The care of your child, within our school is paramount to the Counselling Department. We are vitally interested in the network of relationships that will develop a feeling of 'belonging', 'being connected' as a member of the King's College Community.
King's is a community within which much care and attention is given to the positive wellbeing of all its members. Positive Education and Pastoral Care are a whole school issue, with all staff taking a professional pro-active role in ensuring that all students are being given every opportunity to reach their full potential.
The Counselling Office is located in the top floor of the Centennial Centre. Students can make appointments by texting, emailing and Facebook.
Counselling can assist people to better understand their experience and explore ways of improving their lives. It can also provide resources via education, referral, and strategies to assist students in their development during the adolescent years.
Post.Grad Dip Education (Guidance): Dip Counselling BCNZ: MNZAC
Head of Counselling
Francie Morris has been working in the School and Education for 15 years as a Guidance Counsellor. She has lectured in the Tertiary sector and is currently on the Advisory Board for the Counselling Department at Laidlaw College. She has held a number of roles within the New Zealand Association of Counsellors and is currently on the advisory board for School Guidance Counsellors.
The energy and vibrancy that our young people have is inspiring to me. It is indeed a privilege to be a part of their lives for their time here at King's College.
Francie is passionate about her work with students and their families during the important adolescent years.
Email: Mrs Francie Morris
Karen Thompson has worked with adolescents and their families over the past thirteen years. After having her own children, she initially trained as a Family therapist and is influenced by the systemic view of counselling. This acknowledges the value and importance of family and community as supports as individuals overcome challenges. She has a particular interest in working with Interactive Drawing therapy as a way to facilitate discussion and change.
King's is a community which wants to see students become the best they can be and for me it is a privilege and a blessing to be working with these fine young men and women. I often admire their resourcefulness and resiliency during what can sometimes be turbulent time in their lives.
Email: Mrs Karen Thompson