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Guidance and Counselling

Sacred Heart Secondary School

Welcome to our Guidance Counselling Website!Fáilte chuig ár Suíomh Gréasáin Gairmthreorach

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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.


Psychometric testing:

  • Incoming first years CAT administration and interpretation
  • Transition Year DATs administration and interpretation

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

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