Through counselling, students are provided a safe space to express their concerns, gain self-awareness and learn how to develop healthy coping strategies. The Guidance Counsellor helps students become independent learners and feel empowered in dealing with their issues.
Within a high school setting, a short-term counselling model is used to help students get back on track. Short-term counselling focuses on situational problems such as stress management, inter-personal conflicts, self-esteem concerns, academic struggles and relationship issues that can be resolved within a short period of time. When students require specialized, intensive or long-term therapy, appropriate referrals are made.
The Guidance Counsellor works closely with the school’s resource department in order to provide additional support to students who are undergoing learning difficulties.