To request an appointment for Guidance please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
At Orewa College we have qualified counsellors serving our school community. Kerry Lee Needham and Pip Speedy are both registered with the New Zealand Association of Counsellors.
We abide by the Code of Ethics of the NZAC which means that confidentiality is maintained unless there is an imminent risk to safety.
Kerry Lee and Pip are also both qualified and registered teachers. 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:
|Bullying and harassment||Depression||Drugs and alcohol|
|Friendships||Inability to concentrate||Lack of motivation|
|Loss and grief||Low self esteem||Relationships|
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.
We work hard to make our service as accessible as possible, so there are a number of ways for students to make an appointment.