School Counselling

School Counselling

The counseling cell at DBIS believes that to be a vibrant community of learners, innovators and transformers who build a just and caring global society, holistic growth with emotional wellbeing is very crucial for everyone.

The support is provided to all the stakeholders through various emotional well-being sessions.

We believe in an ‘OPEN DOOR’ policy which means any student or staff who feels a need, identified by self is free to approach any of the school counselors whom they feel comfortable with, at a time suitable during the school hours.

Counseling support with a person-centered approach is provided to the students from Jr.Kg to Grade 12 depending on the behavioral concerns identified which interfere with the holistic development of the child.

The referral is through teachers, parents and often self.

The main aim of the support provided through counseling is to promote managing self in all the areas of routine through self-awareness, balancing emotions, responsible decision making, sensitivity towards others, fostering healthy interpersonal relationships and expression of feelings, respecting diversity and social awareness. Referrals to external specialists are made for concerns beyond the scope of school counseling and are monitored through regular follow-ups.

The support provided is

  1. Individual sessions (for individual concerns Grade 1 to 12).
  2. Group sessions (for group challenges Grade 1 to 12).
  3. Emotional well-being programs (whole class program - SEL Grade 3 to 12).
  4. Sessions on Sexuality (whole class and gender-specific Grade 5 to 10).
  5. Sessions on Cybersafety (whole class program Grade 6 to 10).
  6. Saksham program -Value education program (for Grade 6 to 10).
  7. Project Based Learning program (Grades 7 and 8)
  8. Teacher empowerment sessions.
  9. Positive Parenting sessions.
  10. Parent-child sessions.
    • ‘Stoga’ (Stories about feelings through yoga (Grade 1to 3).
    • Peace of Art’(Expression through colors (Grade 4&5).
  11. Social responsibility sessions through community work (Grade 9 to 12).
  12. Collaborative Sessions with other Departments to encourage non-verbal ‘Expression of emotions’
    • Art Department (Grade 1 to 10)
    • English Department (Grade 6 to 10)

To foster ‘Social-emotional learning, character development, and positive psychology, a year-long program in collaboration with ValEd initiatives was introduced for grades 6 to 10 in this academic year.

Learning values through real-life problems was introduced through PBL for grades 7 and 8.

Staff and students are empowered through sessions conducted by psychiatrists, paediatricians and psychotherapists as a part of the Mental health awareness drive.

The enthusiasm, participation, and constant support from all the stakeholders motivate the counseling cell to continue facilitating the journey of emotional well-being to build a strong foundation for our students who are empathetic, responsible, balanced, grateful global citizens who are empowered to create a better tomorrow for self and others.