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At Living Well Counselling Centre we have been privileged to help many in our community find healing and restoration in their lives.

Providing a safe place for people to come with life's difficulties.

We welcome the opportunity to serve you as you seek health and growth. You will find us committed to providing affordable,professional, compassionate and confidential care.

Bringing hope to Horowhenua since 1990.

Living Well Counselling Centre

Opening Hours:    Wednesday Thursday & Friday's  9am - 4.30pm     

Times available for counselling sessions 

1.  9.30am - 10.30am

2.  10.45am - 11.45am

3.  12.00pm - 1.00pm

4.  2.00pm - 3.00pm

5.  3.15pm - 4.15pm


In recognition of community value, the Living Well Counselling Centre extends a good will gesture by offering a discounted rate for a counselling service provided.

INDIVIDUAL - Unemployed or Low Income earner

$20.00 (discounted)

INDIVIDUAL - WINZ assisted funding.  If you are unemployed or a low income earner you may be eligible for assistance to cover the value rate of $65.00 for an individual counselling service provided.   Please ask our Administrator for more information


$30 (discounted) - $65+


$65.00 (discounted) - $95.00+


$90.00 (discounted) - $130.00

PROFESSIONAL Organisations, Businesses and Agency referrals

$65.00 (discounted) - $95.00

PROFESSIONAL Clinical Supervision (currently unavailable)

$85.00 (discounted) - $120.00

PROFESSIONAL Kaitiakitanga Bicultural Supervision

$85.00 (discounted) - $120.00

CONTACT Living Well Counselling Centre


Phone:  06 368 2070

Email:  info@livingwellcounselling.co.nz

Practice Manager

Email:  manager@livingwellcounselling.co.nz

We monitor our phone messages within the hours of operation 

If we cannot connect with you for some reason please use the national support services listed below to keep you well through these unprecedented times.

Lifeline Aotearoa NZ 0800 543 354, Text 4357

Mentemia app - John Kirwan's new Government supported app is available for free

Melon  - is targeted to 13 - 24 year olds

Staying on track - CBT strategies

Parents with children try - Getting Through Together & Sparklers at Home


• Just A Thought on https://www.justathought.co.nz/
1737 Number – www.1737.org.nz       phone or text 1737 - free, & highly recommended by our clients 
• Lifeline also provide 24/7 support from trained counsellors and volunteers. Call 0800 543 354 or free text "help" to 4357
• https://youthline.co.nz/counselling/html offer many different ways to communicate! phone, text, skype, email etc.
• Suicide crisis helpline 0508 828 865
• Crisis Team 0800 543 354
• In an emergency ring 111

He aha te mea nui, he tangata, he tangata, he tangata

What is the most important, it is people, it is people, it is people!


We have the knowledge and skills to help you overcome your challenges.  We can give you hope for the future.   We will assist you to rebuild your confidence and lead a satisfying, empowered life.

   Please donate via internet banking  to 03  0667  0308249  00

Due to these unusual & unsettled times we need your support now! Please help us keep our service available in our community. We are part of the solution for our people community's presenting life stresses and challenges.


Client feedback

"I wanted to see a woman counsellor who was also a Christian.  What I loved about our sessions is that my counsellor invited us both to offer up a karakia/prayer at the beginning and end of each session - it was quite grounding!  It was a wonderful experience that in spite of life's issues that surrounded me, my counsellor drew on my strengths in attempt to lift up my wairua, giving me courage to keep going, ensuring that I was taking care of my wellbeing outside of the counselling until we met up again.  It was just nice to be validated and heard".    J x

Why Counselling?

When people experience distress or difficulties in their lives many like to talk through their experiences with trained professionals.  Some people do this to understand more fully what led to the current problems, learn new skills and increase positive emotions. Others find having a forum to express their thoughts in a non-judgmental context, while gaining some feedback or insight, the most important part. 

Counselling can help you discover meaning, options, resolution, hope, purpose, understanding and solutions.   

When to Come...

Counselling could be helpful for you if you are:

  • dissatisfied with your marriage or any other relationship
  • feeling sad a lot
  • having a difficult time adjusting to a recent change
  • having a hard time sleeping or concentrating
  • irritable and/or arguing frequently
  • not understanding your teen or they are not understanding you!
  • noticing a change in your eating or weight
  • feeling isolated or unheard

Some of the issues we can help with are:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Relationship issues
  • Separation
  • Grief
  • Youth and other life stages
  • Life Changes such as moving, adoption, natural disasters, empty nest, job loss
  • Anger
  • Addictions
  • Violence prevention

This is not a comprehensive list, so please contact us to discuss how we are able to help you in your personal circumstances.


The information you give us will be kept private, except where we have your permission to share it with others.   The Privacy Act requires us to share information where there is a serious and imminent risk to your or someone else's health, or we are asked by the police to provide information regarding a criminal investigation.

We welcome you to look around our site and please contact us if you have any queries.

                                    Te Whare Whai Oranga
                      Bringing Hope to the Horowhenua since 1990