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Counsellors help people to deal with their feelings and responses, and decide on actions they can take to solve problems and create change in their lives.

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Welcome to the New Zealand Association of Counsellors

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NZAC, the New Zealand Association of Counsellors / Te Roopu Kaiwhiriwhiri o Aotearoa is the national professional association that acts for and with counsellors to monitor and improve the service they provide.

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Counsellors who are members of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors are professional and highly qualified. They work with members of the public and with government agencies, schools and corporates to help people deal effectively with life’s stresses. Quality counselling provided by a trusted NZAC professional is a valuable solution for many people facing personal challenges.

Counselling is the process of helping and supporting a person to resolve personal, social, or psychological challenges and difficulties.

A professional and well-trained counsellor helps clients to see things more clearly, possibly from a different view-point, and supports clients to focus on feelings, experiences or behaviour that will facilitate positive change.



Counselling is Not:

  • Giving advice.
  • Judgemental.
  • Attempting to sort out the problems of the client as the counsellor determines them.
  • Taking on the counsellor’s own opinions and ways of coping.
  • Getting emotionally involved with the client.
  • Looking at a client's problems from your own perspective, based on your own value system.

Upcoming Events

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Contact Us

If you require any assistance please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

NZAC Events

Assessment Team Meeting

28 January 2020

28th- 31st January, 2020, Wellington

Membership Committee meeting

13 February 2020

13th-14th February, 2020, Wellington

Interviews for Full Membership begin

24 February 2020

24th February- 6th March, 2020

National Executive Meeting

27 February 2020

27th-29th February, 2020

NZAC Supervision Committee meeting

9 May 2020

National Executive Meeting

21 May 2020

21st - 23rd May, 2020, Wellington

Membership Committee Meeting

18 June 2020

18th-19th June, 2020, Wellington

Interviews for Full Membership begin

21 September 2020

21st September- 2nd October, 2020

NZAC Supervision Committee meeting

17 October 2020

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