Graduate counsellor follows calling to help others

Counselling graduate, George Prince, says his Notre Dame education
has been a life changing experience.

23 February 2015

Mature-age Counselling graduate, George Prince, has secured a position with Western Australian drug and alcohol support provider Holyoake; an opportunity that arose after completing his practicum with the organisation as part of his degree at The University Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle.

The quest to help those who are alienated and voiceless in society motivated him to seek study in the counselling discipline. He elected to study a Bachelor of Counselling at Notre Dame for its pastoral care to all students, practical approach to learning, smaller class sizes and unique location in the historic West End of Fremantle.

In addition to completing his study, Mr Prince was a valued member of the Notre Dame Volunteer Network, and also assisted at University events, including the Open Day Festival and Course Information Sessions.

"What I cherished the most about studying at Notre Dame was having the opportunity to achieve something so special when I thought the time had passed," Mr Prince said.

"I never felt anything but special in all of my dealings with University staff and that Notre Dame was genuinely interested in my studies, my success and my wellbeing. The University has given me an uplifting and life-changing experience."

Rommie Masarei, Executive Director, Admissions and Student Services, said Mr Prince made an outstanding contribution to the Notre Dame community during his time as a student.

"As a mature-age student, George quickly recognised the value of being involved and becoming part of a learning community where each person is valued and appreciated," Mrs Masarei said.

"George embraced the challenge of sharing his experience with other students and donated his time generously to several departments on campus. We wish him well in his future endeavours."

Those interested in studying Counselling can register their interest at

Leigh Dawson: Tel (08) 9433 0569; Mob 0405 441 093;