Counselling

Make a referral to our counselling programme and email the completed form to contact@homeandfamily.net.nz

Pathway to Healing

Home & Family offers which enables children and youth to overcome difficulties and achieve emotional well-being.

What we offer:

Our counsellors work with:

  • Children from 3-years
  • Youth up to 18 years

And provide counselling interventions for:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Trauma (complex or relational)
  • Family violence and other forms of abuse
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Parenting issues

We promote a collaborative approach to unpacking the complexity of experience. Our practitioners work alongside clients and families to create personalised plans, track progress and measure impact.

Counselling for children

We offer Child Centered Play Therapy (CCPT) for children as young as three. It is our belief that it is not what children do, but why they do it that is crucial to understanding them, relating effectively with them and, where required, intervening successfully with them.

Accessing our services

To make an enquiry about child/youth-counselling, please fill in the form on the left of the screen, or call 03 944 0635. To make a referral for someone else, you can complete this form.

Cost

As a charitable trust, Home & Family is committed to affordable counselling. For more information, speak to our bookings manager or refer to our fee schedule on page 2 of ‘How We Work’.

Our counselling staff
Our counsellors are fully trained and affiliated to relevant professional bodies. To meet our counselling team please click here.

 

Guy Adams - Counsellor

As well as providing counselling support to families within our residential parenting environment, Guy specialises in Child Centered Play Therapy and also works with couples. He has a built a strong reputation for his work with children and young people. Guy places value and respect at the centre of building effective counselling relationships.

B.PRTM, G.Ct.Ls, PG.Ct.Soc.Sci, Dip.Coun, MNZAC

Heather McKain - Counsellor

Originally from Montana, Heather is a counsellor who has training in biofeedback, mindfulness and play therapy. She has a great passion for working with children and young people. Heather constructs the counselling process to the individual child to build a therapeutic relationship.

ND, BSc-Community Health and Neuroscience, MAANP, NZAC-Provisional Member