PIVOT 8 Week Support

Our 8 week wellbeing support is designed to create a wraparound service to maintain mana and rangatiratanga as well as connection to other supports. The service and modules will include the following components.
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Individual Counselling

1:1 counselling sessions offered an average of 5 sessions per 8 weeks both in person as well as through a telehealth video platform.


Delivered in person and virtually, participants will have the opportunity to attend groups that offer psycho-education about effects of alcohol or other drugs, as well as skill building and functional guidance on maintaining wellbeing.

Peer Support

Everyone who accesses our PIVOT service is assigned a Wellbeing Coach. These peer support workers each have their own lived experience of problematic substance use, giving them a unique understanding of the challenges faced by those looking to make a change.

Wellbeing Coaches often have more contact with our clients than their counsellor, and can provide many different kinds of support, from talking them through tough moments and helping them put principles into practice, to strategising with them around dealing with challenging situations.

Whānau Support

Groups and information offered to whānau so that they are able to understand and support their loved one in their wellbeing journey.

Virtual Support

Let us know if you are interested in virtual sessions. We are also introducing an app that will allow you to track your own progress.

Aftercare/ post-treatment supports

Former clients will receive follow up and check ins, and are always welcome to enrol in another 8 week package of support.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is early-intervention?

Early-intervention support empowers you to make healthier choices before current patterns become harmful. Our experienced team of clinicians and wellbeing coaches specialise in early-intervention support.

What does PIVOT include?

We’ll work with you to create a personalised 8-week plan that’s focused on your goals, and includes:

  • Initial meeting to unpack the best way to assist you
  • Personalised plan and goal setting
  • Private counselling sessions and access to a wellbeing coach
  • Actionable information to improve your own health and wellbeing
  • Group coaching sessions and creating a support network (optional)
  • Online tools to track your progress
How can I access your services

Getting started is simple. Please complete the enquiry form below and one of our friendly staff will get in touch with you. Our services are available nationwide. If you are outside Wellington region, you can still access our services through virtual telehealth.

How much does PIVOT’s 8 week journey cost?

Our service is not currently publicly funded, but reach out and we’ll assist you with an initial consultation and quote.

Is PIVOT a Drug and Alcohol Service?

Yes, PIVOT is a comprehensive Wellbeing Service. While we provide support for individuals whose alcohol and/or drug use at a mild to moderate level negatively impacts their lives, we also address other dimensions of wellbeing. Our goal is to empower individuals who may not meet addiction criteria but still desire support in improving their overall wellbeing.

How is PIVOT different from traditional addiction treatment services?

The PIVOT service takes a holistic approach to wellbeing, focusing on personalised support and addressing the specific challenges individuals face. We provide a non-judgmental and inclusive environment using the Te Whare Tapa Whā model of wellbeing, to find ways to help improve your overall health and wellbeing and enhance your mana. PIVOT is designed for individuals who do not meet severe addiction criteria but still want to make positive changes in their lives.

What can I expect from PIVOT?

PIVOT offers personalised support tailored to your specific needs. You can expect evidence-based interventions, practical tools, and guidance from our experienced professionals. We address not only your alcohol and/or drug use but also other aspects of wellbeing, such as mental health, relationships, and self-care, to help you create lasting positive changes in your life.

How long does my involvement with PIVOT last?

8 weeks. Former clients will received follow up and check ins, and are always welcome to enroll in another 8 week package of support. 

Is PIVOT confidential?

Yes, confidentiality is of utmost importance to us. All information shared during PIVOT’s sessions is treated with the strictest confidentiality in accordance with professional ethics and legal requirements. Your privacy and trust are respected, and our team maintains strict confidentiality guidelines to ensure your information remains secure.

Is PIVOT service available nationwide?

Yes, we are based in Wellington and can be accessed nationwide through telehealth. Please contact us for more information.