At Sutton House Academy the whole school adopts a holistic therapeutic approach aiming to create a nurturing environment while offering a safe base for pupils to learn while encouraging appropriate ‘trusted adult’ attachments.

The Academy offers further therapeutic interventions including counselling and therapy and speech, language and communication support.


We have two fully qualified counsellors in school who can support students with their emotional needs. These counsellors offer specialism with CBT, art and play therapy and are vastly experienced in supporting students across Southend via the Southend Education Trust (SET).

Students are selected and attend a 1-1 ‘appointment’ with an appropriate counsellor in a 45 minute session each week. If it is felt the student needs more time then this can be arranged.

We have recently started to offer this service to parents also on a voluntary basis.