Basi Amodu, Student Counsellor
The aim of counselling is to provide students with a confidential contained space and opportunity for them to explore their thoughts and feelings in safety in order to assist their learning, healing, understanding and growth.
My role is to help students through this process without judgement, or telling them what to do. I use talking therapy and non-directive creative methods; however, I may on occasions give information or offer suggestions if the young person feels comfortable and with their agreement.
I also use an integrative approach and a model, which focuses on the importance of four elements; relationship, therapeutic creativity, self-awareness and change. I feel each student’s story is unique, and use various counselling and therapeutic methods to support them to reach self-reliance, resilience and understanding of their own lives. I work in a holistic way believing in a trilateral approach of student, home and school working together.