For schools

We work in partnership with over 100 schools and provide our service on site at these schools. We highly value this partnership as part of our commitment to early intervention; teachers and support staff are ideally placed to spot a child who is experiencing problems and our relationship with them facilitates almost immediate care. Often we deal with a child’s issues long before any other agency would have processed the administration to enable a child to be cared for.

The schools we partner with are a mix of Secondary and Primary, Catholic and non-Catholic, in the county of Essex and the London boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Newham, Redbridge and Waltham Forest.

In recent years, the number of children bccs is able to help has increased quite dramatically – our workload has grown hugely. We are undertaking over 50% more sessions with children than five years ago, and as a testament to our work, this growth is entirely due to word of mouth referrals and our reputation.

Please click here for an article from a former headteacher about the work of one of our Counsellors in her school.

If you would like more information about the services of bccs and how your school could benefit, please contact Steven Webb – 01268 784544/swebb@bccs.org.uk


Training

At bccs our biggest undertaking is the one-to-one work we do in schools with children. However, this is not right for every child, and we are now in a positon to widen the suite of services we offer. We have devised and developed a new model for the future which offers consultations, training and workshops for teachers and support staff in response to the increasing and complex demand schools and staff are facing.

Details of all our training packages coming soon.


Catherine MunnsCatherine Munns, Counsellor & Lead Co-ordinator for Training and Development, joined our team in January and is a qualified Counsellor and has a Post Graduate Diploma from the Tavistock Clinic in children’s mental health. Prior to working at bccs, Catherine worked within the CAMHS Castle Point & Rochford team, both as a Clinician and Team Leader. Catherine’s expertise is in working with schools to promote and facilitate understanding of children’s mental health.

Contact Catherine – 01268 784544/cmunns@bccs.org.uk



Louise Picton Louise Picton – Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor

Louise has worked in schools for over 16 years in both an educational and therapeutic capacity. Trained as a child/adolescent counsellor, she has worked in schools throughout Essex and supported children and young people from reception to sixth form. She is also a qualified as a clinical supervisor and has worked in both schools and private practice. Louise will also be working on the bccs training programme with Catherine.

Contact Louise - 01268 784544/lpicton@bccs.org.uk