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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Petersgate Counselling Centre

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.

Petersgate Presentation at St Peter's Church Service

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

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