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OUR COUNSELLING SERVICE IS AVAILABLE MONDAY – FRIDAY | RECEPTION OPEN: 9AM - 5PM NO COST – A KOHA IS APPRECIATED
Sometimes you need help to change the way you’re feeling, or to do things differently. The work may include issues with depression, stress, self-esteem, anger, domestic violence, separation, grief & loss, childhood trauma, relationship and communication skills, life direction.
If we find you need more specific therapy, we can possibly suggest another therapist.
Working together can help you communicate better, and perhaps sort out issues which are difficult to cope with on your own.
Our counsellor works with children from 8 years old on issues such as anger, behaviour problems and family relationships. We can use creative play and drawing, which often helps with their problems.
We can often help with parenting and family relationships that ‘aren’t working’. This may involve sessions with the entire family.
Our counsellor works with you to help you to:
Along with Counselling Michelle is also the Administrator and Finance Manager here at Kainga Aroha.
Bachelor of Counselling. Member NZCCA.
A donation is always welcome. You are welcome to ring and discuss this before you make an appointment, or we can discuss it at your first session.
Most people want one session per week, and this will depend on days and times available. A session usually lasts up to an hour.
Try to keep appointments on time. If you cannot, please contact us as soon as possible so we can use the time for another client.
Make arrangements for any children. It does not work to have them with us in session.
Tell your counsellor if you believe you or another may be at risk.
Sometimes you may ask us to talk to someone else, e.g. another worker at the community house, or your doctor or lawyer, or someone in a government department.
Apart from this, any contact you have with us is treated as confidential, except for:
Notes your counsellor makes are kept locked away. You are entitled to see notes which are records of the session.
One of the team will always be happy to assist you. If we cannot find the answer, we will do our best to refer you on to the right people.
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Our reception is open from 9am - 5pm, Monday – Friday