SEEKING HELP FOR PROBLEMS.
Coping with problems when things are difficult or have gone wrong is not easy. But remember, it is not a sign of weakness if you feel you can’t manage on your own; it is more a sign of strength that you know when to ask for help.
As well as using your friends, in school or the boarding house, there are a range of others you can turn to for support:
- your tutor (or another teacher you get on well with)
- your Housemaster, Matron or other House Staff
- the Vice Master
- one of the Medical Centre nurses
- the School Chaplain
- the School Counsellor
WHAT IS COUNSELLING?
Counselling is a means of gaining help and support for the problems and difficulties faced in life.
Counselling at Bedford School
A fully confidential counselling service for pupils, parents & staff is available at school
during term time at the following times:
- Monday 12.00 – 3.30pm
- Tuesday 12.00 – 3.30pm
- Wednesday 12.00 – 2.30pm (*appointments with Alison Ilman)
- Thursday 12.00 – 5.00pm
- Friday 12.00 – 2.30pm (**appointments with Julie Game)
Appointments can be requested via:
- through the School Medical Centre 01234 362261
- or Direct line & voicemail: 01234 362248
Counselling appointments are located at 6, Burnaby Road (next to the School Shop)
The School Counsellor, Bill Rosseter, is a qualified psychotherapist and accredited counsellor. He has worked at the School since 1992.
Alison Ilman, Trainee Counsellor* is undertaking training for qualification as a counsellor. She has worked at the school since April 2014.
Julie Game, Trainee Counsellor** is undertaking training for qualification as a counsellor. She has been on placement at the school since November 2016.