Sometimes it can be difficult to express how we are feeling to those who know us best. Being able to talk openly with somebody neutral, calm and compassionate can be highly beneficial, particularly during times of high stress and anxiety. We are very happy to now be able to offer a counselling service for pupils who need a little extra support or guidance. We have partnered up with Findlay Headden, a fully qualified and experienced Edinburgh-based counsellor, to provide private counselling sessions exclusively for pupils of My Online Schooling.
The counselling sessions run on Mondays and are provided in blocks of four consecutive 1-hour private online sessions with Findlay. The price is inclusive of an initial consultation call between Findlay and yourself, which is an opportunity to outline any challenges your child is experiencing and discuss concerns or issues you feel Findlay needs to be aware of. You can purchase additional blocks of four sessions as needed.
How much are counselling sessions?
The sessions are priced at £190 for a block of 4. This is inclusive of an initial phone consultation with Findlay, 4 hourly counselling sessions for your child, and email/phone support throughout the month.
How do I sign up?
To register your interest for online counselling sessions, please click on the button below and fill out the form. We will be in touch once official registration becomes available.
I am an experienced, COSCA-registered counsellor focused on children and young people, with a background in education and family support. After graduating with a Geography degree from the University of Glasgow and working in a variety of after-school and childcare environments, I trained and qualified as a primary teacher at the University of Edinburgh. My time in teaching left me with great respect for the profession, and also confirmed that it wasn’t for me. Instead, I have found that my strengths lie in supporting individual children through challenges they may be facing in their life beyond the classroom.
As a result, I moved into a more pastoral role with the former Sick Kids Friends Foundation, supporting the children and families of the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh. While there, I completed my Diploma in Counselling specialising exclusively in counselling children and young people.
I have been developing my practice as a counsellor ever since, first in the community and then in schools across central Scotland. Using a range of therapeutic approaches, I aim to build healing relationships with children and young people based on trust, openness and understanding. I work in partnership with families and teachers to ensure children and young people are heard and supported, for as long as they need it.
My wife and I have two small children, which doesn’t leave me with much leisure time, but when I can I enjoy reading non-fiction, watching and discussing films with friends, exploring the Pentland hills near our home, and skiing as often as I possibly can.