Did you know that Northside employs two College Counsellors? Mrs Rosemary Jacobitz has been working predominantly with our senior students for some years. In July this year, we welcomed Mrs Lisa Baker to our team, replacing Mrs Amanda Murray. Our fully qualified and registered counsellors are available to support students during term time in school hours. 

Counselling can enhance students’ learning, mental health and wellbeing, social and emotional function, participation in school/classroom activities and connection to the wider school community. Our College Counsellors also offer support to students facing more difficult life challenges. Counselling may include a one-off discussion, brief intervention to deal with issues or gauge a student’s needs prior to recommending referral or further assessment, facilitate a group session for social/emotional learning and skill development.

For ongoing longer term, more complex or specialised counselling needs, it is recommended the student/parents seek support from an external professional service. Session duration can vary from up to 1 hour for initial counselling sessions, to 15 minute check-ins. Students may access counselling services by self-referral, referral by a staff member, or parent.  

Contact during term time, school hours, through main reception or email college.counsellor@northside.qld.edu.au

Support organisations for students & parents over the holidays: