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Catholic Social Services

Social Service


9:00 AM to 6:30 PM.


Catholic Social Services promotes a holistic approach by offering counselling, social work support, group courses for children and adults, as well as budgeting / advocacy, practical needs advice and assistance and post-adoption services.

We are an Agency of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Christchurch.

Individual, Couple and Family Counselling

We provide professional counselling for individuals, couples, families and young persons. Areas covered but not limited to:

  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Relationship difficulties – couple and family
  • Stress
  • Children’s behaviour 

We use many approaches including:

  • Person Centred
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Narrative
  • Rational Emotive and Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (REBT)
  • Family Therapy
  • Integrated and NLP Techniques
  • Attachment Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Small Figures
  • Integrative Drawing Therapy

Group Programmes

Catholic Social Services offer a range of group programmes free of charge to members of the community. Group programmes have been developed to help participants manage specific issues with greater understanding and awareness.

Programmes include:

  • CREAM (Conflict Resolution, Emotional Awareness & Anger Management)
  • Facing Your Fears (for children aged 8-10 years)
  • Parenting Spirited Young People (for parents of all age groups)
  • Seasons For Growth (grief courses for adults and children) 


Our counsellors are members of professional bodies to which they are accountable.


Child / Tamariki

Youth / Rangatahi

Adult / Pakeke

How do I access this service?

Contact us, Make an appointment, Referral


No fees apply


9:00 AM to 6:30 PM.

Mon9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue9:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Wed9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu9:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Fri9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Waitangi Day (Observed 7/2/22) (7 Feb), Good Friday (15 Apr), Easter Sunday (17 Apr), Easter Monday (18 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (6 Jun), Labour Day (24 Oct), Canterbury Anniversary (11 Nov).

Services Provided


Social work

  • Counselling
  • Group Programmes

Supporting financial independence

  • Budgeting

Abuse and violence

  • Anger management
  • Conflict resolution mediation




Contact Details

Matthew Brodie House
336 Cashel Street
Christchurch Central
Canterbury 8011

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Street Address

Matthew Brodie House
336 Cashel Street
Christchurch Central
Canterbury 8011

Postal Address

PO Box 4237
Christchurch 8140

This page was last updated at 2:42PM on June 23, 2021.