Sometimes we all have problems that are worrying. Think of a confusing jigsaw when all the pieces are difficult to fit together. Talking about a problem in counseling is like sorting out all the pieces so we can begin to build a picture that makes more sense to us. Sometimes it's difficult to talk to parents, friends or teachers about things that are making us down in the dumps.
A counselor is someone you can talk to in a different way, someone who will listen to you very carefully, who will not judge you or tell you what to do. Counseling is about helping you to work things out for yourself, making decisions and choices and helping you to look at things differently. It can help you to feel better about yourself.
Oakgrove Integrated College has two school counselors available on request.
We are aware that stress can be a factor in the run up to Exams. Please drop your name into the self-referral box in the foyer of the College – and a Counsellor will contact you to help you with stress management techniques. Furthermore, there is a drop-in facility twice a week.