.The Guidance Counsellors at Wellington College are Lyndon Coppin & Jane Gray
They are based in the Guidance Centre - P2 (formerly Office 150, next to the Whare at the top of the drive)
Please email Lyndon at firstname.lastname@example.org Jane at email@example.com an appointment or support. Alternatively you could phone or text Lyndon on 022 015 0877 or Jane on 022 016 1774 during school hours - or leave a message. (If it is an urgent mental health issue or crisis then it is best to call Te Haika (CCDHB) on 0800 745 477).
a special way of talking over the difficulties we face,
a relationship in which we can explore these difficult ties, work out how you want to change your life and put the changes in place.
confidential and free.
aimed to help you reach solutions to some problems or difficulties that you might be going through
Types of Counselling/Services:
Personal Counselling - e.g stress, anxiety, depression, bullying, family issues, relationship issues, friendships, grief.
Addictions - External services are often used for issues like smoking, drugs and alcohol and other addictions.
Sexual Health and Related Issues - A counsellor may be a good starting point.
What happens in Counselling?
In counselling you are helped to explore your difficulties and concerns, and to develop more satisfying and resourceful ways of living.Counselling may at times make you feel temporarily uncomfortable, miserable or angry. However, overall it should feel safe and caring. You should also have a sense of progress over time.
A Counsellor can help you to...
explore your emotions, thoughts, and behaviour
become more aware of yourself your values and what motivates you
plan and set goals
improve your relationships
reduce your stress
develop your sense of well being
do things differently
A Counsellor may...
see you on your own or with support people
give you information
discuss with you who you could talk to about your difficulties
act on your behalf with your consent
refer you to someone more appropriate
A Counsellor is expected to...
respect your confidentiality
listen to you carefully and sensitively
help you sort out how you would like things to be different