Welcome to Henley Middle School Counseling Department

Who we are:


Henley Counseling Team - Welcome Video

Welcome from Henley school counselors.mp4

Important Notice: For all general questions regarding registration and attendance can be directed to Jenn Wilkes at jwilkes@k12albemarle.org or at 434-823-5040. Specific questions regarding courses and next year can be addressed during the summer by contacting Brian Eberly as the counselor on staff during part of the summer months.

As Henley continues to grow, we as a counseling team have grown this year as well. Towards that end, we have now assigned counselors based upon last name and your school counselor will follow you throughout middle school.

IF YOU HAVE CONCERN FOR A STUDENT (OR YOURSELF) AND WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A REFERRAL TO SPEAK WITH A COUNSELOR CLICK THIS LINK ->

What a School Counselor Can Do For You?

  1. Counsel individuals and groups and provide support to students regarding their personal, social, academic and career development

  2. Consult with parents, teachers, administrators and other support personnel regarding individual students

  3. Orient new students to Henley

  4. Collaborate with community members, other educators, and parents to support academic achievement as well as personal/social/emotional development

  5. Maintain and update student records

  6. Participate in conferences to discuss strategies to best support individual students

  7. Refer families to community organizations that can support a student’s/family’s needs

  8. Assist in the registration and scheduling of students

  9. Work cooperatively with administration and teachers to identify and address student needs in the school environment

Let us know if there is something we can be doing to help your family this year. --->

Why Middle School Counseling?

“Middle school students are characterized by rapid physical growth, curiosity about their world and an emerging self-identity. Middle school counselors have an impact on these years by implementing a school counseling program and collaborating with school staff, parents and the community to create a safe, respectful learning environment whereby young adolescents can maximize personal and academic achievement.

Middle school counselors enhance the learning process and promote academic, career and social/emotional development. School counseling programs are essential for students to achieve optimal personal growth, acquire positive social skills and values, set informed career goals and realize full academic potential to become productive, contributing members of the world community,” (The Essential Role of Middle School Counselors, American School Counselor Association, 2019).