Counselling is a way of helping people to express themselves, deal with problems, make decisions, set and achieve goals, and feel supported. It is built on an honest, caring and non-judgmental relationship between the counsellor and the person coming to counselling. School counsellors strive to understand, support, encourage and challenge young people so they can lead happier lives and develop important life skills.
We aim to provide students and families with a safe, confidential and helpful environment, in which to discuss concerns, problems and receive support.
We will do all we can to provide the best possible counselling and support, which is of the highest professional standard, based upon principles of strength and empowerment. The service extends to support all members of the St Laurence’s community, including students and parents. We are committed to doing our best to offer an environment of support, encouragement and understanding as we assist students to achieve their personal and educational goals.
Personal counselling includes concerns about bullying, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationship issues, self esteem issues, stress and time management, anger issues, transition to new school, peer pressures and conflict, family concerns, coping strategies and so on.
Educational counselling includes motivation, study skills/plans, time management, exam techniques, stress management and special consideration.
The counsellors at St Laurence's are always prepared to help. Click here to login into the Counselling Intranet.