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The Independent Psychological Service

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Counselling and social work to support children, youth, adults and family/whanau who have been affected by sexual abuse.  Counselling services for those who have engaged in harmful sexual behaviour.

Age: All ages and genders

Region: Christchurch, Nelson, Hurunui, West Coast, Glen Eden (Auckland)


We are a group of 20 psychologists, therapists, counsellors and social workers aiming to support children, youth, adults and family/whanau of all genders, address the emotional harm inflicted by sexual abuse. 

Services are FREE and confidential.  

We can also provide support for those who have caused sexual harm to others or have harmful sexual thoughts.

Other psychological services we provide include:

  • Individual and couple counselling
  • Group facilitation
  • Conflict resolution
  • Critical stress management
  • Professional supervision
  • Custody and care evaluations
  • Counselling for those affected by family violence addressing the emotional impact of trauma
  • Counselling for parents
  • Referral to other specialist services where appropriate

How to Access:

Individual providers can be found and contacted by clicking on the following regions:





Or contact us here


1-4 years old, 5-12 years old, 13-17 years old, 18+ years old

How do I access this service?

Contact us, Make an appointment, Referral

Service Types

Sexual harm victims/survivors - Do you need ACC counselling?

Sexual harm victims/survivors - Do you need help and support?

  • Support and counselling

Harmful sexual behaviour

Abuse and violence

  • Counselling
  • Family violence intervention
  • Referral to specialist services


  • Parent wellbeing


Services provided via ACC or employee assistance programmes are fully funded. Other service fees are negotiable with the individual provider concerned.

Languages Spoken


Wheelchair Access



Canterbury, Central Auckland, Nelson Marlborough

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This page was last updated at 12:42PM on September 12, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by The Independent Psychological Service.