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There are times in all our lives when we encounter personal problems or life crises. It may be work or study stress, relationship concerns, financial problems, bereavement, drug or alcohol use or just about anything. When you are struggling with dealing with these, your studies will be affected.
NorthTec wants to help you to resolve these worries as quickly as possible through access to your Student Advisor or to counselling services, as part of our commitment to promoting a healthy learning environment and helping you succeed.
How do I book a counsellor?
NorthTec students have free access to a counselling service provided by Vitae, a professional company with a team of independent counsellors and psychologists throughout New Zealand.
The counselling services are usually done face-to-face and off campus however, if preferred, counselling may also be done over the phone, Skype or arrangements can be made for on-site counselling.
Through this service you will be able to address issues such as:
Anxiety / depression
Grief / loss
This is a FREE service for NorthTec students
NorthTec students are entitled to access up to three (3) counselling sessions at no cost to you. Please note, if you cancel an appointment without giving 24 hours’ notice, you may be charged 50% of the normal counselling fee.
The counselling service is totally confidential. Anything you discuss with your counsellor is confidential; no one else receives any details about your discussions without your permission.
For identification purposes only, you will need to provide the counsellor with your NorthTec student ID number and the name of the programme you are enrolled in.
To arrange an appointment, complete a self referral form by clicking here.
If you would like to review the counsellors available and choose a specific person, please click here.
Or, call the 7 day, 24 hour free-phone on 0508 664 981
Or, if you feel more comfortable doing so, have a chat with your tutor, or Student Advisor, as they can help you access Vitae’s services too.
Depending on the nature of the issue, the counsellor’s schedule and your availability, you should be able to make an appointment within 2-3 working days. Urgent appointments can also be made.
If you are unable to keep an appointment you must give at least 24 hours’ notice of cancellation to the counsellor you have made your appointment with. If you do not, then a cancellation fee will be charged to you personally. Your counselling entitlement may also be reduced.
Vitae is a national provider of a range of wellness services. Their focus is on enabling speedy access to psychological services that help to resolve issues and maintain a safe, healthy and productive work and study environment.
Depression helpline freephone 0800 111 757
Lifeline 24 hour counselling 0800 543 354 or 09 437 5055
Anxiety helpline 0800 14 269 4389 (0800 14 anxiety)
The National Depression Initiative
Mental Health Foundation
Low down: Youth depression website. Get all the facts and treatment info. Talk to a trained counsellor and hear other people's personal stories.