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

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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Crystal Margaret McLean

Crystal Margaret McLean joined our counselling service in July 2017.  Crystal identifies as lesbian and offers general counselling as well as counselling specific to women in the Rainbow Community.  Crystal has worked with a range of women covering topics including; sexual identity, transgender women, relationships, substance use, addictions, trauma, anxiety, depression and stress. She offers a variety of approaches for example; narrative, CBT, DBT and recovery model.

Crystal holds a degree BPoSP (Bachelor of Social Practice) majoring in Counselling (Unitec). She is a Member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (MNZAC) and is a standard member of Standard Member of DAPAANZ (Drug and Alcohol Practitioners’ Association Aotearoa).  She continues to undertake professional development courses, to view her website, go to

Crystal offers daytime appointments within a sliding scale of $40 - $80, and some after hours and weekend appointments for $80. For appointments with Crystal, please call us on 376 3227 x 0 or email:



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Practice room for rent - Mondays

We are looking for someone to rent a practice room on a regular weekly basis on Mondays. 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 are interested in renting our practice space, please call Ellie on 376 3227 xtn 1.