School counselling is a confidential service, and counsellors are NOT permitted to repeat content of sessions to anyone without permission, unless there is risk to a person’s safety.
We have two counsellors who provide on-site therapeutic counselling services to students and their family who are enrolled at Samaritan College. Student Counsellors have a Bachelor in Social Work and are trained in therapeutic interventions. Students may seek counselling for a wide range of issues such as worries, stress, lack of motivation, sadness, anger, conflict with others (including friends, teachers and family), grief and loss, study load, bullying, low self-esteem, relationship issues, family separation or concern for a friend.
Accessing Counsellors through Covid
The continuous changes from COVID-19 are impacting us all in various ways, especially after not having issues for quite a while in South Australia. It is understandable during this time we can have increased worry, anxiety and fear.
Below is a letter covering information and contact details if needed.
Accessing the Counsellors
We have two Counsellors that work between our three campuses.
Mel is available on the following days.
Our Lady Help of Christian Campus: Monday and Tuesday 9am-2.30pm
Saint Teresa's Campus: Thursday and Friday 9am-2.30pm
Fan is available on the following days.
Saint John's Campus: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9am-2.30pm
You can make an appointment by filling out the Student Counselling Referral form. Parents and Teachers can also refer using this.
If parents or caregivers do not wish for their children to utilise the counselling service at the school, please let the school know in writing addressed to the principal.