Counselling is the process of receiving help from a trained and experienced counsellor. A counsellor will help you identify and work through particular issues that your child is facing. Counsellors are particularly helpful if an issue is difficult to face alone or child is unsure of dealing with an issue.
Counselling can help when child:
Yes, definitely you can approach counsellor by having prior appointments in the fixed time slots.
Counselors help students with social/emotional, academic and behavioral concerns.
In case you feel that your child needs assistance, you need to fill the referral from and send it to the counselor.
Also please understand that individual counseling is a small part of comprehensive school counseling program. Counsellor addresses many issues through classroom sessions, workshops, teacher– parent consultative services and other programs.
The number of sessions child will have with a counsellor vary dependent on the type of issue and child’s own needs. Most students have three to four appointments with a counsellor.
There are certain signs and symptoms which you could keep in mind in order to easily identify the problem your child is facing and thus can make sure that child is in need of counseling. It’s important to note that these symptoms should persist for longer duration to say that the child has issues.
Yes, Child can contact counsellor on their own, can be refereed by any teacher and even by his/her friends.
Counsellors cannot discuss your situation or pass on any information given by you to other members of staff, your family or your friends unless you have given permission in writing.
Seeking counselling will not bring harm to your child or your family.
Counsellors are required to keep records of each counselling session. They will generally take notes during or after a counselling session to keep track of your progress, to follow up on any discussions in previous sessions and to determine the best solutions or strategies for you.
In some cases, a counsellor may refer you to another specialist service. In these cases, the referral will be to an organisation, which can provide specific or specialist assistance, which is not available in the school.