Our Services
at Greenstone Doors

Whether you’re in search of free pregnancy testing, keen on joining our vibrant playgroups, seeking a listening ear through our supportive counselling, exploring our food programmes, or becoming a valued member of our amazing men's group, rest assured, we’ve got everything covered. Keep reading below for more details.


Free Pregnancy Testing

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.


Join our Playgroups

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.

Come and join us every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 am to 12 pm during term time.
Greenstone doors — Lower Hutt
Chanel Family Centre — Upper Hutt

“Ash is absolutely amazing!!!”

— Comment about our student counsellor Ash

Free Counselling Services

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.  

Meet Our Counsellors:

Wendy Hill:
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.


Minon Wijeyeratne:
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)


Hi there. I’m Ash - born and bred in the beautiful Hutt Valley. I am a second year counselling student and love that I get to gain my experience here at Greenstone Doors.

My husband and I have a toddler who has taught us so much in his short life so far. We are a diverse family consisting of Chinese, Malaysian, Tongan and Pakeha cultures. My Christian faith is important to me and has shown me the value in loving and helping people. 

Throughout my teenage years, young adulthood, and motherhood, I have experienced the power in being heard and supported by counsellors. So, I encourage you to reach out if you are in need of a safe, judgement-free space to talk. 

Post Abortion Counsellors

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.

Carolina Gnad
I offer a person-centred holistic integrative approach to counselling, as well as offer journeying through a 14 Guidepost Recovery Programme.
  • Work location: Hoon Hay, Christchurch
  • Phone: 021 299 1716
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Online counselling available: Yes
  • Fees: $60 per 50 minutes
Maree Stace
Person-centred and relational approach.
  • Work location: Rangiora, and St Albans in Christchurch
  • Phone: 022 313 0259
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: Online counselling available: No
  • Fees: $100
Jocelyn Chapman
I offer the safe, empathetic, non-judgmental approach of Person-Centred Counselling, CBT, and Creative therapies, to empower clients to work through the challenges in their lives, at their own pace.
I have 5 years of experience working with adults and youth with a wide range of issues.
  • Work location: Central City, Christchurch Phone: 021 995 610
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Online counselling available: No
  • Fees: $60 negotiable.
Lynda Chisholm
My approach is primarily client-centred. I will respect your beliefs, values, and views, and cultural differences, and you can be assured of a non-judgemental listening ear. Through the counselling process, I can offer you hope and encouragement to deal with your issues and help you to make any changes you would like in your life.
Karen Hart
I am a school guidance counsellor and an ACC counsellor for sensitive claims. Most of my work is based around mindfulness and trauma healing, but I have an eclectic approach to fit with many different client needs. I have mostly worked with youth but am happy to see anyone.

  • Work location: Karamu High and Directions Youth Health Centre, Napier
  • Phone: 021 206 5939
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Online counselling available: No
  • Fees: $40 or koha.
Vic Turner (L'Est Equine Retreat)
provisional NZAC
Qualified person-centred counsellor and Eagala mental health specialist.

  • Work location: Hickory Bay Rd, Akaroa
  • Phone: (03) 304 8442
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Online counselling available: Yes
  • Fees: Koha

Upper Hutt Fruit & Vege Co-op

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!


Free Baby Clothes

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.

Any pre-loved baby clothing and equipment can be dropped off at either of our centres.

Greenstone Aunties

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.


Men's Programmes

Tane Talks:

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.

Every Tuesday or Thursday


For more information about the next course or to register, contact us at:

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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.

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194 Naenae Road, Lower Hutt
04 566 5037 or 022 039 5788
Mon—Fri: 9:30—4pm

Chanel Family Centre,
1285 Fergusson Drive Upper Hutt 
021 0806 0113
Tues: 9:30am—1:30pm
Wed: 8:00am—3:00pm
Thu: 9:30am—1:30pm
Fri: 9:30am—1:30pm

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