Please note: services vary depending on location.
Counselling & Mentoring
Counselling and mentoring services are available for those who feel they'd benefit from ongoing 1:1 support
Ongoing 1:1 support can help with a range of issues including:
Deciding to have sex; self-esteem and confidence; relationships (peer/family/romantic); and managing feelings and emotions
Sessions can be held at school, or in a community venue, or can take place online - it's up to you.
All our services are voluntary, and sessions are tailored to your needs and goals.
All our services are confidential.
Confidential is another word to say ‘private’.
Your personal information is only available to those delivering, managing or administering your support service. It is not communicated outside the organisation or with other parts of the organisation without your consent.
Support workers attend supervision where they discuss their work, which is also bound by confidentiality.
Confidentiality may be broken should a worker believe there is a serious risk of harm to you or someone else, or in very specific circumstances when required to do so by law.
Each person who engages with our 1:1 service is asked to sign a confidentiality agreement which their worker will agree with them.
If you have any questions about confidentiality, please discuss this with your support worker.
Mentoring or Counselling Support?
It's important to make sure you receive the right support for you; whether it be through mentoring, counselling, or group work.
Once StudentSpectra receive a completed referral form our staff will get in touch with you to talk through your support options, and decide alongside you which service would be most beneficial in helping you achieve your goals.
This flowchart explains what happens following a referral being made to our service
If you are unable to travel to sessions, or you're uncomfortable accessing services face-to-face, we offer mentoring and counselling sessions via videochat, phone, or instant messaging service.
In your initial assessment your worker will talk you through the options and agree with you the best format for your sessions.
Remote sessions can be just as effective as face-to-face sessions, and we require the same level of commitment and engagement from you.
Please note all our online communications follow the same safeguarding policies and procedures as our face-to-face services. This includes our confidentiality policy. For anyone accessing online services we ask you to agree to our online Code of Conduct.
We run drop-in sessions across London offering information and advice around relationships, sexual health, and local support services, as well as practical sexual health support.
Check out our calendar for information on upcoming drop-in sessions: