DSM School Counsellor Mariano Tabone

Our School Counsellor Mariano Tabone holds a Master’s Degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy, and has many years of experience as a practising School Counsellor, Youth Coach, Mentor, Educator, Trainer and Assessor. He is highly qualified and experienced in working with children of all ages. Mariano is working on-site one day per week.

Mariano Tabone

As the DSM School Counsellor, my focus is to provide excellence in supporting student welfare and contribute to the broader positive culture of the school. The aim is to help students achieve academic and personal goals, including social development. This helps to improve adjustment to the school setting.

I also work closely with parents/guardians to address challenging behavioural issues and coexisting needs. In some cases, meeting with students and their parents/guardians can be arranged to work efficiently and objectively, all in the student’s best interest.

By working closely with DSM teachers, a well-being program can be structured to further strengthen the long-term success of our students.

As a member of Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA), I provide in-school counselling to students and recommend referrals to external agencies where required to assist with safety and welfare needs.

Above all, I am dedicated to providing counselling support care for our DSM students and contributing by creating a positive and safe impact on their development.