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.
The Guidance Counsellor at McAuley College are Mrs Kym Houston and Mrs Christine Harman.
Should students wish to make an appointment with the Guidance Counsellor, they will have a number of options: