Guidance and Counselling

Guidance and Counselling

Welcome to the Guidance and Counselling department at Auckland Grammar School. We have a wealth of experience between us as well as professional qualifications in Counselling with NZAC membership.

Your issues may be large or small - do not wait for a crisis. If you are unsure, or have something that is troubling you, come and chat. The counsellors are here to help.

Team members:

Our aim:

To support every student who is finding life difficult by helping them to find their own solution or coping strategies to minimise these difficulties and enable them to succeed in their studies and thrive in their extra-curricular activities at school.

Useful phone numbers
There are many resources available including contact numbers and websites for different needs, including (but not limited to) Youthline, Whatsup and the Parenting Place - click here for more details.

There are a vast array of reasons why a student may see a counsellor including:

The Hard Stuff by Nigel Latta

Nigel Latta, a psychologist and author, speaks about the importance of talking about suicide safely. This is such an important message to get across to our youth and families in our community. Please take the time to view this if you have not already seen it. If you know someone who may be suicidal, or perhaps you do yourself, then please watch the video - it will help.

Warning signs if you have concerns for your son's safety

Self Help resources for suicidal thoughts

Mental Health and Rugby - Talk about it

Watch this video to hear what rugby players have to say about mental health and how the game helped them through it.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions around counselling sessions at Auckland Grammar School including location, confidentiality and how parents can help, please click here.