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Counselling for children and young people

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The Welsh Assembly Government’s goal is to have counselling provision available to all school pupils giving them confidence that their needs will be heard and addressed.

Local authorities are required to make reasonable provision of counselling services for children and young people aged between 11 and 18 and year 6 pupils.

Counsellors can help children and young people to focus on their concerns, enabling them to explore specific problems, make choices, cope with crises, work through feelings of conflict and improve relationships with others.

Within schools, counselling complements other approaches to support the health and wellbeing of learners.