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Gore Counselling Centre - AOD and General Counselling

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    The Gore and Districts Community Counselling Centre Inc provides general counselling, sexual abuse crisis support and Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) services to Gore and surrounding communities in North East Southland.


    Alcohol and Other Drug Counselling

    We offer one on one AOD counselling for people and their family members to help them reduce or stop their use of substances.  We carry out assessments and set up a treatment plan.  If necessary, we can refer you on to a medical detox and/or a residential rehabilitation programme.

    We offer:

    • Screening for AOD problems
    • One on one counselling.
    • One on one education about drugs and their effects.
    • Brief assessments.
    • Comprehensive assessments.
    • Individual treatment plans.
    • Relapse prevention plans.
    • Harm minimising strategies.
    • Use reduction strategies.
    • AOD education and/or therapy groups.
    • Presentations to workplaces, community groups, schools and other organisations



    General Counselling (Individual, Family or Couple)

    We also offer all forms of general counselling including individual, family or couple counselling.

    Counselling is person focused and based on helping individuals, couples and families to explore issues, concerns and/or self-validation, which leads to the development of more satisfying and resourceful ways of living.

    Family Therapy is based on the recognition that people are significantly shaped by their original family environment.  Individual issues become family issues.  Interventions take into account factors that are interpersonal and intergenerational as well as intra-personal and in the here and now.

    Couples work attempts to identify each person's view of the relationship. The focus is on working forward rather than holding on to the blame. Both parties are asked to relate how the dynamic is affecting them personally and what they are doing in response. Through taking individual responsibility for one's actions, each person will begin to control the only thing they can control, themselves. This approach allows for differences and encourages the recognition that one's partner does not have to have the same world-view.

    Crisis Sexual Abuse Support

    The Gore Counselling Centre provides a crisis service to support and advocate for victims of sexual abuse.  This service is available free of charge for adults living in Gore and districts – from Lumsden to Tokanui, Tapanui to Clinton and everywhere inbetween.  We offer:

    * Crisis and advocacy support with Police and doctors
    * Crisis face to face counselling (up to four sessions)
    * Social work support during the crisis period including referrals to other social services.

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    Our AOD counselling service is free of charge as we are funded by the Southern DHB.

    Many of our other counselling services are fully funded at no cost to our clients, otherwise fees are negotiable.