The College Counsellor, Diane Pitman, provides support to students and their families in dealing with problems in a sensitive, caring and confidential manner.
The Counsellor’s role in the school community is to enhance emotional and physical wellbeing. The Counsellor can support students and their families with the problems that can arise from experiences such as trauma, low self-esteem, relationship breakdown, divorce, death of a family member, depression, anxiety, stress, bullying, harassment, academic concerns, addictive behaviours, suicidal ideation and any other concerns detrimental to the health and wellbeing of members of the MacKillop Catholic College community.
The College Counsellor also provides preventative counselling to the school by offering information that will educate staff, parents and students in the early identification and self-management of issues that may escalate and become troublesome.
Diane is available for appointments at the College on Mondays to Fridays. Students can access the service through an internal appointment system, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by talking with their Pastoral Care Teacher or House Leader. Parents are welcome to contact Diane by phone or email with any concerns, and are also welcome to make individual appointments if required.
All student appointments are arranged in a discreet and confidential manner.