Parent Help Counselling Services

For Parent & Family Support


Parent Help Counselling Services offers professional and affordable counselling. Our counsellors have specialist skills and experience in working with children, adolescents, adults and their whānau.


Areas of Special Interest

  • family problems
  • parent and child relationships
  • personal issues
  • blended and step family relationships
  • separation
  • supporting children and teenagers
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • grief and loss
  • gender identity issues
  • trauma
  • personal growth


What is counselling?

Parent Help counsellors have specialist skills and experience in working with children, adolescents, adults and their whānau.

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


Please see our website for more information about our counsellors.


Counselling Approach

Our counsellors will draw from a range of counselling approaches depending on your individual needs, including:

  • client centred counselling
  • strengths based counselling
  • solutions focused counselling
  • mindfulness
  • narrative therapy
  • Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP)
  • psychodynamic therapy
  • mindfulness-based cognitive therapy
  • family systems therapy
  • Interactive Drawing Therapy
  • sand play therapy


Parent Help has been providing support to parents and individuals since 1989. We are a charity supporting parents/whānau build strong and resilient families.



Q Registrations and Memberships

- Members & Provisional Members of the NZ Association of Counsellors (MNZAC)
- Professional Members of the Australian, New Zealand and Asian Arts Therapy Association (MANZACATA)

Q Professional Counsellors

Our counsellors are professionally trained and adhere to the code of ethics of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors and the Parent Help Code of Ethics.

Q Locations

Level 4
175 Victoria Street
Wellington 6011

Q Appointments

- Wellington: we are open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm.

Q Fees

- 1-hour online sessions are offered at $65 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.