Fort Street High School

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Telephone02 8585 1600

Counselling Service

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The school counselling service includes school counsellors and school psychologists. Our school counselling staff are highly skilled and play a crucial role, in supporting children and young people to thrive and succeed at school, making a real difference in the lives of children and young people.

About the school counselling service

School counselling staff support students by providing a psychological counselling, assessment and intervention service.

The school counselling service works directly with students to help them with issues related to learning, peer and family relationships, and managing emotions such as depression, anxiety, worry or isolation.

At Fort Street we currently have a school counsellor on site every day:

Ms Miori Shino: Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Ms Francesca Christie: Wednesday and Thursday

Special knowledge, skills and experience

Our school counselling staff are uniquely qualified members of the school wellbeing team. They apply expertise in mental health, learning, and behaviour to help children and young people succeed academically, socially, behaviourally, and emotionally.

School counselling staff work with teachers, families, school executive, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community.

Students and parents can contact their school counsellor or school psychologist directly through the school. School counsellors and school psychologists:

  • Provide counselling to students individually or in groups
  • Assess students with specific needs
  • Work collaboratively with teachers and specialist staff
  • Help families understand and manage their children’s learning and mental health needs
  • Liaise with external agencies and other mental health professionals to provide coordinated, wrap around support for individual students.

Useful links

Information for parents can be found on the Department of Education website at the links below:

Support for Students at home

Support for Parents and carers at home