Here at Grange Primary School, we provide a safe and confidential counselling environment for children to reflect on their choices and explore their world. Our counselling services are offered by a professional counsellor (a member of the pastoral support team), that helps pupils develop essential life skills in resolving behavioural, social and emotional issues.

The Counselling Corner aims at encouraging pupils to come forward and speak to a reliable adult about challenges or matters of distress.

In summary, counselling helps the children to make responsible choices, promotes mental well-being and assists pupils in developing social/emotional skills which will enable them build healthy relationships with others within and outside school premises.

Wonder what the counsellor does in Grange Primary School…???

Our counselling department offers the following services:
• Individual Counselling
• Small Group Counselling
• Classroom-Based Guidance Lessons
• Whole-School Guidance Programmes

We focus on children social and emotional well-being ...

Our counselling services focus on a wide range of pupils’ social and emotional needs such as:
• Coping skills (Managing strong feelings and emotions)
• Social & Emotional skills
• Anger Management
• Child Protection
• Making & Keeping Friends (Friendship issues)
• Conflict Resolution (Problem Solving & Self-regulation)
• Behaviour Reflection
• Mindfulness for Kids (Relaxation/Meditation)
• Play Therapy
• Self Esteem (Positive Self- Affirmations)


Counselling in Grange Primary School is strictly based on referrals:

Pupils can refer themselves for counselling with their parents’ consent.

Parent/Guardian Referral
Parents/Guardians can refer their children/wards for counselling.

Staff Referral
Pupils can be referred by staff members for counselling when the need arises.


In context of the Child Protection Policy at Grange School, all matters discussed during counselling sessions are not disclosed to a third party.

Exceptions: However, the counsellor exercises the discretion to involve an appropriate third party if the case under review shows that;
* Pupils are at risk of being harmed.
* Another person is at risk of being harmed.
* A risk of serious crime is being committed.

Thompson Ileso Omoafese (Ms.)