The purpose of the College Guidance Counsellor is to focus on student wellbeing and work collaboratively with the college community to promote and foster the development and mental health of all students. In this way, a Guidance Counsellor is someone who listens with acceptance and respect, promotes and supports the development of student life skills and resilience to deal with a rapidly changing and complex modern world.
A counselling and referral service is provided at Sophia College to support student engagement with learning. This service promotes and supports the development of student life skills and resilience to deal with a rapidly changing and complex modern world.
The guidance counselling service provides the opportunity to discuss issues in a safe and confidential setting to explore unconsidered possibilities and opportunities to set goals and develop strategies for change. Sometimes a Guidance Counsellor will refer students and/or parents to outside agencies for support.
Students wishing to make an appointment with the Guidance Counsellor can do so through Student Reception or speak with their Fratelli teacher. Students may also be referred to the Guidance Counsellor by concerned staff, College Leadership Team, and parents.