St Andrew’s Catholic College is fortunate to have three Counsellors one of which is also a Psychologist to support the College community in the areas of social, educational, and personal development. The role of the College Counsellors is to focus on student wellbeing and work collaboratively with teaching staff and parents to promote and foster the development and mental health of students, through the provision of a comprehensive and diversified counselling service.
Counselling can help a person cope with a crisis or address problems and issues in their lives and look at how and what they can change. Counselling can support students desire to grow, support their learning and develop unused potential more efficiently. It does not always deal with crisis situations. Counselling can explore positive strategies for conflict resolution, stress management, communication and social and emotional needs appropriate to a young person’s development. Referrals can be made by counsellors to other agencies for more specialised assistance. Counselling is a team effort in which the counsellor and the client each have responsibilities. It is not just a ‘quick fix’ to the presenting problem. Bookings are be made through the Office.
The College Psychologist is a uniquely qualified member of the College Counselling service that applies principles of educational psychology, developmental psychology, and applied behaviour analysis within the intervention. The psychologist is also trained to carry out psychological testing and psycho-educational assessments where deemed necessary.
The following counsellors have been appointed to the following sectors in the College,
- Junior Years: Emma Moore
- Middle Years: Bryan Scholfield
- Senior Years: Rebecca Russo
There may be times where Counsellors and/or Psychologist will move across the Junior, Middle and Senior Years depending upon the need presented by a student accessing counselling or if psycho-education is to be provided to a particular cohort.
Our College Counsellors can be contacted via email email@example.com