School counselling is a process that occurs when a student and counsellor set aside time during the school day to explore issues or concerns they might be having both inside and outside of school. These concerns may include stress, illness, grief and loss, or significant changes at home. At school they may need support with goal setting, decision making, learning difficulties, anxiety, anger, attention, self-esteem, building resilience and negotiating friendships. The school counsellor is also available to meet with parents regarding any concerns you may have, including behavioural and social issues. The support offered may occur through either one on one sessions, working closely with the teacher or parent, or in a group or whole class capacity. How your child is supported will depend on their needs and capabilities.