Guidance and Counselling

Guidance and Counselling

"Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you."
                                                                             
   - Misty Copeland

 


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Where is Guidance located?

 

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Where is Guidance? - Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xl4JOQT0DJ8

Meet the Counsellors

Mrs Fox - HOD

Vicky close (2)

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr McNaught

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Ms Cummings

Ria

 

 

 

Mrs Loo

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KIA ORA TATO
Greetings All
 
KO MAATATUA TE WAKA
Maatatua is the canoe
KO HOKIANGA TE MOANA
Hokianga is the water
KO WHIRINAKI TE AWA
Whirinaki is the place
KO NGA PUHI TE IWI
Nga Puhi is the Iwi
KO LEAF TE WHANAU
Leaf is my ancestral family
NO WAIHOPAI AHAU
I am from Invercargill
KO VICKY FOX TOKU INGOA
My name is Vicky Fox
 
I have recently joined the James Hargest Guidance Department and am excited about joining the team. My goal is to empower every person (whatever challenge they face) to become the best and most resilient version of themselves. This may be through one to one counselling, and /or networking with others to provide the support necessary. 
I have worked in Southland Education for a long time -  firstly as a Speech language Therapist and now as a Counsellor. I have also been the foster parent of a number of young people.
I am married to a Southlander, we have a dog and 3 grandchildren.  I love to read, spend time in nature and be creative.
This is some of my story,  I look forward to meeting you and getting to know some of yours!
 

 

 

 

 

Kia Ora! I’m Mr McNaught.
I’m married to Cleo and we have 3 young children. I love music, sport and spending time with friends and family. I am passionate about helping others, particularly young people. Through my upbringing I experienced many challenges, and now I consider it a privilege to be able to help and support those who are going through challenges of their own.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi I’m Ms Cummings,
I really love to surf, going to the theatre and music concerts. Any time I can spend with friends is always a good time and a priority for me. Lastly, standing in the sun and just feeling its warmth. It reminds me to be in the moment and that it's the little things in our day that can have the most value. I enjoy listening to people's stories so they feel heard and understood. I like to help people figure out how they want to move forward and create a life that is based on their own values and of their own choosing.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
Kia Ora I'm Mrs Loo
I am based on the Junior campus. I have worked with children and youth all of my working life. I love listening to music, walking, biking, gardening and spending time in nature. All of these activities help me to stay positive, especially during tough times. I really love being in the Guidance team for James Hargest College and look foward to supporting our students when they require some extra help.
 

 

 

 

Local agencies
Thrive - 0800 292 988 - A free face to face professional counselling service for young people aged 12 to 24 and their family. It’s safe, non-judgemental and completely confidential. If you're experiencing some difficulties with mental health or substance use then we may be able to support you
Number 10 - 03 214 1013  or  027 472 4703 - Provide free health and social services for rangatahi aged 10-24
Nga Kete Mātauranga - (0800) 925 242 - Delivers a range of services including addiction counselling, gambling harm counselling, disability support and advocacy, Restorative Justice, Whānau Ora, community nursing services and He Puna Waiora Wellness Centre (A Low Cost Access doctor service) among others. 

CAFS - Child Adolescent and Family Services - 03 214 5753 or 0800 44 33 66

YMCA -  (03) 218 2989 

 

Need help now? 

Lifeline – 0800 543 354 
Suicide Crisis Helpline – 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)
Healthline – 0800 611 116

Youthline – 0800 376 633, free text 234 or email talk@youthline.co.nz or online chat
What's Up – 0800 942 8787 (for 5–18 year olds). Phone counselling is available Monday to Friday, midday–11pm and weekends, 3pm–11pm. Online chat is available 7pm–10pm daily.