Non-religious, non-politically affiliated organisation with 80+ well trained & genuinely caring volunteer counsellors who offer a free 24/7
PCS is an independent, charitable trust, with branches throughout New Zealand. PCS offers free, 24/7 telephone counselling and face to face counselling services for anyone with a pregnancy or abortion related issue, such as:
* Women who are pregnant or thinks that she may be.
* Women who are trying to cope with a tough pregnancy.
* Women who are struggling mentally during or after a pregnancy.
* Women who have been pregnant in the past and suffered a loss through miscarriage or stillbirth.
* Women who need post abortion support and counselling.
* Men who are dealing with understanding pregnancy, pregnancy loss, or abortion.
Our counselling services are offered by a dedicated, skilled and hard working group of approximately 70 counsellors nationwide, who volunteer their time and skills to the anyone who needs a listening ear.
A story from Bernice, PCS Counsellor: 10 November 2017
One of our PCS counsellors received a call recently from a client who had used our services two years ago. The client asked if it were possible to speak with ‘Beatrice,’ who had helped her in the past.
The person on duty figured out that ‘Beatrice’ was actually Bernice, one of our South Island counsellors. She took the client’s number and passed it on to Bernice who was then able to contact the client and re-establish their connection.
It was wonderful for Bernice to once more offer guidance and support. Two years ago when the client had first contacted PCS, she had been pregnant with twins and suffered the loss of both of them during her pregnancy. This left her devastated. She has now become pregnant again, and is understandably anxious about the possibility of miscarrying again.
Through their counselling conversations, Bernice has been able to help this client to understand her thoughts and feelings and has offered a listening ear and encouraging words. It was lovely to know that this client had found our services so helpful that, when she was in need again, she did not hesitate to make contact with PCS.