At ICS, we have based our program on the International model for Comprehensive School Counselling Programs (CSCP) which is a framework for school counselling programs around the world. It is designed to reflect a comprehensive approach to program foundation, delivery, management and accountability. It is principally intended to promote and enhance the development of the whole school; from both students and staff members. The program is designed to ensure that every student receives the maximum benefits of the model by having the majority of a school counsellor’s time spent in direct service to students and staff.

School Counselling



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Role of School Counsellors  


School counsellors at ICS have a minimum of a Master’s degree in school counselling or an equivalent degree, meet the state certification/licensure standards and abide by the laws of the countries/states in which they are employed. They uphold the ethical and professional standards of BACP, ACA, and/or ASCA and other applicable professional counselling associations. At ICS, our counsellors are also supported by a Counselling Assistant and a Behaviour and Attitudes Support Assistant, making a four-strong team focused solely on the wellbeing of your child.

The Professional School Counsellor

  • Serves a crucial role in maximizing student achievement as well as personal/social and career development

  • Incorporates leadership, advocacy and collaboration in the educational setting

  • Promotes equity and access to opportunities and educational experience to promote achievement and development by collaborating with other stakeholders

  • Provides a safe learning environment and safeguards the human rights of all school members

  • Addresses the needs of all students through prevention and intervention programs

  • Works to ensure all students’ dignity and culture (including: race, ethnicity, gender, abilities, sexual orientation, home language, religion, socio-economic status) are respected and valued

  • Helps to create a welcoming, inclusive school climate

  • Develops core competencies to address the unique cultural needs of the students (i.e. promoting inclusive language and cultural recognition, becoming knowledgeable with respect to cultural bias, etc.)