Whether you are worried about study or personal matters, the Counselling Centre can help you work through any issues in your life that affect your wellbeing and success.

Counselling is a process of talking about your concerns, with the aim of bringing about some change in the way you are experiencing your life. Sometimes counselling can help you to recognise feelings that may have built up over time.

Counselling is free to all students enrolled at Unitec and available at all three campuses. Counselling is a confidential service and can help with personal issues which may be impacting on your studies. We are a team of highly skilled and professionally qualified counsellors from a variety of training and cultural, including men and women, Maori, and gay practitioners.

A counsellor won't tell you what to do, but will help you consider all the available options.

Counselling can help with:

  • Anxiety and stress
  • Anger and conflict
  • Depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Changes and worries
  • Cultural or identity issues
  • Abuse and trauma
  • Sexuality and sexual orientation
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Family or relationship issues
  • Decision making and goal setting

Time and cost

Counselling is free for all Unitec students. Each session is usually 50 to 60 minutes long. For many people one session is all they want, others may need more.

Making an appointment

Appointments can be made in person or by contacting the Counselling Centre Administrator who can answer any questions you may have about the service, and how to access it. If you cannot make it to your appointment, please let us know, as this may free up time for someone else.


What is talked about during the session is strictly confidential within the centre, unless you give permission for it to be shared with anyone else.


Counselling is available at all campuses - Mt Albert, Waitakere and Northern. Please contact us on the numbers/email below to make an appointment.

Where Building 28, Student Support - Pou Aroha, Mt Albert campus
Student Central, Waitakere campus
Student Central, Northern campus
Hours Monday to Thursday, 8.00am - 5.00pm
Friday, 8.00am - 4.30pm

Monika Singh
Counselling Centre Administrator
Phone: +64 9 815 4321 ext 7248
Mobile: +64 21 455 764

Last edited: 04 April 2013