Our team works with individuals and families, whānau and carers who may be struggling to cope with the challenges of living with a life limiting condition and the changes it brings. The emotional stressors associated with illness can often be as difficult to deal with as the physical symptoms. Counselling offers you an opportunity to safely explore your thoughts and feelings with a professional counsellor, in total confidence.

We offer support on a one-to-one basis, with families or in groups. We can also help families to talk with children and young people about death and dying, and provide resources, such as books, which are specifically written for children and young people.

Bereavement counselling and a range of bereavement programmes are also available to families, whānau, and carers. Please click here to find out more.


For the first time I had a safe place to talk about what was happening, without upsetting anyone.

— Jack, family member