Head office: 01245 269335; Chelmsford: 01245 359353/07958 076001; Basildon: 01268 822800/07717 126407 info@renew-us.org

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.

Cost: School contract fees are negotiated on an individual basis and contact should be made with Justine Colley, Schools Counselling Manager on 01245 359353 or 07903410131

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
Justine Colley: 07903 410131
email: sycamore@renew-us.org

Renew Counselling Bridge Centre

Bodey House Church Walk, Basildon Essex SS14 1WW

phone:01245 359353
Justine Colley: 07903 410131
email: Sycamore@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 and we adhere to their ethical framework for the Counselling Professions 2018. 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 TM The name, logotype and four squares graphic device are registered Trademarks (Reg No: 3015144) of Renew Counselling