Objectives

  • Promote effective counselling services that are consistent with obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi
  • Assist clients to obtain services adequate to their needs
  • Develop common policies on counselling issues and transmit comment on these issues to the public, to the government, and to other appropriate authorities
  • Ensure the establishment, maintenance and enhancement of professional standards
  • Promote satisfactory conditions of employment for counsellors
  • Protect the interests and public standing of counselling personnel
  • Provide a forum for members to discuss matters of common concern
  • Promote quality training, supervision and professional development
  • Publish such journals, monographs and other publications as the National Executive shall from time to time decide
  • Affiliate with national and international organisations of counselling
  • Express, through its activities and resource allocations, a strong commitment to reduce the social disadvantages resulting from differences of race, gender, age, class, religion, sexual orientation, and any contravention of human rights.
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