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. Please get in touch with me if you have any questions.
Bereaved by Suicide - Te Aoake Te Ra
If you have experienced a suicide bereavement at any stage of your life, no matter how long the person passed away, I am able to offer you between 4 and 6 free sessions through Te Aoake Te Ra.
You can self-refer or I can do this for you.
Aged 18-25 years of age?
I am able to fully fund 4 sessions for people aged between 18-25 through. Click here for more details. I am registered with GF, and can also load you direct as a client if you want to keep it simple - just ask.
Further sessions can sometimes be funded depending on your need & circumstance.
(The IAMHOPE / Gumboot Friday fund is available for young people aged 5-25, but I am not trained to work with children - there are many other therapists available on their website who are trained to work with younger clients)
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 full session fee, or we can see each other for 5 fortnightly sessions (you put two WINZ payments together). Please contact me and I can provide you with a pre-filled form to take to your GP to sign, which you then submit to WINZ. I can also email this direct to your GP to make things even easier.
Religious / Spiritual Community / Cult harm.
This funding is for anybody who feels negatively affected by their (or their families) involvement in a cult or spiritual / religious community. Both psychological and/or physical harm has sadly been experienced by people involved in a number of different communities - which can range from issues of psychological control through to sexual harm and everything in between.
This fund has a broad coverage, so if you feel you may qualify, please ask. If approved, this fund, which is administrated by the Public Trust offers eligible applicants access to 24 sessions over a 12 month period.
Please contact me for further details
Victim Support provides a free, nationwide support service for people affected by serious crime - I am an approved provider. Victim Support assists people to find safety, healing, and justice after criminal and other traumatic events, which can include natural disasters.
Depending on meeting eligibility criteria, I can access between 10-30 free sessions. Please get in touch and we can talk about next steps.