Support, guidance and service. We do more than teach.
The Primary School Counsellor's work usually focuses on issues that students confront on a daily basis. Counselling empowers students through the ongoing practice of important skills that will remain with them for years to come, aiding them through their adolescent years. Counselling targets areas that include friendships, peer pressure, responsibilities, duties, adaptability and self-esteem, continuously evolving so that it may effectively cope with new challenges. The goal is to teach students thinking and problem-solving skills so that they acquire the tools needed to independently make choices, negotiate and arrive at agreements. The cousellor constantly guides them to understand that it is one"s self that one can control and develop, rather than trying to push others to change and accommodate us. Constructive self-empowerment is an important component of Primary-level counselling.