People who come to counselling usually want some aspect of their life to be different. Counselling gives you a private and confidential opportunity to work out what changes you want to make and how to make them.
Counselling might be useful in many phases in your life:
When you need to talk and there is simply no one appropriate to listen a counsellor may offer the ear you need.
When you're feeling blue, or stuck, or out of control, counselling can help you to make some changes.
When your relationship feels rocky or you're at odds with your kids, counselling can help you find some stable ground.
When you and someone else (your partner, your parent, your friend) need to work out some things between you, a counsellor can help to keep a tense conversation focused and civil.
When issues from your past crop up in a way that troubles you, counselling can help you to develop a new approach that suits you better.
When you want to get a new perspective, or shake up a life that's lost it's shine, counselling can help you find fresh direction and motivation.
When you want to develop a particular skill, like starting difficult conversations, listening without interrupting, or standing up for yourself without insulting others, counselling can help you learn how it works for you.
Our counsellors are trained professionals. We employ a diverse group of people so you have a high chance of finding a counsellor you feel comfortable with and who has the skills and experience you want.
To find out more about counselling, have a look at 'What happens in that counselling room', or talk to the administrator at your local Relationships Aotearoa office.
You can find your local Relationships Aotearoa office address in Contact Us. If you're interested in making an appointment, your local administrator will help match you with a counsellor and book in a time for you.
Find out about the cost of the service and the subsidies we have available at What does counselling cost?