‘A bruised reed He will not break and  a smouldering wick He will not snuff out…’(Matt 12 v 30

‘…be transformed by the renewing of your mind.’ (Romans 12 v 2)

We will work with you to:

  • Help you understand yourself better
  • Help you understand and improve your relationships
  • Develop strategies and skills to overcome and/or manage your current difficulties
  • Help you resolve and/or move forward with presenting past issues
  • Help you with grieving

To view our Grief Care brochure please click here

Christian Counselling  is based on a Christ centred view of a person which tells us that we are created in God’s image as physical, emotional, thinking, choosing and spiritual beings. We explore all these areas of a person’s life and work towards helping them to reach their God-given potential.

However, we do see people from any faith and non-faith background. Prayer is available if the person requests it.

Turning Point is part of East Taieri Church which has been a positive contributor to the community for over 150 years.

Turning Point was established in 2005 to offer professional, affordable Christian counselling to people in the greater Taieri and surrounding area. We try to keep our costs as low as possible and to do this we seek funding from various organisations.

To view our brochure please click here

We offer:

  • Christian counselling & psychotherapy
  • Community Education
  • Ministry/Spiritual Supervision & Direction
  • Professional & Clinical Supervision
  • Grief Care/Coping with loss

We see:

  • Adults
  • Children
  • Youth
  • Couples
  • Groups


Your choice:  You can choose which counsellor you would like to work with and contact them for an appointment. Please leave a message if no-one takes your call and they will get back to you. 

Your time:  Each counsellor offers different times throughout the week and some evening appointments may be available. Mosgiel appointments are held in a private room at East Taieri Church, some counsellors also offer appointments in Dunedin.  We are grateful for the use of a counselling room in Dunedin.  This incurs a charge which will be added to your fee - please check with your counsellor at appointment time.

If you are late or miss an appointment:  If you are late for an appointment your time with the counsellor may be shorter so please arrive on time. If you are unable to keep your appointment please phone the counsellor as soon as you can, preferably the day before. If you do not cancel your appointment we will charge you as this takes up the counsellors time which someone else could use.

Length of each session:  All appointments are 50-55 minutes


Counselling Fees (All per appointment)

Payment is required at each session. We can also invoice you so you can make a direct credit transfer. We also accept cheques and cash but no EFPTOS.

In order to make counselling affordable to as many people as possible we have a scale of fees based on the person’s ability to pay. Please discuss payment with your counsellor if this may be difficult.

Please see our current brochure for pricing click here

If you have particular finiancial circumstances which may impact on your attendance please discuss these with your counsellor.

Our Counsellors

Paul Reet

Paul Reet (BA, Grad Cert Ed, Adv Dip Therapeutic Counselling, Dip Nursing (MH), is a registered Mental Health Nurse and Counsellor (NZAC/BACP). He has had additional training in Supervision, Psycho-dynamic Psychotherapy, CBT/DBT & ACT. Paul has worked in mental health for over 12 years. He has experience in working with trauma and abuse as well as common mental health problems. Paul offers both clinical/professional supervision and ministry/spiritual supervision. Work and Income subsidies may be available-please discuss with your GP, who is able to refer you.  

Contact: 476-1462  Cell:  027 233 3597 Email: carling.reet1@gmail.com 



Deborah Taylor (B.Sc., Psychology., PG Dip. Counselling.) Trained in Narrative CBT & group work & Child & Youth counselling with additional Bicultural training - Professional Member of NZCCA. Has experience in individual counselling in a variety of areas including trauma, grief care, depression & anxiety, self-esteem, burnout, relationship issues & working with teenagers.

Contact: debtaylor898@gmail.com

GillEastgate 800

Gill Eastgate (Dip Soc&ComWork.,BEd.,BOccTherapy., Post Grad Dip., Master of Prof Practice (Counselling)). Gill is a registered Occupational Therapist and Social Worker, and a member if ANZASW and has worked in the mental health field at the DHB; in a primary health organisation and in a range of community social service agencies. She has over 15 years experience of providing counselling for a range of issues including trauma, abuse, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief care, and loss and stress.

Contact: 021 047 5127   Email: gill.eastgate@icloud.com