How to book an appointment
If you would like to book an appointment or if you have any questions about our counselling services, please
- call us on (04) 802 5767
- or fill out the below form and we will get back to you as soon as possible
Counselling via Zoom
You need an adequate broadband signal and device with a webcam – smartphone, tablet, computer or laptop.
When an appointment has been arranged your counsellor will email you a secure link to access the session.
At the time of the session, you just click on the link. If you have never used Zoom before you may be asked to install the app. Follow the instructions and select “Run” to install.
Our counsellors work in a safe, private environment with no interruptions, and if online and phone sessions are to be effective, ideally you will also have a quiet and private space so that privacy and confidentiality can be maintained in the work.
Please let your counsellor know if this may be a challenge for you so you can work with them to manage that.
1-hour sessions are offered at $85 incl. GST.
Our counselling sessions can be affordable to all – we don’t want costs to be a barrier for families who need assistance. If you are entitled to a Disability Allowance it may be possible for WINZ to cover your counselling costs.
Payment is to be made via bank transfer to Parent Help bank account 03 0518 0183884 00.
If you wish to cancel, please do so at least 24 hours prior to your session. A cancellation fee may apply.
Parent Help offers a professional and affordable counselling service for:
- family problems
- behavioural difficulties
- relationship issues
- child and adolescent counselling and therapy
- individual parenting sessions
- personal issues
What is counselling?
The counselling work may involve:
- exploring emotions, thoughts and behaviour
- becoming more aware of yourself, your values and what motivates you
- planning and setting goals
- improving your relationships
- reducing your stress
- doing things differently to bring about change in your life
- learning alternative parenting strategies
- exploring new ways of interacting with your child to improve your relationship
You can expect the counsellor to:
- be trustworthy
- respect your confidentiality
- listen to you carefully and sensitively
- discuss issues that are relevant and preferable to you
- support you in making the changes you choose
Our counsellors are professionally trained and adhere to the code of ethics of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors, the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists and the Parent Help Code of Ethics.
Our Wellington counsellor
Supporting families with a range of needs: parenting skills, bonding and attachment, child development, historical trauma.
Laura works with couples, children, families and individuals using narrative therapy techniques to explore together the parent-child/parent-parent relationship and how to improve them.
Laura has a compassionate and holistic approach to counselling that is culturally sensitive and person centered. Along with narrative techniques she uses compassionate non-violent communication models (NVC), conscious parenting and creative discipline techniques.
Our Auckland counsellor
Viola is an experienced Counsellor (MNZAC) working with children, teens and adults. She uses a person-centred approach walking alongside clients and supporting them with concerns like anxiety, depression, trauma and loss. Viola incorporates elements of Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in her practice and is experienced in adjusting her approach to the needs of neurodiverse clients. When suitable, she enjoys utilising a range of materials (e.g. art materials, small figures, etc.) to help clients process their experiences and explore new ideas to find their own solutions.
Viola grew up in Germany. After living in the US for 6 years, she moved to New Zealand in 2012 together with her husband and their four children.
Call our parenting Helpline, if you need immediate support with your parenting issue.