Our dedicated BSL Counsellor, Lynda Quick, is an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a registered member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Lynda has also achieved her British Sign Language level 3.

Lynda offers our young people a genuine, warm and accepting counselling relationship. In feeling heard and accepted, young people are given the opportunity to explore, discover, understand and clarify their way of living and being and learn to be more accepting of themselves and others in past and present situations. 

Should they need to, our students can access the Counselling service independently. Counselling happens during regular one-hour sessions that are usually every week and these sessions are usually, but not always, the same time each week. The counselling sessions always happen in the same room which means that the session can become a place where young people can feel safe to talk about difficult things.

As an individual member of the BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists) Lynda is bound by its ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy, and subject to the Professional Conduct Procedure therein.