Bow Valley High School Guidance Department

Guidance Counsellors at Bow Valley


Guidance Counsellors at Bow Valley High School complement and support student success in school  by offering consultative and collaborative services to students, parents and outside support services.  The services outlined below are a sample of what will be offered through both individual and group processes.


Mrs. West - Guidance Counsellor for Grade 9 & 10

To book an appointment with Mrs. West please see guidance office.

Students may self-book appointments via the Guidance space.

Mr. Reece - Guidance Counsellor for Grade 11 & 12

To book an appointment with Mr. Reece please see guidance office.


Why do students access guidance support?

There are many reasons for students to access guidance support in school.  Each and every student has unquie needs, and as a guidance team we strive to meet the needs of each individual student in order to achieve success inside and outside of school.  Below is a list of common reasons for students to access guidance services:



  • High school planning and programming
  • Timetabling for student success
  • On-going individual academic support
  • Post-secondary programs' information
  • Student advocacy
  • Conversion of out of country and out of province transcripts
  • Career exploration
  • Scholarship support/guidance
  • Track and provide support for at risk students
  • Develop and monitor graduation list for grade 12 students


  • Short term solution focused counselling and urgent crisis counselling are offered. Students requiring ongoing counselling are requested to call Access Mental Health to ensure a continuity of care (403)943-1500
  • Relationship counselling (peer, teacher, parent, and family)
  • Social/Emotional
  • Mediation Resolution
  • Referrals when needed to outside agencies
  • Consultation with parents
  • Grief Counselling
  • Depression Issues
  • Anxiety Issues
  • Career
  • Career Exploration

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