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Connect Education Counselling


Connect Ed

Connect Ed at Princess May Primary School

Connect Ed is a service available for all pupils at Princess May on Tuesdays. Connect Ed gives children the chance to talk about their feelings, help them feel good about themselves and be more able to learn.

What difference does Connect Ed make in your child’s school?

Connect Ed have over 35 years’ experience of delivering professional counselling and therapy services on-site in schools across London and the South East. Currently, they work with 80 schools supporting pupils aged 4-18.  This extensive experience means they can offer bespoke services, ensuring pupils access the right support at the right time to enhance their wellbeing help remove barriers to learning.

How does Connect Ed help children? 

All pupils can find help with friendship issues and other worries by choosing to visit Talk Time. These short lunchtime sessions are open to individuals and to groups. Connect Ed also works with children one-to-one and in small groups, offering regular time-tabled support for those who will benefit most. The school will often refer children for this service. We always obtain written consent from parents or carers before working with children.

How does Connect Ed help families? 

Connect Ed will regularly work with families who may have concerns around their child's well-being or behaviour. Connect Ed offers drop in sessions, coffee mornings and parent workshops to help parents support their children both inside and outside of school. 

An introduction from our therapist, Hettie: 



I work as an art therapist with Mental Health organization Connect Ed. At Princess May, I offer a varied therapeutic service to meet the emotional needs of the pupils in the school. The therapy room at Princess May is equipped with a range of creative, and play based resources that can be used to help children to express and understand their feelings. In therapy sessions, children may learn skills and strategies to support their wellbeing both in and out of school. Therapy can be supportive in enhancing children’s self-esteem and confidence as well as their learning and relationships.

I offer one-to-one therapy for individual children as well as group art therapy for children perhaps experiencing similar challenges. Children can be referred for a range of social, emotional and learning needs. Once a child has been accepted into the service, therapy is offered weekly to children for 45 minutes, and the course of therapy can differ regarding the child’s needs. This means there are no set amount of sessions.

Alongside this, I offer a drop-in wellbeing service to the children within the school, where children can make a self-referral for a one off session where they can speak with me about any concerns they may have such as friendships, school life and home life.

If you would like to meet with me or find out more about the Connect Ed services offered at Princess May Primary School, please email