All ChatBus counsellors are professionally trained and are members of a professional body such as NZAC. They receive regular clinical supervision, and engage in regular professional development. Counsellors work closely with the schools; liaising with, or referring to, other professionals/agencies as required.
ChatBus is available at the child’s school, on safe, familiar territory, yet one step removed from the school system. The child is the client, and as such the child’s privacy and confidentiality is respected. However, we understand that children come as part of a family, and when the child discloses information which the counsellor considers would be beneficial for others to know, the counsellor will talk with the child about telling appropriate other adults (whether that be a parent, or teacher).
If you would like to child to attend this service, please download, print and return the Chatbus permission form
For more information on the Chatbus Counselling Service, click here.