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Our Guidance Counsellors have a caring and supportive role in the school where students can get advice and support about a range of issues. From relationships to study skills and family difficulties to college advice and information, the Guidance

Counsellors are on hand to meet with students in a confidential environment where can be cared for and supported throughout their time in the school. Counselling helps pupils explore their thoughts and feelings and the choices open to them. It gives care and support to pupils learning to cope with the many aspects of growing up and school life and with their individual personal circumstances.

St. Oliver’s offers a comprehensive guidance and counselling service to all our students. The Guidance Counsellors liaise with Year Heads, Class Teachers, Learning Support Teachers, Subject Teachers, Deputy Principal and Principal. They are also have regular contact with parents, psychologists, employers, colleges, social services, counsellors and the Department of Education.

The role of the Guidance Counsellor falls into three areas:

  • Educational Guidance & Counselling – providing support at key moments during your time in school. The Guidance Counsellors are involved in helping with the transition from primary to secondary school and with helping with subject choices in third year and fourth year. The Guidance Counsellors can also work with students on developing their study skills.
  • Vocational Guidance & Counselling – working closely with students in 4th, 5th and 6th year on career/ college choices.
  • Social and Personal Guidance & Counselling – the Guidance Counsellors are available to meet with students to talk about any issue that might be affecting them. The students may also have talks and workshops on stress management, making friends, mental health etc.

The Guidance Counsellors are available to meet students and parents who may want to discuss any concerns or to provide any guidance advice if necessary.


Guidance Counsellors:

Ms. G. Byrne ([email protected])

Ms. F. Dunne ([email protected])

Mr. J. Farrelly ([email protected])

Ms. T. McConnell ([email protected])

Ms. H. Mimnagh ([email protected])