Resources & links
The list below encompasses a range of services that are not provided by me. They are an option for you to investigate for yourself if they resonate with you. Please explore their listing for more information.
Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland), Aotearoa
Private drug & alcohol treatment | Augustus Clinic | Parnell
Augustus Clinic is a leading provider of drug and alcohol treatment based in Parnell only a few minutes away from central Auckland. We offer a comfortable and discreet environment for our clients to work through their alcohol or drug use issues. This is achieved by one on one appointment’s where privacy and time for you is guaranteed. Our appointment times are flexible to work around your schedule and commitments.
Making your first appointment at Augustus Clinic will be an investment in the rest of your life. We will provide you with the tools to combat your addiction and live a life free from compulsive alcohol and drug behaviours. Utilising the latest psychology and counselling techniques Augustus Clinic will support and nurture you through your journey to sobriety and abstinence.
With over 15 years experience in the field of alcoholism and compulsion, Grant Foster will work with you to achieve this. Through one on one counselling Grant will enable you to experience a freedom that is not available to us when we are in the grips of addiction. Augustus Clinic programmes will fast track you to a life free from mind or mood altering substances.
Agnès Desombiaux Sigley
Arts Therapist, Psychotherapist and Family Therapist | ANZACATA* (Professional) – NZAP* (provisional) – PBANZ* (Interim) – NZAFT (Clinical) - Waka Oranga (Associate)|Mt Eden
Agnès is an experienced Psychotherapist, Arts Therapist and Family Therapist for children, youth, and adults (since 2009).
She works especially with issues related to relationships, anxiety, grief, depression, trauma and dissociation.
A warm and intuitive person, she likes to address issues holistically with respect for individual needs and pace.
Within an overall relational and humanistic approach, Agnès uses a variety of therapeutic modalities, such as Psychosomatic Integration, Gestalt, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Mindfulness, Dreamwork, Arts Therapy and Sand Play Therapy.
Fluent in English and French (her country of origin), she also welcomes the opportunity to work with people from different cultural backgrounds.
Agnès is a published author and delivers research at international conferences.
- The New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists https://nzap.org.nz
- The Psychotherapists Board of Aotearoa New Zealand https://pbanz.org.nz
- The Australia, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association https://anzacata.org
Career & Life Coach | Remuera
Allison works with adults and teenagers assisting them to find a path that is right for them.
Coaching services include - teen school subject choices, assessment and selection of career path post school and for students at university needing to clarify their study choices. For adults, advice on career management and strategies, finding the ideal career path, CV development, coaching, clarity and support on life issues.
Allison is an ex teacher, worked in Human Resources for 14 years and for the last 8 years worked as a Coach.
Counsellor, Life Coach, Career Coach | BA(Hons), Business Studies, Post Grad Dip (Counselling), MNZAC | Grey Lynn & Takapuna, online
Andy provides support and guidance through counselling, career coaching and general life coaching. He provides a safe, non-judgemental and professional service, working with you to explore your own personal world - looking at the past, reviewing the present and moving forward into the future.
Anna de Valk
Personal and Professional Leadership Coach | Pukekohe/online
Anna works with growth-focused people who wish to bring their best self to their personal and professional relationships, as well as bringing out the best in others.
Drawing on neuroscience and mindfulness Anna supports you to develop calm and clarity, personal insight and confidence.
A credentialed coach with the International Coach Federation (ICF), Anna is also an accredited ICF Coach Educator, Mentor and Supervisor.
Services are available for clients throughout New Zealand and internationally via Zoom.
Counsellor, Supervisor | BCouns, MNZCCA | Epsom & online
I am an ICEEFT Certified Emotionally Focussed Therapist (EFT) and Supervisor and enjoy working with couples.
EFT is a non-blaming way of working that enables couples to safely venture into places in their relationship that have been out of bounds, sometimes for some time. New levels of understanding and connection emerge resulting in a fresh realness and intimacy in the relationship.
I also work with individuals with issues of depression, anxiety, anger, grief, and shame.
Psychosynthesis Counsellor | MNZAC, ACC registered | Papakura
I have an intuitive and practical approach to supporting clients, through the exploration of behaviours and beliefs that limit living a fulfilling life.
As we work together your self-awareness, understanding and compassion will grow, leading to the achievement of sustainable change and a more enriched life.
Anxiety New Zealand Trust
Anxiety New Zealand offers specialist treatment, support & education for anxiety, phobias, OCD, depression & related conditions:
generalised anxiety disorder
mono or specific phobias
obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)
impulse control disorders
post traumatic stress disorder
We have a specialist clinic based in St Lukes, where we work with mild to severe anxiety disorders, depression, alcohol & substance abuse. We treat children, adolescents, adults & provide support for families.
You may qualify for WINZ support/funding if you fit the following criteria:
you are a working, low income earner
you are on a benefit
you are unemployed
you are on a pension
you are on a government subsidy
you are a student
Clinic hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 8.30am-5.00pm
Anglican Trust for Women & Children (ATWC)
The Anglican Trust for Women and Children is a major Auckland family charity and one of the city’s oldest.
We have been helping mothers, children and families since 1858 and are here for the long haul.
We need ongoing funding and donations to keep providing our high quality services to Auckland’s community.
By supporting ATWC you will help us to keep putting families first. You can donate here.
ATWC has a sliding, negotiable scale of donations and fees for self-referring clients, which is based on what they can afford and is discussed at their first appointment. We may also be able to help self-referring clients to access other funding sources.
Fees for agency referrals are set and range from $100 for individual counselling/ psychotherapy sessions to $150 for co-therapy sessions.
For self or agency referrals | call 09 276 3729 | firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beginning Experience | Auckland
Grief resolution for adults and children affected by divorce, separation or loss of a parent/partner
The Beginning Experience New Zealand is part of the world wide organisation, all working with the common goal of supporting those men, women and children suffering from grief due to divorce, separation and widowhood.
The loss of a loved one through separation, divorce, or death is one of life's most traumatic experiences. Many people who have suffered this loss feel left out by their community, their church, and feel uneasy around married friends, unsure of themselves and uncertain about their futures. This program is intended for those suffering the loss of a love relationship through death, divorce or separation who are ready to come to terms with that loss and begin to move forward with their lives.
Through our program we help to facilitate the resolution of grief. The process starts with our weekend progam which helps grieving persons focus on their experience and emerge from the darkness of grief into the light of a new beginning. As part of the Beginning Experience community on going facilitation is available to continue to assist those who want more help in moving forward.
The team members in the Beginning Experience ministry are "wounded healers" - specially trained men and women who are themselves widowed, separated or divorced, but further along in the grieving process.
If you have any of the following symptoms: achy muscles and joints, breathing discomfort*, chest pains*, clammy hands, disturbed sleep, dizzy spells* or feeling spaced out, erratic heartbeats*, feeling anxious and uptight, feeling of 'air hunger', frequent sighing and yawning, irritability or hypervigilance, pins and needles, shattered confidence, tired all the time, upset gut/nausea
You could be breathing incorrectly.
Speaking from personal experience, learning to breathe correctly (which is what most people think they are doing already) will have a life changing impact on you.
www.breathingworks.com | practitioners located all around New Zealand
*Check with your doctor if you experience these symptoms.
Massage Therapist | CBD
Carmen Goodwin trained in the UK , graduating in May 2000. She is originally from Germany, but has lived in the UK for more than a decade, interspersed with stints in other countries before moving to New Zealand with her Kiwi husband in 2005.
Massage is the tool which has enabled me to become (and remain ! ):
a runner, when I couldn’t walk a mile
an optimist , when all else failed
a sponge for associated knowledge, when the results just kept on coming.
Massage is not really much about talking: Just try it!
Carmen Goodwin – Massage therapist and founder of Auckland Sports Massage
Auckland Therapeutic Massage as featured in the New Zealand Herald on Sunday.
Dips Psychosynthesis Counselling and Psychotherapy, MNZAP, PBANZ Registered, MPAnzA, ACC Registered Psychotherapist | Pakuranga
I am a trained Psychosynthesis Psychotherapist and Counsellor working with adults on a one-to-one basis in my private practice in Sunnyhills/Pakuranga.
I can assist you in a safe and professional setting to gently explore the issues which are bringing you to counselling, encouraging you to feel more connected to life and self, and helping you to be more focused, decisive, energised and resourceful.
I hold a strong respect for cultural, spiritual and systemic (family) factors that impact on a person’s lived experience.
My aim is to work in an empathic and collaborative way, and to provide a safe, holding and supportive environment where you can work through difficulties and overcome what keeps you from living life to your full potential.
Senior Therapist & Counsellor, Supervisor | Titirangi, online
Synthesis Therapy is the practice of Cian Kerrisk, an senior Therapist and Counsellor with over 15 years of experience. Cian works from practice rooms in Ponsonby and Titirangi in the Auckland region. Online Skype sessions are also available.
Cian offers Longer-term Psychotherapy, Brief Counselling, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, as well as Couples Counselling from practice rooms in Titirangi and online. His therapeutic approach is a 'synthesis' of Relational Psychodynamic, Humanistic, and Cognitive Behavioural Modalities.
Cian works with men and women all of ages and also with adolescents. He has experience in working with a range of issues and concerns, and has specialist training and clinical experience in the following areas:
Leadership and personal strengths coach and trainer | Auckland & online
I help people get themselves unstuck by discovering and unleashing their personal strengths and leadership capability
Drawing on two decades of leadership and management experience, and my qualifications in Human Resource Management and Positive Psychology, I offer tailored coaching and training programmes to individuals and teams
You are the expert in your life; my role is to support you to explore and unlock your inner genius, to create the life and career you have always dreamed of
Coaching is available face-to-face in Auckland, and across the country via Zoom or Teams
Counsellor for people with Aspergers or Autism and their families | BA, MCounselling(Hons), PGDipCounselling, GradDip(Psychotherapy), DipTeaching | Central Auckland/North Shore
I provide counselling for people with Asperger’s or Autism and their families. I am an experienced school counsellor at a high school during the day and only see private clients after 4pm. I work with adults and teenagers. Some clients prefer to think of me as a coach who helps them develop the skills to cope with and overcome problems.
I provide my clients with therapeutic and skills based counselling, around better managing their relationships, stress, anger, grief, ADHD, anxiety, depression, work, obsessions, addictions, school, organisational skills, memory issues or sexual behaviour. I have counselled couples where one partner has Asperger’s. I am able to provide resources of useful strategies to help cope with challenges.
I also provide therapeutic and behavioural counselling for families and caregivers of people Asperger’s. I support families and caregivers to identify the function of challenging behaviours and to develop strategies so those behaviours can be effectively reduced. I have presented to parents of teens with Asperger’s on bullying prevention strategies. I have worked for over 20 years as a counsellor and teacher specialising in supporting people on the Autism Spectrum.
email@example.com | 027 362 5584 | my counselling room is in Beach Haven on the North Shore, and I also see central Auckland and North Shore clients with home visits.
Specialist Naturopath & Nutritional BioChemist | ND, MS (USA), Dip.BioChem, Dip.App.Irid, CL, HbT | North Shore
Specialising in Naturopathic Oncology, Neurology & Endocrinology
30 years of full time clinical experience - since 1986
David can help with all cases of cancer
David specialises in difficult and hard to treat cases like PD, MS & ALS
David often refers to other practitioners, who dovetail with his specialised skills
He trained in three countries, spanning 12 years, after training as a Scientist/Technician in Microbiology & Biochemistry with the National Health Institute in Wellington in the 1980s
If you want a scientific approach to your health, you have found it.
Counsellor (Provisional Member NZAC), PGDip Counselling and BSc Psychology | Ellerslie
Hi there, I'm Deanna and I have a real passion for helping people through the many challenges we face as humans in a way that best works for each individual. My goal is to support clients through meaningful change towards living a more satisfying and happier life.
I integrate a variety of counselling approaches underpinned by a special interest in mindfulness-based practices which help to foster awareness, self compassion and stress reduction. I've also facilitated Mindful Parenting courses for a number of years (and I'm a Mum of two children).
I've worked with clients struggling with parenting, anxiety, depression, relationships, trauma, grief/loss, stress, drug/alcohol use, and reactivity.
I offer a compassionate and non-judgemental space for you to speak freely about your challenges so we can explore them together.
I'm currently also studying my Master of Counselling at the University of Auckland (my research topic is parenting childhood anxiety) and am working towards my full membership with NZAC.
Counsellor/client fit is really important so I'm very happy for you to give me a call or email and see if I sound right for you.
I work with adults and children from age 12 upwards (with and without their parents).
Counsellor | Papakura, Remuera & online
I work with teens 14 years +, women, men and couples.
I have a BHSc in Counselling from Auckland University of Technology and I am a registered member of NZAC.
My work involves the use of CBT, Narrative Therapy, and Person Centred Therapy with solution focused outcomes. I work alongside clients to achieve their goals by creating a new way of thinking and understanding, using coping strategies and problem solving skills to help improve their lives and relationships.
I am offering ‘outside sessions’ as ‘walk and talk therapy’ as indicated on my website. This of course is available where possible and depending on distance. I am in South Auckland, willing to meet clients within a 10-15km radius in location of convenience for both parties once assessment is complete.
I adhere to MoH guidelines to safeguard self and clients who want ‘in person sessions’ e.g sanitising, masks (if requested) and social distancing. Privacy is still paramount.
Divorce/Separation Support/Conflict Coach | Kimberlee Sweeney
CDC Certified Divorce & Separation Coach / Conflict Coach / Career Coach / Collaborative Practice NZ Law | St Johns/online
Trying to navigate your way through a separation or divorce?
Trying to be the best parent you can be right now?
Feeling overwhelmed, stressed and in constant conflict with your ex?
Worried about your children and how it will affect them?
Don't how to begin the separation process?
As one of NZ’s 1st certified CDC divorce coaches in 2015, I recognised after going through my own divorce some years earlier, a real need for support outside of the courts and legal fields.
As a divorce coach, I am there to help you navigate the communication struggles with your former spouse, children, lawyers and others you come in contact with day to day when going through a separation.
I guide clients towards a more amicable separation, I have trained in Collaborative Practice NZ, to work alongside your lawyers and mediators and give you support in and out of meetings.
My goal is to lessen the overwhelm for you and your family and give you the tools you need to move forward co-parenting, dealing with lawyers and preparing you for mediations, and all that is involved when separating.
I am also a certified CHCC Career Coach, helping those needing to return to the work force, or looking at increasing their earnings coming out of a relationship.
I am there to support you from the "Should I stay or should I go?"phase, through the difficult separation phase and coming out the other end. I can help give you the confidence to move into the next phases of your life as a single parent/person, into blending families and much more.
Book a complimentary discovery session and see how I can help you.
www.degreesofseparation.co.nz | ph 021 279 9407 | based in St Johns, Auckland | Phone, face to face & Skype & Zoom appointments available
Divorce/Separation Support | Equal Exes
Divorce & Separation Coaching | Settlement Strategists | Informal Mediations | Auckland & online
Equal Exes is the leading separation/divorce coaching business in New Zealand.
Our aim is to help people, just like you, achieve better financial outcomes and positive custody results. Our coaching sessions emotionally empower and educate people who are navigating the separation and/or divorce process.
www.equalexes.com | Auckland & online
Active SexLife Solutions | MSocSci Hons Psych, COP (Sex Therapy) | Remuera
After many years of consulting as an Organisational Psychologist, I qualified in Sex Therapy and started my private practice Active SEXLIFE Solutions. As a highly qualified specialist in human sexuality, I love helping my diverse clientele develop skills to address sexual and relationship issues and ways to maintain healthy sexuality.
My therapeutic services are for individuals and couples with intimacy and sexuality concerns related to sexual matters. A wide range of professionals also refer their patients to me as a complement to traditional medical treatment to help when illnesses may impact on sexuality.
My mission is to help all my clients through enhancing communication, relationships, intimacy and sexuality. I am inclusive and I do not discriminate regardless of age, race, cultural background, religion, sexual orientation, gender or disability.
My unique combination of organisational psychology and sex therapy enables me to assist organisations with effective staff training, practical policy and guidelines about how to deal with sexuality, sexual behaviours and intimacy in the workplace. This is particularly useful for organisations who work with vulnerable individuals and groups.
I work with individuals, couples, professionals - medical specialists, GPs, nurses, OTs, physios, counsellors, support workers, senior management.
We can take care of all your ailments and injuries. We are fully qualified and experienced in cranial osteopathy and structural osteopathic techniques and are specifically skilled to examine patients and ascertain which type of osteopathy is the appropriate treatment for you.
Osteopathy is best known for relief of back pain, but there are a range of problems that can be treated with thoughtful hands-on osteopathic treatment. Osteopathy improves the flow of blood though the tissues, thereby improving the physiology, improving healing and reducing pain.
Modern medicine has become very good at keeping people alive, but may provide less effective remedies for the 95% percent of complainants who are not dying, but are not feeling well either.
Osteopathy can be very useful for those complaints that are debilitating but which conventional medicine cannot treat, or as an adjunct to more serious conditions. Improving blood flow will always be helpful to your health.
www.eo.net.nz | ph 09 525 7766 | based in Ellerslie
Counsellor | Workplace Crisis trained | full member of New Zealand Association of Counsellors | full member of International Association of Applied Neuroscience IAAN
I have direct working experience of:
Dealing with crisis, grief, trauma and recovery from the perspectives of a victim, a counsellor and in a victim support role.
Extensive and effective counselling in couple, sexual abuse, anxiety, depression, grief and loss work.
An ability to create and sustain bridges cross culturally and through multi-disciplinary structures.
An ability to relate to all people from all backgrounds incorporating Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
An absolute understanding of the importance of discretion and confidentiality.
The challenges of recruiting, managing and training staff.
An ECE background and competence in education perception.
A nursing background and competence in nursing perception.
As Manager and Counsellor of Totara Hospice Family Support Services, I counselled extensively in Grief and Loss.
Work place performance and relationships
Trauma and attachment
Grief and Loss
firstname.lastname@example.org | ph 027 289 0476 | 115 Holmes Road, Waiuku
Co-Active Life Coach | Ellerslie & online
Suffering from anxiety related to personal or professional challenges?
As a certified Life Coach, I'm here to help you create clarity around issues you may have, to help you regain emotional control, allowing you to considerably strengthen your position as a solution maker.
Life Coaching starts with a conversation, confidential and non-judgemental to provoke insightful solutions.
The benefits of Co-Active Life Coaching are:
Find awareness around issues you may have.
Define personal goals you may want to achieve.
Find the tools/action steps needed for you to enjoy positive, sustainable change in your life.
It's tough to "open up", to share your personal issues and challenges. It takes courage, I really do understand that.
Sometimes it's also necessary to do just that, to trust someone who can listen to you deeply, without judgement.
Within my Life Coaching practice I provide you with a space where you can feel safe to explore and find your own solutions.
www.lifetuning.net | email@example.com | +64 27 814 9407 | Ellerslie & online
Counsellor for individuals, couples & families | Freemans Bay, Titirangi & online
Born in England, I moved here in 2004 and since that time I have transitioned from working in the creative industry to a career in the helping professions. I have worked as a counsellor in the following organisations; Home and Family Counselling, Family Works Northern, ManAlive, and The Youth Health Hub – Te Puna Manawa HealthWEST. I now work full-time in my private practice, located amongst the beautiful surroundings of Titirangi.
Relevant qualifications include a Post Graduation Diploma in Counselling practices and a BA (Hons) in communications. I have a foundational certificate in NVC (non-violent communication) and an NVC Empathy Deepening Certificate.
I support a diverse range of clients and challenges. When in session together you can expect; confidential and respectful conversations where practical solutions, insights, accountability and non-judgemental understanding are the main drivers of the work. The psychotherapeutic theory that guides my approach is Narrative Therapy, but I also call on other practices to support clients and their differing needs as we work together. These include; CBT, Strengths and Solution-focused therapies, Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness, Meditation, NVC and Somatic Psychotherapy.
I hold an authentic, compassionate, hopeful stance in life and support clients with a practice that values ethics, respect and integrity. Having gone through many tests and experiences throughout my own life, I am able to hold multiple perspectives across a wide range of concerns to help other possibilities for change emerge.
An established meditator and spiritual enquirer of many years, I have a developing understanding of the journey of spiritual transformation and I enjoy sharing in these conversations if the invitation arises. Part of the work we may undertake if relevant to your needs could involve certain mindfulness and self-compassion meditations to deepen your connection with awareness, acceptance and understanding. In my experience, such practices can and have been extremely empowering for the clients I have had the privilege to work alongside.
Outside of work I treasure hanging out with my kids, surfing, being in nature, painting, writing, meditating, catching up with friends, and making new ones along the way.
I look forward to meeting you | https://consciouscounselling.co.nz
Counsellor, Play Therapist, Parenting Consultant | MNZAC | B.Couns. Grad Dip CPW Child Centred Play Therapy, DipCouns, Cert Psychotherapy and Counselling, Somatic Experiencing Therapist in training | Orewa
I am passionate about the power that healthy, loving relationship holds in enabling ones natural drive towards maturity and healthy psychosocial development, towards fulfilling ones potential and the unfolding of one's life giving uniqueness to occur.
This is at the heart of all my practice and is foundational to what I believe is the key to raising resilient, content children and enjoying harmonious relationships.
I believe that children's behaviours are their voice, their way of saying I need something in relationship. They are never purposefully difficult or controlling but are simply following their design of being hard wired to elicit certain relational needs to ensure their healthy development.
My passion is to enable parents to read their children's behaviours and meet their needs in relationship so that the child can rest from their pursuit of attachment and be released to mature.
I work through play with younger children and uses mainly Narrative therapy with older children and adolescents.
I provide parenting consultation and offer play sessions to strengthen the parent-child relationship and facilitate the development of a healthy secure attachment.
Hobsonville Addiction Services
Rob Francis | Grad. Dip Addictions | Advanced Practitioner | DAPAANZ Registered AOD Practitioner & Supervisor | Hobsonville/online
Hobsonville Addiction Services Limited offers personalised Private Treatment options for individuals and companies. Using current best practice treatment modalities we are firmly focused on empowering people to build and sustain their wellness and well-being. Our services are offered face-2-face and online which means you can access your personalised Private treatment option from anywhere.
We can help with issues around:
drug & alcohol abuse
anger & violence
Having worked for many years “as an ambulance at the bottom of the cliff” Rob Francis believes, and research shows, there is a better way. Like most addiction practitioners, Rob has worked with those whose lives have become unmanageable. Rob has worked in a variety of roles including;
Case Manager in Te WhareWhakapiki Wairua (Auckland Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Court) and
Advanced Practitioner and Clinical Manager with New Zealand’s largest provider of residential treatment
Rob knows most traditional options focus on the problematic behaviour and teaching strategies to manage these behaviours. Sadly for many, this approach is not effective, and people living with these issues become caught in a repeating cycle of treatment, lapse, relapse and back for more treatment.
Using current best practice treatment modalities we are firmly focused on empowering people to build and sustain their wellness and well-being.
https://addiction2life.co.nz | Hobsonville & online
Holding Our Own
Support group for parents of LBGTQ children
Holding Our Own is a support group for parents and family of LGBTQ Children or family members.
No one needs to do this alone, it is tough sometimes, some issues are difficult to manage, feelings can be all over the place, let's talk it through, let's support one another, let's make this easier for everyone.
We all love our children, but this can be difficult to understand, difficult to accept. Tasking helps sort out the tough stuff. No judgement, no stereotyping, just a warm conversation that helps us all grow and learn as we support each other through this moment.
It take a village to raise a child, come join us build our village together!
PSYCH-K, ThetaHealing | Taking Your Life to the Next Level | Birkenhead
Transform your struggles, doubts and fears by diving into your present and past, to clear limiting subconscious beliefs on a deep and profound level.
I will support you to easily and quickly change limiting beliefs and resolve emotional issues so that creating success and happiness is easier, more joyful and truly possible for you.
Individual & Family Therapist (dyslexic/giftedness speciality | MCouns (Hons) | Registered with NZAC | MSACC (US) | Torbay
Jane has worked in her private counselling and psychotherapy practice in Auckland for 22 years.
She specialises in:
trauma, complex trauma, PTSD
Dyslexia, ADHD, Gifted
The highly sensitive person
Reconnecting with, and living from, authentic self
loss and grief
Jane speaks at various groups, conferences and workshops and has presented lectures on dyslexia at several universities. She runs workshops on Drawing Talk, a method she created that improves communication between individuals living with dyslexia.
She also is particularly interested in the emotional and social side of dyslexia and how this impacts individuals, couples, and family life.
Alexander Technique Teacher | CertSTAT(SA) | Royal Oak
Jann McMichael is passionate about helping clients find out how they sabotage their own postural and tensional movements in work and recreational situations; show how deep seated pressures transform to freer actions which lead to pain-freed and easier living. She demonstrates and attunes how mind and body work so in sync with each other that openness and ease flow effortlessly in one, just as a child experiences.
Although the list is endless, see various activities and conditions that Jann works with.
Jemma Allen (she/her)
Counsellor | MCouns (Hons) | Registered with NZAC | East Auckland/online
Jemma Allen is a counsellor who sees clients online and in person (Covid-permitting) in East Auckland.
One of her specialist areas is the intersection of sexuality and spirituality.
She works particularly with those who have been hurt in churches, and with those who are deconstructing and/or reconstructing their faith whether that is in relation to their gender identity or sexuality or for any other reason.
Jemma is familiar with a wide range of Christian theology and also with other religions. Jemma has been working with the rainbow community for the last sixteen years.
https://acsd.org.nz/spiritual-director/jemma-allen | firstname.lastname@example.org | ph 022 355 0615
Counsellor / Provisional Member of NZAC | Ellerslie North
Kia ora. My name is Kavita Ram. I was born in Hamilton, NZ and grew up in Fiji. I moved back to NZ in the year 2000 to complete my tertiary studies in Neuroscience at Otago University in Dunedin, and then went onto study Counselling with NZIPC in Auckland.
Currently I am working towards my full membership with NZAC.
I speak fluent English, Hindi and Fiji Hindi.
I specialise in:
grief and loss
relationship issues across generations
migrant and immigrant issues.
I work with children aged 8 and over. Through individual therapy, I provide a caring, safe and supportive environment for them to express themselves in.
I also work with women in their darkest moments of abuse, trauma, sexual abuse through to suicidal thinking, empowering victims into survivors, breaking the abuse cycle.
My approach to counselling is primarily person-centred, collaborative and strengths-based. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative and play therapy influence my work.
I can help you gain skills for coping around parenting, gain insights into lifelong patterns of behaviour, look at underlying issues and find ways to resolve them and support you as you move onto a more confident, fruitful life.
WINZ clients accepted | I work with individuals, couples, families and children from 8 years and up.
We are a small friendly team who offer natural pain relief and improved mobility for every age group from newborn babies through to the elderly.
Whether the problem is physical (like a sports injury) or more internal (like a headache or infant reflux) we can offer help to get things back to normal. One of the things that sets us apart is that – even if we really like you – we don’t want you to keep coming back to see us. We are always working to get you back to good health as quickly as possible, and if that’s not happening we will bring in our colleagues for second opinions or refer on to the appropriate specialist.
Dr Kirsty Agar-Jacomb
Registered Clinical Psychologist | DClinPsy, MNZPsS, ACBS | Albany
I am a registered Consultant Clinical & Coaching Psychologist with 20 years of experience working in the mental health field. Over these years I have filled clinical, leadership, training, organisational, and community roles.
For much of my career I have worked with highly troubled people often stuck in complex and rigid systems. I have worked in Early Psychosis Intervention with adult community teams, and in an acute inpatient unit with people who were acutely troubled and distressed.
I have also been Professional Lead for Adult Mental Health Services, worked in Quality and Improvement overseeing improvement and change initiatives, and have volunteered for many years on the Boards of community groups such as the International Society for Psychological and Social approaches to Psychosis -NZ branch (ISPS-NZ) and the Eating Difficulties Education Network (EDEN)
I am committed to continuing professional development, training, and supervision to ensure I offer you the best service.
I am an Accredited Coaching Psychologist through the International Society for Coaching Psychology (ISCP).
I am a member of the New Zealand Psychological Society (NZPsS) and belong to the Institute of Clinical Psychologists (ICP) and the Coaching Psychology Special Interest Group (CPSIG). I am also a member of the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science (ACBS), the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA) the ICF (International Coaching Federation).
I am available Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
I have appointments available between the hours of 9am and 5pm (last appointment 4pm).
Naturopath | Grey Lynn & online
Lisa Fitzgibbon is the founder and operator of OOMPH-Realistic Holistic Health. She is a registered Naturopath and Medical Herbalist with NZAMH and NZSN. Lisa has a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Complementary Medicine) from Charles Sturt University in Australia as well as Advanced Diplomas in Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine from South Pacific College of Natural Therapies in Auckland. At Oomph-Realistic Holistic Health, you will work together to devise a Treatment Plan for you - something that is both realistic and achievable; something that will support you to be at your best. Lisa works with all types of people, with all types of health concerns, conditions and objectives.
Psychotherapist | Birkenhead
Madhu is a registered psychotherapist (PBANZ) working with adults in private practice from Birkenhead.
Psychotherapy helps in understanding who we are deep down, how our life experiences have affected and shaped us and how this sometimes leads to unhelpful and harmful behaviours and relationships, a lot of which happens unconsciously.
These can manifest in all sorts of unhealthy and unhappy ways causing loneliness, unsatisfactory relationships with others and takes the enjoyment out of life. Madhu has particular interest in:
Grief and trauma
Gender and sexuality
Immigrant and refugee acculturation and adjustment to living in Aotearoa New Zealand
is caring, empathic and non-judgmental, with a holistic approach to mental, physical and spiritual dilemmas
uses psychodynamic and relational psychotherapy, mindfulness, dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) and mentalisation based therapy (MBT)
is respectful of and enjoys working with people of all cultures
speaks English and Hindi
Madhu has 20 years' experience in mindbody and holistic therapies for chronic pain
Counsellor/BSW | Dip Couns, MNZAC, MANZICA | Remuera
I have worked in both hospital and clinic settings where women's health and grief and loss has been my focus. I worked in a Fertility Clinic for 14 years and am therefore familiar with infertility diagnosis, treatments and the medical system. My experience in the pregnancy loss area includes working with people whose babies have died at all stages during the pregnancy or shortly after their birth. I also worked in the recurrent pregnancy loss area supporting people who have had multiple pregnancy losses. I provide counselling for people during and after a termination of pregnancy where there have been medical concerns for the baby or mother's health.
I work with the many issues that can arise when people are faced with pregnancy loss or infertility. These can include depression, anxiety, trauma and stress.
I have a Bachelor of Social Work and a Diploma in Professional Counselling, with membership to the New Zealand Association of Counsellors and the Australia, New Zealand Infertility Counsellors Association. These bodies require me to adhere to a code of ethics and to have relevant training and supervision to keep my practice safe and up to date.
My counselling training includes a number of approaches so I am able to work in ways that best suit you and the issues that you bring. What is most important to me is building a safe place for you to share your story and begin to have a better understanding of your thoughts and feelings. We work on what has brought you to counselling and what you would like to get from it. I am able to work with individuals or couples for short or longer periods of time.
Counsellor/Psychotherapist | BA Psychology, Dips Psychosynthesis Counselling & Psychotherapy, MNZAC, Registered Psychotherapist, Family Court and Auckland PHO Provider | Remuera
Minh is committed in supporting the healing potential of the human spirit to transform pain and suffering into wisdom and compassion. She also has a cross-cultural background and is interested in supporting clients to find self identity, richness and authenticity while living with(in) differences in their lives. She sees both individuals and couples in her private practice at the Community of Saint Luke in Remuera.
Naturopath, Medical Herbalist, Reiki Master Teacher, Spiritual Awareness Mentor | Orakei
She is a qualified Naturopath and Medical Herbalist with a Bachelor of Health Science (CompMed) from Charles Sturt University in Sydney, as well as Advanced Diplomas in Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine from South Pacific College of Natural Medicine (SPCNM) in Auckland. She is also a Reiki Master and Teacher, Author as well as a Spiritual Awareness Mentor.
Nicola looks at all aspects of health and lifestyle, seeing and treating the whole self - physical, mental, emotional and energy (spiritual) aspects, are essential for optimal well being. "Helping you with your health concerns, giving you the tools to improve your own health and vitality, creating a sense of well being and awareness of your inner beliefs and thoughts, is my passion."
Her philosophy is to use a means that resonates with you, whether it is herbs, supplements, diet/nutrition, energy healing, spiritual connection or a combination of all, so that you can reduce the stressors in your life, allowing peace, joy, good health and contentment. Her aim is to help you live filled with vitality, aligned with your inner voice and topping up your inner mojo.
Nicola also supervises the 3rd year Naturopathic students at South Pacific College of Natural Medicine, and runs spiritual classes and all levels of Reiki classes.
Nicola works with all types of health concerns for all types of people of any age.
Philippa van Kuilenburg
Wholistic Health Counsellor | MNZAC Registered Counsellor | AANZPA Certificated Psychodramatic Role Trainer | CIMA Certified Critical Incident Responder | Wesley/online
I am based in Wesley, it is between Mt Albert and Mt Roskill, close to the South-West motorway so easy to access for all directions.
I am an experienced counsellor and have worked in a variety of settings. I have a background in working in challenging environments, relationships & couples, managing grief as well as trauma, abuse and Family violence.
My training background includes Psychodrama, Family Systems, Transactional Analysis, CBT, Gottman, and Imago. When I am working with relationships, I work primarily with Family Systems Theory and work to improve communication between individuals and understanding different perspectives.
Physiotherapy/Acupuncture/Neurolink | Ellerslie
At Rebalance Clinic, we provide our clients with caring and professional care in the treatment of a wide spectrum of complaints. Our services range from preventative care to treatment of injuries and illness with particular emphasis on chronic and complex problems. Our services are available for people of all ages, stages of life and levels of fitness.
Our treatment approach is to target the real underlying cause of the problem rather than merely treating the symptoms. In this way we can ensure a more effective long term outcome.
Our goal is to assist you in regaining and maintaining an optimal level of health and well-being.
Physiotherapy, Neurolink and acupuncture are standard offerings at Rebalance.
www.rebalanceclinic.co.nz | ph 09 525 8140 | based in Ellerslie
Renate Barrack - Aroha Equine
Equine Assisted Growth & Learning, Equine Assisted Therapy | Alfriston, South Auckland
Aroha Equine offers services for children, teenagers, adults, families, groups and individuals who require growth, learning and counselling support.
Programs are designed to address human needs including self-confidence, self-esteem, problem solving, relationship skills, boundaries, communication, team building, conflict resolution, emotional regulation such as anger management.
We offer customised sessions for people dealing with depression, anxiety, PTSD, stress, social difficulties and other mental health challenges.
Aroha Equine receives referrals from professionals and individuals. EAGALA certified.
Counsellor for individuals & couples | Parnell, Newmarket & online
My work focuses on developing a respectful safe therapeutic relationship where you will be listened to without judgement and supported in developing a deeper understanding of how you relate to yourself, others and the environment around you.
I work with couples following a structured treatment approach called Emotionally Focused Therapy or EFT.
I have been working as a counsellor in Auckland and Australia for over 15 years. I am a full member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors.
My special interest areas are:
Anger Management and Emotional Regulation
PTSD & Complex Trauma
Intimacy & Relationships
Polyamory and consensual nonmongamy
Masculinity, gender identity and sexuality
Substance and Behavioural Addictions
Grief & Loss
Individual & Couple Therapist | Group Facilitator | Aware Parenting Instructor | Qoya Teacher | Maraetai & Parnell
Rochelle Gates is an Individual & Couple Therapist and Facilitator, informed by over two decades of work and training in the healing fields.
She brings her deep learnings both personally and professionally in Psychology, Psychotherapy, Psychodrama, Relationship Coaching and Aware Parenting to her work.
Her work focuses on healing and empowering each individual, to be able to love and act freely, in a manner that is truly authentic to them.
Counsellor for Grief & Loss | Hope for You | Master of Counselling, MNZAC | Henderson/online
Grief can be like finding yourself in the middle of an unfamiliar terrain with no map. As a therapist, I won't give you directions, but will walk with you as you make sense of the 'new normal', and start to move towards the kind of life you want. By the end of a series of sessions, I aim that you'll have a clearer sense of your strengths and resources to help navigate this new terrain. I'll do this through making space for grieving as well as looking for small moments of hope.
Having counselling for grief and loss is not always easy. It takes courage. I specialise in offering a gentle approach that makes conversation possible, as we walk at your own pace.
I have a doctorate in grief counselling and have worked as a counsellor in a variety of settings for 16 years. I offer counselling in person in Henderson, and also via Skype or Zoom.
Counsellor | Remuera/online
Offering general counselling & also specialising in religious questioning, addiction and behaviour change.
Focus Counselling is about supporting you to focus on what’s really going on. I practice person-centred counselling, utilising other modalities where helpful (CBT, Narrative, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic approaches). Whether you are struggling with relationships, work stress, addiction, grief, or are just ‘feeling stuck’, my role is to act as a supportive guide as you find a way through what you are facing.
I also help those who are struggling with their relationship with the religion in which they were raised. I do not have a goal of leading you 'back to God' or away from your religion and/or your culture; my goal is to provide a safe space for you to explore what can be a painful but growth-filled time.
Counsellor | CBD | Connection & Communication Issues, PreMarriage/ New Relationship Preparation, Intensives, Aspergers, Online Counselling
Steven is the Director of Relate Counselling and the only NZ therapist trained in all of the top five approaches to couples therapy (Imago, Gottman, EFT, PACT and MIRT). He has specialised in working with relationship issues for over a decade.
Steven travelled around the world to train under experts including Harville Hendrix, John and Julie Gottman, Stan Tatkin, Maya Kollman, Bruce Crapuchettes, Tammy Nelson. He has been actively involved in promoting and linking therapeutic and brain science insights to produce more powerful and integrated connection solutions. His collaboration with other passionate international clinicians led him to be a contributor to Mindful Integrated Relationship Therapy - the first evidence based couples therapy training modality.
His approach is to empower couples with tools to communicate effectively so that they can feel safe, loved and desired. He has a special interest in working with couples to recover from affairs, preparing for marriage and restoring lost connection. Steven also runs full day and multi-day intensive therapy sessions.
https://www.relate.kiwi.nz/relate-team/member/steven/ | ph 0204 RELATE (735 283) | based in Auckland CBD & online
Counsellor | CBD/Zoom
I am a Pākehā New Zealander, Mother and Partner and have spent the past 15 years working in the mental health and addictions field, following a career in the business world. I believe that everyone is the expert in their own lives, but there are times we need support when the challenges become overwhelming.
I have my own experience of alcohol addiction, anxiety and depression, which gives me an understanding of the pain and suffering these experiences bring and knowledge of what is involved in the journey to wellness.
I welcome people of all ethnicities, cultures, sexual orientations and gender identity.
Counsellor/Supervisor | BPsych, PGCouns, DipOrgPsych, DipComm, CertSocialWork | Newmarket & Pukekohe/online
Vic is a member of NZ Association of Counsellors and holds a Bachelor Degree in Psychology, a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling, a Diploma in Organisational Psychology, a Diploma in Communication Studies, and a Certificate in Community & Social Work.
He brings a wealth of experience in Community Work and Counselling to his practice. He initiated the Waipa Youth Centre in Te Awamutu, has been involved in developing services and programmes for Youth and Maori, facilitated career counselling workshops, and has researched and initiated counselling support for long term unemployed.
In 1996, he developed and ran the Drug & Alcohol Service on Waiheke Island as well as developing a private counselling practice.
He offers clients a space in which to work through issues such as addiction, anger, communication difficulties, work-place stresses and challenges, depression, life crises, and questions of meaning.
Vic believes that we have a powerful capacity for healing and effecting change in our lives. When we are living our truth with a sense of meaning and purpose we feel a deep sense of peace and contentment with ourselves and the world.
www.vicjones.co.nz | Newmarket & Pukekohe, Auckland | Skype & phone sessions available | ph 021 276 0669
Counsellor for children, teens, women and couples, including people with Autism/Asperger’s | PgDip in Counselling, Special Education/Psychology (MA) | Howick & Cockle Bay
I specialise in working with children, teens, women and couples who are dealing with anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues and parenting concerns. This includes people who are affected by Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome.
Providing a respectful, warm hearted and calm atmosphere, I work with a range of modalities and materials to support our conversations and help you express what might be “beyond words”.
I have several years of experience in working with individuals, families and groups as a support worker, parent coach and counsellor in Germany, the US and New Zealand.
Languages: fluent in English and German.
Discounted fees and support with WINZ subsidy available.
Clinical Psychologist | New Lynn | Skype
Although I am a clinical psychologist, I am human, just like you. I understand that life is difficult and can be overwhelming.
I work from an integrative perspective to help you gain clarity in dealing with your difficulties.
My experiences ranges from working with anxiety, depression, substance use, identity issues as well as couples counselling and migrant difficulties.
Therapy is available in English and Afrikaans.
Wingspan Counselling (formerly Home & Family Counselling)
Mt Eden & Northcote
Wingspan provides affordable short to medium-term counselling services for everyone. We work on a wide range of issues with individuals, couples and families.
Whether it’s couples counselling, family counselling, counselling for anxiety, grief, stress management or any challenge you may face…we’ll most likely have a counsellor who can help.
Our services are affordable and accessible to all. We work with children, teenagers and adults.
We are committed to providing the highest level of counselling assistance available so that our clients can lead more fulfilling lives. Wingspan provides services which are free from any discrimination, coercion, harassment and sexual, financial or other exploitation.
Wingspan have two Auckland locations - Mt Eden & Northcote
Although we have suggested fees, you can negotiate an affordable fee for your household. We have a programme for women with protection orders in place that is funded by the Family Court.
HEART Collective | Waikato
HEART Collective has been connecting kiwis with passionate mental health service providers since 2015. Our small, family-run agency is a unique collective of highly skilled professionals who deeply value your mental health and wellbeing. We take great pride in providing high quality, compassionate care.
HEART Collective was founded by Selena Needham, and has rapidly expanded to meet the growing demand in services, to become the reputable agency it is today.
Get in touch to discuss your needs in full confidence.
Cultural Supervisor, NZAC Puawananga Kaitiaki, Waikato, Tainui | MCouns, MNZAC
I am of Ngati Mahanga Hourua Waikato Tainui descent. I have my own private practice here in Hamilton. I am not a Therapist or Psychologist. I have a Masters of Counselling degree.
I am a registered member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors, and have been since 1996.
I have over 25 years of counselling experience:
four years for a small Family Counselling agency
21 years as a Student Counsellor at the Waikato University.
I have been in private practice since January 2018.
I have Family Court Accreditation, ACC (ISSC) Registration, and contract to PHO Hauraki and the National Hauora Coalition Limited.
I offer cultural supervision to those seeking NZAC membership because people are priceless and problems are costly, therefore…..
He aha te mea nui o te ao. He tangata, he tangata, he tangata.
“What is the greatest thing in the world, it is people it is people it is people.”
ph 027 6209 799 | email@example.com
Te Tara-o-te-Ika-a-Māui (Coromandel), Aotearoa
Massage Therapy, Restorative Yoga & Yoga Nidra | BHS, Dip Therapeutic Massage, Cert Relaxation Massage, Cert Allied Therapies | Pauanui
Treatments include neuromuscular therapy, therapeutic/deep tissue, relaxation, pregnancy & postnatal, reflexology and hot stone massage.
Yoga group classes | one-on-one yoga | massage workshops
Waiariki (Bay of Plenty), Aotearoa
Christian Counsellor | BAppSocSci | Tauranga
My name is Cheryl Brussow and I am an experienced client centered, evidence based practitioner, who holds a Bachelor’s degree in counselling.
I have experience in counselling people of all ages with issues related to grief, trauma and anxiety and depending on the presenting issue, will integrate various modalities (CBT, IDT, Narrative, Psychodynamic etc.) and strategies into sessions in order to support therapeutic change in the individuals I work with.
I also offer EFT Couple counselling and would welcome inquiries from couples who are experiencing difficulties in their relationship.
During sessions I will work with you to assist you in building on your strengths to enable you to attain the personal growth you are committed to accomplishing.
I have a passion for helping others, while providing sincerity and warmth in sessions. I am enthusiastic to provide quality mental health services to assist in restoring and revitalizing the lives and relationships of people in our community through evidence based, clinically effective and life-enriching therapeutic interventions.
Equine Therapist, Rocking Horse Therapy | Rotorua
Equine assisted learning (EAL) is a solution focused therapy which can be used as an adjunct to, or independently from, evidence based psychotherapies. EAL provides experiential based learning opportunities to meet personal and therapeutic needs. Based on the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association model (EAGALA, n.d., para. 1-3), horses provide powerful opportunities to develop social and communication skills necessary for healthy, meaningful relationships. Interacting with horses provides unlimited potential for growth and change and has proven successful for individuals experiencing complex health needs (Frewin, K. & Gardinar, B. 2005).
Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) takes place in the natural environment or papatūānuku. Participants learn about themselves and others while interacting and participating in activities with horses outdoors in a paddock. An opportunity to discuss and process feelings, thoughts, and behaviors enables metaphorical and experiential learning, allowing individuals to make their own inferences and find their own solutions.
Research indicates that EAL can be an effective way of providing therapeutic interventions for individuals learning (Schultz et al., 2007, Waite & Bourke., 2013). EAL provides experiential based learning opportunities to promote personal development and meet the therapeutic needs of children and young people in mental health services.
Counselling Bay of Plenty
Sandra Roersma & Yvonne Bakker | Rotorua
This counselling practice has been formed by Sandra Roersma and Yvonne Bakker in December 2013.
Yvonne is currently working full time for Family Works Northern. She is involved with domestic violence and parenting programmes, and she has her own case load for counselling. She is available for private clients.
232 Old Taupo Road, Rotorua 3010 (opposite Rotorua Girls High School | http://counsellingbop.co.nz
Counsellor | M Counselling; RN; Grad Dip Career Development; PGDiploma Supervision | Tauranga
For many years I have really enjoyed working with people - as a nurse, a career counsellor, a counsellor and a supervisor. I am passionate about the positive difference counselling and supervision can make in peoples’ lives.
I use a non- judgemental, warm, empathetic, accepting approach to create a relationship of trust with my clients, as I believe the counselling work we do together is influenced by the strength of our relationship.
While I enjoy all counselling work, my particular areas of interest are couples counselling using Emotionally Focussed therapy (EFT); building self confidence, assertiveness and self compassion; working with individuals or couples experiencing sexual problems (including the impact of cancer on intimate relationships) ; anger management; career counselling; parenting; loss and grief (including living with a life limiting illness); health and wellness; workplace stress, burnout and conflict resolution.
I also enjoy providing supervision for those in the helping professions or management positions.
Counsellor, Supervisor | Rotorua, Whakatane, Mt Maunganui
Irene has a long history in the Social Services field which began in the early 1990s in Victims Support, then in Womens Refuge as a Non Maori Co-Ordinator. She also spent 8 years as a Generic Social Worker, Supervisor, Care & Protection Co-Ordinator for Child Youth & Family. Irene was employed by Ngati Awa Social & Health Services as one of the Social Workers in Schools a new initiative by MSD from 2000-2005 in the Eastern Bay of Plenty working with predominantly Maori whanau in three Decile One to Three Primary Schools.
Recently Irene has worked as a Practice Manager for Methodist Social Services in Palmerston North and then began counselling fulltime for Relationship Services Whakawhanaungatanga in Palmerston North & Whanganui providing relationship counselling to couples, Family Court Counselling and Domestic Violence Programmes for both male and female Respondents and Protected Persons
Irene started Talkin Headz Counselling, her own private practice in Rotorua in March 2009.
Irene has a wealth of experience in trauma counselling and is the only therapist in Bay of Plenty / Waikato region offering EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing) Therapy for Post Traumatic Stress, anxiety, panic attacks, depression and phobias. Irene also provides relationship and individual counselling, child and family counselling, working with teenagers with problematic behaviours, and youth offenders. Family violence, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, single parent families and blended family issues. Irene has experience in counselling disabled and deaf clients, gay and lesbian couples and clients whom are victims of discrimination in its various forms.
Irene has a National Diploma in Counselling and is a long term member of Association of Counsellors and Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers. Irene has completed Modules 1 & 2 EMDR Therapy Training as per EMDR Institute of America Protocols.
Psychologist | Tauranga
Kia ora tātou, I am a registered psychologist passionate about partnering with individuals, couples and families across the lifespan to enhance their wellbeing and to find sustainable solutions to a wide range of concerns.
My practice is collaborative, empathetic and evidence-based.
I use an integrative approach that draws on a range of therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), mindfulness, Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) as well as creative and somatic modalities. Depending on client goals and concerns, psycho-educational and coaching practices may be used.
Together, we develop the insight and skills to help you manage and work through the problems you are experiencing. You will be listened to sincerely and supported in developing greater self-awareness, self-compassion, and targeted change.
I am also a trained mediator and am especially interested in supporting families in transition (during and after separation). To this task, I bring a deep understanding of child development, family systems, parenting, and communication coaching. I have specialist training in child inclusive practices and high-conflict dynamics.
www.kateferris.co.nz | ph 027 944 4264 | Tauranga CBD
Numerologist | Tauranga/online
Michelle Buchanan is the Numerologist and Spiritual Counsellor for TVNZ's 'Good Morning' and 'Woman's Day' magazine. Michelle has studied numerology for over 20 years and is also a certified Law of Attraction practitioner.
Visit her website for further information on personal readings, email profile and forecast reports, and numerology workshops.
www.michellebuchanan.co.nz | based in Taurangaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Life Coach | Matamata
Welcome to my Life Coaching practice. My name is Tracy Kidd. For me it’s a privilege and a passion to be alongside people as they make transformative changes in their life. Many people want to find a different direction in their life and Life Coaching will help provide the clarity and goal setting to achieve this.
Life Coaching with me is holistic, where you get to tap into your innate knowledge. You will have the benefit of having someone who truly believes that you can achieve your dreams, someone who is both passionate and curious to help in your journey of discovery. I believe you have your own best answers & as that you can learn to make solid, transformative changes.
I also provide Grief Support. Grief can be debilitating and supporting someone who is going through a grief process is a privilege. Grief comes in many guises…the loss of a loved one, the loss of a pet, job loss, separation and divorce to name a few.
I work from home on the outskirts of Matamata or from rooms in Judea, TGA.
As well as face to face coaching I have added online coaching via Skype, Messenger or FaceTime to my practice.
Hāki Pei (Hawkes Bay), Aotearoa
Individual & Couple Therapist and Facilitator | Yoga Guide and Conscious Movement practitioner
Carly is an Individual & Couple Therapist and Facilitator. Yoga Guide and Conscious Movement practitioner.
Taking a holistic approach to counselling which includes the body, blending teachings of Yoga & Mindfulness, Te Ao Māori, Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT), Polyvagal, and Attachment theories, her practice is person—centered and trauma—informed with a focus on what it is that each client or couple want from sessions.
She has a particular interest in practices that bring us closer to our bodies and the innate wisdom that resides in each of us as the expert in our own lives
Celebrant, Coach & Photographer | MA (Education), PG Dip Business (HR Admin)
Sandy has worked as an organisational coach and facilitator in some of New Zealand’s largest organisations, including ACC, Counties Manukau Health, and St John. Over the last 10 years, she developed her skills as a photographer, which complement her new role as an independent registered celebrant.
Based in Hawke's Bay, Sandy offers a range of ceremonies from namings and wedding ceremonies, to funeral and memorial services. Her compassion and practical approach combine to offer a bespoke, well-organised ceremony for you and your families.
If you live outside of Hawke's Bay, please contact Sandy to discuss travel arrangements.
Sandy continues to offer business coaching, and is an accredited practitioner in both the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI or Whole Brain Thinking) and Human Synergistic’s Life Styles Inventory.
Massage Therapist | Dip Therapeutic Massage, Dip Body Therapies (NZCM), Member Massage NZ
Sharon completed a 1,500+ hour Diploma in Therapeutic Massage at the prestigious NZ College of Massage in 2000. Sharon welcomes clients of all ages, body types and health statuses (including pregnant) to her Taradale (Napier) Clinic for professional, experienced, personalised therapeutic work.
Family Law Mediation | FDR | Weddings and Funerals | Counselling | Supervision | Palmerston North & Auckland
Timothy is a Trans-Tasman award winning professional working as a Mediator, Celebrant, Supervisor, Balint group leader and Therapist with over 30 years experience in his field of work. He is widely trained in his chosen profession having studied in the United Kingdom, California and in his home country here in New Zealand. He has significant experience of establishing and then supporting a range of differing services for various Non Government Organisations.
Timothy has also been facilitating experiential groups for close to three decades. He first participated in experiential groups in 1991 with the Jesmond Centre for Humanistic Psychotherapy. He is a former member of the Centre for the Study of the Person in La Jolla, California, established in the 1970s by the legendary Carl Rodgers, where he also undertook intensive training in group processes.
Timothy's current memberships include:
Accredited Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) Provider with the Ministry of Justice
Fellow and an Accredited Panel Mediator with Resolution Institute in New Zealand and Australia
Accredited Leader and member of the Balint Society of Australia and New Zealand
Member of the American Balint Society
Accredited and full member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (MNZAC)
Member of the Institute of Directors of New Zealand
Accredited member of the Institute of Civil Funerals
Areas of particular interest and expertise for Timothy include:
counselling for depression and anxiety
grief, loss, suicide and bereavement
coping with pain and cancers
Autism Spectrum Disorders and Neuro Diversity including Aspergers Syndrome
sex and sexuality including sex therapy for straight (heterosexual), bisexual and gay (homosexual) individuals and couples, help in coming out as a gay, lesbian, transgendered or intersexed individual
relationship problems including trust, intimacy, affairs and love, and of course couple and relationship counselling
transgender and intersex
www.timothy.works | Auckland: three20 Meeting Rooms, 320 Mount Eden Road, Mount Eden, Auckland 1024 | Palmerston North: 236 Broadway Avenue, Palmerston North 4414
Pōneke (Wellington), Aotearoa
Accredited Journey Practitioner | Therapist | Supervisor | Kapiti Coast/online
An appointment with me can enable you to let go of stuck emotions and old negative beliefs which are limiting your life.
It can help your awareness of your real self and your purpose in life.
There is no analysing or judging.
You can have an appointment of 2-3 hours at my home, or on Skype or you can design a personal retreat and stay a night or two.
Counsellor | Lower Hutt & Kapiti
Brent Cherry is an experienced Counsellor who focuses on happiness and wellbeing. He has offices in Lower Hutt and Kapiti. He works with individuals and couples.
His individual counselling focuses on stress management, anxiety, depression, anger management, life changes, bouncing back from life events, trauma, and grief, heart break and loss.
His relationship counselling is based on strengthening attachment and trust.
Brent also specialises in Mojo Recovery Counselling for Men.
www.hellohappiness.co.nz | Lower Hutt & Kapiti
Counselling Services & Laughter Yoga | Lower Hutt
Hi there, my name is Clare Ludlam and I am a Counsellor and a Laughter Yoga Leader and Teacher.
Are you feeling flat, low or running around at 100 miles per hour and no time for yourself? Or maybe you’re going through a tough time and feeling anxious or grieving.
Psychotherapy, Counselling, Supervision, Coaching and Groups
Jerri provides professional services to individuals, couples and groups of various kinds.
If you need help with depression, anxiety, longer term mental health issues or curious about self development please be in touch.
Mindfulness is often required in dealing with intense life changes and spiritual crises. There are a range of useful skills and practices to develop in everyday life.
I have spent the past 10 years working in the business sector with management and organisational coaching and supervision.
For many more years I have worked with people who are experiencing significant change or struggling with personal and other life crises.
Using techniques and skills learned and adapted from individual, family and group therapies I have formed a direct and skillful way of assisting people in their endeavours to gain clarity and insight.
I regard myself as a practitioner willing to make active research into peoples lives in order to discover insight, understanding and the courage to change.
Low cost counselling for perinatal challenges
At Little Shadow we offer counselling and support for parents experiencing perinatal distress, including baby loss and infertility (perinatal means anything to do with pregnancy, birth and the first years of a baby's life).
We provide you with a safe, non judgemental space to seek healing, resilience and empowerment.
Our counsellors are professionally trained to help you navigate perinatal distress. From depression to grief, loss, anxiety and trauma. Our counsellors genuinely relate – many have experienced perinatal distress, and all of them are parents.
Prices range from $35–$60 depending on your counsellors experience and qualification.
We also offer counselling in Japanese, Mandarin and within a kaupapa Maori context.
Men & Trauma
Wellington | Hutt Valley | Masterton | online/Zoom
Working nationwide, we are specialists in trauma recovery for Kiwi men.
Clients come to us for a range of issues they are struggling with.
Our clinical team addresses the unresolved trauma driving those issues and any problematic behaviours they may also be experiencing.
Sessions can be facilitated in-person or online with Zoom.
1-on-1 Individualised Sessions (in person and via Zoom), Group Therapy, Facilitator-Led Niche Support Groups
- The Pillars of Men and Trauma NZ Clinical Work:
Suicide Intervention and Prevention
PTSD - Trauma-informed interventions
Working with Sexual Abuse & Assault
Anxiety and Depression and other mood disorders
Anger Management and Emotional integrity
Counselling is a professional intimate relationship, where we can walk through suffering, depression, grief, whanau breakdowns, parenting issues, together.
I initially trained with the Australian Professional Counsellors Association in Sydney gaining a Diploma of Counselling - Majoring in Whanau.
After moving back home, I completed my Bachelors Degree in Social Services - Counselling.
I have been in private practice for 8 years, and for 2.5 years was the Lead Counsellor of Hauora Team for Raglan Cluster Schools working with children, teenagers and whanau.
If you are suffering, struggling and wanting help, reach out and together we can work to make positive changes.
The initial consultation is free, so we can meet each other and both decide if we are a good therapeutic match. No judgement, everyone welcome.
Registered member of NZAC.
WellElder provides physically and financially accessible specialist counselling for people aged 60 and over (55 and over if Māori or Pasifika) living in the Capital & Coast District Health Board area.
Clients may attend on their own, as a couple or with other family/whānau.
We offer up to 6 one-hour counselling sessions at affordable rates.
Counsellors see clients at venues in Newtown, Johnsonville, Porirua and Paraparaumu, and in clients’ homes and rest homes when mobility is an issue.
Te Wāi Pounamu (South Island), Aotearoa
Counsellor, Kopakopa Counselling | Provisional Member of NZAC | Christchurch
Hi, my name is Cate Walton. As a Counsellor, Registered Nurse, Early Childhood teacher and mother, I have worked with people for over 30 years.
I believe that each and every person has much to offer the world, and that a person’s worth can only be measured by recognising each person’s strengths. I believe that we are all responsible for supporting, without reservation, each person to reach their maximum potential.
One of the seminal lessons I have learnt over the years is that life is unpredictable and change is inevitable. We all need to find a way to live with unexpected happenings and the implications they have for us, so that we can live our lives the best way we can.
As a counsellor I offer unconditional acceptance to every client and I will walk alongside you to help you find the right path for your life and help you to draw on all your strengths and positive attributes to be the best person you can be.
Support for living with chronic health issues
Counselling for LGBTQAI Individuals, Couples and Families
Counselling sessions over Skype (within New Zealand)
Child & Adolescent Therapists Association | Nelson
CATA (Child and Adolescent Therapists Association) is a not for profit organisation advocating for quality child and adolescent mental health care in Nelson and New Zealand
A network for counsellors, play therapists, family therapists, counselling social workers, drug and alcohol clinicians, psychologists and psychotherapists working with children and adolescents and their families.
Fossil Creek Farm Trust | Nelson
Fossil Creek Farm is a healing sanctuary for people and animals.
Fossil Creek Farm Trust has been created to heal our people, restore the native whenua and to rescue animals. The wai runs from the springs in the maunga. Tui, Korimako and Kereru are abundant. Jude (nga puhi) and Lloyd are guardians of the farm and are driven by a desire to reduce suicide numbers in our community. Guided by aroha and her tupuna, Jude is on her waka connecting with whanau and communities to let people know that Fossil Creek Farm is a safe healing and nurturing place. A journey will start with one person and become whanau based in time, with wellbeing growing outwards into schools and communities.
animal assisted therapy
Bachelor of Counselling, Provisional Member of NZAC | Gore
I work honestly and genuinely with a range of issues, in order to make sense of what is causing distress, gaining a different perspective or discovering hidden strengths to help you manage and live, rather than just survive.
People come to counselling for many reasons, and therefore the work we do together can be varied and extensive. I welcome any feedback. I hope you will find me trustworthy and transparent. I intend to work openly and honestly with you and I welcome questions about the purpose of what we are doing.
I have a unique understanding of the isolation of rural living and the independence this requires. Living in a small community requires utmost confidentiality and trust, which you can expect from our conversations.
I work from a person-centred, strengths based perspective, using an array of counselling models to guide my work including Narrative Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I am interested in how our social world can influence us and our thinking/behaviour/values etc as we do not live in isolation.
I will also consider how your beliefs/faith is impacting on you, and will be curious as to your abilities and resources which have enabled you to manage your life so far. Noticing and accepting the 'here and now', non-judgmentally, is something I consider is important. I believe we can get stuck in patterns which once worked but aren't working anymore, or an event occurs which takes us well away from a coping mechanism. This is where I feel that 'talking therapy' can be useful - looking from outside perspective, with a no-blame point of view... and this is also where honesty is important!
Counsellor & Director of Mind Health | BA, BD, MCouns, MNZAC | Christchurch
Richard is the founder and director of Mind Health, an organisation dedicated to helping people flourish. Mind Health takes a different approach to wellbeing that brings real change. The organisation has a strength in focusing on prevention and resilience building.
Richard is a counsellor and communicator, and has been involved in people work for over 25 years. He holds a Masters in Counselling, and did his Master’s research on, emotional health in the role of a leader. Richard has a knack of being able to communicate complex issues in a way that is practical and easy to understand.
He has authored two books: Centred: Knowing who you are in an off-balanced world, and There’s a Happy Moon in My Side (children’s book).
Richard leads a team of counsellors and coaches who are based in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland.
National, international & online only
Employment Law Advocate
Hi, I’m Ashleigh Fechney; a “no-win, no-fee” employment law advocate in the Wellington area.
I provide employment law services nationwide.
What sets me apart from other advocates is that I am legally qualified. I have achieved Masters of Law with Honors, and have been admitted to the bar of barristers and solicitors. However, I have chosen not to pursue a career as a lawyer, but rather as an employment law advocate.
Why? It’s simple. The costs associated with engaging a lawyer are sometimes so high that people cannot pursue their grievances. I want to change that. I believe that every person should have access to employment law services, irrespective of their financial situation.