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Guidance Counselling

All Marist College students and their families/whanau are entitled to seek my support and guidance regarding issues of concern to them. My professional training and ongoing supervision enable me to support you with:

*  Interpersonal skills
*  Values clarification
*  Moral decision making
*  Friendships and relationships
*  Stress management
*  Anger management
*  Keeping Safe
*  Depression
*  Grief and loss
*  Goal setting

We will work together to clarify confusion, and to increase your understanding of yourself, others, and environmental factors. We will explore attitudes, skills, and opinions to enhance your quality and enjoyment of life, particularly in  the school context. Together we will develop goals, both short and long term, which are realistic and worthwhile for you.

We will seek the support of others, including agencies outside school, when necessary. Your best interests will always be the most important consideration.

Guidance Counselling is private and confidential. However, in instances of harm to self and/or others, the Child Care and Protection Act requires that further support is accessed. You will be included in this process. 

Mrs Helen McEwen
M.Ed. hons, Post Grad Dip Couns, Adv. Dip Tchg, Dip special teaching needs