Counselling Clinic

The EIT Counselling Clinic is available as a free service for members of the public seeking counselling.

Counselling can be of real benefit, providing for a range of problems such as depression, anxiety, stress, relationship concerns, life transitions, grief and loss. We work with individuals aged 14 years and above.

You will be seen by senior students of the Bachelor of Applied Social Sciences degree. These students are engaged in a rigorous training programme that equips them to see clients.  Their work is closely supervised by trained professional and experienced supervisors.

Our students and supervisors honour the diversity of cultural and spiritual beliefs and practices present in our community.

The service is confidential and there is no cost. Appointments are available in Taradale and Hastings.

How do I begin?

To book your free appointment, call (06) 974-8922.

The first session provides an opportunity to meet the person who will work with you and assess your needs. It also allows time for you to find out more about how the process works.

In order to provide safe and skilled services…

Each of your sessions will be audio or DVD recorded for training purposes. Recordings are kept in locked files and later wiped clean.

Confidentiality and Policy

What you say in therapy sessions is not shared with anyone else except:

If you say you are going to harm yourself or someone else.

If you say a child or other vulnerable person is being harmed.

For the purposes of training please come drug and alcohol free.

Counselling is a safe, ethical and intentional therapeutic process based on recognised theories and practices aimed at enhancing the quality of clients’ lives.

Students practice within the guidelines and ethics of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors Te Roopu Kaiwhiriwhiri o Aotearoa.