Counselling Center

Counselling services at South Delta Secondary is provided as follows:

Ms. Val Hayes, B. Ed and M.Ed in Counselling Psychology
Grade 9 and Grade 8 (L-Q)
Monday – Friday
vhayes@deltasd.bc.ca
vhayes@deltalearns.ca
 
Ms. Karen Kilpatrick, B.Ed and M.Ed in Counselling Psychology
Grade 10 and Grade 8 (R-Z)
Monday – Friday
kkilpatrick@deltasd.bc.ca 
kkilpatrick@deltalearns.ca
 
Ms. Wendy Diomis, B.Ed and M.Ed in Counselling Psychology
Grade 11 and Grade 8 (A – E)
Monday – Friday
wdiomis@deltasd.bc.ca
wdiomis@deltalearns.ca
 
Ms. Stephanie Sammartino, B.Ed and M.Ed in Counselling Psychology
Grade 12 and Grade 8 (F – K)
Monday – Friday
ssammartino@deltasd.bc.ca
ssammartino@deltalearns.ca
 
Ms. Leah Masse, B.Ed
M.Ed., Counselling Candidate
Grade 8 A-Z until April 2021
Monday – Friday
lmasse@deltasd.bc.ca
lmasse@deltalearns.ca
 

Who Are We?

Counsellors are certified teachers who have a Master’s degree, in the areas of individual and group counselling, adolescent development, and mental health issues.

How to Access a Counsellor

Please email for an appointment or drop in during school hours.

Personal Counselling 
Individual sessions are offered, as need arises, on issues such as the following adolescent concerns:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Self-harm
  • Suicide
  • Substance use
  • Self-esteem
  • Sexual identity
  • Grief
  • Family relationships
  • Peer issues

Referrals

We can, also help, connect you with appropriate community resources as needed.

Mediation

We offer mediation for students as an opportunity to resolve conflicts between two or more students or between a student and teacher.

Academic/Career Counselling

We strive to help students achieve the highest academic standards that they can attain.  In order to help students be successful we offer the following services:

  • Providing information about  graduation requirements
  • Report card follow up
  • Connecting students with tutors
  • Placement into special programs
  • Providing information about course selection
  • Providing post-secondary and career information
  • Helping students with decision making regarding future careers

CONFIDENTIALITY!  What Does It Mean At South Delta?

Confidentiality is keeping discussions and information private between the counsellor and the student.

Confidentiality will be maintained at all times except for the following three exceptions:

  • You are going to hurt yourself.
  • You are going to hurt someone else.
  • You have been hurt by someone else.

If any of the above situations arise the counsellor will discuss the options available to you in regards to staying safe.  Your counsellor will always tell you if confidentiality cannot be maintained.

If you are looking for support, acceptance, empathy and information come to the counselling centre and introduce yourself to us!!