The Guidance Counsellors at Wellington College are Geoff Charles, Lyndon Coppin and 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 (but please aware Lyndon is out of school on sabbatical for Term 1, 2023), or Jane at email@example.com or Geoff at firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment or support. Alternatively you could phone or text Lyndon on 022 015 0877 or Jane on 022 016 1774 or Geoff on 021 0916 0194 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).
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.
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.
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Further information on many mental health issues can be found by visiting this excellent site. Mental Health Foundation
04 8022520 ext 865, email@example.com
Liz is part of the non-teaching staff in the school. She supports the students and staff, and adds to the resources available in the school by:
We also have a new online reporting tool WC Bullying Free Helpline for you to use if there is anything happening that is potentially harmful to anyone in our community - both online and offline.