New Zealand Journal of Counselling

The New Zealand Journal of Counselling is a publication of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors. The Journal’s aim is to promote counselling practice and research that reflect the unique cultural context of Aotearoa New Zealand, respecting and encouraging the partnership principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi.

The Journal is a forum for the sharing of ideas, information, and perspectives on matters of common concern among practitioners and those undertaking research in the field. In the content of the Journal, the Editors wish to be inclusive of a wide range of topics and perspectives, representing the diversity of interests within the profession.

The editors are Janet May, Peter Bray, and Paul Flanagan.

About the Journal

The New Zealand Journal of Counselling is published by the New Zealand Association of Counsellors. The purpose of the Journal is to provide a forum for the sharing of research- and practice-based information, perspectives and innovative ideas regarding matters of common concern to counselling researchers and practitioners.

The editors welcome the submission of papers including research reports, commentaries, practice-based articles, case studies, and book reviews from researchers and practitioners in counselling and psychotherapy, including members of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors and others with interests relevant to the field of counselling.

The overriding criteria for selection are that the material is professionally relevant, the presentation is of high quality, and the writer has communicated effectively with readers.

There are two issues per year. The closing dates for the submission of papers for each issue are detailed in the Guidelines for Contributors.

Guidelines for Contributors

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Editorial Board

Margaret Agee, counselling supervisor and counsellor in private practice

A.C. (Tina) Besley, University of Waikato, Hamilton

Kathie Crocket, University of Waikato, Hamilton

Robert Manthei, retired, Christchurch

Judi Miller, University of Canterbury, Christchurch

Irene Paton, private practitioner, Christchurch

Brian Rodgers, University of Auckland

Keith Tudor, Auckland University of Technology

Jan Wilson, University of Auckland

John Winslade, California State University, San Bernadino

Jeannie Wright, University of Malta, Msida, Malta

Review Process

  • All articles will be reviewed by at least two referees before a decision regarding publication is made. In this double blind review process, the identities of both the author(s) and the referees will remain anonymous.
  • The editors reserve the right to make minor alterations or deletions to articles without consulting the author(s), as long as such changes do not materially affect the substance of the article. Authors will be contacted if clarification is required.
  • Submission does not guarantee publication. Furthermore, publication does not imply that the views expressed in any article represent those of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors.
  • The typical process to publication will be:
    • Submission of paper
    • Acknowledgment of receipt
    • Paper sent to referees
    • Feedback to author(s) following receipt of referees’ responses. Manuscripts may be rejected, accepted outright, or accepted subject to revision
    • Resubmission following author modifications (if required)
    • Final edit by editors

Subscription to the Print Version

Print copies of the New Zealand Journal of Counselling are provided at discounted rates to all Members, Provisional Members and Student Affiliates of NZAC.  For non-members subscriptions or single-issue purchases can be arranged with:
Phone:  04 471 0307
PO Box 25154
Wellington 6140
New Zealand

Each issue costs:

Within New Zealand: $30.00 (GST and post included)
Overseas: $35.00 (post included)