Emotional Wellbeing

A happy and safe learner is an effective learner

The Emotional Wellbeing Team is a growing team, reflecting the psycho-social needs of our students.

It is a multi-disciplinary team consisting of counsellors, a family psychotherapist, a youth worker and PSCD teachers, which ensures that topical issues are addressed in class with our students and also offers one-to-one sessions in therapy for those in need. Regular talks and activities related to personal and career growth are also organized for students and parents.

The team meets regularly and discusses emerging trends and issues being presented and observed in our students and attends regular supervision to ensure that the best care and support is offered to our students on an individual level.
Regular meetings with parents are also paramount in their work with the aim to foster a holistic care plan for students who require it.

The team’s work is informed by the San Anton School Child Safeguarding Policy and other related policies which serve as a guide for the therapeutic process and care of our students.

Our team

Nicolette Camilleri
Counsellor and Head of Department

Nicolette is the Head of Department for Emotional Wellbeing. She holds a B.A. in Youth and Community Studies, a Master’s in Counselling, and an Advanced Diploma in Relational Supervision.
She has worked in schools for the past thirteen years with adolescents and young people. She also has experience working with fostered/adopted children and multicultural groups and is currently training in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR.)

Anthea D'Amico

Anthea is a counsellor, supervisor and lecturer. Anthea’s qualifications include a B.A. Hons in Social Work, a Master’s in Counselling, and a Post Master's Certificate in Supervision.
She works with passion and commitment from a person-centered approach and is trained in the use of EMDR and Jungian Sandplay Therapy.

Sarah Azzopardi Meli

Sarah has a Master’s Degree in Counselling as well as a Social Work Degree from the University of Malta. Sarah has over ten years of experience in working therapeutically with children and adolescents on various issues.
She is currently training to become a Jungian Sandplay therapist and uses these techniques in her work, as well as other creative methods.

Daniel Abela

Daniel has worked with athletes, children, and adolescents and gained experience through working in sports clubs and local schools.  
Daniel feels that his experience in working with different client groups helps him connect with his clients. His work has shown him that our unique narratives and life stories contain the seeds which help us grow in our own unique ways.
Daniel holds a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy and Psychology, a Master's degree in Contemporary Western Philosophy, and a Master's in counselling from the University of Malta.

Clara Attard Formosa
Systemic Family Psychotherapist

Clara is a Systemic and Family psychotherapist and works within the Emotional Wellbeing department as a psychotherapist to support the students and their caregivers in their emotional, psychological and social wellbeing.
She likes to take an experiential and creative approach to support her clients with various issues including communication and relational problems, trauma, mental health issues, and challenging behaviour.

Eman Ellul
Youth Worker

As a Youth Worker in the Senior Sector, Eman is responsible for student outreach and dialogue across all grades, as well as the mentoring of the Student Council.
As part of the Emotional Wellbeing Team, he helps students access support through the guidance of subject choices, exploring post-secondary and potential career trajectories, supportive referrals to psychosocial or educational professionals and facilitating students' integration within the school community.
Eman also organises an annual live-in for each Senior Sector grade and various non-formal educational activities throughout the scholastic year.  
He holds a degree in Youth & Community Studies and is currently in the process of becoming a Gestalt Psychotherapist.