Counselling Services

Confidential counselling with one of our three on-campus counsellors is offered free to all OP Students.

Counsellors are registered, experienced and professional, with a broad range of counselling experience. They will work with you, providing a safe place to talk through your worries and current concerns. The focus is on helping you find/explore different ways to manage situations that may be causing difficulty or distress.

Some of the things that counsellors help with

  • Study related issues o Relationship issues
  • Loneliness
  • Anxiety and panic
  • Loss and grief
  • Depression
  • Substance use
  • Gender identity/sexuality
  • Stresso Health issues
  • Problematic eating
  • Adjustment


Made through the on-line booking system: choose your counsellor and preferred method of meeting: Face-to-Face, TEAMS or Phone

Book an online appointment for support here

Telecounselling option (Puawaitanga) offers extended hours (9am-9pm and weekends) which works well for some students. You can refer yourself to Puāwaitanga via phone: 0800 782 999 or via this link:

The referral identification code is: 4793743