The Suite of Guidance and Counselling Services at St Columbans…
At St Columban's we deliver counselling and interventions at three levels: Intensive individual counselling, targeted small group guidance and whole year level intervention. Intensive individual counselling comprises the majority of the work that our Counsellors do at school through individual appointments with students identified at risk, or who are in need of counselling for a variety of issues. These include anxiety, depression, anger management, self-harm, suicidal ideation or thoughts, emotion regulation, friendship or peer issues, organisation and study skills, family disconnect and relationship issues, eating issues, bullying, and a variety of other issues.
St Columban's runs programs for students and year levels as a part of an overarching proactive Wellbeing Program. For example, the Chill Out Program is a group targeted for boys, typically in Year 9 at risk of disengaging from school or with behavioural issues such as anger or bullying, Each program is designed to foster self-esteem, resilience and confidence among the young people participating.
Ms Elizabeth Neil
Mr Mark Meehan
Referrals to the counsellors are usually by way of the House coordinators, students self-referring or parents contacting the individual counsellors.