Join our counsellor community
Sign up today to help young kiwis
We're thrilled you're interested in joining our community of great counsellors, therapists and health professionals providing kiwi kids and young adults with the mental health support and guidance they need.
Together we can change the mental health situation in New Zealand, change the conversation, and change the future for our young people. We want to demonstrate that it's normal to seek help when you're experiencing depression or anxiety, and we need you. We're looking for health professionals and counsellors throughout the country that can work with kids and young adults. Join us!
How it works
Step one - sign up
You can sign up here to become a member. To be included in the I AM HOPE counsellor community, you’ll need to be qualified to work with adolescents and children, and:
Be an ANZACATA (professional level), NZAC or NZCCA member,
Be a registered psychologist (NZPB),
Be a registered psychotherapist (PBANZ), or
Have your CV reviewed and accepted by our board of trustees.
We’ll list community members on our Choose a Counsellor area of the website, so young people and their trusted adults can find help nearby or online.
Step two - new client first contact
New clients book an appointment with you, mentioning they would like to access Gumboot Friday funding.
Step three - new client ID number
Once your new client is all booked in, you can log in to the counsellor area of the website and request a new anonymous client ID number to include on all invoices.
Step four - getting paid
We expect that you will charge at your normal rates and - though Gumboot Friday is not intended as a long term funding solution - we don't currently have a limit on how many sessions we'll pay for. We encourage you to address the urgent need of your client, then check what is left in the Gumboot Friday kete (updated every Monday on our homepage) or have a chat with our team.
When you're ready to invoice us, head over to the Invoice Process page in the counsellor area of the website, check that your invoice includes all the correct details, then send to us for payment. Simple!