Counselling

Counselling strives for teachers, family and students to understand their connections, adults to realize their capacities and children to thrive in their development. We strongly believe that as emotional intelligence is developed and enhanced ‚ the functioning of an individual is freed to grow in all areas-socially ‚ intellectually and vocationally. Advaith’s school climate is inclusive and sociable where children and teachers live, learn and grow. Our trained professional staff bring proven model mental health programs to children and staff in the environments where they come to develop and grow.

Working directly in a host environment eliminates common and persistent barriers to access to necessary mental and emotional health services. The counsellor achieves goals by providing a variety of services to students; these services include the following :

  • Emotional, social, developmental and behavioural services to students and families.
  • Academic guidance and support services‚ including the monitoring of academic performance‚ facilitating communication between school and home.
  • Career awareness‚ exploration and planning services, including goal setting and decision-making assistance for students.
  • School crisis and intervention referral services.
  • Classroom observations
  • Coordination of state testing programs
  • Individual Counselling‚ Small Group Counselling‚ Social Groups
  • Classroom Guidance Lessons to promote the character education values of respect‚ responsibility‚ trustworthiness‚ fairness‚ caring, and citizenship.
  • Participate in academic teams and consult with teachers on a regular basis regarding the needs of the students.
  • Teacher/Parent Consultation
  • Referral Assistance

Advaith Counsellors provide comprehensive programmes and services that help students develop their personal, social, psychological, physical and emotional lives. Our Counsellors involve parents, teachers, other school personnel, and members of the community in assisting students’ development into effective members of the community. More specifically, we use the guidance curriculum and individual and small-group counselling to help students develop aptitudes such as:

  • Skills in communicating, cooperating, and resolving conflict
  • The ability to engage in behaviours that foster good physical and mental health and to avoid behaviours that detract from good physical and mental health
  • Skills in planning and making decisions, resulting in higher self-efficacy and a sense of personal responsibility
  • An awareness of resources about educational and vocational opportunities and ways to access those resources
  • Positive attitudes toward one’s self, as both a student and a potential worker
  • An awareness of and appreciation for both genders and the contributions of cultural diversity in society
  • A comprehensive plan for school and work experiences through high school and beyond
  • Help create a positive school climate in which children can learn.
  • Assure a coordinated team effort to address the needs of all students.
  • Help ensure student access to school and community resources.

Goals of Advaith Counselling :

Our Counsellors work directly with students in individual and group counselling sessions as well as in classroom guidance lessons so that students may:

  • Be successful in school
  • Establish effective study skills
  • Adjust to a new school and country
  • Develop positive feelings about work, family, and society
  • Build positive feelings toward themselves and others
  • Develop skills in interacting and communicating with others
  • Cope with change in themselves and their surroundings.
  • Identify and accept their own and others’ strengths and weaknesses
  • Recognise the causes and effects of their actions

How Does Advaith School Counselling Work ?

Counselling is conducted with students individually, in small groups and in classroom settings. Individual counselling is voluntary and confidential. Parental permission is obtained prior to any regular group or individual counselling. Counsellors may be involved in helping to resolve student conflicts or temporary difficulties. Students are seen by the counsellor when:

  • Parents request and indicate a need and desire that the School Counsellor meet with their children.
  • Students request counselling.
  • Teachers, administrators, or other school staff members refer the student.