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School Counsellor

Graeme Smith

In my role as the School Counsellor I support students, staff, parents, caregivers, families and whanau to navigate their way through many issues including self-esteem, anxiety, stress, harassment, bullying, depression, loss and grief, anger, friendships, relationships, self-harm, body image and family separation.

Counselling is a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space where these issues can be unpacked, challenged and re-framed. Options can be examined, action plans can be developed and on-going support can be provided. I am passionate about supporting students, families and staff to ensure all ANI students maximise their learning opportunities and enjoy their time at school.

I am in the school on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. I welcome referrals from all students, staff members, parents, caregivers and whanau. Referrals can be emailed by clicking here.

Students can also contact me by either by putting a note in the ‘Counsellors Box’ in the Library or by telling their classroom teacher.