It can be tempting to try to persuade students to access counselling if we can see that it would be beneficial. However, counselling will only help if they are willing and engaged. It can help to tell the student that it's only one session to start with and then they can then decide whether they’d like to continue. You may also want to show them one of these videos which explains more about how Mable Therapy works:
This video is suitable for primary age students:
This video is usually suitable for secondary age students:
If a student has their first session and does not want to continue it’s important to respect their decision. It’s essential that they has a positive experience or counselling so they feel empowered to access it in the future. By giving them the power to decide, they know they are able to access it once they feel ready.