Wellbeing / Oranga

Counselling and Wellbeing at Stream

St Patrick’s College has a full-time counsellor who is a member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors. Students are offered a confidential and professional service. Students can be seen individually or in small groups, through an appointment system.

Student self-referral form

Click here to complete a short student self-referral form

Possible reasons to see a counsellor:

  • Parents separating
  • Worried about violence at home
  • A death in the family
  • Feeling worried, anxious or down
  • Anger keeps getting you into trouble
  • Feeling lonely or stuck
  • Sexuality issues
  • Alcohol or drug problems
  • Friendship or relationship issues
  • Personal Issues - low self-esteem
  • Bullying, harassment

A counsellor can help to:

  • Help you see things in a new way
  • Reduce stress
  • Learn to manage your mood better
  • Do things differently
  • Discover different ways forward
  • Plan and set goals
  • Get to know yourself better
  • Improve your relationships
  • Help you look after yourself better
  • Get support from other agencies in the community if needed

A counsellor may:

  • See you on your own or with a support person
  • See you with your whānau if needed
  • Act on your behalf with your consent

People you can seek guidance from at Silverstream

Christél Dodunski

(BA, Dip. Tchg, Dip. Psychosynthesis Counselling (NZ)

Ph: 9394224 ext 745

Email: dodunskic@stream.school.nz

Fr. John Walls S.M


Ph: 9394224 ext 732

Email: wallsj@stream.school.nz

Bully free Silverstream

Bully free New Zealand and Netsafe are two good resources to use when dealing with bullying.

Resources outside of Silverstream


A free confidential health and support service for Hutt Valley young people.


Youthline is fantastic if you need to talk to someone and they have people who can give advice and help you figure out how you’re feeling and why. Text 234, call 0800 376 633 or click on this link to visit the webpage.


We offer brief 1:1 counselling support where we focus on one or two key things you need support for

The Low Down

A resource for straight up answers when life sucks.

Rainbow Youth 

Dedicated to helping young queer and gender diverse (LGBTQIA+) young people up to the ages of 27, as well as their wider communities.