Valley Trust is a registered charity providing a professional and confidential counselling service for primary and secondary school pupils with emotional, social or behavioural problems.
The Valley Trust has been successfully providing a counselling service in Surrey since 1985. From 1994 we have extended that service to primary and secondary schools in the surrounding counties, with a total of 38 now using our service. All our counsellors our professional qualified and accredited with a recognised professional body and have many years experience of working with pupils of all ages.
Training, qualifications & experience
All of our counsellors are professionally qualified and accredited members of a recognised counselling body with many years post qualification experience of working with children and young people.
Member organisations *
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Areas of counselling we deal with
Our minimum school contract is 2.5 hours per week which equates to around 15 pupils receiving 6-8 sessions during the school year for a cost of circa £3,600.
Preliminary consultations with schools are free of charge. We are pleased to talk things through initially over the telephone with no obilgation.