Getting Help / Counselling

Guidance Counsellor

The Guidance Counsellor at Wellington College is Mr Rob Wither. 

You can visit Mr Wither at the Counsellor's Office which is next door to Office 150 and in front of the Language Block. Fill out an appointment form (located in the waiting room) and leave in the appointment box.

OR knock on the door if the counsellor is available

OR phone 802 2548 anytime and leave a message.

OR email Mr Wither at r.wither@wc.school.nz

  • supports the students and staff, and adds to the resources available in the school
  • cares for the students and staff - taking an interest in what they do and being prepared to walk the journey with them
  • presents an opportunity where staff can be themselves in a non-judgmental environment
  • is part of the non-teaching staff in the school

Counselling is:

  • a special way of talking over the difficulties we face.
  • a relationship in which we can explore these difficul 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 - Eg Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Bullying, Family Issues, Relationship Issues, Friendships, Grief.

Addictions - Outside 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...

  • be trustworthy
  • respect your confidentiality
  • listen to you carefully and sensitively
  • help you sort out how you would like things to be differentThe School Chaplain
  • supports the students and staff, and adds to the resources available in the school
  • cares for the students and staff - taking an interest in what they do and being prepared to walk the journey with them
  • presents an opportunity where staff can be themselves in a non-judgmental environment
  • is part of the non-teaching staff in the school
  • support you in making the changes you choose to make

Further information on many mental health issues can be found by visiting this excellent site. Mental Health Foundation

The School Chaplain

  • supports the students and staff, and adds to the resources available in the school
  • cares for the students and staff - taking an interest in what they do and being prepared to walk the journey with them
  • presents an opportunity where staff can be themselves in a non-judgmental environment
  • is part of the non-teaching staff in the school