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At Living Well Counselling Centre we have been privileged to help many in our community find healing and restoration in their lives.

Previously operating as the Christian Counselling Centre, we have built up an impeccable reputation in the Horowhenua for excellence in all service areas. Our name reflects our intention to continue to provide an excellent service to the whole community.

Providing a safe place for people to come with life's difficulties.

We welcome the opportunity to serve you as you seek health and growth. You will find us committed to providing affordable,professional, compassionate and confidential care.

Bringing hope to Horowhenua since 1990.


Opening Hours: 

Closed: Monday & Tuesdays - Open Wednesday Thursday & Friday's 9am - 4.30pm

We are currently experiencing unprecedented demand for our service.  Please be patient as we may ask you to go on a waiting list.

Brilliant article called "this is a story about how to save your own life" by Virginia Winder a Taranaki Journalist (Nov 2018)


Excellent Article in Mindfood Magazine November 2018 edition on NZ Mental Health including suicide issues and concerns.

For further information and new articles on stress and other mental health issues please refer to our New/Reports page

New Partnership

This month we connected with a fabulous socially minded IT company, NORRCOM, to be our all-round tech geeks & experts.  ICT is their passion.  Over the past 5 years Norrcom have built a professional relationship with us and this month offered a considerable concession rate due to our community work and reputation.  They offer user-friendly, understandable and cost-effective ICT solutions and expertise.   We greatly appreciate their support and confidently look forward to a mutually beneficially relationship.

Our AGM was held Wednesday 10th April 2019

Why Counselling?

When people experience distress or difficulties in their lives many like to talk through their experiences with trained professionals.  Some people do this to understand more fully what led to the current problems, learn new skills and increase positive emotions. Others find having a forum to express their thoughts in a non-judgmental context, while gaining some feedback or insight, the most important part. 

Counselling can help you discover meaning, options, resolution, hope, purpose, understanding and solutions.   

When to Come...

Counselling could be helpful for you if you are:

  • dissatisfied with your marriage or any other relationship
  • feeling sad a lot
  • having a difficult time adjusting to a recent change
  • having a hard time sleeping or concentrating
  • irritable and/or arguing frequently
  • not understanding your teen or they are not understanding you!
  • noticing a change in your eating or weight
  • feeling isolated or unheard

Some of the issues we can help with are:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Relationship issues
  • Separation
  • Grief
  • Youth and other life stages
  • Life Changes such as moving, adoption, natural disasters, empty nest, job loss
  • Anger
  • Addictions
  • Violence prevention

This is not a comprehensive list, so please contact us to discuss how we are able to help you in your personal circumstances.


The information you give us will be kept private, except where we have your permission to share it with others.   The Privacy Act requires us to share information where there is a serious and imminent risk to your or someone else's health, or we are asked by the police to provide information regarding a criminal investigation.

We welcome you to look around our site and please contact us if you have any queries.

                                    Te Whare Whai Oranga
                      Bringing Hope to the Horowhenua since 1990