Guidance

Counselling

Guidance Counselling provides a safe place, separate from your daily life,

where you can explore issues or feelings that are causing you difficulty. The counsellors will aim to relate to you in a supportive and purposeful manner and assist you in the task of finding your way forward. Student’s use of counselling remains confidential to the services within the limits agreed with your counsellor.

 

Role and 

Responsibilities

Counsellors at Bay View High School are:

 

  • Emphatic

  • Objective

  • Mature

  • Able to see problems from a holistic perspective

  • Able to provide individual and group counselling services

  • Meet the developmental , preventable and remedial needs of the school

  • Able to consult with students, parents, teachers, and other school and community personnel to assist in meeting the needs of the student

  • Assistants for students with coordination and implementation of student services in school

  • Developers of activities and resources to implement and evaluate the counselling programme.

 

 

* All Guidance Counsellors adhere to ethical standards of the counselling profession and abide by the laws, policies and procedures that govern the school. 

 

Basic aim of

Guidance Counsellers

The basic aim of guidance counselling is to enable each student individually to develop better ways of living that reflect his/her needs and values. For most of the students the experience of counselling is to focus on the transitional problems experienced by most young adults, while for some it leads to a direct therapeutic approach. In either case it is extremely important not to let an issue go unnoticed as most frequently academic work will suffer also because of difficulties directly related to studies or because of disorganization sometimes exacerbated by other issues.

 

Basic aim of

Guidance Counsellers

We have designed the system of guidance counselling 

in a way that each student from each grade will have meetings with the guidance counsellor. Students will be handed an appointment slip with details of their appointment. These appointments are scheduled with great difficulty according to the student’s availability and the counsellor’s, therefore it is very important for students to attend. In the unlikely event that a student is unable to attend (due to a valid reason), then it is essential to inform the counsellor in advance so another appointment can be made and other students can be met.

 

Guidance Counsellors can also be approached directly by the students themselves. Or if a teacher or other student feels that their student or friend need to meet a counsellor, they too can be referred and an appointment will be set up for them.

 

The dedicated Guidance Counselling Office is available for all. In case a student is not able to reach a counsellor, they can leave a message on a form provided at the reception desk in the Counselling Message Folder or email the counselling team at their respective addresses.

Reasons to Seek Guidance Counselling:

Student guidance counselling services assist students with a variety of concerns. Students may benefit from personal counseling to discuss:

 

  • Adjusting to school

  • Stress management

  • Life transitions and change

  • Difficulties in relationships

  • Physical abuse

  • Sexual abuse

  • Emotional abuse

  • Thoughts of Suicide

  • Eating and body image concerns

  • Self esteem

  • Loss and Grief

  • Gender identity

  • Trauma

  • Depression

  • Anger

  • Anxiety

  • Any other feelings that cause discomfort