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, 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.
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.