Primary Health Counselling
How do I access this service?
- If you are 20 years or older, your Doctor or Practice Nurse can refer you to the service
- If you are 10 to 19 years old, you can self-refer or be referred by your Doctor, Practice Nurse, School Nurse or by a family member
- General Practice can refer clients via Best Practice
Once your referral has been accepted we will discuss which team member will suit you best. We will meet regularly and work together on your recovery goals.
Primary Health Counselling Service
The Primary Health Counselling Service offers short term counselling support for Youth and Adults with mild to moderate mental health situations/conditions.
The team of Counsellors provide support to enable the clients to consider their own individuality, values, beliefs and supports as well as those of their family/ whānau. The team understand that everyone has different strengths and needs. Together they develop a support plan through developing skills, knowledge, tools and opportunities to achieve their goals and aspirations.
The Counselling team will be looking at strengthening their relationships with intermediate and secondary schools to offer programmes to increase student resiliency around relationships with themselves, their family/whānau, their peers and things like physical activity, nutrition and alcohol.
In some instances the Counselling team are able to involve other Services to ensure that all the elements of each person’s recovery is progressing. Recovery is a life journey. Everyone’s recovery will be different, reflecting each person’s uniqueness as individuals. The counselling team will walk beside each person on their journey, supporting and motivating them to achieve to be as healthy as they can be.
Eastern Bay Primary Health Alliance
5 Louvain Street
P. (07) 306 2300
F. (07) 306 2399