Supervisors and counsellors
All our school counsellors’ activities are regularly reviewed by Trust-appointed supervisors, who are themselves highly experienced counsellors with an excellent understanding of working standards and compliance within the profession.
All Valley Trust counsellors are trained and accredited to the standards set by The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). They work within the BACP’s ethical framework and adhere to their code of conduct. All our counsellors hold an enhanced DBS clearance and have their own Indemnity Insurance.
The Trust provides a comprehensive package of resources and support to every counsellor working on its behalf in schools. This includes regular one-to-one and group supervision sessions with experienced and qualified supervisors. In addition, the Trust offers opportunities for ongoing training and development, both in house and through other providers, e.g. Surrey Children’s Services, Common Assessment Framework training, and Safeguarding Training.
Our counsellors come from a wide range of counselling and psychotherapeutic theoretical backgrounds and all have considerable experience of working with children and young people. Each brings a range of valuable additional skills to their work from relevant settings, including teaching and education, health, and play therapy, and they utilise these skills within our Core Framework.