School counselling staff are members of the school learning and support team.
A teacher may recommend the service by referring a student to the school’s learning and support team. As a parent or carer, you may refer your child directly to the school counselling service. Students can also self-refer to the service.
The school counselling service can:
- support students who are worrying about school work, friends, getting in trouble at school or feeling down
- help parents and carers make decisions about your child’s education
- assess a student’s learning and behaviour
- help teachers and students identify and address disabilities that may affect learning
- liaise with other agencies regarding student wellbeing.
School counselling is confidential.
For more information about learning and support teams and the school counselling service, visit:
Brendan Correy is the school counsellor at Greystanes High School. He is an experienced teacher with a degree in psychology and post-graduate qualifications in school counselling. He is also a registered psychologist.
School counsellors can work with students of all ages, individually or in groups. They support students, their families and teachers to enhance students' success in and out of class. The types of assistance they offer include:
- learning new skills to improve relationships and get on better with friends and family
- understanding and dealing with personal issues
- learning how to manage own behaviour
- understanding own emotions
- controlling anger
- stress management
- psychometric assessments
- supporting students with learning difficulties
- goal setting
- contacting and working with other outside agencies that can provide assistance.
Brendon is involved in the running of a number of programs at the school, including the grief and loss group, the Settling In program, and stress management for Year 11 students. He is part of the student support team.
Contact Brendon if you would like to make an appointment. It is important to seek help early.