Time 4 Me
I am pleased to let you know that Colin Neighbourhood Partnership awarded the contract for primary school counselling to Barnardo’s for 2020-21. This means that counselling will be available in our school again this year and for pupils from Year 1 to Year 7. Counselling really adds to the pastoral supports we already offer in our school.
The Barnardo’s service is called Time 4 Me and it supports pupils, parents and schools. It works with individual pupils but also supports the team of adults around them.
Time 4 Me helps with the tough situations some children and families have to cope with. The most common reasons children come for Time 4 Me are:
Family problems (families separating, illness, conflict)
Personal and School worries
Friendship difficulties and bullying
A Barnardo's Counsellor will visit the school each week. Her name is Linda Quinn and she will visit every Tuesday morning.
If you would like to discuss getting support for your child please speak with me, your child’s teacher, Mrs Bleakley or Mr Kilpatrick. Once a space becomes available, we will arrange for you to meet Linda to see if Time 4 Me is suitable for your child.
Colin Primary School Counselling Service
Barnardo’s Time 4 Me counselling service will be available in all the Colin primary schools again this year. Time 4 Me supports children, families and schools when life gets tough. A Barnardo’s counsellor will be coming to our school every week. Our counsellor is called Linda Quinn and she will be in school every Tuesday morning.
Counselling really adds to the pastoral supports we offer in school. It will be especially important this year as our pupils return after Lockdown and all the other recent disruptions to family life. As well as supporting children with Corona-related issues, counselling also helps with the other challenges children face that can affect their learning. It supports children and families coping with:
Worries and stress
Changes in the family
Anxiety about school
If you think your child would benefit from counselling speak to Miss Dougan, Mrs Bleakley, Mr Kilpatrick or your child’s teacher.
Linda Quinn (our counsellor) will be happy to chat about the service and how it can help.