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Counselling

Howick College prides itself in providing well rounded support and care for all students. With a great team of professional counsellors, students are assisted to explore and address personal challenges and concerns and are supported to find new solutions or ways of coping. Our team of counsellors are professionally trained and are full members of NZAC. They work according to the NZAC Code of Ethicsare trustworthy and respect individual student's confidentiality.

Whatever the issues or concerns may be, whether it is during term time or in the holiday breaks, our team of counsellors are available and willing to assist our students.

Meet Our Counselling Team

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Head Counsellor

Donna Brown is a Counsellor and a Social worker. A full member of NZAC, Donna is passionate about equipping our rangatahi with the support, knowledge, and skills they require to be able to live their best lives.

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Counsellor

Louise Jennings is a registered NZAC counsellor. She is passionate about working with young people and helping them to discover their strengths and feel  more empowered to face life's challenges and issues. 

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Counsellor (Part time)

Roshnee Kassan is currently completing a Masters of Counselling and is a provisional member of NZAC. She enjoys collaborating with young people, helping them to explore their thoughts, feelings and life challenges as they work towards discovering their strengths and new ways of coping to move forward.

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Counsellor (Part time)

Stephanie Mason is currently completing a Bachelor of Applied Counselling at MIT and is a student member of NZAC. Stephanie thoroughly enjoys engaging with and supporting our rangatahi in their wellbeing. 

Students may seek counselling and support for the following reasons:
  • Difficulties at home/school

  • Low self-esteem

  • Bullying

  • Abuse

  • Grief

  • Anxiety

  • To make better informed decisions

  • Support in problem solving & finding resolutions

  • Feeling lost

  • Depression

  • Managing anger

  • Stress management

Making an appointment is easy, you can:
  • Come to the Counselling Centre and make direct contact with one of our counsellors 

  • Ask a parent, friend, tutor, teacher, dean, or any other staff member to make an appointment for you 

  • Email one of our counsellors directly by clicking on their name (see above)

  • Online self-referral. Just click on the button below to fill out the form and our counselling team will arrange an appointment time for you. Requests can only be made using your Howick College email account.

Depending on the situation and circumstances, the counsellors may also:

  • See the student on their own or with support people

  • Give the student information

  • Provide referrals for specific help

  • Act on the student's behalf with their consent

  • Facilitate mediation to resolve conflict

Help on the Internet

The internet also has some useful information about counselling and support for mental health issues. 

Here are some helpful sites that students and parents may find informative:

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