OUTLine offers specialist face-to-face counselling with experienced professionally qualified counsellors who specialise in LGBTIQ+/rainbow-affirming counselling. For bookings you can fill in a referral form or ring us on 09 972 0054.
NOTICE: Need some extra support?
OUTLine will be offering our specialist rainbow counselling service on a sliding scale of $0-120 for up to six sessions over the next four months (from November), for those who require financial assistance.
This is available to anyone who is otherwise eligible as an OUTLine counselling client, including LGBTIQ+ people, their whānau, and anyone questioning their sexual orientation or gender.
Clients who are eligible for other funding are still able to use that to cover their initial sessions while they are going through this process.
Please note there may be an additional wait for counsellors in cases of high demand.
A huge thank you to the Ministry of Health for funding this as part of our ongoing COVID response.
Who is this service for?
Our clients are rainbow-identified people, their families, and anyone questioning their own sexual orientation or gender.
When we say rainbow, we mean people whose sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or sex characteristics are different from majority norms. We’re including people who identify with words like takatāpui, lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex, transgender, queer, non-binary or fa’afafine, as well as people who don’t use specific words for their identity, people whose identity changes over time, and people who are still in the process of understanding their own identity.
What can we help with?
We are specialist in gender identity and sexuality issues, but have the skills and training to work effectively with you on most life issues. We work collaboratively with other agencies to achieve your goals.
OUTLine works with most clients for a 6-week focussed therapeutic process, following an initial assessment. You and your counsellor agree a plan of issues to address in sessions, as well as work out a cost you can afford.
We specialise in:
- LGBTIQ+/Rainbow affirming counselling
- Coming out
- Clients questioning their gender identity and/or sexual orientation
- Clients who identify within the LGBTIQ+/Rainbow communities and their families
- Sexual orientation and gender identity issues
- Support and information around trans pathways, accessing gender-affirming healthcare and social transitioning
How much does it cost?
There are charges to visit our counsellors ranging from $80-$120 depending on your financial situation. Please talk to us about your situation.
Work and Income (WINZ) may help fund these sessions, and existing Work and Income clients should see if the Disability Certificate will meet counselling costs. OUTLine can assist you to complete applications for Work and Income funding, where applicable.
How to access counselling
Counselling clients come to our Central Auckland counselling safe-space for face-to-face sessions with our skilled counsellors. If you live too far from Central Auckland, talk to us about Skype counselling.
To find out more, or to book a counselling session:
- fill in the referral form, or
- ring us on 09 972 0054