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Buxton Community School

Buxton Community School


Counselling access during school closure

During school closure, face-to-face counselling in school may be unavailable. However, telephone counselling can be offered to those students who are already existing clients.

Alternative support can also be accessed via or check out the information below for other organisations offering support.

If you wish to book an appointment or you are a student wanting advice on where to get support elsewhere. Please message Debra on the ‘E help line’ during office hours only and I will respond to your message as soon as possible.

For existing clients wanting telephone counselling, once the time of the session has been agreed, I will contact you on the number you give me.

Please read the instructions below

*As an existing client you will already have completed a counselling contract and signed and agreed to the terms and conditions.

*Safe guarding will continue in the same way as in the signed school counselling contract. If I am concerned for your safety, a safe-guarding form will be sent to the Safe-Guarding Officer and the usual procedures will be followed.

*Please find a safe and confidential place to telephone, where you are comfortable to talk. Ensure you will not be disturbed or overheard during the session. Try to avoid unexpected interruptions.

*If there is a break in phone connection during the session, which cannot be re-connected. Contact me on the E-help line to re-schedule.

*Notes from the session will be added to your client counselling file and stored in a lockable cabinet, as per the school counselling contract.

Additional help during school closure:


Full Time Counselling Service

Counselling gives you a chance to talk/open up about what is bothering you with someone who is not connected with your family, friends or school. A counsellor won't tell you what to do, but will help you to make your own decisions. It can really help to talk sometimes; you may feel anxious and down but not know why. If you’re not sure whether counselling can help, come along anyway! If I can’t help, I’ll do my best to work with you to find someone who can. Whatever we discuss is confidential within the service, unless I believe that you, or someone else is being harmed or at risk of being harmed.

To book an appointment, change an appointment or make a referral, e-mail Debra during term time only at

Certificate in Counselling/Diploma in Counselling/Advanced Certificate in Supervision

MBACP (Senior Accred with Children and Young People) UKRCP registered independent Counsellor

For counselling information for parents please download the document at the bottom of the page. 

For information and guidance on counselling in schools from the BACP, please follow this link:

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If your concern is urgent and you need to speak to somebody straight away, please contact your DOCTOR or other AGENCIES on the list below

you can contact

Where else to Find Help: Services in North Derbyshire

CAMHS Specialist Community Advisers

Mental health consultation for professionals only. Please contact your local Adviser.

NHS Talking Therapies: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Age 16-18


Talking Mental Health Derbyshire

Relate Chesterfield and North Derbyshire

Derwent Rural Counselling Services

School and Community Based Counselling

Positive 4 Young People

Relate Derby & Southern Derbyshire : Safe Speak  _ secondary school age

Action for Children: Talk Time primary school age

Specialist Support for Children and Young People

Autism : Derbyshire Autism Services


Ashgate Hospicecare:

Blythe House Hospice:

CRUSE Bereavement Care - Chesterfield Branch:

Child Sexual Exploitation : Safe and Sound

Domestic Abuse : Derbyshire Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Service

Domestic Abuse : Crossroads Derbyshire

Eating Disorders : First Steps Derbyshire

Sexuality : Derbyshire LGBT+

Sexual Violence : SV2

Substance Misuse : Derbyshire CGL

Support for Victims of Crime : Got Your Back

Young Carers : Action for Children

this service has been taken over by Derbyshire Carers on 01773 833833

Online Resources

MindEd Free educational resource on children and young people's mental health for all adults. Parents and professionals


An information hub offering young people advice and help on mental health problems including depression, anxiety and stress.

Big White

A safe online community of people who are anxious, down or not coping who support and help each other by sharing what’s troubling them, guided by trained professionals.

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) : 0800 58 58 58

Charity dedicated to preventing male suicide. Webchat available.

ChildLine : 0800 1111  Confidential support for children


A partnership of charities spearheaded by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, campaigning to end stigma around mental health.

Kidscape : Parents’ Advice Line 020 7823 5430

Preventing bullying

Mental Health Foundation

Mental health information charity.

Mind : 0300 123 3393

A wealth of information, advice and support for people of all ages experiencing mental ill-health.

PAPYRUS : 0800 068 4141

Papyrus exists to reduce the number of young people who take their own lives by shattering the stigma around suicide and equipping young people and their communities with the skills to recognise and respond to suicidal behaviour.

Talk To Frank : 0300 123 6600

Confidential drugs advice. Live chat available

The Mix : 0808 808 4994

24/7 support service for under 25s – confidential helpline, forums & webchat available

Young Minds : parents’ helpline: 0808 802 5544

YoungMinds champions wellbeing and mental health of young people.  Website contains a wealth of resources and support for young people and for parents.

And for parents – Contact WWW.relateforparents/prg.ukAail

0800 093 5264 or 01332 349301