Siena College is committed to supporting students’ personal growth and their social and emotional wellbeing. Counselling services are provided by registered psychologists with extensive training in child and adolescent mental health. The counselling team provides assessment and treatment to students experiencing personal difficulties to encourage students to identify their strengths, enhance their sense of self-worth and develop critical thinking skills.
The counselling team also plays an integral role in the support services and student wellbeing initiatives in the College.
Counselling at Siena College aims to address any concerns and/or worries in a confidential and respectful way, so that our students can take maximum advantage of their learning opportunities and enjoy their time here at Siena College.
The Counsellors at Siena are available to support students and their families around issues relating to their wellbeing including emotional, behavioural and family issues, stress, social skills, grief and physical and mental health issues.
Confidentiality between the Counsellor and the student is very important. All information gathered remains confidential except in situations when a serious crime has been committed, there is serious risk of harm to self or others, or there has been a subpoena served to present documents to court (APS Code of Ethics, 1997).
How and where to seek support
The Counselling Hub is now located in the same building as the Finance and Development teams.
There is always at least one counsellor available every day.
You can contact the counsellors by emailing them on firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, their individual emails are:
Millie Holmes: email@example.com (Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays)
Gemma Morley: firstname.lastname@example.org (Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays)
Lisa Ellis: email@example.com (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays)