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.
Located in the Student Services building.
The online self-referral to the BDSC counsellors will only be operating when Term 2 begins (15 April). If you are already working with a school counsellor, continue to communicate with them using school email during term time (email contacts are listed on the webpage). If you have immediate concern around safety of yourself or someone else, speak to a trusted adult and / or call 111 for support.
If you have an emergency dial 111
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.