What does a Counsellor do?...
A counsellor is a skilled helper, a caring listener, a consultant, a referral agent, and most importantly, a student advocate.
A counsellor is part of a team of people who work together to help students develop the strengths, skills, values and knowledge for everyday life.
Counselling sessions, depending on the situation, last between 15 and 50 minutes. Most sessions are 15 minutes long.
Counselling programs, whether group or individual, are usually 8 – 12 sessions long.
What is Counselling?
- Assisting students with the daily challenges of being a teenager
- Helping students reach their personal best emotionally and academically
- Acting as a student advocate, helping them to express their concerns and needs
- Providing individual, group or crises counselling
- Acting as a liaison between parents, school staff, and outside agencies
- Assisting students in making positive and proactive decisions
- Providing training and implementation for Peer Helpers
Students can see a Counsellor for:
- A Fear
- Dealing with Disappointment
- A Success
- A Conflict
- A Rejection
- Dealing with Failure
- A Death
- Family Concerns
- A School Problem
- A Behavior Concern
- A Physical Concern
- Coping with Stress
- Coping with Anxiety
- Relationships with Friends
- Romantic Relationships
- Examining Choices
- Coping with Peer Pressure
Confidentiality & Records
All information from our sessions is confidential. However, there are some cases in which confidentially must be broken:
- When there is a risk of danger to yourself or others;
- When legal requirements need to take my records; or
- When you are in need of protection.
Guidance Education Around the School
Each month the school population receives awareness information via classroom presentations, displays, guest speakers, and/or large assemblies.
Previous topics have included:
AIDS, Appreciating Diversities, Assertiveness, Binge Drinking, Body Image, Bully Proofing, Building Healthy Relationships, Career Exploration, Drinking and Driving, Drug Awareness, Healthy Lifestyles, Honesty, Lungs Are For Life, Positive Choices, Reproductive Health, Substance Abuse, Etc.
How to Contact the Counsellor:
Students: If you would like to meet with the counsellor, drop by her office to make an appointment. If the door is closed, please fill out an appointment card and pop it in the mail slot in the office door.
Parents: If you have a concern about your child and would like to consult with the counsellor, please contact her office by phone.
757-9881, ext. 224
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