Guidance and Counselling

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Guidance Counsellors

Students meet with their guidance counsellor to discuss their plans for further and/or higher education and entering the world of work.

The guidance counsellors work with students to:

  •  help them make appropriate subject choices;
  •  prepare for interviews;
  •  make applications and prepare personal statements;
  •  complete interests assessments and psychometric testing so that the students are best informed when making these major life decisions at such a young age.

 Personal Counselling

If members of staff feel that students would benefit from additional support, the counsellors are available to students who wish to discuss certain issues e.g.

    • Academic issues (studying etc.)
    • Socialising with others
    • Personal issues (problems outside school etc.)
  • Bullying

Students are welcome to make appointments to discuss whatever issues are troubling them or parents/guardians may contact the school and request an appointment for their daughter/son.

Developmental Programmes

Working together with the NBSS teacher, we take smaller groups of students to develop their coping skills; deal with anxiety; offer solution-focused therapy; so that our students have tools to help them to move forward positively through difficulties.

Programmes include:

    • ALERT
    • Friends For Life
    • Working Things Out
  • Bereavement Support

 

Contact Information

Tel: 01 4572300

Email:

Alison Daly (Guidance Counsellor)    adaly@ddletb.ie

Claire Fox (Guidance Counsellor)      cfox@ddletb.ie

Lydia MacKenna (Psychotherapist)    lmckenna@ddletb.ie