A Guidance Counsellor is someone you can talk to about a lot of different issues, and they can help you find further supports as well. Many, but not all, schools will have a guidance counsellor who you can make an appointment with, and they are trained to help you with your personal development, social development, and education and career guidance. Guidance counselling is also available in colleges, universities, your local employment office, as well as privately.How to connect with this service →
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How can I connect with my school guidance counsellor?
You can ask for an appointment with your guidance counsellor. The issue can be quite personal to you. You might like to discuss some issue which is affecting your life, whether it is personal or school related. It is often advisable to make short notes for yourself to prepare for your meeting. Confidentiality is a key part of this service.
If it’s not clear in your school about how to get in touch with the guidance counsellor, you can ask a teacher that you trust or your principal to help you connect with them.
Some schools have a letter box outside the guidance counsellor’s door where you can leave a request for a meeting. Some guidance counsellors arrange to come early to school or to stay on after school to allow students to visit without being noticed by others.