School Counsellor


To ensure our students reach their full potential, Christ the King has partnered with CatholicCare to offer a School Counselling Program. Our School Counsellor specialises in working with students, staff and families in schools to support and enrich student wellbeing. School counselling is a safe and non-judgemental process that can help students by providing an open space where concerns and feelings can be discussed. Evidence shows that children learn best when they are able to manage the other aspects of their world.


Our School Counsellor can assist in a range of areas including:

  • Conflict and anger
  • Grief and loss
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Self-esteem
  • School Refusal
  • Developmental or academic concerns
  • Social skills
  • Peer relationships
  • Emotion regulation 


Various therapy techniques include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Play Therapy, Positive Psychology and Mindfulness based practice.


Need further information?

Please contact…Mrs Jose Blackley, Principal - Christ the King

jblackley@ctknewcomb.catholic.edu.au



Mary Holmes
School Counsellor

I am passionate about working with families and children, in assisting them in the challenges that they face. It is also important to me to provide a positive model of counselling in the school setting, for all students, even if they do not access the service at school. It is a privilege to be a part of the Christ the King community, and to work with other committed and creative staff.