Counselling Services

Having two full-time, school-based Counsellors is indeed a privileged situation for CBHS, Lewisham. These services are highly valued in our school community and play an integral role in providing support to individuals or groups of students in need. 

 

The School Counsellors work very closely with the Pastoral Coordinators and are dedicated to promoting and supporting student wellbeing and student achievement from Years 5-12. These services are not limited to, but include:

 

  • managing areas of concern;

  • assisting students in improving relational skills, behavioural management and anger management;

  • encouraging students to live well balanced lives;

  • helping students manage behaviour, anger and mood;

  • information about support from other agencies;

  • gathering information on the reasons for learning difficulties and liaising with the CBHS Diverse Learning Team; and

  • helping students by offering guidance and support, sharing ideas, and encouraging them to be more empowered.

 

The School Counsellor will:

 

  • listen carefully to the students;

  • help them clarify their options; and

  • encourage them to make their own decisions.

 

The Counsellors also deliver talks to yeargroups to promote mental health.  Some of these may include talks on bullying, internet related issues, studying for the HSC and managing stress.  Our current School Counsellors both have teaching and education backgrounds and are therefore well equipped to understand the needs of school students on an internal and external level.

 

Ms Adams and Ms Di Chiara have both committed to further studies beyond their education degrees to enhance their knowledge and understanding of young people. They also recognise the importance of treating each student as an individual and are always mindful of everyone’s right to privacy and respect the confidentiality of students and their families.

 

The School Counsellors are very happy to help students in need and will make time for students to ensure they are receiving the support they need.

Pastoral Care

General Enquiries

Phone: 8585 1744  |  Fax:  8585 1787

68-84 The Boulevarde, Lewisham NSW 2049

Private Mail Bag No 2, Petersham NSW 2049

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