We offer free pregnancy testing at Greenstone Doors and the Chanel Family Centre in Upper Hutt. Discovering an unexpected pregnancy can be a life-changing moment, and we are here to provide you with essential information to make well-informed decisions during this time. If needed, we can also guide you to appropriate medical care and social support through our networks.
No appointment needed. Just call in within our opening hours and you will be attended to.
Greenstone Doors host a number of playgroups throughout the week, including the Chanel Playgroup at the Chanel Family Centre in Upper Hutt. All parents and caregivers are warmly welcomed, and we provide morning tea for participants.
— Comment about our student counsellor Ash
We offer free specialised counselling for whanau for: Grief and loss, pregnancy loss (miscarriage, stillbirth, abortion), post natal depression, couples, anger, depression and anxiety.
Greenstone Doors has both qualified counsellors and mature students who all have life experience to inform them in their practise.
Greenstone Doors is a Supplier for ACC Sensitive Claims Counselling and is able to provide counselling for sexual abuse.
With over two decades of experience working with families, couples, and individuals, Wendy holds a Diploma in Social Work and Counselling. Her integrated approach includes CBT, person-centred, and narrative therapy, reflecting Christian values of compassion and openness.
Hi my name is Minon Wijeyeratne, I am a 2nd Year Student at the Wellington Institute of Technology (Weltec)/Bachelor of Counselling and Addiction Practice. I bring to Greenstone Doors my learning and understanding of general counselling, particularly lived experiences in fertility, post-natal depression, and miscarriages. I have an understanding of Te Ao and Tikanga Māori and have an appreciation for migrant cultures.
I’m Shona. I’ve been at Greenstone Doors as a volunteer counsellor for 8 years. I love the team I work with and my clients. As a young person I trained as a nurse and then a midwife. After marriage and children we became foster parents and I also worked as a pastoral care worker for our church. It was this back ground that gave me a love for women and related issues around pregnancy, inter personal violence and couples work.
I am full member of NZCCA and have trained in EFT (emotionally focused therapy) and ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy)
Each of these professionals is chosen for their expertise, compassion, and dedication to helping individuals overcome life's challenges. From personal growth to mental health support and more, their diverse specializations ensure you'll find the right fit for your needs.
The Upper Hutt Fruit and Vege Co-op runs from Greenstone Doors, Chanel Family Centre. It operates every Wednesday and supplies members with a $15 pack of fresh, seasonal and predominantly local fruit and vegetables at cost price. Members need to pay a week in advance. The produce is packed by a hard working team of volunteers and everyone enjoys morning tea together after the work has been completed. New volunteers are always welcome. To register with the co-op and purchase a $15 pack use the website:
This will give you all the information you need to purchase and pick up your fruit and vegetables. Invite your whānau and friends to join—the more members we have buying packs the greater value we can deliver for all!
In both our centres, we offer a free baby clothing service for families in need. Parents can collect baby clothes from Greenstone Doors and the Chanel Family Centre during opening hours. Our volunteers sort the donated baby clothes from the community, and donations are always welcome.
Our devoted Greenstone Aunties are volunteers who provide continuous support to pregnant and/or first-time mothers and their partners. They walk alongside and accompany mothers throughout pregnancy and into first-time motherhood.
A space for men to discuss and engage in meaningful conversations. Tane Talks take place at Greenstone Doors Lower Hutt every Tuesday and the Chanel Family Centre in Upper Hutt every Thursday.
For Dads seeking guidance on parenting, we offer the "Game On!" course facilitated by Francis and Duncan. This comprehensive course covers various aspects of fatherhood, including communication, discipline, boundary-setting, and fostering a strong family unit.
For more information about the next course or to register, contact us at:
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We greatly value your privacy and assure you that all information provided will be kept confidential. Your trust is important to us, and we will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible.
Thank you for reaching out to Greenstone Doors. We look forward to connecting with you and being a source of care and support throughout your journey.
194 Naenae Road, Lower Hutt
04 566 5037 or 022 039 5788
Chanel Family Centre,
1285 Fergusson Drive Upper Hutt
021 0806 0113
Tues & Thurs: 9:30am—4pm
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