Phone: 343-3391 Fax: 343-2934

29 Yaldhurst Road, Sockburn, Christchurch

PO Box 6088, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8442

Affordable, Professional Counselling

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A charitable trust that provides affordable professional counselling to the community.

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Petersgate Counselling Centre

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Affordable Professional Counselling

Petersgate Counselling Centre is a charitable trust that was established in 1996 to make professional counselling affordable to everyone.

How we can help

Depression, Anxiety, Relationship, Anger, Grief, Self-esteem and Stress

People are provided with practical and motivational supports that enable them develop the skills they need to move on, thrive and improve the quality of their lives.

From our years of experience, we know that every individual's journey to a life of meaning and purpose is a very personal one, which is why we are committed to helping each individual achieve their own unique goals. Our counselling is delivered in ways that are flexible and offer genuine choice and control.

Our counsellors help these people achieve positive change in their lives by supporting them to develop their own insight into their problems and then empowering people by giving them the skills to lead happier and more fulfilling lives and to participate more fully in their communities.

This then:

  • Lowers psychological defenses and emotional flooding
  • Increases self-esteem and motivation
  • Improves mood states, confidence, relationships and focus at work
  • Introduces a more balanced lifestyle
  • Develops a positive attitude

How we helped

Thank you very much for providing such excellent counselling services on both occasions. 

Best, J


My sincere thanks for very good support and guidance through my recent challenges. My counsellor’s very relaxed, honest and direct style was just what I needed. Thank you to the facility and Trust also for just being there for those who need some help. Much appreciated.

When we talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary.  Fred Rogers

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Building Self-esteem

Everyone wants to have high self-esteem — but attaining it can often be very difficult. 

Part of the problem is that our self-esteem is rather unstable to begin with, as…

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Panic Attacks

Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night having a full-blown panic attack?  

You are not alone. Panic attacks are surprisingly common.

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The Fear of Fear

People who come to Petersgate for counselling are often full of sadness and worry and it scares them.

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10 Mar 2021
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Personal Growth

Personal growth is real. I know the term is a bit vague and hard to pin down but for me it means the intangible process that people go through to either survive or thr…

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Petersgate 25 Year Anniversary : 1996 - 2021

Brief history of Petersgate

Petersgate Trust Deed was originally signed on 20 September 1995, written to set up a generic low cost professional counselling service in west Chr…

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