School Counsellors

Supporting our students and parents

At FirstPoint, we take care of our students, staff and families.

Our role is to promote the positive emotional and mental well-being of students. We work closely with children and young people to identify and address any issues that may be affecting their academic performance or personal lives. We offer individual counselling sessions to students presenting with a wide range of mental health difficulties such as anxiety and low mood.

Additionally, we collaborate with teachers and other school staff to identify and support students who may be struggling. For parents, we provide resources and guidance on how to support their child's mental health and well-being. We also serve as a liaison between parents, FPS, and external agencies, providing information and recommendations as needed. Our aim is to create a safe and supportive environment where students can thrive academically and emotionally through empowering them with the tools and resources they need to achieve their full potential.

Our Counsellors Objectives

  • Help all students balance their academic, personal/social and career goals
  • Foster a school environment that is safe, supportive and promotes learning.
  • Help students become the best they can be. 
  • Make every child happy.

How Can They Help?

  • In-class visits and programmes
  • Consultation with class teachers, head of years and the pastoral team
  • Individual Counselling
  • Group Counselling
  • Parent Consultations

Find Out More

Parent Referral Form, click here

To view the Secondary Counsellor Coffee Morning presentation, click here.

To view the Introduction to the Primary Counsellor presentation, click here.


To read more about our Primary Counsellor Racheal Gabel, click here.

To read more about our Secondary Counsellor Deirdre Conlan, click here.


To book an appointment to meet our secondary counsellor please click the link here.

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