Are you eligible for funded sessions?
I know it's not easy to afford counselling support.
To make it more accessible, I have become registered with a number of different funding sources. Check out the list below and see if you fit in with any of the eligibility criteria. Just get in touch with me if you have any questions.
Free Sessions for Business Owners / Sole Operators
First Steps is a new programme of assistance for small/medium business owners (from 1-100 employees) who feel they and their business has been adversely impacted by the stressors caused by the pandemic. All you need is a NZBN. Once you have applied for an NZBN, as an approved provider I can offer you 10 fully-funded sessions. Please get in touch for more information.
Bereaved by Suicide - Te Aoake Te Ra
If you have experienced a suicide bereavement at any stage of your life, I am able to offer you between 4 and 8 free sessions through Te Aoake Te Ra.
Are you aged between 17-24?
I am able to fully fund 4 sessions for people aged between 17-24 (the fund is available for young people aged 5-24, but I do not work with children) through IAMHOPE. (a further two are occasionally available on application to IAMHOPE).
Work and Income New Zealand
if you are on a WINZ benefit, Work and Income will supplement the cost of 10 sessions at $66 per session. They will pay you direct. You can either top up to my session fee, or we can see each other for 5 fortnightly sessions. Please contact me for more details and I can provide you with a pre-filled form to take to your GP.
People affected by involvement with a Cult or Community
This funding is for anybody affected in ANY WAY by their involvement in a Cult or community. Also, if they feel affected by the involvement of someone close to them - a partner, spouse, parent, child or other family member.
If approved, this fund offered by the Public Trust offers people access to 24 sessions over a 12 month period.
Victim Support provides a free, nationwide support service for people affected by crime, trauma, and suicide in New Zealand and I am an approved provider. Victim Support assists people to find safety, healing, and justice after crime and other traumatic events which can include natural disasters.
Depending on what has happened to an individual, I can access between 15-30 free sessions.
Please get in touch and we can talk about next steps.