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Sometimes all we need is for someone to listen to us. Kōwhai Therapeutic Services is here to be that listening ear for you!



Reaching out for help when you need it takes a great deal of courage. Investing in your well-being is one of the most valuable things you can do for yourself and your relationships. At KTS, we use an integrative approach to counselling that involves blending techniques from different therapeutic approaches. This enables our counsellors to tailor the therapy to meet your individual needs.

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Do any of these statements sound familiar to you?

  • Are you having difficulty regulating your emotions?

  • Are you struggling to build and maintain relationships?

  • Do you want to better yourself to reach your true potential but don't know where to start?

  • Are you going through grief or loss?

  • Are you experiencing changes in your sleep patterns or eating habits?

  • Are you not enjoying the things you normally do?

  • Are you currently using alcohol, sex and other substances to cope?

  • Are you not performing as well in your work or personal life?

  • Have you experienced trauma?

  • Have you noticed changes in your physical health?

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Counselling allows us to gain insight and clarity, establish new goals, and develop the confidence to change. We are committed to walking alongside you as you seek repair in troubled areas of your life.

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We work with all types of couples (non-married, pre-marital, and married) to help them re-establish healthy relationships and strong bonds with their partners. Infidelity, sexual concerns, trauma, and infertility are all difficulties that we are equipped to address.


For both children and parents, adolescence can be a challenging and exciting time. At KTS, we are here to support you and your family through the various ups and downs that come with this stage of life.

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Pregnancy is a rewarding journey that can come with its own set of challenges. At KTS, we work with individuals at any stage of their pregnancy journey, including before and after pregnancy. We can help you navigate the various emotions that may surface during this time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the free initial consultation?

The therapeutic relationship is a very important aspect of counselling and can determine the success of therapy. The first session is 30 mins, allowing for the therapist to learn what brings you to counselling to understand your needs. Most importantly it is a time for you to decide if you will work well together. 

How can I prepare for the first session?

Think about What You Want


What do you hope to gain from therapy? What aspects of your life would you like to change? Do you require assistance in coping with anxiety or trauma, or do you require assistance in navigating a challenging life situation? When it comes time to discuss these difficulties with the therapist, the more explicit you are about what you want and need, the better off you will be. 


If it helps, write everything down. Writing helps many people think more clearly about abstract matters, and the clearer you are in your own mind, the easier it will be to communicate with the therapist.


Examine Your Past 

Making a list of the specific topics and circumstances you want to discuss is another great strategy to prepare for your first session. This could include any present issues you're dealing with and how they're affecting you, as well as any life events that have contributed to them. 

Don't be concerned that certain items are too insignificant to add. It's crucial if it feels meaningful to you! Again, writing everything down can assist you in determining what is most important to you. It's also easy to make sure you don't forget anything important if you bring your notes to your first meeting.

Make a list of the questions you want to ask. 

Finally, write down a list of questions you'd like to ask your potential therapist. For example, you might want to enquire about their education and training, as well as whether or not they've worked with other clients who have issues similar to yours and what types of therapeutic strategies they employ. 


Therapy is about you and what you want and need, and a therapist is there to assist you in achieving your goals. They'll provide you a lot of direction for how your future sessions should go, but it's ultimately up to you to make sure you communicate your needs.

Get in touch

At Kōwhai Therapeutic Services we work with clients across New Zealand with our office based in Wellington

Contact Information

Opening hours: Monday - Friday, 9.00 am - 7.00 pm

Phone number: 0273652568


Address: 32 Somes Crescent, Newlands, Wellington 6037, New Zealand

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