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At the Grief Centre, we provide support, advice and counselling to help those affected by loss and grief.

Losses or changes can shift the whole foundation of our life. Nothing is as it was. Even what was most familiar, seems in a strange way unfamiliar. It is as though we have to learn a new language, a new way of being. Even the face in the mirror sometimes seems the face of a stranger.

The Grief Centre

The Grief Support and Education Charitable Trust (Grief Centre) is a Registered Charity established in 2009 to assist and support those affected by grief and loss.

Loss and grief are issues facing many in our communities. Until now little has been available to truly help those needing assistance.

Find out how we can help

At the Grief Centre we offer a variety of services, including Counselling, Support Groups, Community TalksInformation and Resources and books for sale to assist those that are grieving.

We also offer Training and Professional Supervision to those working with families and individuals who are suffering from grief and loss.

Specialised Grief and Loss Resources Available

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In conjunction with Dr Fiona Pienaar, we have produced a set of resource booklets for people experiencing loss and grief following a death.

Please go to our Resource section for more details and to view the booklets.


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Matthew Flynn


Meet our experienced counsellors

We are fortunate that we have a team of counsellors who are passionate in helping others and willing to give their time to support the development of the Grief Centre.

All our counsellors are specialised in grief and loss, and belong to a professional organisation, adhering to a professional code of ethics.

This month were pointing the 'spotlight' on Matthew Flynn - our only male counsellor based in Birkenhead and by special appointment in Henderson. Matthew comes to counselling from a wide and varied background in law, community involvement and working with young people. He believes that by listening, talking and sharing their experiences, clients can receive help and support to work towards regaining their lives after experiencing grief and loss. 

Read more about Matthew and the rest of our counsellors team

grief-centre-telephone  Emergency Help Needed ?

If you are seriously concerned about someone's immediate safety (or your own)Phone 111

OR Go to your nearest Hospital Emergency Department

OR Phone your local DHB Mental Health Crisis Team (CATT team) OR Healthline 0800 611 116

Helplines - if you need to talk to someone:

1737 Call or text 1737 for support from a trained counsellor, available 24hrs a day, 7 days a week

Lifeline 0800 543 354 or (09) 522 2999

Suicide Prevention Helpline 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)

Youthline 0800 376 633

Samaritans 0800 726 666

Alcohol Drug Helpline 0800 787 797

Depression Helpine 0800 111 757

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Our counsellors are available throughout Auckland in Birkenhead, Henderson, Remuera, Pakuranga, Manukau, Orewa, Whangarei and Kamo. Skype sessions can also be arranged. 

For all bookings / enquiries please call (09) 418 1457 and our office staff will organise an appointment for you.

Our office is open Monday to Friday from 9.30am - 4.30pm.

p_1.jpg“ It's vital that those who are struggling with grief and loss get the support they need, so I’m delighted to be able to lend my support to the Grief Centre’s work.”

Judy Bailey,
Patron of the Grief Centre

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