What can you expect your marriage & relationship therapist on your first session?


Opening Hours (Jeff):

Monday        12, 3, or 5pm

Tuesday        11, 12, 3,  or 5pm

Wednesday  11, 12, 3, or 5pm

Thursday      11, 12, 3, or 5pm

       Opening Hours (Lucy):

Tuesday        12, 2, 3,30 or 5pm

Wednesday 12, 2, 3.30, or 5pm

Thursday      12, 2, 3.30, or 5pm

Friday           12, 2, 3.30, or 5pm

Our home is purpose-built for counselling work. Lucy also has her office in our home. You can contact her through her website:

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Most couples sessions are for one hour, sometimes longer by negotiation. Many couples find it useful to have one and a half hour sessions so that they get into the work more deeply, quickly.


Cost :$180 for a one-hour session with Jeff Saunders.

Cost: $120 for a one hour session with Lucy Cabot-Saunders.


Payment by EFTPOS, internet transfer or cash at the end of each session.


Please note that cancellation must be made more than 48 hours before a session so that the time can be made available to others.

Both Lucy and Jeff are booked out a couple of weeks ahead, so cancellations allow others to get in earlier.

Late cancellations and forgotten appointments will incur a full fee.


Courses for Couples are available from time to time. These are a very cost effective way to learn about couples dynamics, why things go wrong, and offer effective strategies to get your relationship back on track.

Let Jeff or Lucy know if you are interested in these, and you will be contacted if /when a course is scheduled.

Dancing happy couple after couples counselling with Jeff Saunders

Feel better & see the way forward in your first session, or you don’t pay!

Benefit, immediately, from over thirty decades of couples’ counselling experience that Jeffery Saunders can offer you. Feel the relief when you learn that your marriage/relationship can be saved, and that there’s nothing really wrong with you both – you’ve just slipped into the hole many others also find themselves in.

Heal your partnership by learning to understand each other by developing new relationship skills. Save your marriage, avoid divorce, and protect the love still left in your relationship. Jeff Saunders offers affordable couples’ counselling in Christchurch, New Zealand and over the internet through Skype.