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Guidance Counsellors

Our Guidance Counsellors have a caring and supportive role in the school where students can get advice and support about a range of issues. From relationships to study skills and family difficulties to college advice and information, the Guidance Counsellors are on hand to meet with students in a confidential environment where they can be cared for and supported throughout their time in the school. Counselling helps pupils explore their thoughts and feelings and the choices open to them. It gives care and support to pupils learning to cope with the many aspects of growing up, school life and with their individual personal circumstances.

The Guidance Counsellors liaise with Year Heads, Learning Support Teachers, School Chaplain, Subject Teachers, Deputy Principal and Principal. They also have regular contact with parents, psychologists, employers, colleges, social services, counsellors, the Department of Education and other outside agencies.
The role of our Guidance Counsellors falls into three areas:

  • Educational Guidance - providing support at key moments during the students’ time in school. The Guidance Counsellors are involved in helping with the transition from primary to secondary school and with helping with subject choices fifth year. The Guidance Counsellors also work with students on developing their study skills.
  • Vocational Guidance - working closely with students in 4th, 5th and 6th year on career/ college choices.
  • Counselling – the Guidance Counsellors are available to meet with students to talk about any issue that might be affecting them. The students may also have talks and workshops on stress management, making friends, mental health etc.

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Mount Sackville Secondary School,
Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny,
Chapelizod,
Dublin 20,
D20 WP68

01 821 3317
01 821 4061


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