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Expressing your thoughts and concerns with someone can help you see things differently, allow you to recognise your feelings, and enable you to make changes in your thoughts and actions.

Christchurch student counselling

Our counselling service offers you the opportunity to speak in confidence to one of our qualified counsellors about anything that’s worrying you, such as:

  • Stress
  • Course concerns
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Personal issues
  • Any other worries or concerns

Counselling is available by appointment only, with each appointment being about 50 minutes long. You’ll see the same counsellor for all your visits.

You can book a session by either phoning us or coming into the Health Centre reception.

All learners can access free counselling and psychologist support from:

Outside of Campus hours
National Counselling Service
Need to talk - Call anytime for Support from a trained counsellor
Phone or text 1737

Vitae: 0508 664 981

Counselling appointments are available by appointment Monday to Friday.

As a student you are entitled to free counselling.

Entry requirements
You will need to register to use a service at the Health Centre with us. Bring your Student ID card or your course receipt on your first visit.

Ashburton, Timaru and Oamaru student counselling

Southern campuses mental health support

External support

All learners can access free counselling and psychologist support from:

Student Services

Student Support Advisors are available for drop in/booked appointments

Health Centre Services

The Health Centre team of doctors, counsellors, nurses and social workers are also available by video or phone either for appointments, or to provide advice.

Tel – 9407566 –