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Auckland Women’s Centre is committed to providing safe, confidential, affordable and effective counselling for women in Auckland.

All AWC counsellors are fully qualified, professionally supervised and belong to a professional body.

Sessions are by appointment and cost between $40 and $80 taking account of your income. We do not have EFTPOS or credit card facilities sorry. Please bring cash for each appointment.

Please respect our counsellors and this service by giving us at least one working day for cancellations. Cancellations less than one working days’ notice can expect to be charged for the appointment.

To book or for more information ph 376 3227 xtn 0 or email:

If you are a student counsellor, unfortunately, we do not offer placements here as we do not have the staff resources available to mentor/supervise students. Thank you for thinking of us and best of luck with finding a placement at an appropriate agency.


If you need immediate support and are about to endanger yourself or someone else, please call your local DHB Mental Health Crisis Team (CATT team).

If you wish to talk to someone please click here for a list of social service help-lines in your area.


Jane Tyrer 

Jane Tyrer has worked as a counsellor, social worker and in a range of social service roles for the last 30 years.  She enjoys supporting people to navigate their way through difficulties, clarify their values and strengths and find enthusiasm for new possibilities.  She believes that Counselling is a respectful, negotiated process that highlights skills, resources and insight and that it can offer a place to explore challenges from fresh perspectives and facilitate positive change. 

Jane has helped women through all sorts of issues including relationship and parenting concerns, depression, anxiety, stress, disordered eating and body image issues and abuse. Counselling can be optimistic and hopeful without minimising the very real difficulties and challenges that people face.

Jane holds a Diploma in Holistic Counselling (Holos Institute) and a Graduate Diploma in Narrative Counselling (Unitec).  She is a Member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (MNZAC), to view her website, go to

Jane offers daytime appointments within the $40-$80 sliding scale and some after hours appointments at the rate of $80.

For appointments with Jane, please call us on 376 3227 xtn 0 or email 


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 Lesbian Counsellor Wanted at AWC

We are seeking an experienced counsellor to be part of our team at the Auckland Women’s Centre.

The ideal person will be:

  • lesbian and comfortable being advertised on our website as a lesbian counsellor
  • supportive of our organisation and its kaupapa
  • happy to work within our sliding scale of $40-$80 per session
  • fully qualified
  • professionally supervised
  • belong to a professional body

Our AWC counselling service has its busy times and then also its quieter times. We would be looking for someone to be available on Mondays or Wednesdays to see AWC clients as and when the need arises. This would work well for someone who already has their own private practice and would like an opportunity to give back to the community. This person will be providing general counselling as well as working specifically with women from the Rainbow community.

Expressions of interest along with your current CV can be submitted to:

Ellie Lim 

Women’s Services and Community Education Coordinator

There is an entirely different opportunity available for someone looking to rent a practice room on a regular weekly basis. We would consider having either the Monday or Wednesday being used as a counselling space for someone external to our organisation. You would need to bring your own client load, it is purely room rental so you could charge your regular fees, the cost for room would be $10 per client to a maximum of $40 per day. The clients would need to be exclusively women/girls as they would be using our bathroom facilities. If you have any questions regarding either of these opportunities, please call Ellie on 376 3227 xtn 1.



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