Whether you are going through a tough time in your life or simply want to reassess your life goals to get the most out of life, our team of professional counsellors can provide you with the dedicated support you need.
What is counselling and how can it support me?
We are here to support you towards wholeness and helping you discover a new and more satisfying process of personal growth and development. In counselling, we help you explore your difficulties and concerns, and develop more satisfying and resourceful ways of living.
exploring with you why you feel, think and act the way you do.
help you to understand yourself better, what your values are and what motivates you.
help you to set goals and guide you towards how you can achieve them.
help you relate better to others.
help you to develop higher self-esteem and respect for others.
explore with you your spirituality.
help you to implement change.
What counselling services do you provide?
We can offer safe and professional counselling on a variety of issues, including:
ACC Funded Sexual Abuse counselling
Family relationship issues
Child and adolescent issues
Abuse – sexual, physical, spiritual
Pre-marriage and marriage
Spirituality and Faith transitions
Stress and burnout prevention and recovery
Free sexual abuse counselling:
There is free ACC funded sexual abuse counselling at CARE Waitakere Trust. We can offer services in Te Atatu, Glen Eden, Grey Lynn, and Massey for children, adolescents and adults. See 'Our ACC Providers' page for ACC approved counsellors or contact us for more information.
Counselling for Children:
We offer subsidised counselling for children up to the age of 16 years.
Please contact us for more information or to make an appointment for your child to meet with one of our child therapists.
Choosing a counsellor:
It is important to find a counsellor you can be comfortable working with. The first session will enable you to find out about us and decide if you wish to continue. Remember, you have the right to stop counselling at any time you choose and for whatever reason. You do not have to justify to us your decision to stop.
We offer counselling in Massey and Te Atatu Peninsula.
It is our philosophy to ensure that anyone can access our professional counselling services. We understand that some people have financial challenges and are not always able to afford the help they need. Therefore we set fees on a sliding scale.
You may be eligible for subsidised counselling through Work and Income (if you are already entitled to a benefit or if your income is under a certain level), Child Youth and Family, ACC (if your counselling is related to sexual abuse which occurred in New Zealand) or through your GP.
Please call us to discuss which option best suits you.