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Supporting children across
Trafford, Bury and Manchester

Counselling in schools

Specialised counselling to support the ongoing educational needs for pupils and students

When children and young people are using lots of energy trying to manage emotional difficulties their capacity to learn is severely hampered. We know that reduction in emotional stress resulting from specialised counselling can make a whole world of difference to what the student can achieve educationally.


We have been supporting children across Trafford, Bury and Manchester for more than five years in Primary, Secondary and Specialist schools. Our service is designed to be flexible and adapt to the needs of the individual to ensure we deliver the best help to your school and pupils. Everyone is different and will benefit from their own bespoke package of support.

In Focus: St Ambrose College
Counselling Service

The service provided by the Counselling & Family Centre has been invaluable at St Ambrose College. The counsellor worked with students presenting a huge range of issues and her calm and friendly approach has worked wonders. Boys who access the service always feel that the strategies and advice that the counsellor gives allows them to cope better with the pressures of their daily lives.

Boys who have accessed the service that CFC provides generally behave better in lessons, achieve more and are much happier and more confident. In particular, those boys whose anxiety makes it difficult to come in to school, look forward to their counselling sessions and will often come into school knowing they will have their counselling session. They know they can offload in a safe and non-judgmental environment, where their needs are put first, and ultimately their needs are met, with helpful strategies and coping methods.

Without the service provided by the Counselling & Family Centre, we would find supporting our boys much more difficult. The service is professional whilst maintaining its human touch. We could not recommend CFC enough.


Mrs Heather Burton

Pastoral/Wellbeing Manager

St Ambrose College

How can we help you?

1 to 1 therapeutic support to students within school working with issues such as  anger, anxiety, problems with friendships, families and other important relationships, depression, bereavement and loss, self esteem, self-harm, bullying, problems with School, abuse & trauma. This is not an exhaustive list, simply an indication of some of the main issues we have encountered in recent times.

We are always looking for new ways to support and encourage children and young people. In addition to one-to-one counselling, we offer a range of group programmes, tailored and flexible to meet specific needs. Examples of these programmes include:

If you would like to explore commissioning our service, please contact

If we do not currently run a course you are looking for we are able to create programmes to meet other needs in your school.

This service is paid for by the schools themselves, and we are grateful to each school that has chosen to invest in their young people’s mental health and well-being.

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