29 Aug 2017

Counselling Appointment


Making an Appointment, all initial contact should be either via sending an email; counselling@online.island.edu.hk or via speaking to Shirralee directly

  • Email counselling@online.island.edu.hk
  • Speak to Shirralee, the full time counsellor who will assist you to make contact with one of the counsellors who is best suited to your needs
  • Speak with your Form Tutor or Senior Head of House who will help you to arrange an appointment. Or any other member of staff can assist with a referral
  • Speak to or email Mrs. Jenny Hodson who can also arrange this (jenny.hodson@online.island.edu.hk)
  • Talk to your parents who can help you by doing any of the above


What Happens in the First Session?

The first meeting is a time for you and your counsellor to get to know each other. It is the counsellor’s job to put you at ease and our counsellors are very experienced at doing this. She will also explain the boundaries of the relationship. There will be no pressure to talk until you are ready.


How Many Sessions?

You may find that only one or two sessions is right for you, but often people want to continue the process for longer. In any case, we will review the situation together after the 6th session and decide what’s best moving forward.


Where to Find Your Counsellor

There are three counselling rooms. You will be provided with appointment times, dates and location of where to meet your counsellor


Commitment to the Process

Counselling is a collaborative process for both you and the counsellor.  Although you may find it takes some time to talk openly, engaging in the process will help you to move forward forward.  This includes committing yourself to scheduled appointments and taking responsibility for emailing or texting your counsellor if you are unable to attend. The counsellors email addresses will be provided so you can contact them directly. Doing this as early as possible is very important as it means that the counsellor can arrange to use that time to see another student.