Guidance and Counselling
Meet the Counsellors
Kia Ora! I’m Mr McNaught.
I’m married to Cleo and we have 3 young children. I love music, sport and spending time with friends and family. I am passionate about helping others, particularly young people. Through my upbringing I experienced many challenges, and now I consider it a privilege to be able to help and support those who are going through challenges of their own.
Hi I’m Ms Cummings,
I really love to surf, going to the theatre and music concerts. Any time I can spend with friends is always a good time and a priority for me. Lastly, standing in the sun and just feeling its warmth. It reminds me to be in the moment and that it's the little things in our day that can have the most value. I enjoy listening to people's stories so they feel heard and understood. I like to help people figure out how they want to move forward and create a life that is based on their own values and of their own choosing.
Hi I’m Mrs Lindsay!
I enjoy the outdoors - tramping, walks, getting out and about. I also enjoy creating - making yummy food, art, macrame, and I like growing food to eat. Maybe there is a theme? And reading a good book in the sunshine is another thing I love doing. I enjoy being a counsellor because I can get to know people in a whole new light, and hearing people describe their story and what they have been, or are going through, can be really inspiring. Some people have massive challenges, and succeed despite the challenges. I also get a sense of pride when I am able to support someone through those challenges. Counselling is a very rewarding role.
Thrive - 0800 292 988 - A free face to face professional counselling service for young people aged 12 to 24 and their family. It’s safe, non-judgemental and completely confidential. If you're experiencing some difficulties with mental health or substance use then we may be able to support you
Number 10 - 03 214 1013 or 027 472 4703 - Provide free health and social services for rangatahi aged 10-24
Nga Kete Mātauranga - (0800) 925 242 - Delivers a range of services including addiction counselling, gambling harm counselling, disability support and advocacy, Restorative Justice, Whānau Ora, community nursing services and He Puna Waiora Wellness Centre (A Low Cost Access doctor service) among others.
CAFS - Child Adolescent and Family Services - 03 214 5753 or 0800 44 33 66
YMCA - (03) 218 2989
Need help now?
Lifeline – 0800 543 354
Suicide Crisis Helpline – 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)
Healthline – 0800 611 116
Youthline – 0800 376 633, free text 234 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or online chat
What's Up – 0800 942 8787 (for 5–18 year olds). Phone counselling is available Monday to Friday, midday–11pm and weekends, 3pm–11pm. Online chat is available 7pm–10pm daily.