Graduate/Student Counselling

Newly graduated and student counsellors are required to complete a certain number of face-to-face hours to either graduate, or achieve full professional body membership (with the New Zealand Association of Counsellors). Consequently, their fees are reduced. If you'd like to access this type of counselling service, please contact the people below. Please note they will be attending professional supervision as part of offering their service to clients.


Newly Graduated Counsellors

Mariane Morandini

Counsellor | Bachelor of Counselling

  • My name is Mariane Morandini, I'm from Brazil and have lived in NZ for the last 15 years. In December  2018, I completed my degree in Counselling at AUT.
  • I'm a provisional member of NZAC, working towards my full membership. 
  • My private practice is in Mt Albert, and at moment the majority of my clients are South American.
  • I work in Portuguese, Spanish or English; from a person centered perspective.
  • I feel confident that I can be helpful to my clients, especially with anxiety, difficulties with imigration and abusive relationships.
  • I love what I do and I'm so grateful that I can help people to recover their best!
  • One of my values is to be with my heart in my room, that's the reason that I am flexible with my fees (as much that is possible) so that my clients know what defines our relationship is not the money that they pay per session.
  • My website is still in the process of being translated to English | ph 021 26 26 444 | fees $75-90 | based in Mt Albert, Auckland

James Slawson

Counsellor | Bachelor of Counselling, Provisional Member NZAC

  • Hi, my name is James Slawson and I work predominantly from a client centred and collaborative approach but I also include aspects of narrative therapy and cognitive behaviour therapy. I have an openness and willingness to adapt these approaches to suit the client and their needs. 
  • I specialise in LGBT and Intersex, gender and sexuality, identity, depression, anxiety, addiction, relationships, HIV, self esteem, isolation and loneliness. 
  • I will listen to you without judging or criticising and together we can talk about and explore any issue that you find troubling
  • Fee $90 negotiable, sliding scale available, WINZ clients accepted
  • Days and times can be negotiated, depending on availability
  • ph 021 117 0952 | jpscounselling@gmail.com | 1 Poynton Terrace, Auckland CBD

Student Counsellors

Image result for aut inregrated health centreAUT Psychotherapy Students | AUT Integrated Health

  • We’re a teaching healthcare centre offering a range of services to the community. Our students work alongside expert, qualified staff – and our approach is interprofessional, meaning we all work together to meet your health needs.
  • $50 per counselling psychotherapy or pscyhotherapy appointment | based in Northcote | https://aih.aut.ac.nz | book an appointment at this link

Citizens Advice Bureau

  • Many of the Citizen's Advice Bureaus around Auckland offer free counselling through student counsellors.
  • Please get in touch with the CAB to inquire: 
    • CAB Mt Roskill
    • CAB Eden-Albert
    • CAB Onehunga
    • CAB New Lynn
    • CAB Massey and 
    • CAB Glen Eden.
  • www.cab.org.nz/find-a-cab