We’re carrying out a survey of school and college leaders to understand more about how counselling is funded and viewed in education in England.
It’s part of our work campaigning for a paid counsellor in every secondary school, academy and further education college in England.
Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland all have government funded school counselling services. England does not.
We hope this survey will give us extra insight into where funding for school counselling comes from in England, how it’s changed in recent years, and how much demand and need there is for further support.
The information gathered will help us shape future campaigning and activities.
Our survey already been shared with headteachers and senior schools staff through teaching unions, such as the Association of School and College Leaders, the NAHT and NASUWT.
Other organisations including Education Support, the Charlie Waller Trust, Young Minds, Kooth, Place2Be, the Association of Colleges, have also shared it with their networks.
Hundreds of school staff have taken part so far – but we’re still looking for more people to respond so we have as large a data set as possible. The survey runs until 14 February, 2022.
If you know a head teacher or school or college leader who may be interested in completing our survey, please share the survey link below with them.
School counselling in England campaign
We believe that a paid counsellor should be available in every secondary school, academy and FE college in England.
A focus on counselling for young people
Jo Holmes discusses the shift in support for school counselling and trained counsellors in England. BACP blogs
Strong support for school counselling during debate in Parliament
We’re pleased to have influenced the House of Commons debate by briefing MPs