Counselling for Adults
It can really help to talk things through with someone else. Our counsellors are trained to listen to you and to ask the right questions to help you come to a better understanding of yourself and the decisions that you want to make to change your life for the better.
Many people come into counselling because something is just not working well in their lives and they want another perspective on it, or they want to work out ways of doing things differently. Counselling is a chance to work through these things in a safe, confidential environment.
When you first call the agency, you will talk briefly with our intake coordinator who will explain our services to you and do an assessment. She will recommend a counsellor for you at the weekly meeting, and will arrange for that counsellor to get your details so they can call you directly.
There is a charge for our counselling services so that we can keep the service running. Sometimes people can get an allowance from WINZ to cover the cost of counselling, and if you have experienced sexual abuse or sexual violence then ACC may cover the cost of your counselling. We subsidise the cost of counselling for single parents so you will only pay $10 per session if you have a community services card. However, this is negotiable if you find your budget will not stretch to this. People who are earning a full wage and are not single parents may be asked for up to $30 a session. However, we do not want to stop anyone coming in for counselling so please talk to the intake coordinator or your counsellor if the service becomes unaffordable for you.