We have free counselling and psychological services for people with cancer and their family/whānau.

We can help you discuss the impact of a cancer diagnosis on your relationships and exploring effective ways of support through this time.

We offer one-on-one and group sessions for anyone affected by cancer, including family/whānau members. 

If you've just received a cancer diagnosis, are currently having treatment or your treatment has finished, we're here to help. 

To see what psychology and counselling services are available in your local area, please set your location. 

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Psychology service in Auckland

We offer a range of free services for people with cancer and their whānau:

  • One-on-one psychology sessions 
  • Free Webinars – Online Talks
  • Cancer Support Series - Talks at Domain Lodge
  • Moving Forward after Cancer: our six-week programme

We also offer after-hours appointments on Tuesdays.

Auckland Psychology Team
The team: Stanley, Sonali, Amy, Julia, Anna and Hamish
The team: Stanley, Sonali, Amy, Julia, Anna and Hamish
The team: Stanley, Sonali, Amy, Julia, Anna and Hamish

Individual sessions

Many people find it useful to talk through the emotions surrounding their cancer diagnosis.

Free Individual psychology sessions are available for people who have been diagnosed with cancer and their whānau and friends.

Individual sessions involve one on one confidential sessions with a registered psychologist. Some people find that attending just one session is useful whilst others appreciate ongoing support. 

Sessions last for one hour and are confidential.

Moving forward after cancer

This group allows you to explore shared experiences with others in a similar situation and clarify your future direction. With support from one of our experienced psychologists, you will learn strategies to help you move forward after cancer.

This programme is designed for people who have finished treatment for a primary cancer, are in remission and have a good prognosis.

The Moving Forward group runs several times a year, and we encourage a meeting with one of the psychologists on the team before joining the group. 

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Contact Us

Auckland

Physical address
Domain Lodge, 1 Boyle Crescent, Grafton, Auckland 1140
Postal address
1 Boyle Cres, PO Box 1724 Grafton, Auckland 1140
Monday
8am – 4pm
Tuesday
8am – 4pm
Wednesday
8am – 4pm
Thursday
8am – 4pm
Friday
8am – 4pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Counselling available across Canterbury-West Coast

Counselling is often available for those with cancer and their families/whānau through a referral from your doctor (GP).

However, the Cancer Society may access limited, additional counselling for any adult affected by cancer.

Counselling available in Otago and Southland

The Cancer Society may be able to provide free access to counselling services for you and your family/whānau.

All applications for counselling grants are assessed on an individual basis and are supplementary to services provided by government agencies.

Some people find one session very useful, and others appreciate ongoing support.

You are welcome to choose your own counsellor, or we can recommend an accredited counsellor in your area.

If you are not eligible for a Cancer Society counselling grant, we will be able to suggest alternative options for you.

Counselling available in Greater Wellington

Appointments are available from Monday to Friday at our rooms in Newtown, Wellington.

Our team can refer people affected by cancer and their carers to counselling services. Contact the Cancer Society office closest to you for more information.

Counselling available in Nelson/Tasman

We refer to a range of experienced local counsellors across the Nelson, Motueka and Golden Bay region.

We fund up to four counselling sessions per person, and counselling is available to both people with cancer, their partners, family/whānau or support people.

Your doctor or oncology nurse can request this counselling for you by completing the form on our Nelson/Tasman office page. You can also self-refer by contacting us. 

Contact Us

Nelson

Phone number
Call us on (03) 539 1137
Email address
Fax
(03) 546 3919
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Physical address
102 Hardy Street, Nelson, 7010
Postal address
PO Box. 335, Nelson, 7040
Monday
9am – 5pm
Tuesday
9am – 5pm
Wednesday
9am – 5pm
Thursday
9am – 5pm
Friday
9am – 5pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed
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Counselling available in Taranaki

Services are offered to patients and families/whānau of those diagnosed with cancer. We can help adults and children from six years of age.

We have services available in:

  • New Plymouth
  • Stratford
  • Opunake
  • Hawera

For more information, please contact us. 

New Plymouth
Phone number
Call us on (06) 757 3006
Physical address
71 Lorna Street Westown, New Plymouth, 4343
Postal address
PO Box 5153
Monday
9am – 3.30pm
Tuesday
9am – 3.30pm
Wednesday
9am – 3.30pm
Thursday
9am – 3.30pm
Friday
9am – 3.30pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Your supportive care nurse will carry out an assessment and refer you and your whānau to counselling services if appropriate.

If you are not eligible for a Cancer Society counselling grant, we will be able to suggest alternatives for you.

Contact your local Cancer Society office to see what is available for you. 

We have an in-house counsellor available in both Masterton and South Wairarapa. We can fund up to six counselling sessions per person.
If you prefer to choose your own local counsellor, please ring us to discuss funding.
Your doctor or a member of your treatment team can request this counselling for you by completing the electronic form available in the Medtech system. 
Wairarapa
Phone number
Call us on (06) 378 8039
Physical address
37 Te Ore Ore Road, Masterton
Postal address
Po Box 121, Masterton, 5810
Monday
9am – 3pm
Tuesday
9am – 3pm
Wednesday
9am – 3pm
Thursday
9am – 3pm
Friday
9am – 3pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Counselling available in Marlborough

A variety of cancer-specific counselling options are available in Marlborough. We can also refer to a range of experienced local health professionals.
We fund up to four counselling sessions per person, and counselling is available to both people with cancer, their partners, family/whānau or support people.
For more information, please contact us at our office in Blenheim. 
Malborough

Blenheim

Phone number
Call us on (03) 579 4379
Physical address
3 Maxwell Road, Blenheim
Postal address
PO Box 233, Blenheim, 7240
Monday
9am – 4pm
Tuesday
9am – 4pm
Wednesday
9am – 4pm
Thursday
9am – 4pm
Friday
9am – 4pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed
Need someone to talk to?
8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday
0800 226 237 Information nurse

We know that going through cancer is tough and can raise many questions. You are not alone.

We have nurses and counsellors to answer your questions and provide the support you need. Get in touch

Last updated: May 20, 2021