What is personal counselling?
Personal counselling is a support system through which a collaborative, supportive, and a confidential relationship is formed between a student and a counsellor in order to assist the student in making decisions that will lead to positive outcomes.
How do students know if they should see a counsellor?
If you are dealing with challenges in your life and you are feeling overwhelmed with few pressure outlets, then it may be helpful to seek the support of a counsellor.
Some signs to watch for include:
- Feeling helpless and sad over a prolonged period of time.
- Your relationships with family and friends are deteriorating as a result of your actions and behaviour.
- You may find yourself losing patience quite easily, personal relationships are deteriorating, growing disinterest in connecting with family and friends, and excessive use of drugs and alcohol.
- Routine daily initiatives are becoming mundane and trying. You may not be attending classes regularly, completing assignments, or concentrating as well as you usually do.
How do I arrange for counselling services?
Services are offered by appointment through your grade counsellor.
All the information that you provide to our counselling staff is strictly confidential. Other departments, colleges, or university officials do not have access to any information you provide in seeking assistance from us without your permission. Similarly, your family doctor, other health professionals, or family members will not have access to this information without your permission. However, there are four specific situations in which your counsellor is ethically and legally required to break confidentiality:
- potential serious harm to yourself
- potential serious harm to others
- suspected neglect or harm to a child
- court order to release your information
This program encourages student participation as a core factor in the improvement of school safety and culture.
Any tips and reports regarding bullying, cyberbullying, abuse, sex/drug/weapons/gang crime, suicidal thoughts, vandalism, and the potential for school attacks can be reported by using the REPORT IT! button. These results greatly help streamline safety tip reporting & improve conflict intervention.