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Carol Volp

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Hi, I'm Carol.

Located in Central Wellington, I provide a warm and caring environment, where you can be assured of a calming and confidential service. I have experience working with individuals, couples and families who struggle with a wide variety of issues.

What makes my service distinctive are my strong clinical skills and mature outlook. I have deep respect for your values and belief systems while remaining supportive, broad minded and non-judgemental. My friendly and caring nature will make it easier for you to share with me what you are going through. Together we can find a clear and well-lit path through the darkness. Let's walk that path together.

Sometimes the first step really is the hardest. 

Together we can find a well-lit path with sure footing.

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Counselling with Carol

What I love about being a counsellor, is making a positive difference in people’s lives, helping people through challenging times that we all experience in times of crisis.

​If you are facing challenging situations and it feels like you're stumbling through in the dark, contact me - I can help.
I offer counselling in the following areas:
●  Relationships, including couples
●  Family work
●  Parenting
●  Work with children and teens
●  Depression and Anxiety
●  Stress and trauma
●  Physical Ill-health
●  Sexuality/Gender
●  Grief & Loss
●  Abuse & Violence
●  Life changes
I have specialised skills in these areas:
●  Couples counselling
●  Grief and trauma
●  Abuse
●  Families
●  Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
●  Narrative Therapy
●  Solution Focused Counselling
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About Carol

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I'm a professional Counsellor with counselling experience in many areas, such as depression, anxiety, grief, couples counselling, mental health issues and Sexual Abuse/Assault. I have spent a number of years working in the field of mental health, counselling families and individuals who have been effected by mental illness.

What I think makes my service distinctive are my strong clinical skills and mature outlook. I demonstrate a strong respect for the values and belief systems of others while remaining supportive, broad minded and non-judgemental. ​I have a caring and empathetic nature, helping to put my clients at ease.

One of the aspects I like most about my job, is making a positive difference in people’s lives, helping people through challenging situations and reaching a positive outcome with clients who present with a wide variety of issues. This is made easier due to my strengths of excellent communication, and interpersonal and listening skills. I am able to develop strong relationships with clients from a diverse range of backgrounds by demonstrating empathy and ensuring private matters remain confidential.

I live in the Wairarapa with my husband Andy. We have been married for 34 years and have four adult children together. Also included in the family are two cats, three alpacas and numerous ducks and chickens. When I'm not working, I love to spend time with my family, or gardening, sewing and renovating our 1910 house.

Specialisations, Qualifications and Memberships

I have a Bachelor of Counselling degree, and have completed a number of specialised training papers in
●  Client – centred therapy
●  Mental Health
●  Dynamics of Abuse
●  Alcohol and Drug
●  Narrative Therapy
●  Cognitive-behaviour therapy
●  Motivational Interviewing
●  Intimate Relationships
●  Solution Focused
●  Imago Therapy
I am also a Member of the 
New Zealand Association of Counsellors (MNZAC), and a registered provider for ACC Sensitive Claims Work.
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Make an Appointment with Carol

I am available Mondays - Fridays 8am - 4.30pm. Also Saturday and after hours appointments by arrangement​

It's easy to book a session with me, in fact you can do it here, right now. Just click on the button below and we will take you to my online booking system.
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Sessions and Pricing

My counselling sessions are 50 minutes in length, with a fee of $130 for individuals and $150 for couples and families. All prices include GST.

For Private Bookings we have EFTPOS on site and accept all EFTPOS debit payment cards or bank transfer through internet banking.

Are You Struggling Financially?

Each week I allow two spaces for clients who may be struggling to afford my standard prices, so let me know if this is you. If I can't fit you in at a different agreed price, I can put you on a waiting list.

If you are on a low income or even a WINZ benefit, you may be eligible for funding from WINZ to cover the costs of counselling - you don't even need to be on a WINZ benefit. With the Disability Allowance, WINZ can pay $64.29 a week toward the costs of your counselling. This amount is payable each week, even if you see a counsellor once a fortnight.

Please contact me for more information.


Carol Volp Counselling Services is located in Woodward Street, which is off Lambton Quay, in the Wellington CBD.
​Level 5 Prime Property House
2 Woodward St
Wellington CBD 6011

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Contact Carol

Landline: 04 390 3099
Mobile: 022 300 7595
Email:  or
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