In Schools


Beacon schools counselling has a track record of improving the mental health and well-being of pupils, supporting their personal development and helping them to engage better in their education. A young person’s wellbeing is always our top priority. We are passionate about tackling the root causes of issues and providing an outstanding service which builds resilience in young people rather than a quick fix which will result in issues resurfacing.

Beacon pioneered secondary schools counselling in Stockport by working with the local council and NHS, setting up the first service in Bramhall High School, Stockport in 1996. We currently work in over 20 primary schools, secondary schools, and pupil referral units across Greater Manchester.

We provide a range of support services for schools including:

  • One to one counselling
  • Group programmes including mindfulness
  • Support for teachers, pastoral staff and safeguarding leads

Beacon is one of – if not the – most effective service that we have in school. As a Learning Manager, I regularly see the difference this service has made to many young people. Students who have received this intervention have gained in confidence in the classroom and have gone on to become more academically successful. I believe this is because emotional barriers to learning have been addressed. Learning Manager, Werneth High School, Stockport

We work together with schools to develop the package that suits their needs. For more information about what Beacon can do to support your school’s needs get in touch.

About our counsellors

We have a robust recruitment process for the selection of our counsellors resulting in an experienced team with a range of specialities. Beacon’s children and young people’s counsellors are all qualified to Diploma level or beyond and have substantial experience working with young people. All of our counsellors are trained and experienced in dealing with safeguarding issues and work within established education and multi-agency protocols.

Our counsellors’ practice and our organisational practice is aligned with the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and we work within their ethical framework.

If you’re interested in our schools counselling get in touch:

    AWARDS &

    See the various prestigious awards and accreditations that Beacon Counselling has received throughout the last few years.

    Contact Us

    Stockport Centre


    50-52 Middle Hillgate,
    Stockport,SK1 3DL

    0161 440 0055