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Welcome to the New Zealand Association of Counsellors


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

NZAC's aim is to promote counselling services which are safe and accountable. Not all counsellors are members of NZAC. Only those counsellors who are members are accountable to NZAC. Full Members may use MNZAC after their name. We have Provisional Members who are also accountable and working towards full membership.

You can use the search function above to find out if a counsellor is a member or a provisional member. If you want to find a counsellor in your area you can also use the search function. If you have a concern about the practice of one of our Members or Provisional Members consult our Complaints Process and make contact with the Ethics Secretary. See the Ethics Section above.

Upcoming Events

Click here for the full NZAC Calendar

Contact Us

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

NZAC Events

Annual Renewal Time

1 April 2016

The annual renewal documents for membership will be emailed out all members on the 1st April, 2016.

Upgrade to Full Member applications due

1 July 2016

Interviews will be held from 3rd to 14th October

NZAC Conference Day 2016

22 July 2016

A Conference Day will be held on FRIDAY 22 July 2016 in Wellington. (The AGM is on Saturday 23 July 2016) The day will involve workshops for Ongoing Professional Development. See the NZAC Conference page above


23 July 2016

Saturday 23 July 2016, Wellington - Brentwood Hotel, 14 Kemp Street, Kilbirnie: 9:00 am - approximately 4:00 pm

NZAC School Guidance Counsellor Conference

14 November 2016

To be held in Dunedin from 14 - 16 November, 2016.

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