Further Free Earthquake Counselling Sessions with Petersgate

Posted 23 Mar 2015 by PRNews Popular
Posted in Health/Wellbeing

Petersgate Counselling Centre is thrilled to advise you that we are able to accept new clients for fully subsidised Earthquake Counselling sessions.

The confirmation of further funding from the Catholic Diocese of Christchurch and the Ministry of Social Development via their contract with Relationships Aotearoa has made it possible for Petersgate to continue to provide free Earthquake Counselling. We’re tremendously grateful to these organisations for their support and for the good relationship we enjoy with them.

We’ve all read reports that state that the continuing disruption and associated impacts on wellbeing following a natural disaster of the kind experienced in Christchurch are expected to be part of our lives for the next three years or more, and that some residual needs are likely to remain for many more years.

Our own experience and that of other agencies, along with the reliable evidence base these reports draw on, provides a convincing argument for the ongoing provision of free Earthquake Counselling to support people through the various stages of the city’s slow recovery.

The Earthquake Counselling interventions provided by our highly trained and experienced team of counsellors assist individuals, couples and families to better deal with the challenges they face because of the earthquakes and their multifarious after-effects.

People interested in accessing this service can self-refer for an assessment or be referred by a medical practice, government department, or community agency.

Please note that these fully subsidised Earthquake Counselling sessions are available only while funding is in place and that clients need to meet the funders’ criteria to qualify.

For more information email Petersgate’s Director Geoff King at director@petersgate.org.nz or call (03) 343-3391.

 

www.petersgate.org.nz

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