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Guidance

At Orewa College we have four qualified counsellors serving our school community. Ms Needham, Mr Jones and Mr McLeay are members of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors, whilst Whaea Kate is registered with the New Zealand Psychologists’ Board.

We abide by the Code of Ethics of our respective associations, which means that confidentiality is maintained unless there is an imminent risk to safety.

We are all qualified and registered teachers, with a number of years’ experience between us. We are passionate about maintaining our students’ right to free and confidential counselling and guidance. We aim to work collaboratively within our strong pastoral team to support the students as best we can when and where appropriate. We work towards reducing barriers to a student’s academic progress, as well as improving a student’s emotional wellbeing.

Common issues we are able to support students and families with include:

Abuse Anxiety Behavioural issues
Bullying and harassment Depression Drugs and alcohol
Friendships Inability to concentrate Lack of motivation
Loss and grief Low self esteem Relationships
Sexuality Stress Trauma


We are able to work alongside families towards supporting our students. We work closely with external agencies, to ensure families and students are able to access the resources available within our community. We also have a team of Youth Workers who work alongside our Guidance team.

Our Counsellors

We work hard to make our service as accessible as possible, so there are a number of ways for students to make an appointment.

  1. There is an appointment box outside the counselling offices, where students can fill out the form and post in the secure box which is checked by the counsellors regularly.
  2. Students can email any of the counsellors by simply clicking on one of the counsellors below or email us at guidance@orewacollege.nz.
  • Our offices are at the Student Centre, located via the main drive entrance (Gate 2) there is car parking available as well.

Ms Kerry-Lee Needham

Head of Guidance

Phone 09 427 3822 x244

k.needham@orewacollege.nz

Ms Kerry-Lee Needham

Head of Guidance

Phone 09 427 3822 x244

Whaea Kate Robins

Guidance Counsellor

Phone: 09 427 3822 x240

k.robins@orewacollege.nz

Whaea Kate Robins

Guidance Counsellor

Mr Tony Jones

Guidance Counsellor

Phone 09 427 3833 x239

t.jones@orewacollege.nz

Mr Tony Jones

Guidance Counsellor

Mr Robbie Mcleay

Guidance Counsellor

Phone: 09 427 3833 x 240

r.mcleay@orewacollege.nz

Mr Robbie Mcleay

Guidance Counsellor