Counselling

Mary Potter Hospice offers a free-of-charge counselling service for patients and their family, whānau or friends.

IMG_2478You can talk about your feelings and thoughts, and clarify your choices in a safe environment. You may have a particular issue that requires one or two sessions with a Hospice Counsellor, or you may find that ongoing counselling over a period of time is needed.

Counselling might cover concerns about your children or relationships, physical and emotional changes, grief and loss, or anything else that you may be struggling with.

Our Counsellors are trained and experienced in working with all age groups. We can see people on an individual basis, as couples or as family or whānau groups. We can provide support and education to colleagues and workplaces if that would be helpful.

Mary Potter Hospice counsellors abide by the New Zealand Association of Counsellors’ Code of Ethics.

Our booklet, About Grief, provides very helpful and practical support for people at one of the most difficult times in their lives. Read About Grief online, or ask for a copy from your Hospice care team.