Ashfield Girls' High School
Challenging girls today, creating women of value for the future
New Life Counselling
The Department of Education provide Independent Counselling Services for Schools, through New Life Counselling.
What happens in counselling?
Counselling gives pupils the opportunity to talk in private about anything which is worrying you. The counsellor will not take sides or tell them what to do or how to live their life, but will help them to look at choices and encourage them to make their own decisions.
Where does counselling take place?
Counselling takes place in a room in our school Learning Zone. This room is a safe place where no one will be able to listen in to what they are telling the counsellor.
When is counselling available?
The counsellor will be in school each week and will arrange a suitable time to meet up with pupils.
How can I organise for my daughter to see the counsellor?
If you want your daughter to see the counsellor you can talk to her form teacher. Alternatively, pupils can self refer themselves through the New Life postbox at the school reception.
Who is counselling for?
It is open to any pupil in school. You might have worries or concerns to do with school, family, personal matters or other issues. These can be discussed during counselling. It is a chance to talk about anything that may be worrying you.
If you would like to discuss the possibility of counselling for your daughter or have any questions about this service please contact Miss J Friar (School Key Contact)