St Edmund’s College offers a comprehensive counselling program to all students from Year 4 to Year 12. The service is also available to parents who may be concerned about particular aspects of their son’s development, or seek information and support for issues related to the care of their son, parenting or family life.
The school counsellor works very closely with teachers and is a member of the pastoral care team. The counsellor also provides advice about the development of students in the school to maximise learning and engagement.
Matters discussed in counselling are kept confidential. In general, this means that no confidential information about students will be released without their consent. However, legally and ethically, counsellors are required to release information if it is necessary to protect a student from risk of harm or abuse. Sometimes it is helpful to share information to enable the best outcome for a student; this is first discussed with the student concerned.