Contacting a counsellor can help you talk about what you are going through, in private and without judgement.If you are going through a hard time, you can discuss what is happening, how it makes you feel and what options you have.If you don’t feel comfortable talking to someone you know, speaking to a professional may help.Counselling provides a safe space for you to discuss your concerns without fear of being judged.There is no legal definition of bullying, but it is often defined as repeated behaviour with intent to hurt another person, physically or emotionally.It can take many forms, including verbal threats, physical assault, calling names, gossiping and online bullying (cyberbullying).
We also asked counsellors what, in their experience, are common resulting behaviours for a person being bullied.
School bullying doesn’t only happen during the early years, either.
Bullying can take place during any level of education, whether it be school, college or university.
We believe bullying creates barriers, making victims feel isolated and small.
We want to break these barriers by encouraging those affected to reach out and talk to someone.