School Counsellor

FHS Counselling Service


Welcome to the FHS Counselling Service . Please click here to read my report for the school year 2016-17.

Parents of new year 7s can click here to read my welcome letter.

Colette Rhodes, School Counsellor


New Online Resource

MindEd for Families is a new online resource with information and advice on many different aspects of children’s and adolescent mental and emotional health, as well as parenting guidance and a whole range of other issues.

Click here to log in.

Useful Telephone Numbers

I have complied a list of organisations and helplines that offer different kinds of advice, information, and support to young people on a range of different issues.  Certain organisations also offer either telephone or online counselling.

Helpful numbers for students

Helpful numbers for parents/carers

Our Counselling Service

At Forest Hill School we provide a full-time counselling service which has been running successfully for several years and has supported many children by helping them to talk about and explore their concerns in confidence.

Students may access the service in several ways:

  • self-referral
  • referral by the pastoral team
  • referral by parents/carers

Students who self-refer will be strongly encouraged to tell their parents/carers, but if they are not ready to do this their confidentiality will be respected.

If you are interested in finding out more about the school counselling service click on the links below to access annual reports, statistics and evaluations:

Confidentiality Agreement

Counselling Policy

Code of Practice

Support for Parents

The school counselling service is also open to parents/carers who are concerned about their child. Wednesdays after school (3:30-5:00pm) will be designated for parents who would like a discussion or telephone conversation about their child.

If you have read things that you would like to share with other parents I would be very interested to hear from you.

You can get in touch with me via the school switchboard (+44 20 8699 9343) or via email:

Colette Rhodes

School Counsellor

Helpful Websites for Parents

A good website with loads of information and support for parents on a wide range of issues. They also have an excellent telephone helpline.

A very good source of support for parents/carers concerned about the mental health or well-being of a child.

Support for young people aged 12-25 on all issues surrounding bullying directly through the Ditch the Label website here. In addition to the community function there is the option to speak 1:1 with a support mentor in more urgent cases or for anyone that may be vulnerable.