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Talk To Your Counsellor Interactive PDFs

Posted on Mar 14, 2018

Counselling is the skilled and principled use of relationship to facilitate self- knowledge, emotional acceptance and growth and the optimal development of personal resources. The overall aim of counsellors is to provide an opportunity for individuals to work towards living more satisfyingly and resourcefully. Counselling relationships will vary according to need but may be concerned with developmental issues, addressing and resolving specific problems, making decisions, coping with crisis, developing personal insights and knowledge, working through feelings of inner conflict or improving relationships with others. Within a school setting, the role of a counsellor is dynamic and multi-faceted. School counsellors assist students and educational stakeholders by:

  • Promoting positive attitudes among students towards self, family, peers and community
  • Assisting students in learning how school performance relates to future opportunities
  • Working with students, parents and school staff to identify learning needs and to design interventions to enhance student success
  • Helping students to recognize and make the best of their abilities
  • Providing support during a personal crisis
  • Working with students on attendance issues
  • Coordinating referrals to outside agencies
  • Developing student career awareness
  • Helping to create a safe and positive learning experience