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Peakhurst Campus

Peakhurst Campus

Georges River College

Telephone02 9153 9966

School counselling service

School counselling staff are members of the school learning and support team.

At GRC Peakhurst we have two counsellors and three Youth Workers available to students, as well as Ruth Ryder, our School Support Officer.

Mrs Christine Tsekas

  • Monday, Tuesday, Friday

Ms Sonya Bradford

  • Thursdays, Friday (Week A) and Wednesday (Week B)
  • Monday (Bounce Back), Tuesday and Thursday


  • Bounce Back - Tuesday, Thursday, Friday


  • Monday and Friday

A teacher may recommend the service by referring a student to the school’s learning and support team. As a parent or carer, you may refer your child directly to the school counselling service. Students can also self-refer to the service.

The school counselling service can:

  • support students who are worrying about school work, friends, getting in trouble at school or feeling down
  • help parents and carers make decisions about your child’s education
  • assess a student’s learning and behaviour
  • help teachers and students identify and address disabilities that may affect learning
  • liaise with other agencies regarding student wellbeing.

School counselling is confidential.

For more information about learning and support teams and the school counselling service, please contact your school.

There are a number of external organisations that can also assist both students and their parents. These include:

  • Headspace - A youth-focused mental health service for young people aged 12 to 25.
    For more information, download the files below:
    Bullying facts
    Seeking help
  • St George youth - Provides information about services available in the St George Area.
  • Reachout - Australia's leading online mental health service- access to help, information and support.
  • Ecouch - An interactive web-based program providing self-help for depression and anxiety.
  • Beacon - Accesses e-health applications for mental and physical disorders.
  • beyondblue - Information, resources, research and support for depression and anxiety.
  • Black dog institute - World leaders in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders.
  • Twenty10 - An organisation for young gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, same-sex attracted and gender-questioning people.
  • Autism spectrum - Leading provider of autism-specific services in Australia.
  • Dhi - Access to mental health services for people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
  • NCPIC - National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre.
  • Somazone - A website for young people to ask questions and obtain information about a range of issues including mental health, relationships, drugs etc.
  • CanTeen - An online service for people whose lives have been affected by cancer.

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