Guidance and Counselling

Guidance and Counselling

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Guidance and Counselling in Ballymakenny College

Guidance and Counselling refers to a range of learning experiences provided in a developmental sequence, designed to assist students to make choices about their lives and to make transitions consequent on these choices.

These choices may be categorised into three separate but interlinked areas

Personal and Social, Educational, Career

Counselling empowers the students to make decisions, solve problems, change behaviours and resolve issues in their lives.

In Ballymakenny College this may be personal counselling, educational counselling, career counselling or it may involve combinations of each.

Counselling is a key part of the School Guidance and Wellbeing Programme.

It is offered on an individual or group basis as part of a developmental learning process and at moments of personal crisis.

Guidance and Counselling is viewed in Ballymakenny College as a process – not an event – which begins on the student’s entry in first year and continues right through the five or six years spent in the school.

There is currently one Guidance Counsellor in
Ballymakenny College – Keith Ó Sioráin

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Ballymakenny Rd
Co. Louth

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