Our aim is to support the wellbeing and safety of all students at BDSC to enable our young people to achieve their full potential. We are professionally trained counsellors, fully registered members of New Zealand Association of Counsellors and we work according to the ‘NZAC Code of Ethics’. We maintain confidentiality unless there is a serious and imminent risk to safety.
All information you give will remain private and confidential to our counsellors.
Alternatively, go to Student Services or visit a counsellor between 8:00 am and the beginning of Period 1.
If you have an emergency dial 111
What is Counselling?
Counselling is a professional helping process which assists a person to explore difficulties and concerns, and supports them to find new solutions or ways of coping. Talking with a counsellor at BDSC is seen as a normal thing to do. We work with students of all academic levels, and from all ethnicities for a wide range of issues. Students do not need to be “in trouble” at school!”
Counsellors offer mainly individual counselling but also run group programmes (mainly for Years 9 and 10), we also work alongside and refer to specialist agencies – this can be recommended for students experiencing acute mental health issues, addiction or historical trauma.
Whatever your issue or concern the counsellors will be happy to assist you.
People might seek counselling support for reasons such as:
Difficulties at home/school
Loss and Grief
To make better informed decisions
Support in problem solving and finding resolutions
Depression or suicidal thoughts
Your counsellor may also:
See you on your own or with support people
Give you information
Provide referrals for specific help
Act on your behalf with your consent
Facilitate mediations to resolve conflict
Some helpful youth services recommended by our counsellors: