Hi I teach a lovely year 11 student but recent behaviour is concerning me and I don't really know how to handle it. Any advice would be very much welcome. There is no, as far as I can see, child protection issue, but this student has been coming to talk to me about stress at home for a number of weeks now. She seems to want to get things off her chest. I've talked to her but everything i suggest to help her, she refuses to do and flatly refuses to see the school counsellor. She has started asking to speak to me about 3 times a week and stays for the whole of lunchtime. I want to help, but she only wants to talk. Though it sounds selfish, I just don't have time to spend this much time talking to her and it's all starting to make me feel a little uncomfortable. She now wants my personal e mail so that when she's not at school, she can still contact me. I've said no but am worried she is relying too much on talking to me. Colleagues are sympathetic but have offered no solutions.......any ideas? Thank you.