Aims and Objectives
We share all the aims and
objectives of the College. In particular we aim to help develop the “whole
person” by providing a support service that is both caring and empathic and by
helping students become more effective organisers of their own lives.
The Counselling service is
made up of five personnel.
Each has a certain time allocated to Counselling each week.
One period per week the
student Counsellors meet under the supervision of the Vice-Principal in charge
of Pastoral Care.
A room has been designated
for the Counsellors’ use in the school. An Annual Report is presented to
the Board of Governors, the Principal and the Pastoral Care Sub-Committee,
updating the development and main areas of the service.
Students come through the
Counselling service by the following means:
REFERRAL - SELF
/ PEER / PARENT / TEACHER
Follow-up procedures are
carried out with the Client and the Referrer
This is practised as far
as possible within the Counselling service. In particular cases, the
circumstances may require referral to outside agencies.
The Counselling service
has contact with an increasing number of outside agencies which in certain
circumstances are used for the benefit and support of the service and client.
Development of the service is on-going and in service training is encouraged when
the appropriate courses become available.