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WARMTH, RESPONSIVENESS, & UNCONDITIONAL POSITIVE REGARD
Carl Rogers (1942)
Welcome to St John’s Academy Counseling Webpage
Do you find yourself in a difficult situation? Do you have a feeling of being overwhelmed? Are you stuck, confused, or lost? Maybe you're not able to handle with your academics, behavioural, social, emotional and mental challenges, you seem to be on the verge of losing hope, wondering if things will always be this way.
Then, I the School Counselor at St John’s Academy am here to assist you. During the school day, our door is always open for students who have questions or concerns regarding the concerns. I offer a safe comfortable confidential environment where you can explore the issues that are disturbing you. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us.
By filling the Google form, you’ve already taken a courageous first step. Simply being on this page is a glimmer of hope; that someone will sit with you and listen to you in complete confidence and without prejudice.
“A professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals.”
- American Counseling Association (ACA)
Counseling is an opportunity to listen and respond in a way that facilitates others in resolving problems and attaining their full potential. It is the art of helping others in achieving the conclusive decision based on their own analysis of the situation and facts. It must be done deftly and without attempting to sway the respondent values and beliefs. Counseling is frequently sought during times of change or crisis, but it is not always necessary, as counselling can assist us at any point in our lives.
The relevance of school as a home for children's development cannot be overstated. It is a place where children spend a lot of their waking hours. As a result, it's critical to provide a conducive environment that promotes children's overall growth. The goal of school is for every student to become competent.
The school Counselor provide a comprehensive school counseling program that attends to the academics, Personal - Social, emotional, behavioural and Career Post-Secondary and enabling students to become productive members of the community, equipped to deal with the challenges of the 21st century. Counselor at the school Collaborate with all stakeholders to identify and address problems as soon as possible.
GOALS OF A SCHOOL COUNSELING PROGRAM
· School Counseling program helps to address problematic situations; so that children can live more fulfilled lives.
· Students face a myriad of challenges. If a student has a problem with a teacher, the school counsellor can speak with the teacher or act as a mediator to help the student resolve the issue.
· School Counselling program are designed to assist children in developing self-awareness and adjusting emotionally, socially, and psychologically.
· School counseling program addresses mental health via school-wide lessons or individual counseling sessions.
In essence, a school counselling programme seeks to improve student's academic performance and social skills by addressing these goals.
Students Useful Links:
- Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) – Mental Health Issues – ‘KIRAN’ – 1800-599-0019 https://disabilityaffairs.gov.in/content/
- State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) - Youth helpline numbers 180011688 and 10580 https://scertdelhi.nic.in/wps/wcm/connect/doit_scert/Scert+Delhi/Home/
· Child line – 1098 (www.childlineindia.org)
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is a school counselor's main focus?
The school counselor's principal mission is to support students in being ready to learn. Academic improvement, personal/social development, and career awareness and exploration are all areas where we emphasise. We work with all students, whether one-on-one, in small groups, or as a class.
- When should I contact with my child's school counsellor?
With questions or concerns about issues such as Family changes, social difficulties, and mental health issues that may be hindering your child's academic success, contact your child's school counsellor.
- Are mental health diagnoses made by school Counselor?
Mental health diagnoses are not made by school Counselor. We do, however, develop a portrait of the student in the school setting based on direct observation, feedback from parents, teachers, and other staff, and data from the student. The counsellor, in collaboration with the teachers, uses this knowledge to generate strategies to help the student be more academically successful.
- Is Counselor keen to support students who are grieving or have experienced trauma?
Definitely. Counselors are concerned about children as individuals, as well as their ability to study and excel in the classroom. The brain's readiness to learn is hampered by grief and tragedy. We'll engage with students to help them process their loss, and we'll provide assistance for families in form of counseling if the nature of the grieving necessitates it.
- What role does the Counselor have in bullying prevention and reduction?
School counsellors educate children about bullying prevention measures, role identification in bullying situations, and provide concrete solutions through classroom lessons and/or assemblies. We also work with students in small groups or one-on-one to make them realize their roles in a scenario and discover more constructive ways to interact with others.
- In what ways do counsellors encourage and support students in achieving academic success?
School counsellors collaborate with academic teams of teachers to assess children' development and develop methods to help them succeed in school. We meet with students to help them improve their study abilities, complete their homework, and develop organisational tactics. During team meetings, school counsellors act as advocates for children.