"I can let out my problems and know they won't be shared. My problems and worries are not kept hidden."
Young person aged 15
Everyone worries. Life can feel like a confusing jigsaw. Talking about a problem can be
like sorting out the pieces to build a picture that makes more sense.
Sometimes it's difficult to talk to parents, friends or teachers
about these worries. A counsellor is someone who will listen to you very carefully,
who will not judge you, or tell you what to do. We hope the video below will give you some idea of what it is like to see a counsellor.
Rowan has specialist young people's counsellors. Download our leaflet for more details.
Few of us are able to work well when we are stressed or unhappy. The impact of distressing or
difficult situations can be felt even more acutely by children and young people than by adults.
For this reason many educational establishments offer a professional, independent
listening service or counsellor. When children and young people receive emotional
support then they are more likely to fulfil their potential in all areas of their lives.
For more information on how Rowan can enhance the pastoral care in your school or college,
contact Kathleen Rankin or
School can be a frightening and dramatic place for some children. They need to learn to fend for themselves in the
playground, to cope with changing friendship groups, and manage strong emotions in themselves and their peers.
Part of growing up is learning social survival skills and personal resilience. Rowan trainers deliver workshops
which foster these qualities. Young people take part in creative, memorable activities using drama, puppets, and art.
"Can I thank you for the brilliant workshop, the girls have raved about it and really felt it was worth it."
Gail McFadden, Head of Boarding,
Kilgraston School, Independent School of the Year 2011 and 2014
Contact Rachel Weiss to discuss your particular needs.