Welcome to the Guidance and Counselling website
Guidance Counselling can be described as the full range of interventions that enable students make choices about their lives. This decision making process is a journey not an event. All students have access to individual meetings with the guidance counsellor for career and educational guidance as well as personal counselling. It includes three areas personal and social development, educational guidance and career/vocational guidance which are interlinked and cannot be isolated in practice.
Senior cycle options and Subject choice at junior/senior and third level
College and Course choices
Counselling on learning related problems and study skills
RACE applications for senior cycle students and DARE HEAR applications
Pathways to Higher, Technical, Vocational Education and training
Employment Opportunities Awareness
Aptitude, Interests, Skills, Personality testing
Curriculum vitae/ Application procedures and Mock Interviews
Decision-making skills and planning skills
Career information Management
Social and Personal
Individual counselling, providing a safe space and a professional approach to process issues and concerns.
Liaising with management and staff regarding individual students and their families
Addressing self- concept, family issues, adolescence, health, relationships and mental health difficulties.
Referral to outside agencies and professional services
Opportunity to maximise duty of care.
Rosemarie Sexton BA, HDip in Ed, MA Guidance Counselling