Guidance Counselling

​At Good Samaritan Catholic College, Guidance and Counselling services are offered to meet the personal, social, emotional, vocational and educational needs of students. This service is confidential within the limits required by student protection legislation and Brisbane Catholic Education's policy.

Students in Prep - 6 require a parent or guardian's permission to attend counselling sessions. Students in 7 - 12 are able to make an appointment independently, however, in some cases, we may need parent / guardian permission.

​The Guidance Counsellors work closely with the Pastoral Leaders who often refer students on to them. They also maintain relationships with community support organisations and health professionals. They also provide career counselling, assistance with subject selection, Tertiary preparation​ and QTAC advice for students and families.

Appointments are available before and after school and during school time by contacting the school office or the counsellor directly.

The guidance counselling service provides the opportunity to discuss issues in a safe and confidential setting to explore unconsidered possibilities and opportunities to set goals and develop strategies for change. Issues include:

  • ​Stress management
  • Conflict resolution
  • Anger management
  • Parenting skills
  • Communication skills
  • Study skills
  • Time management
  • Decision making​
  • Career development
  • Grief and loss
  • Mental health concerns depression and anxiety
  • Excessive use of screen devices
  • Any area of concern
  • Referrals may be made for further assessment and support
  • Community agencies provide specialist support for students and families impacted by domestic violence, trauma and abuse, divorce and separation, suicide ideation, self-harm and mental health concerns requiring clinical assessment.
The counselling service also contributes to the College Pastoral Program by:
  • ​Providing support and resources to Pastoral Leaders and teachers implementing Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) programs and behaviour management.
  • Providing support and resources to the Health and Physical Education (HPE) program promoting the development of life skills, relationships, and sexuality educations, and mental health education.
  • Providing consultation and support to the Student Support Team.
​Service Provided
​Contact Details
​A national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to crisis support and suicide prevention services.
​Telephone counselling 24x7; online counselling (7:00PM - Midnight) everyday
​13 11 14​

​Provides free online support and counselling to young people 12 - 25 and their families and friends.
​Online and telephone counselling (9:00AM - 1:00AM) everyday
​1800 650 890
​A free, private and confidential phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 - 25. Provides help in developing strategies to tackle wellbeing concerns.
Telephone and web chat counselling 24x7​
​1800 551 800
​Support service for anyone who has been bereaved or impacted by suicide including family, friends, witnesses, schools, workplaces, first responders.
​Free telephone and face-to-face counselling following a suicide 24x7
​1800 551 800 / 0407 490 005
​Suicide Call-back​ Service
​Provides immediate telephone counselling and support in a crisis - young people aged 15+.
​Telephone and online counselling 24x7

​1800 551 800
​Confidential phone and web chat counselling and support for parents and carers of children in Queensland.
​Telephone support for parents who are concerned about a young person (8:00AM - 10:00PM) everyday
​1300 301 300
​Beyond Blue
​A free phone and online chat service that provides support for and management of mental health and wellbeing concerns including depression, anxiety and suicide.
Telephone support 24x7 and online chat support (3:00PM - 12:00AM) everyday​​
​1300 224 636