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  • Dealing With Exam Stress

    If you are feeling anxious about upcoming exams this is normal! Take the time to check out these helpful booklets to ensure you are managing the extra stress effectively. If its all feeling like its getting too much, talk to someone! Good luck for the rest of the year! 

  • How to Request an Appointment


    Email Mrs Hartwell to make a time:


    Drop into the Student Services area on the island and fill in an appointment slip

    OR: Phone 3480849 Ext 731 (HAT) anytime and leave a message

    • About Counselling

      Counselling is...

      • a special way of talking over the difficulties we face
      • a relationship in which we can explore these difficulties, work out how you want to change your life and put the changes in place
      • confidential and it is free
      • aimed to help you reach solutions to some problems or difficulties that you might be going through

      Types of Counselling/Services

      Personal Counselling - Eg Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Bullying, Family Issues, Relationship Issues, Friendships, Grief

      Addictions - Outside Services are often used for issues like smoking, drugs and alcohol and other addictions

      Sexual Health and Related Issues - A counsellor may be a good starting point

      What happens in Counselling?

      In counselling you are helped to explore your difficulties and concerns, and to develop more satisfying and resourceful ways of living.

      Counselling may at times make you feel temporarily uncomfortable, miserable or angry. However, overall it should feel safe and caring. You should also have a sense of progress over time.

      A Counsellor can help you to...

      • explore your emotions, thoughts, and behaviour
      • become more aware of yourself, your values and what motivates you
      • plan and set goals
      • improve your relationships
      • reduce your stress
      • develop your sense of well-being
      • do things differently

      A Counsellor may...

      • see you on your own or with support people
      • give you information
      • discuss with you who you could talk to about your difficulties
      • act on your behalf with your consent
      • refer you to someone more appropriate

      A Counsellor is expected to...

      • be trustworthy
      • respect your confidentiality
      • listen to you carefully and sensitively
      • help you sort out how you would like things to be different
      • support you in making the changes you choose to make
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        Managing Exam Stress and Earthquakes