New Zealand Association of Counsellors

Te Roopu Kaiwhiriwhiri O Aotearoa, the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC) is the largest association for counselling professionals in Aotearoa. We are run for and by counsellors and support our members throughout their careers, from student training to retirement.

Our work includes:

  • providing a robust registration framework to ensure the profession follows and adheres to the highest possible standards to protect individuals seeking therapy.
  • promoting and facilitating research to produce trusted best practices.
  • providing accessible and relevant professional development opportunities for counsellors through our webinars and learning events.
  • facilitating networking and peer to peer support at both a national and branch level.
  • promoting ethical practice, through our Code of Ethics, and continuing to raise the professional standards of counselling in Aotearoa.
  • advocating for counselling and mental health services.