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College Counsellors

Please note we are not a crisis service so in an emergency please always refer any students to Headspace, a GP, or Child Adolescent Mental Health Service. Please send all other urgent referrals (requiring assistance ASAP) through to Headspace (8931 5999) or CatholicCare NT (8944 2000). We will try our hardest to see all other referrals as soon as we have open spaces. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.  


Melissa and Lynn 


Melissa – Mondays from 8.30 am – 4.30 pm during the school term

Lynn – Tuesdays from 8.30 am – 4.30 pm during the school term

Meet our Counsellors

Melissa Lowe

screen-shot-2016-09-22-at-12-23-45-pmHello my name is Melissa Lowe and I am a counsellor here at MacKillop. I work on Mondays from 8.30-4.30. I have been at MacKillop since the start of year. I have a Bachelor of Psychology degree and a Masters of Counselling degree and have worked with children, adults, teens, couples, and families. I am a member of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) and am an Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). I have an interest in working with young adults and adolescents. Should your child wish to access counselling, or if you as a parent have any concerns about your child, please do not hesitate to collect a referral form from Vijaya at reception. Alternatively should you wish to speak further please call reception on Tuesday’s and ask to be put through to the school counsellor. Alternatively I can be contacted directly at Melissa.Lowe@catholiccarent.org.au.

 Lynn Smith

I work alongside Melissa in the Catholic Care counselling team and feel privileged to be of assistance here at MacKillop College weekly on Tuesdays.  I have lived in Palmerston for over fifteen years and my children were educated in Palmerston schools. Before that, I lived for seven years in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. I qualified as a social worker through Charles Darwin University and have a work background in youth work, child protection, remote area social work, and domestic violence. I can be contacted through the school or directly at Lynn.Smith@catholiccarent.org.au.  Lynn