaires are used at the beginning and at the end of counselling. The young person, parents/carers, and teachers each complete an SDQ form. CAF Officers refer the young person for counselling, and a Lead professional is involved to co-ordinate this process, along with CAF Meetings, etc. Young people are referred for help with a range of issues, including anxiety, ADHD, anger, bereavement and loss, domestic violence, physical health problems, school problems, family conflict, self-harm, coping with parental separation and divorce, coping with parental health problems, among others.