University Guidance and Counselling
Children and young adults need guidance and support, especially when it comes to dealing with academic, personal, parental and social pressures. Helping people reach their potential is our Counselor’s number one goal—and to achieve it she is caring, flexible, adaptable and patient.
School counselors assist students at all levels, from elementary school to college. They act as advocates for students’ well-being, and as valuable resources for their educational advancement. Our High School Counselor’s first and foremost mission is to listen to students’ concerns. Because everyone’s home and social life is different, our counselor could be the only person who fulfils that need for them at a given time.
She might help students with issues such as bullying, disabilities, low self-esteem, poor academic performance and relationship troubles. She can refer them to a psychologist, a psychiatrist or a neurologist for further treatment if necessary. In addition, our Counselor evaluates students’ abilities, interests and personalities to help them develop realistic academic and career goals. Our Counselor also facilitates aptitude tests and formulates potential paths to success.
On the job, our High School Counselor:
- Listens to students’ concerns about academic, emotional or social problems
- Helps students process their problems and plan goals and action
- Mediates conflict between students and teachers
- Improves parent/student relationships
- Acts as a guide with college applications, jobs and scholarships
- Facilitates drug and alcohol prevention programs
- Organizes peer counseling programs
- Refers students to a psychologist, a psychiatrist or a neurologist, if necessary.