He aha te mea nui o te ao?

What is the most important thing in the world?

He tangata, he tangata, he tangata.

It is the people, it is the people, it is the people.


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.


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 and finding resolutions

  • Feeling lost

  • Depression

  • Managing anger

  • Stress management


Whatever the issues or concerns may be, our team of counsellors are happy and willing to assist our students.


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


Our team of counsellors are professionally trained and are full members of NZAC.

They work according to the NZAC Code of Ethics,are trustworthy and respect individual student's confidentiality.

Counselling Team

Donna Agnew (Head Counsellor)

Rachel Sharma

David Finn


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

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: