Guidance Counselling

Guidance Counselling

The Guidance Counselling Office within Loreto College, St. Stephen’s Green provides support for all students in three main areas:

–  Personal and Social Guidance
–  Educational Guidance
–  Career and Vocational Guidance

Personal and Social Guidance

This area empowers students to make decisions, solve problems, change behaviour and resolve issues in their lives, through –

  1. individual counselling,
  2. group counselling,
  3. referral to a counsellor or other outside agency.

Educational Guidance

This area of Guidance recognises students’ different learning abilities and their inherent talents. Each student is encouraged to optimise their learning skills. This involves –

  1. helping students with choices as with subjects, courses and levels,
  2. aiding motivation and management learning,
  3. showing students how to use available resources, study skills and exam techniques,
  4. demonstrating how to use computer aided research.

Career and Vocational Guidance

This area of Guidance helps students to identify career and vocational goals by developing their self-analysis skills and sourcing and managing career information. This involves –

  1. having an understanding of the pathways into higher education,
  2. making and carrying out appropriate life choices and plans,
  3. practising interview techniques, CV writing and cover letters,
  4. identifying strengths and weakness from the results of various interest and aptitude tests,
  5. becoming aware of employment opportunities.