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    Youthline is part of a National Helpline for Youth or those needing support with Youth. Youthline works with young people, their families and those supporting young people. Our organisations are made up of volunteer and paid staff members - and we have centres based across the country.

    We were established to ensure young people know where to get help and can access support when they need it. At the core of Youthline’s work is the development of leadership and personal skills in young people. We do this by involving young people; both those who seek assistance and those who wish to develop themselves.


    Youthline Helpline

    It's normal to worry about asking for help - but at Youthline we are here to listen and help you figure out what is right for you. We know that it can be a bit freaky and that you might have a lot of questions about how the service works before you ring, so we've put together some answers commonly asked questions so you know what to expect when you contact us.

    Face to Face Counselling and Psychotherapy Services

    Everyone has difficult experiences or feelings at some point in their lives, and it isn't always easy or useful to try to deal with them alone. Seeing someone face to face who can work with you in a confidential and safe environment can help you to better understand yourself, discover your strengths, make decisions, deal with difficult life events both present and past, cope with difficult feelings, improve your relationships and improve self-esteem.

    Whether it's a counsellor or a youth worker that you would like to talk with, we can help you to do that. Face to face counselling and psychotherapy are available in some areas of New Zealand.

    What types of counselling do we provide?

    • Individual
    • Couples
    • Families – both family therapy and family support
    • Pregnancy counselling
    • ACC Sensitive Claims Sexual Abuse Counselling

    What we offer:

    Youthline’s approach is tailored to each individual; client centred and strengths based.

    Our team of counsellors specialise in a range of issues including: anxiety and depression, relationships and family, sexual abuse and violence, identity and purpose of life, drug and alcohol, self-esteem and confidence, communication skills, life transitions or change, grief and loss, loneliness and isolation, anger management, sexual orientation or gender identity (GLBTI), body image or weight concerns, eating disorders, bullying, mental health issues, emotional or psychological abuse, physical abuse and violence, domestic violence, financial stress or unemployment, miscarriage support and pregnancy support, post-traumatic stress, self-harm and suicidal feelings or thoughts.

    Our team are also trained in a number of therapeutic modalities including:

    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (including Trauma Focused CBT)
    • Dialectic Behavioural Therapy
    • Ego state therapy
    • Solutions-focussed therapy
    • Narrative therapy
    • Psychodynamic psychotherapy
    • Gestalt therapy
    • Sand tray and interactive drawing therapies
    • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)


    No fees apply