Guidance Counselor

Hello, my name is Mrs. McLeod and I am the guidance counselor at Souris School. I have over 25 years experience working with students in the field of education . I have a Masters Degree in education specializing in Guidance and Counselling. I see students individually, as a group or as a classroom. You are welcome to e-mail me or phone the school with your concerns or questions.Please feel free to contact me at or phone the school at 483-2161 Ext. 2605.

What is Counselling?

It is the chance to talk about feelings and the effect they have on you

It gives you ideas to solve a problem

It gives you an opportunity to talk about a problem, even if there isn’t a way to change things

It can help you find ways to cope with various situations happening in your life

It offers you support and let's you know you aren't alone

The guidance counselor is a link to other services and agencies that may be able to help

How do I arrange to see the counselor?

  • You can let me know when you see me around the school

  • Ask your parents, your teacher, or someone you trust to let me know

  • Fill out a counselling slip( located on/by the counselling office door) and leave it in the mail box just inside my door

  • Let the secretaries know that you would like to see me

  • E-mail me at

What is Confidentiality?

It means that anything we talk about will stay between the two of us. There are a few cases in which I may need to divulge information.

They are:

  • You may ask me to speak with someone else for you or give them information you want them to have

  • I may need to consult with another professional about how best to help you.

  • I may feel that you or someone else may be in danger or in need of protection.

  • A court of law may order a release of information

  • In cases of abuse, information may be required by law.

Here are some useful internet links on a variety of topics. Feel free to contact me if you need information or you have questions.


Site to report internet luring, child pornography and information about internet issues:

General Information for children,teens and parents:

Drug and Alcohol Information:

Deployment and Support for Military Families:


There are many stressors for young people today. Some of them are:

  • Bullying

  • Friendship problems

  • Divorce or Separation

  • Difficulties with your school work

  • The death of a loved one

  • Friends moving away

  • Troubles at home

  • Something happened that doesn’t feel right

  • ... and much more

Things like this can make you feel sad, afraid, worried, angry or confused.

Counselling can help.