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

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

The cost of counselling is $80 per hour. There is negotiability to pay between $40 and $80 where there is financial hardship. Our Counselling Service is not funded or subsidised. The rates reflect a desire to make counselling affordable for most women. If you are able to pay more, please negotiate this with your counsellor.

Below is a range of fees suggested as per your single or partnered household income.

Yearly Single or Partnered Household Income       Counselling Fees
Beneficiaries  $40-$50
Single under $45,000 or partnered household income under $90,000  $60-$70
Single $45,000-$70,000 or partnered household income $90,000 - $140,000      $80




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

Please bring cash for each appointment as we do not have EFTPOS or credit card facilities here.

If you need to cancel your appointment please provide us with one's days notice of cancellation. Cancellations less than one working days’ notice can expect to be charged for the appointment.



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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 depression, anxiety, stress, disordered eating, body image issues, relationship, parenting concerns 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 on Thursdays and Fridays and some after hours appointments.  After hours appointments are at the rate of $80 per session.

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 appointments at the Auckland Women's Centre on Wednesday afternoons and after hours and weekend appointments from her home practice in Onehunga. For appointments with Crystal, please call us on 376 3227 x 0 or email:



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Anthea Randell - FREE ACC counselling for survivors of abuse

Anthea works as a counsellor and trauma therapist. She is a long-time member of NZ Association of Counsellors and has been registered with ACC for many years. She holds a graduate degree in Psychology and Education and a Diploma in Counselling and Family Therapy and has worked in trauma specific agencies, hospitals and private practice.     

Anthea offers ACC sensitive claims counselling at the Auckland Women's Centre. She feels privileged to assist others in their journey to address the effect of sexual and physical violence.  There is no charge for ACC sensitive claims clients.

Daytime appointments are available on Tuesdays until 3pm and on Wednesdays. After hours appointments can be arranged if necessary. To book in with Anthea, please call us on 376 3227 x 0 or email:

If you are interested in seeing Anthea for non ACC related counselling we are happy to connect you.

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