Guidance Counsellors at Unity College work to support the mental health and wellbeing of all students so that they can access and engage with the school curriculum. We all experience difficulties from time to time, and the Guidance Counsellor can simply be thought of as an extra support person, outside of family and friends.
Counselling is on a consensual basis and the service that is offered is confidential. When you visit the Guidance Counsellor whatever is discussed will be kept private unless there are concerns that you or somebody else might get hurt. If this happens the Counsellor will talk about what to do and who needs to be told.
Students and/or parents/guardians can make an appointment with a Guidance Counsellor by doing one of the following:
Students in P-6 require parent/guardian permission to attend counselling sessions. Students in 7-12 are able to make an appointment independently, however, in some cases, we may need parent/guardian permission.
If you need to contact the Guidance Counsellors, Anthony Ross or Lena Redman, their offices are located in the administration building and contact can be made through Student Reception. They can also be contacted by phone on 5490 5777.