Counsellors are experienced and registered to offer appointments to people of all ages, ethnicities and genders, who are overwhelmed by anxiety, depression, loneliness, anger, grief, sexual abuse, intimate relationship difficulties, separation, family conflict, trauma, bereavement by suicide, breakdown in relationships with teenagers, trauma, disordered eating, acceptance of diverse sexuality, addictive behaviour, problem gambling, alcohol abuse, recreational drug dependence, concerns over child behaviour and development, raising and understanding gifted and talented children, aging parents and blended families.

Conversations and clients’ identities remain absolutely confidential; The Counselling Centre offers individuals, families, whanau a private place to speak out and be carefully supported as they work to respectfully find the answers to questions they bring. The counsellor will support the goals of that individual, family, or couple. The agency promises cultural sensitivity and respect, throughout its service delivery.

 Wairarapa, a ratonga, a arataki. a tangata.

Telephone is the best way to get in touch. The Counselling Centre will support you to access funding to subsidise your counselling as the Counselling Centre is a not-for-profit agency. Free counselling at the Counselling Centre for individuals is also available in a `To Be Heard’ package which your doctor can tell you about, or through WINZ.

The Counselling Centre is conveniently located in the Departmental Building behind the Masterton Library and next to a large car-park offering two-hour free parking. The Centre is on the third floor with wide views of the mountains.

They are open from 9 am to 6pm Tuesdays to Fridays and have an outreach clinic in Eketahuna.


Address: Level 3, Departmental Building, 31 Chapel St, Masterton 5810 Phone: (06) 377 5716