GUCC began in 2015 by Tannaz Daver and Sean McAuley, both of whom are university counsellors in schools in Singapore. Together with other counsellors in Singapore, they formed a small group to find a way to give back and bring this plan to fruition.
We are very fortunate to have each other as a resource and wanted to help build a supportive network of colleagues in our region. We realise there is no straightforward, structured training readily available and much is learned on the job. Recognising this, and that many of our colleagues are sole practitioners in schools, without access to professional development or a supportive network provided the impetus to the organising team. What started as a discussion quickly became a successful regional workshop in 2015.