School Work

Renew Counselling works in a number of schools in Essex and East London. Over the past two years we have significantly expanded our services providing one to one counselling in schools across mid Essex. We are now present in over 100 schools in Essex.

In East London, with the support of the Big Lottery Fund, we provide counselling to 9 schools. We work with many children who demonstrate emotional and behavioural difficulties that affect them to such a degree that it impacts on their capacity to learn. Many may have witnessed, or experienced, violence, addiction, abuse, neglect, bereavement or loss. By being given the opportunity to see these children on a one-to-one basis, in an environment that they recognise, we seek to restore these children’s self-esteem, giving them confidence and making them aware of their individuality and potential.

It is difficult to quantify the benefits but at least 2 of the students involved with Renew’s Sycamore Centre were unlikely to successfully complete their secondary education and are now well into their year 10 and 11 and are planning a future which might even include further education.

Many schools have recognised the need to deal with children’s personal crises at an early stage and see the benefits of this work in a decrease in truancy and disruption in the classroom.

To enquire about our schools work please contact the following centres;

Renew Counselling Sycamore Centre

Sadlers House, 2 Legg St Chelmsford CM1 1AH

phone: 01245 359353
fax: 01245 357852
email: sycamore@renew-us.org

Renew Counselling Bridge Centre

Bodey House Church Walk, Basildon Essex SS14 1WW

phone: 1268 822800
email: bridge@renew-us.org

Opening Times

Sycamore Centre
  • Monday 12.00noon – 8.00pm
  • Tuesday 10.30am – 8.00pm
  • Wednesday 9.00am – 12.00noon
    4.00pm – 8.00pm
  • Thursday 9.00am – 8.00pm
  • Friday 9.00am – 4.00pm
Bridge Centre
  • Monday 10.00am – 9.15pm
  • Tuesday 10.00am – 9.15pm
  • Wednesday 10.00am – 6.00pm
  • Thursday 11.00am – 8.00pm
  • Friday 9.30am – 2.00pm
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Renew’s therapeutic services are accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Renew Counselling is a registered charity No 1084940 and a Company limited by guarantee, registered in England.
Registered office: Sadlers House, 2 Legg Street, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1AH Company No. 4099810
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