He oranga ngākau, he pikinga waiora - Positive feelings in your heart will raise your sense of self-worth.

Counselling provides a space in which you can explore the issues that are affecting you to raise your self-awareness. Often, the more accepting of yourself you become, the more options for change emerge. Counselling can help you to accept the things that you cannot change and help you to bring about the changes that are possible.

How we work:

  • We use a person-centred approach and work in partnership with you, and at your own pace

  • We offer a warm, non-judgmental, caring relationship to empower you to consider beneficial change and/or to off-load challenging uncomfortable thoughts and feelings

  • We listen with understanding and without judgement.  

  • Details of the counselling are confidential. No information is passed onto anyone else without your permission.

Counselling is free if you have been impacted by family or sexual violence

Counselling is available by appointment and, you can phone, email or visit to make an appointment.


Counselling Contact: Karel Hyams
 07 346 2096   karel.hyams@familyfocus.org.nz