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Harrow Schools Counselling Partnership



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The Harrow Schools Counselling Partnership is working to improve the emotional wellbeing of children, parents and staff by working with the whole school community.

For children ...


Claudio has led assemblies this year reminding all pupils about "The Space", and how it can be 'good to talk', and to mark Children's Mental Health Week.

Pupils have been able to attend assemblies along the theme of 'Flip your Lid' Encouraging Reflection, led by our school counsellor. Age appropriate slides and explanations have helped pupils to develop their understanding of what happens when they experience strong emotions and begin to develop some strategies to help them with this. 

The Space

We have a lunchtime drop-in every Thursday called The Space for children who feel vulnerable in the playground or who have something that is concerning them. This is a place where they can come and talk alone or with a friend about their worries. The service is provided by the Harrow Schools’ Counselling Partnership. Play therapy is also available for some pupils. Claudio or Ros will help your child to talk through their concerns, listen to them and offer them strategies to help them work out what to do.

If you do not want your child to use this service, please let us know.

For Parents ...

Workshops/Coffee Mornings

As part of the Harrow Schools Counselling Partnership, a number of open coffee mornings and workshops are held over the course of the year. Please see newsletters and events for further details. 

The slides from the Parents' workshop: 'Flip your lid' Encouraging Reflections are available below. 

Parents Drop In

As part of the Harrow Schools Counselling Partnership, there will be a regular Parent’s Drop-In at Stanburn Primary School between 9-10am on Thursdays. This is a strictly confidential space in which you may discuss any concerns you have about your child(ren) and/or receive emotional support due to difficulties that may be going on in your life e.g. bereavement, separation, stress, anxiety. If you would like to attend or would like more information contact our therapist, Claudio.

To make an appointment contact

Name: Claudio De Souza

Tel: 07901 00 06 09

Please note, Claudio has a new email address (February 2022)


or leave message with the school office and he will get back to you.

For Staff ...

Staff Training

The Harrow Schools Counselling Partnership has run a number of training sessions for staff, as part of their continuing professional development, including work on 'Flip your Lid' Encouraging Reflection,  Active Listening and Attachment Theory. 

Staffing News

We would like to say a huge thank you to Georgina and wish her all the very best in her new adventures. Georgina has been working as our School Counsellor since September 2018 and we are very grateful for all her hard work with our pupils, parents and staff! We are, however delighted to introduce our new School Counsellor- Claudio De Souza. Claudio will be joining us in January 2020 and we look forward to working together with him and continuing our work with Harrow Schools Counselling Partnership. Please see below a short message from Claudio:

“Hello, I'm Claudio De Souza - the new Counselling Services Manager for the Harrow Schools Counselling Partnership. I have been working as a Child Counsellor with SCP since November 2018 and I am now very excited to be stepping into the CSM role at Stanburn Primary School. I very much look forward to meeting you all in January and I wish you all a wonderful winter holiday.”

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