Student Counsellor

Students at Redeemer Lutheran College have access to professional counselling services from Prep- Grade 12 to support student wellbeing, provided by a Register Counsellor. The College Counsellor works closely with College Leadership, Dean of Students, Heads of House, Learning Enhancement and College Nurses to work collaboratively in providing students with the best support possible. The College Counsellor engages in ongoing Clinical Supervision and Professional Development to maintain high quality work and up to date understanding of mental health concerns and presentations.

Why Seek Counselling?

Some of the issues which students and/or parents might like to talk through include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Family problems
  • Bereavement
  • Sleep problems
  • Changes in eating
  • Attention and concentration difficulties
  • School Refusal

Counselling is not just for crisis: a student might want to seek counselling support to gain new perspectives, have support during transitions in life, process life events, organize thoughts, understand themselves better, understand and express difficult emotions, and be challenged to grow in a safe space.

What is School Counselling?

School counselling aims to support students with their mental, emotional, academic, and social development needs. School counselling is short term intervention for mental health and support needs. School Counselling support referral pathways can come from self-referrals (grades 7-12), Teacher, Parent, Head of House, Learning Enhancement, or the college Nurses.

Services provided:

  • Short term Counselling support
  • Referrals to external support services and professionals
  • Liaison between external support providers and school
  • Staff consultation to support student wellbeing
  • Input for speakers and pastoral care programming for the school


The Redeemer Lutheran College Counsellors are bound by the Australian Counselling Association Code of Ethics and by Law to maintain confidentiality. This means that all sessions are private, and a Counsellor is unable to speak with anyone about what students disclose during session unless a student has given permission.

There are however limitations to confidentiality. Confidential information can be shared when there is significant risk of harm to a student or to another person.

** Redeemer Lutheran College must comply with mandatory reporting requirements as per Child Protection Act 1999.