Specialist Counselling


Specialist Counselling

image of a cup of coffee Specialist Counselling is currently available from Lifeline’s Auckland branch to parents with dependent children or youth aged 17 and under or via online counselling. We currently offer 4-6 sessions per person. Lifeline’s trained counsellors have broad experience with a wide variety of clients and issues. They are all volunteers, many of whom are also in private practice, who make a minimum of 3 hours a week available for Lifeline clients. To find out more or to make an appointment please contact us here or email counselling@lifeline.org.nz


How can counselling help?

Talking to a counsellor can help when you are struggling or overwhelmed with something in your life you want to change. It could be related to experiences of loss, grief or trauma; it could be relationship difficulties, on-going stress, depression, anxiety or all of this at once. Clients want to feel better and find ways their lives can be different. Our counsellors listen and work with people to understand what’s going on, identify change they could make and bring a sense of peace, hope and strength back into their lives.

How much does it cost?

We believe that money should not be a barrier to someone accessing quality counselling. For parents or guardians of children or young people, our fees are set on a sliding scale based on household income (0.1% of income e.g. $60K – $60/session) with a minimum of $60/$80 individual/couple. Our fee for youth aged 17 and under is $5 per session. When the minimum is beyond what a client can afford we will talk through options that may be available to them and won’t let financial hardship get in the way of high quality support.

What if I’m not aged 17 or under and I’m not a parent or guardian?

If you are not aged 17 or under and you’re not a parent or guardian, you will be referred to one of our Lifeline approved affiliate counsellors, the rate per session is between $80 and $130.