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La Vida Counselling Service

Sexual Harm Service


Counselling services in recovery and support for children, youth and adults who have experienced rape or sexual abuse, historic or recent.

La Vida Counselling Service acts as the central referral hub for a group of 16 ACC providers, who collectively offer services for the following:

Age: All ages

Region: Christchurch, Ashburton, Timaru, Kaikōura and Rural South Canterbury


La Vida Counselling is a group of 16 therapists offering confidential, one-on-one help for victims of sexual abuse.  We address the emotional harm inflicted by the abuse in a safe-space for individuals and their families/whānau.

We are an ACC Sensitive Claims provider and, if eligible, counselling is FREE.

How to Access:

For an appointment: 

Email heather.lavida@xtra.co.nz


Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke

How do I access this service?

Contact us, Make an appointment

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free, Partial fees apply, Fees apply

Fees and Charges Description

If eligible for ACC, counselling is free.

Languages Spoken


Services Provided

Sexual harm victims/survivors - Do you need help and support?

Support and counselling

  • Support and counselling
Sexual harm victims/survivors - Do you need ACC counselling?


Canterbury, South Canterbury

Contact Details

34A Hansons Lane
Upper Riccarton
Canterbury 8041

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Street Address

34A Hansons Lane
Upper Riccarton
Canterbury 8041

Postal Address

PO Box 6473
Upper Riccarton
Christchurch 8442

This page was last updated at 7:25PM on April 4, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by La Vida Counselling Service.