The School Counsellor provides a service of support to students, staff and parents of the school community.
The essential support services the Counsellor provides would involve:
The School Counsellor 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.
Heather Clark is an Educational Psychologist who has been
working as a Guidance Counsellor with Brisbane Catholic Education for over 20
years. Heather has completed specialist training in Christian Conflict
Resolution and assists students with conflict and facilitates mediations as
appropriate. Heather has a special interest in supporting at-risk young women
and has developed a Girls Group that has been successfully facilitated in a
number of schools.