Counseling

North Delta CounsellingThe counsellors at ND are trained teachers who also have Masters degrees in Counselling Psychology. Our role here is to listen to you and support you in areas where you may be having difficulties in order for you to be as successful and happy as possible both at school and in life in general.Need help? Don’t know where to go? Come and see us.How to access a counsellor:

  • Check if your counsellor is available and if not…
  • Fill out a request form and put into the appropriate box.

Have you visited your counselor lately? Here are some reasons to:

  • Course planning
  • Career, education, and future planning including scholarship opportunities
  • Goal-setting
  • Personal issues such as:
  • Bullying
  • Conflict resolutions and mediation
  • Effective communication with adults
  • Peer pressure
  • Personal relationship issues like problems friends and/or family
  • Problem solving
  • Health and well-being:
  • Anger management
  • Body image
  • Depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Maintaining healthy lifestyles
  • Self esteem
  • Self-harm
  • Sexuality
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Substance use i.e. alcohol and drugs
  • Community services referral
  • Tutoring referral, please see your counsellor for an updated list
  • And much more

ConfidentialityAll conversations between you and your counsellor are confidential; that means that we do not share information we have discussed with parents, teachers, other students or school administrators without your permission. We take our commitment to confidentiality very seriously.There are several circumstances, however, that we are legally obliged to break confidentiality for your safety. If you tell us that you are being physically harmed, you are harming or planning on harming someone else or if you have suicidal intentions, we must share this information with appropriate community agencies. Your counsellor will always inform you about when they have to break confidentiality and discuss options with you.

Community Resources

Delta Mental Health Resources provides a comprehensive list of community services and crisis lines available for Delta Residents

Kelty Resource Center provides mental health and substance use information and support for children, youth, parents and families. These resources have been compiled by BC Childrens Hospital’s

The Little Black Book has helpful information about services in Delta and the lower mainland, including violence prevention, health and well-being, counselling, volunteer opportunities and crisis lines available

SafeTeen has compiled a list of and phone numbers: SafeTeen Community Resources

Counselors

NDSS Counselors

The counselors at ND are trained teachers who also have Masters degrees in Counseling Psychology. Our role here is to listen to you and support you in areas where you may be having difficulties in order for you to be as successful and happy as possible both at school and in life in general.

Grade 8 Ms. Cipriano fcipriano@deltasd.bc.ca
Grade 9 Mr. McGill bmcgill@deltasd.bc.ca
Grade 10 Ms. Gillis bgillis@deltasd.bc.ca
Grade 11 Ms. Kaila akaila@deltasd.bc.ca
Grade 12’s by last name
A-B Mr. McGill bmcgill@deltasd.bc.ca
C-K Ms. Gillis bgillis@deltasd.bc.ca
L-R Ms. Kaila akaila@deltasd.bc.ca
S-Z Ms. Cipriano fcipriano@deltasd.bc.ca

Ms. Dhanoa, Career Advisor rdhanoa@deltasd.bc.ca
All students that require support with course planning for post-secondary, scholarships & District Career Programs

Support Workers

Career Counsellor Ms. Dhanoa rdhanoa@deltasd.bc.ca
Multicultural Worker Mr. Grewal rgrewal@deltasd.bc.ca
Youth Care Worker Ms. Ruddell kruddell@deltasd.bc.ca
Crisis Line

Kids Help Line for Teens 1-800-668-6868

Suicide and Crisis Prevention 1-800-SUICIDE  (1-800-784-2433)

Shelter and Street Help Line Dial: 211

BC Transit Info Line 604-953-3333

Youth in BC provides an online chat with a counsellor related to suicide

General Youth Resources

Youth in BC provides resources on a variety of issues related to youth. Includes a crisis line and online chat for issures surrounding suicide anddepression.

Mind Check has screening tools, information and self-help resources for substance use, anxiety and depression for youth.

Anxiety BC provides video clips, self help resources, links and management kits for anxiety and anxiety related disorders. All this information is available at in multiple languages including Hindi or Punjabi.

Mind Your Mind is a resource created for youth and by youth. Information and resources on stress, managing crises and mental health.

Soul to Soul is a youth website dedicated to dealing with grief and loss.

Depression Hurts is a website for youth to help understand the symptoms of depression.

Here To Help provides a variety of resources on health and well-being including information on
self-image and disordered eating.