The School Counsellors provide a service of support to students, staff and parents of the school community.
The essential support services the Counsellors provide involve:
The School Counsellors provides community support by:
Jeff Kemp is an experienced educator with over 40 years
experience as a specialist primary and secondary teacher and guidance
counsellor. Jeff’s work with troubled youth was recognized through the award of
a Churchill Fellowship which enabled Jeff to undertake international research
in the USA, UK and Canada on re-engaging disengaging youth.. Jeff is the author
of the book Be A Parent Not a Pal. Jeff has also developed a suite of smart
phone apps designed to help Teenagers and their parents navigate their journey
through the Teenage years.
Natalie Clapoudis is a registered Psychologist (Educational
& Developmental) and Teacher who has been working as a Guidance Counsellor
with Brisbane Catholic Education for the last 5 years. Prior to working in
schools, she worked in a Mental Health setting and as a youth worker supporting
young people in foster care. Natalie has a wealth of knowledge and
understanding of mental health issues and how this impacts daily life
functioning and engagement in the learning process. She has a special interest
in mental illness, stress management and school refusal.