Our services are designed to offer grief and loss support to youth, adults, families, or whānau experiencing any form of significant loss.
We also provide training, professional development, and staff support sessions for professionals, community workers, and organisations.
If you are dealing with the loss of a loved one and feel that despite their best efforts friends and family do not understand, we have counsellors who can help. They are trained to listen, support you and help you to find ways to deal with your loss. It does not matter how long ago you had your bereavement. Sometimes grief revisits when we least expect it. Our counsellors are experienced in all aspects of loss and grief, not just bereavement.
Sometime families struggle after a death of a family member. Communication can be a challenge between family members as each responds to loss in different ways. Families often tip toe around afraid of upsetting each other. Sometimes outside help is needed to assist families to express their concerns, anxiety and sadness in a safe setting. This often helps families to express their loss with each other in a meaningful way.
Our teams consist of 27 clinicians with vast and diverse experience in all forms of loss, grief, trauma, difficult change, and sexual abuse. They have experience working with many different ethnicities and age-groups ranging from youth to adults, and including couples, families, and groups.
Whilst Professional Supervision is a legal requirement for anyone who is in a Counselling or Social Work role, it is also widely known to be a fundamental part of any one’s professional development if they are dealing with clients or families in a grief and loss capacity. A professional supervisor acts as a mentor, providing emotional support as well as information and guidance. By appointing a professional supervisor you are actively keeping your clients and yourself safe, whilst providing a platform for your own professional development.
Professional supervision is recommended whether you are new to your role or highly experienced. All our professional supervisors are NZAC members. They can also provide independent review and assessment of students who are applying for a derived grade, under the category of trauma and misfortune.