Hi, my name is Wendy Isakson. I am the School Guidance Counsellor. I work with the students, staff and whanau within our school community.
What happens in counselling?
There are times in your life when things don’t work out the way you would like them to. At these times, you may be worried, angry, upset, sad or depressed. It helps to talk to someone about what is going on for you.
In counselling you can talk about problems and concerns in a safe place with someone who will support you.
Whatever we talk about is completely confidential. This means not telling your parents, your dean, teachers or friends without your permission or knowledge.
I may need to talk through with you how best to support you. At times this could include involving someone else, with your knowledge and permission.
The only time I will break this rule of confidentiality is if you or someone else is in danger. Then I have a duty to prevent harm. If at all possible I would talk this through with you before acting.
There is no issue that is to big or too small. If it is worrying you then please contact me via the staff in the Admin Office, by calling the school phone number or by placing a note under my door and I will get back to you.