Counselling is nothing to fear or feel ashamed about. People from all walks of life attend counselling.

Sometimes you just need a non-judgmental, understanding, caring and supportive professional who will give you their undivided attention and help you make sense of what is happening to you or a loved one.

What happens in counselling?
Counsellors help you to tell your story and develop some responses that will work for you. They encourage you to find answers on your own.

How do I know if I should see a counsellor?
Changes in yourself. You may become more irritable, feel you are not coping, become constantly angry, sullen, withdrawn, sad, weepy or go into spells of silence for long times. There may be other changes so that you will not feel yourself anymore.
When circumstances or behaviour towards you becomes unacceptable or intolerable.
When you feel unable to manage your relationships or function effectively.
When you feel you are not coping with a change or trauma in your life.

What about confidentiality?
Counselling is a confidential process. What is said in the room stays in the room unless you agree otherwise. The counsellor may consult with supervisors to improve their skills to provide the highest quality of service to you, but this is done without revealing your identity. Except in a situation where you are a danger to yourself or others or where counsellors or agencies have a legal obligation to inform appropriate authorities, your information is strictly confidential.

Manline is a counselling and education service run by men, for men over the age of 13. Manline is the only counselling and education service working between Tauranga and Wellington. We have offices in Feilding, Palmerston North, Dannevirke and Pahiatua for your convenience Our counsellors are able to work with you around relationships, positive parenting, anxiety, stress, social isolation, sexual and physical abuse, as well as anger and stopping violence programmes.We can also help with workplace conflict, addictions, and other issues whether current or historical. More Information
Youthline. Everyone has difficult experiences or feelings, and it can be tough to deal with them alone. Work one-on-one with a trained professional in a confidential and safe environment. Gerben believes in helping people to discover and look after what is important to them by finding out what’s not working for them, and what they might like instead. He loves to hear about what people are good at and what they have learned in their own lives to see how those things can help them as they find their way forward. Gerben has trained in Person-Centred Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). More Information
Tararua Community Services. My aim is to create an environment where you can come and feel safe to talk about your worries or feelings. I offer a warm, empathic and supportive space for you to talk about whatever is troubling you, and will treat you with sensitivity and care, giving you the time and space to explore your concerns or difficulties; somewhere you can feel listened to, without fear of judgement. Referral Form - Download here or contact 06 3767608 More Information
Tararua Community Services. I use talk therapy to help you to live a better, healthier life. Talk therapy is intended to help you to improve and maintain your mental health and well-being. We will work together to bring about positive changes in your thinking, feeling, behaviour and social functioning. Referral Form - Download here or contact 06 3767608 More Information