Our Free Counselling Service

Getting a Counselling Appointment: Monday to Friday 9.15 am - 2.30pm
There are no criteria for accessing our counselling service.  All you need to do is come in or ring us to let us know you want to start the counselling process. As this service is so popular we, unfortunately, have a waiting list. Your details will be added to the waiting list, and we will give or send you a letter with further detailed information on how this service works. Once an appropriate appointment time becomes available we will contact you. If you accept the appointment time, you will meet with the same counsellor every week at the same day and time. 

Our Counsellors

Qualified Gestalt Counsellor with a background in Natural Health
Rebecca has a real passion for working with people from all walks of life.  She feels excited and privileged to be a part of someone else's journey of increasing self-discovery and awareness, and believes it is through awareness that change happens. Rebecca has been counselling at the Women's Centre for 4 years.

Student, Bachelor of Counselling (Laidlaw College), Bachelor of Social Work
Caroline has a range of experience working with people from different cultures and backgrounds. She believes all women have innate strengths and capabilities which can help bring about positive change. Trained in Person Centred and Narrative counselling, she works holistically with a particular interest in health issues & family relationships. This is the third year that Caroline has been counselling at the Women's Centre and she will complete for Bachelor of Counselling in June 

Pg. Dip. Counselling (University of Auckland) Provisional Membership of the NZ Association of Counsellors
Agnes is trained in Integrative Counselling with a strong Person Centred stance and is especially interested in working with members of marginalised communities. She is passionate about facilitating
clients to create a full, value driven and meaningful life. 

Pg. Dip Counselling/Narrative Therapy (UNITEC, Auckland). MA Social Practice (UNITEC), Hypnobirthing Practitioner. Currently working towards full membership of the NZ Association of Counsellors
Anna works within a narrative framework but has an eclectic and holistic approach to therapy. She is passionate about working with women assisting them on their journey of self-empowerment and fulfilment. 

Student, Diploma of Counselling (Quantum Education). Bachelor of Social Work, University of Canterbury
Gabrielle has a passion for working alongside women as they engage in the process of change. Coming from a Person Centred approach, her aim is to provide a space where women can be and feel heard, develop a greater sense of self awareness and explore meaningful and positive changes in response to life's challenges.

Bachelor of Counselling (Vision College), Provisional Member NZCCA
Toni is a Person-Centred therapist and has been counselling at the Women's Centre over the past 4 years.  She is passionate about journeying with women and she enjoys approaching client issues from a holistic mind-body-spirit perspective.   Toni also works in private practice and is a provisional member of the New Zealand Christian Counsellors Association.

3rd year, Bachelor of Counselling (Vision College), MA (Psychology)
Anna-Marie is committed to working alongside women in their journey of self-discovery and empowerment. Trained in the person-centred approach, she believes that being fully heard in a safe and nurturing space, and being accompanied in exploring oneself with curiosity and compassion, can lead towards greater clarity, liberation and strength.