Feedback from clients on what they gained from counselling:
Our Counsellor provides counselling to older adults.
Some of the issues that need to be dealt with during counselling will occur because of changes in living situations, finances, mobility,
physical or mental health issues and the changing relationships within whanau. All these issues are related to the ageing process and may
occur in a relatively short period of time and have a significant impact on an older person’s self-confidence and independence. Our
Counsellor is also able to assist older adults with issues of importance to them personally and can support people to work through feelings
of loneliness and depression.
Our Counselling Service is a safe place for older people to confidentially share personal issues, without feeling judged or being told what to do. Our counsellor supports the older person to process issues (including historical issues), see different perspectives and to make their own decisions.
To contact our Counsellor 09 929 2311 or click here to email
Last year, I was very
distressed and exhausted through many events with high anxiety needs. I picked up your brochure at the local doctors and with much
anticipation I rang Age Concern and asked to speak to Nicole your counsellor.
Nicole has always listened with an open ear. She is comforting and reassuring and uses non-judgemental words with me. Over these sessions I have begun to feel more in control and progressing forward in my life. I have felt a huge gratitude towards Nicole for ‘being there’ at a time I needed most. Well done also to Age Concern for recognising that retirees have needs in mental health other than dementia and can be assisted by a very skilled person like Nicole to listen, reassure, guide and give learned techniques of self-care.
I hope always that your services at Age Concern will see and appreciate Nicole, your counsellor as much as I and my family have in her counselling and understanding.
Thank you Nicole.