Guidance Counsellors give support and encouragement to empower students to make their own decisions and deal with life’s challenges. A counsellor is someone who listens with acceptance and respect, helping students to think through issues and to decide how to handle situations as well as emotions.
The Guidance Counsellors provide a relaxed and confidential space where students and/or parents can come to discuss any area of concern or difficulty. This could be a personal problem or a question about subject choices, post-school study or future pathways and careers.
Sometimes a Guidance Counsellor will refer students and/or parents to outside agencies for support.
Should students wish to make an appointment with the Counsellors, they are required to go to the Doro Student Support Services and speak to staff in the Reflection Room. Reflection Room staff will inform the Guidance Counsellors and negotiate a relevant time. Students will then receive an appointment slip.
In 2018, there are two Guidance Counsellors at the College located in the Doro Student Support Services Centre.
Mrs Majella Dennis (Counselling)
Available Monday to Friday.
Mrs Fiona Podolak (Counselling and Careers)
Available Thursday and Friday.