From time to time, pupils may experience worries or anxieties and it can be helpful to talk to someone in confidence.
St Paul’s School
The School offers a confidential peer-support service called ‘Anything2Say’ and has an open door policy for boys to talk to their tutor, Undermaster and other relevant staff at any time.
For those with more complex needs or concerns, our two highly experienced school counsellors are on hand. Professor Robert Bor and Dr Sara Chaudry attend school each week in term time and pupils are able to book appointments through the School nurse or their tutor.
St Paul’s Juniors
The School’s counselling service is designed to complement the strengths of our pastoral system.
Occasionally, there are times when the support of an expert counsellor is helpful in resolving situations that are causing stress or anxiety. In these circumstances, our professional counsellor is available to speak to pupils and parents.
The School Counsellor at St Paul’s Juniors is Dr Carina Eriksen MSc DPysch CPsych BABCP acc. FBPsS. She works in conjunction with Professor Robert Bor at St Paul’s School. Dr Eriksen attends from 8.00am to 12.00pm every Monday and sees pupils and parents confidentially in the Archives Room.
Referrals, which are made with the parents’ consent, may be initiated by the parents or suggested by the School. Appointments are made by the School Nurses. In certain circumstances, the Counsellor may recommend to the parents that the pupil should be referred to an external agency, particularly if longer term counselling is deemed to be beneficial.