Counselling Service

Welcome to S6F Counselling Service

At S6F, we understand that the journey through college can be both exciting and challenging. It's a time of personal growth, self-discovery, and academic exploration. However, it can also bring about various issues and problems that may leave you feeling overwhelmed and uncertain about your path forward. We recognise that teenage life can be overwhelming, filled with academic pressures, identity exploration, and the ups and downs of social dynamics. That's where the College Counselling Service comes in, ready to provide you with the guidance and support you need to thrive during your college years. Counselling provides a safe and confidential space separate from the rest of your life where you can explore thoughts, feelings, behaviours, past experiences or your current situation, which may be causing you difficulty or distress.

Our Ethos: Acceptance and growth

Our guiding principle is ‘Acceptance’ - acceptance of yourself and acceptance of the unavoidable difficulties that life often presents. Acceptance means making room for painful or unpleasant emotions, sensations, and feelings. It involves opening up and allowing the emotions to exist rather than fighting, resisting, running from, or getting overwhelmed by them. Acceptance is an alternative to our instinct to avoid thinking about negative or potentially negative experiences. It is the active choice to recognise that difficult emotions and situations will always exist in life and our goal is to develop skills in being psychologically flexible enough to experience them without them having control over us.
At S6F, we recognise that college life can be a whirlwind of emotions, academic pressures, relationship dynamics, and personal issues. Our mission is to create a safe and inclusive space where you can freely express your concerns, fears, and aspirations. We are here to validate your experiences and empower you to navigate the various challenges you may encounter.

Our Approach:

  1. Personalised Approach: We understand that no two students are the same. That's why our counselling service is tailored to your individual needs, whether you're struggling with academic stress, mental health issues, career choices, or personal relationships.
  2. Experienced Counsellors: Our team of experienced counsellors is dedicated to providing you with the highest level of support. They are trained to address a wide range of issues and are committed to your safety and well-being.
  3. Confidentiality: Your privacy is of utmost importance to us. You can trust that all your conversations with our counsellors will remain confidential, creating a safe space for you to open up and seek help. Confidentiality and its limits will be discussed fully during your first session.
  4. Holistic Support: We believe in a holistic approach to counselling, taking into account your emotional, mental, and physical well-being. Our counsellors are here to help you achieve balance in all areas of your life.
  5. Our Ethical Team: Our dedicated team of counsellors are all members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). They adhere to a strict ethical framework, ensuring that your well-being and privacy are always prioritised.

How We Can Help

Our counsellors are trained to provide support for a wide range of issues that you may face during your college years. These include (but are not limited to):

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Low Mood
  • Sexual Health
  • Gender Identity
  • Trauma
  • Relationship Issues
  • Bereavement or Loss
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexuality
  • Stress
  • Bullying

An Integrative Approach to Counselling

We understand that every individual is unique, and there is no one-size-fits-all approach to counselling. That's why we use an integrative approach, combining various counselling models to tailor our support to your specific needs. This holistic approach ensures that you receive the most effective and personalised service possible.

What Can You Expect?

  • A welcoming and nurturing environment where you can be your true and authentic self.
  • Compassionate and professional counsellors who will actively listen to your concerns.
  • Guidance and strategies to overcome challenges and make informed decisions.
  • Resources and tools to enhance your personal and academic growth.
  • A sense of belonging and support throughout your journey of self-discovery.

Need to talk?

Your well-being and success are our top priorities. If you have any questions or concerns or would like to schedule a counselling session, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We're here to help you navigate the ups and downs of college life and embrace the whatever life throws your way!

To get started or inquire further, please email: or speak to your GST and ask them to get in touch on your behalf.