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Life Linc Charity has been offering affordable counselling to all those who seek it in Nelson Tasman since 1974. We are able to keep the costs to a minimum because our counsellors donate their time, and the client contributions helps to cover administrative costs and expenses. We receive no Government funding and rely solely on grants, sponsors and donations from our service users.

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Life Linc counselling is available in Nelson, Richmond, Mapua and Motueka.
Book up to 10 sessions for Individuals, Couples and Families, or join an Ongoing Therapeutic Group.

  1. Contact our clinical manager Louise on 03 548 2400 or request a call back via the contact form.
  2. During your telephone conversation, Louise will answer any questions you may have about our service. If you choose to go ahead – she will request a few details from you in order to place you with the most suitable counsellor.
  3. We will then send you an introductory letter and a Counselling Agreement Form, which you sign and bring with you to your first session.
  4. Your counsellor will make contact with you to arrange your first appointment.

Please fill out the Agencies Referral Form with or on behalf of your client.

We value your feedback, and will ask you to tell us how useful the counselling was for you via a short Anonymous Feedback Form, sent to you once your counselling is complete. Your feedback is essential to help us develop a better service for both our clients and our community, and demonstrates to funders and sponsors that the work we do is worthy of their continued support.

  • Life Linc requests a $ contribution towards your counselling based on your income and what you can afford.
  • Payment is required in advance or on the same day as the session.
  • Your contribution helps us cover the essential costs of providing a quality service.
  • Please see suggested $ contributions per gross weekly household income below.
  • Clients who fit within WINZ Disability Allowance thresholds may be eligible for WINZ support with counselling. Please ask our clinical manager Louise for more information.

Expected $ contribution per session for individuals, couples and families, per weekly household income before tax.

Please give as much as you can.
All contributions help cover the running costs of Life Linc.

Contribution per session$10$20$30$40$50$60$70$80+
per weekly household income before tax
Single 16-18 yearsFLAT RATE
Single 18+$649$707$766$824$882$941$999$1,058
Married, Civil Union, De Facto$964$1,050$1,137$1,224$1,310$1,397$1,484$1,571
Sole Parent - 1 Child$740$807$874$940$1,007$1,074$1,140$1,207
Sole Parent - 2+ Children$781$851$922$992$1,062$1,133$1,203$1,273
COUPLES Contribution$20$30$40$50$60$70$80$90+
per weekly household income before tax
Couples$964$1,041$1,118$1,195$1,272$1,349$1,426$1,504

NOTE: The figures in blue are Disability Allowance household income thresholds before tax. Below these amounts clients may possibly qualify for WINZ support with counselling.

  • Group participation costs $120 per six week block, sessions are two hours.
  • Payment is due in advance for each six week block.
  • Your contribution helps us cover the essential costs of providing a quality service.
  • Clients who fit within WINZ Disability Allowance thresholds may be eligible for WINZ support with counselling. Please ask our clinical manager Louise for more information.

Private Counselling services in Nelson Tasman typically cost anywhere between $80 and $150 per session.

  • PAYMENT ONLINE
    ONLINE via CREDIT or DEBIT CARD
    INTERNET BANKING: Account number: 03 1355 0826674 00
    Ref: surname and date of session.
  • PAYMENT BY CASH OR CHEQUE
    CHEQUES are made out to ‘Life Linc Nelson Inc’.
    CASH or CHEQUE – please bring correct amount to session.
    CHEQUES in advance, send to: 2/1962 Collingwood St, Nelson 7040
  • Any difficulties with cash flow, please contact Louise on 03 548 2400.
  • Non-payment of a session may result in termination of the counselling.
  • Receipts: We send you a receipt at the end of your last session for the total amount paid so that you can claim a tax rebate. Tax rebate forms can be found on the IRD website.
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