Family and Youth Services

Aryana's Counselling

Situated in Pakuranga. Approved Family Court Counsellor Speaking- English and Persian Areas of Special knowledge and expertise include youth work, depression, group facilitation, trauma, stopping violence, group facilitation, relationships, parenting, working with dreams.

For more information please email aryana[at]

Child Youth and Family

Child, Youth and Family is a service of the Ministry of Social Development, and is part of a network of agencies aiming to build an environment where child abuse is not tolerated.

Click here for the Child Youth and Family Website.

City Counselling

Counselling Service provided in East and South Auckland.

Counselling Services Centre

A day counselling service and a 24 hour crisis service located in Papatoetoe.

Counselling Services Centre
22 Alexander Ave
Ph 09 277 932409 277 9324


We provide counselling for a wide variety of clients including

  • ACC sexual abuse counselling
  • Domestic and Family Violence Counselling for protected persons, children and young people
  • Employee Assistance Counselling (EAP)
  • Relationship Counselling
  • Supervision for students and other professionals
  • Counselling for people affected by Homicide
  • General Counselling

We also have a 24/7 crisis response service for all people affected by sexual abuse – Ph 09 277 932409 277 9324 or email for a non urgent response.


EDANZ-Eating Disorders Association NZ

EDANZ is a group of parents who offer support and advice to parents and caregivers of eating disorder sufferers. We also lobby for better services that are badly needed. There may be many people in your area who need help and don’t know where to seek help. Frequently GPs do not deal with this area of health well. Eating disorders cripple the lives of many wonderful young girls, teenagers and women and increasingly men.

Contact Details:

Ph: 5222-679

PO Box 37-943


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Journeys, Art Therapy Service

Journeys is an Art Therapy service designed for children and young people who are experiencing all kinds of emotional and psychological difficulties and are seeking a creative outlet to help them process their feelings and emotions in response to this.

Journeys accepts referrals from private clients for individual and group Art Therapy and is also contracted out to provide tailor made programs to schools and other organisations.

Lydia Pask

MA Art Therapy, BA Hons Ceramics

Registered Art Therapist, AThR

Pakuranga Counselling Centre

Pakuranga Counselling Centre provide affordable, professional counselling for adults, children, young people and families.

Pakuranga Counselling Centre cover a wide range of areas of concern, and can offer counselling in Mandarin/Cantonese, Afrikaans and Fiji Hindi.  Courses are provided with highly skilled facilitators, at a very reasonable cost.

They are locally located on the Ti Rakau/Gossamer Drive intersection.


Contact:  576 4248

The Sowers Trust

Our vision is to strengthen and inspire children, youth and families in the East Auckland community.


Our vision is to strengthen and inspire children, youth and families in the East Auckland community.

We aim to be an organisation that makes 'wrap-around care' more than a cliché. We seek to do this by serving our clients directly and coordinating the services offered by various government agencies, non-government service providers and our own large pool of community volunteers. The staff and volunteers strive for the highest quality service and programmes for our community with a view to expanding into other areas in the future.


The following core values govern our practice as a community service and programme provider:

  • Faith
  • Compassion
  • Community
  • Quality
  • Growth

What We Do

Our youth development programme is designed to empower, equip and mentor at risk young people by giving personalised support to encourage them towards a better future.

The youth development programmes we have available are:

  • Anger Management
  • Self Esteem
  • Mentoring
  • Leadership
  • Life Skills
  • Discovery Camp

We also provide wrap around care to individuals and families by working alongside them to achieve their desired outcomes.

The areas of focus include:

  • Empowerment
  • Increasing confidence and self-esteem
  • Parenting and life skills
  • Advocacy and information giving
  • Close support for those living in or recovering from Domestic Violence
  • Assistance with referral to specialist services

For more information visit our website at