Letter from the Head of Counseling & Career Guidance

BBS Celia Khater Head of Counseling & Career Guidance

The philosophy of counseling at the Beirut Baptist School is based on helping every child get a good education that includes not only learning to read, write and do math but learning good social skills from getting along with others to making good decisions, controlling anger… Counselors at BBS are also there to help students deal with particular difficulties such as illness, death, or divorce etc.

It is a continuous (grades 1-12) process within the school. We view counseling as a team effort which consists of counselors, administrators, teachers, support staff, parents and students.

The three counselors advocate for our students in a variety of personal, social and educational roles. Our responsibility to prepare learners to live and work in a changing society is met in individual, small group and large group settings.

Every effort is made by the department to meet the needs of each student and be accessible to them at all times. Parents and guardians are also welcome to meet with the counselor via appointment to discuss any concerns they may have.

I look forward to a great successful year. If at any time you have a question, please do not hesitate to contact me and we’ll be glad to help.


Celia Khater Sawan, MA. Clinical Psychology.
Head of Counseling and Guidance

What does the school counselor do at BBS?

  • Classroom Guidance
  • Individual counseling
  • Small group counseling
  • Awareness sessions for parents
  • Awareness campaigns and activities for students

Some of the topics we will be covering are:

  • Bullying
  • Personal safety
  • Internet safety
  • Addiction- gaming , internet use
  • Social skills
  • Anxiety/depression
  • Kindness
  • Drug and alcohol prevention

How does a student see the counselor?

  • Self-referral
  • Teacher referral
  • Parent referral
  • Administrative referral