Resources & links

The list below encompasses a range of services that are not provided by me. They are listed as an option for you to explore for yourself if they resonate with you. Please see their listing for more information.

For information on free/funded help in Auckland and New Zealand, check out this page.

For information on subsidised counselling available through newly graduated and student counsellors, please click here.

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.

  • | | contact Augustus Clinic in confidence on 021 959 202 | based in Parnell

Agnès Sigley

Counsellor, Family Therapist & Arts therapist | MNZAC - NZAFT - CTAA (chair) | ACC Sensitive Claims | Grey Lynn

  • Agnès is an experienced Counsellor, Family Therapist and Arts Therapist for children, youth and adults.

  • She works especially with issues related to relationship, anxiety, grief, depression and trauma.

  • A warm and intuitive person, she likes to address issues holistically with respect for individual’s needs and pace.

  • Within an overall person-centred and humanistic approach, Agnès uses a variety of therapeutic modalities, such as:

    • Mindfulness, Systemic, Psychosomatic Integration, Expressive Arts and Sandplay Therapy.

  • Fluent in English and French (her country of origin), she also welcomes the opportunity to work with people from different cultural background.

  • Areas she works in:

    • In private practice and contracting for EAP & OCP

    • Supervisor of NTEC counselling Students

    • The Parenting Place.

  • Agnès is a published author, and delivers research at international conferences.

  • | | ph 027 642 2064 | based at Youthline House, 13 Maidstone Street, Grey Lynn/Ponsonby

Allison Fisher

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.

  • | | ph 027 248 1457 | based in Remuera

Andy McCormack

Counsellor, Life Coach, Career Coach | BA(Hons), Business Studies, Post Grad Dip (Counselling), MNZAC | Grey Lynn & Takapuna

  • 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.

  • | | ph 09 379 1104 | mob 021 537 649 | based in Takapuna & Grey Lynn

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.

  • | | ph +642 7279 8724

Anne Kemps

Counsellor, Supervisor | BCouns, MNZCCA | Epsom

  • 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.

  • | | ph 027 482 3321 | based in Epsom

Annette Davison

Psychosynthesis Counsellor | MNZAC, ACC registered | Remuera & 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.

  • | ph 021 176 2371 | located in Remuera & Papakura

Anxiety New Zealand Trust

Anxiety New Zealand offers specialist treatment, support & education for anxiety, phobias, OCD, depression & related conditions:

  • agoraphobia

  • social phobia

  • generalised anxiety disorder

  • mono or specific phobias

  • panic disorder

  • depression/mood disorer

  • 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 | ph 0800 269 4389, 24/7 | | 77 Morningside Drive, St Lukes, Auckland | ph 09 846 9776

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.

  • Through our family services, early education services and social work services we are committed to investing in Auckland’s children and building them the happy, healthy future they deserve.

  • 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.

  • They can help with child psychotherapy and counselling services.

  • For self or agency referrals | call 09 276 3729 |

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.

  • | weekend programme information here

Carmen Goodwin

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 Therapeutic Massage

  • Auckland Therapeutic Massage as featured in the New Zealand Herald on Sunday.

  • | | ph 09 377 5377 | Level 9, 12 Swanson Street, Auckland CBD | online booking available

Caroline Stronge

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.

  • | panza profile | Natural Therapy Pages profile | | ph 021 940 040 | based in Pakuranga, Auckland

Chris Caruana

Couples Counsellor | MNZAC, MCouns, DipPsychCouns, BA, PGDipTchg | Mission Bay/online

  • I have worked extensively with couples, families and adolescence in a variety of settings including private practice, secondary schools and NGOs.

  • I am very comfortable dealing and managing issues such as; relationship difficulties, betrayal, conflict, separation, depression, anger, crises, anxiety, lack of communication and resignation within relationship.

  • Formal counselling training consists of a Masters Degree in Counselling (Narrative Therapy) from the University of Waikato and a Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling (NZQA). I have a Bachelors of Arts Degree majoring in Psychology and a Post Graduate Diploma of Teaching.

  • I have had extensive professional training and a strong interest in couples and family counselling, mediation and restorative practices.

  • I have been a full member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC) for 20 years.

  • | 027 318 7593 | based in Mission Bay, Auckland

Cian Kerrisk

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:

    1. Addictions (Drugs/Alcohol/Gambling)

    2. Anxiety Disorders & Sleep Problems

    3. Interpersonal & Relationship Problems

    4. Recovery from Trauma, Violence, Abuse

    5. Grief, Loss & Change, Death & Dying

    6. Depression & Mental Health Concerns

    7. Self Esteem, Identity, Search for Meaning

    8. Immigration & Cultural Adaptation

    9. Work/Study Stress, Burnout, Life Purpose


Daria Williamson

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

  • | | +64 21 994 662

Dave McMillan

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.

  • | 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.

David Holden

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.

  • | | +64 9 282 3588 | +64 27 483 7188 | based on the North Shore of Auckland | Skype sessions available

Deanna Wharton

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).

  • $90/hour| 9.30am, 10.45am and 12.00pm on Tuesdays | ph 021 250 4751 |

Debbie Peters

Counsellor | South Auckland & 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.

  • | | ph 021 147 1241

Debbie Fernandez

Counsellor | MNZAC, BCouns | Ellerslie

  • With over twelve years experience as a counsellor for NZ's largest nationwide provider and almost sixty years of life experience, I have worked with a diverse and multicultural clientele bringing a wide range of issues.

  • I am able to provide you with a safe, respectful, confidential and hope filled place in which to tell your story, make sense of what is happening, work out and access what strengthens you and your relationships, gain fresh perspective and find your way through the challenges you meet.

  • | | ph 021 164 1162 | based in Ellerslie

Divorce/Separation Support/Conflict Coach | Kimberlee Sweeney

CDC Certified Divorce & Separation Coach / Conflict Coach / Career Coach / Collaborative Practice NZ Law | St Johns/online

  • Are you…

    • 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.

  • | 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

  • 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.


  • | Auckland & online

Edit Horvath

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.

  • | | ph 021 239 7946 | based in Remuera

Ellerslie Osteopaths

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. | ph 09 525 7766 | based in Ellerslie

Erin Fleming

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.

Other skills include:

  • Work place performance and relationships

  • Anxiety/depression

  • Trauma and attachment

  • Sexual abuse

  • Career counselling

  • Grief and Loss

  • Stress

  • Anger issues

  • Family issues

  • Addictions

  • Couples Therapy | ph 027 289 0476 | 115 Holmes Road, Waiuku

Helen Huston

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 | Whangaparaoa & 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.

  • Based in Whangaparaoa and Orewa | | | ph 021 422 045

Hobsonville Addiction Services

Rob Francies | Grad. Dip Addictions | Advanced Practitioner | DAPAANZ Registered AOD Practitioner & Supervisor

  • 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 issue around:

    1. drug & alcohol abuse

    2. gambling

    3. pornography

    4. 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.

  • | 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!

  • All contact information here

Home & Family Counselling

Mt Eden, Northcote & Orewa

  • Home and Family Counselling is here to help you, or someone you care about.

  • We are a community-based service providing professional counselling to individuals, couples and families.

  • 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. Home and Family Counselling provides services which are free from any discrimination, coercion, harassment and sexual, financial or other exploitation.

  • Home & Family have three locations - Mt Eden, Northcote & Orewa.

  • 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.

  • | contact us information for each location

Jacky Abbott

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.

    • Relationships

    • Health

    • Business

    • Life situations

  • | | ph 021 057 2519 | Based in Birkenhead

Jane Kjersten

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

    • domestic violence

    • The highly sensitive person

    • Reconnecting with, and living from, authentic self

    • anxiety

    • depression

    • relationship issues

    • 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.

  • | | 021 071 1105

Jann McMichael

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.

  • Jann works individually, in set groups and further afield through skype calls, to bring personal awareness to each participant.

  • Although the list is endless, see various activities and conditions that Jann works with.

  • | | ph +64 9 634 4155 | +64 21 153 7774 | based in Royal Oak

Jemma Allen (she/her)

Counsellor | MCouns (Hons) | Registered with NZAC

  • 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.

  • | ph 022 355 0615

Kavita Ram

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:

    • stress

    • anger

    • anxiety

    • depression

    • grief and loss

    • trauma

    • domestic abuse

    • women's issues

    • family violence

    • confidence

    • parenting

    • relationship issues across generations

    • work issues

    • 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.

  • | | ph 021 090 25168 | $80 (there may be some fee flexibility) | based in Ellerslie North

Kingsland Osteopaths

  • 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.

  • | 513 New North Road in Kingsland | Ph 09 845 4472

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).

  • | ph 021 0868 7151 | | based in Albany, North Shore, Auckland

Lisa Fitzgibbon

Naturopath | Grey Lynn

  • 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.

  • | | ph 09 528 8365 | mob 021 236 5646 | based in Grey Lynn

Madhu Chandra

Psychotherapist | Ellerslie & Warkworth

  • Madhu is a registered psychotherapist (PBANZ) working with adults in private practice from Ellerslie, Auckland and Warkworth, Rodney County.

  • 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

    • Relationships

    • Self-esteem, shame

    • Gender and sexuality

    • Immigrant and refugee acculturation and adjustment to living in Aotearoa New Zealand

    • Depression

    • Anxiety

    • Chronic pain

  • Madhu:

    • 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

  • ph 021 418 068 | | Talkingworks profile | 102 Main Highway, Ellerslie (Fri/Sat) | 21 Bertram Street, Warkworth (Mon/Tue/Thurs)

Megan Downer

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.

  • | | ph 027 222 3850 | based in Remuera, Auckland

Michelle Buchanan

Numerologist, Law of Attraction Practitioner

  • 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.

  • | based in Auckland

Minh Truong-George

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.

  • | ph 027 235 7845 | based in Remuera

Nicola Lincoln

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.

  • ǀ ǀ 09 575 3214 ǀ Based in Orakei

Philippa van Kuilenburg

Wholistic Health Counsellor | MNZAC Registered Counsellor | AANZPA Certificated Psychodramatic Role Trainer | CIMA Certified Critical Incident Responder | Wesley

  • 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.

  • ph 021 678 621 | | based in Wesley, Auckland | phone, Zoom & Skype available for people who are unable to attend in person

Rebalance Clinic

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.

  • | 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.

  • 021 216 5484 | | Facebook | based in Alfriston, South Auckland

Roberta Stuart

Counsellor & Family Therapist | Dip Counselling & Family Therapy, MNZAC | Epsom

  • Roberta works from a strengths-based focus. She has experience as a sand play therapist (useful for all ages) and enjoys facilitating clients to enhance their self awareness in order to be who they want to be.

  • | | ph 027 230 1912 | based in Epsom

Rochelle Gates

Individual & Couple Therapist | Group Facilitator | Aware Parenting Instructor | Qoya Teacher | Ponsonby/Pakuranga

  • 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.

  • | | ph 021 858 976 | based in Ponsonby & Pakuranga

Sarah Penwarden

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.

  • | phone or text 021 267 8923

Sarah Zimmerman

Counsellor | St Lukes

  • 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.

  • Wheelchair accessible - based in St Lukes, Sandringham, Auckland | ph 021 049 4316 | |

Sophia Elise

Counsellor, Relationship Therapist, Supervisor | MAppPrac (Hons), PGDipCouns, DipNsg, CertPMSWC, MNZAC | Northcross/online

  • I'm an experienced, qualified counsellor, coach and relationship therapist.

  • I provide face to face counselling for adults, teenagers, families and couples on a wide variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, stress, relationships, divorce, affairs, conflict, narcissism, parenting. I have advanced, specialised training in relationship therapy.

  • Life can be hard and there are times when we can feel overwhelmed by the struggles we face. At these times we often need someone to talk to, someone who will listen to us, without judging, who can provide the extra help and support we need to get us through the tough times. This is where I can help.

  • I will work with you, to your agenda, helping you find the answers and solutions to the challenges you are facing. I am passionate about helping people turn their vision for their future into reality, and to live the best life possible.

  • | ph 027 630 1810 | based in Northcross, Auckland | available in person and online

Speech Language Therapy | online

Tracy Kendall

  • Dedicated to helping your child communicate with confidence.

  • We are a friendly, independent Speech-Language Therapy service based in St Heliers, Auckland.

  • We are committed to providing the most effective and evidence-based services in a friendly and motivating environment. Our fun, stimulating activities, advice and ongoing support, helps children to make changes to their communication to support their social, educational and emotional well-being.

  • We treat:

    • Articulation difficulties-speech sounds

    • Language development delays

    • Hearing/glue-ear related difficulties

    • Voice disorders

    • Global Developmental Delay

    • Autistic Spectrum Disorder

    • Attention Deficit Disorder

    • APD-Auditory Processing Disorder

    • Specific Learning Disabilities - reading, writing, maths

    • Dyslexia related learning issues

    • English as a second language

    • Accent reduction for adults and children

    • Speech making and presentation skills

    • Exam preparation

  • We also offer sessions for adults including help with public speaking and accent reduction. We work with adults on a case-by-case basis

  • ph 027 333 4722 | | | available on Zoom

Steven Dromgool

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.

  • | ph 0204 RELATE (735 283) | based in Victoria Park, CBD

Susan Goldstiver

The Postnatal Distress Centre, Greenlane

  • Susan is an experienced psychotherapist who is passionate about and specialises in postnatal distress. This term is used as an umbrella to encompass the perinatal journey - antenatal and postnatal depression, antenatal and postnatal anxiety, panic attacks and OCD, post-traumatic stress after childbirth (birth trauma), attachment and bonding difficulties, miscarriage, abortion and still birth loss, and any struggle to adjust to parenthood for new mums and dads.

  • She offers short and long term psychotherapy and counselling for men and women, individuals and couples, dealing with issues of:

    • postnatal depression/distress,

    • parenting,

    • relationship and marriage issues,

    • trauma and sexual abuse,

    • grief and loss,

    • And any other form of psychological distress and personal growth.

  • Susan is a registered psychotherapist and a member of the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapy. The practice is located in Greenlane and Susan offers home visits where possible.

  • | | ph 021 333 021 | ph 09 846 4978

Toni Finlayson

Counsellor, CBD

  • 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.

  • | | ph 027 697 3418

Vic Jones

Counsellor/Supervisor | BPsych, PGCouns, DipOrgPsych, DipComm, CertSocialWork | Newmarket & Pukekohe

  • 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.

  • | Newmarket & Pukekohe, Auckland | Skype & phone sessions available | ph 021 276 0669

Viola Beintken

Counsellor for children, teens, women and couples, including people with Autism/Asperger’s | PgDip in Counselling, Special Education/Psychology (MA) | East Auckland

  • 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.

  • | | 021 0821 2290 | East Auckland

Dr Vitalis Acupuncture

North Shore/Auckland City

Dr Vitalis is a highly qualified, experienced acupuncturist in Auckland​. He has been helping patients to achieve their health goals since 1993. Dr Vitalis' special interests include: | based in Auckland - North Shore & Auckland City

Werner Briedenhann

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.

  • | | ph 021 084 54032 | New Lynn | Skype

Waikato, Aotearoa

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.

  • Meet the team here | | | ph 027 573 5362

Maria Reynolds

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.”

Waiariki (Bay of Plenty), Aotearoa

Cheryl Brussow

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.

  • Individual, couple, ACC Sensitive Claims counselling | rates are available on request | | | ph 021 182 2226 | Tauranga

Claire Cornwell

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.

  • Facebook page | ph 021 132 0422, 07 333 2987 | | based in Rotorua

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 |

Debbie Penlington

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.

  • | | ph 027 824 7518 | 021 270 4358 | based in Tauranga CBD, Zoom & Skype sessions also available

Georgia Meichtry

Massage Therapy, Restorative Yoga & Yoga Nidra | BHS, Dip Therapeutic Massage, Cert Relaxation Massage, Cert Allied Therapies | Mt Maunganui

  • Treatments include neuromuscular therapy, therapeutic/deep tissue, relaxation, pregnancy & postnatal, reflexology and hot stone massage.

  • Yoga group classes, one-on-one yoga and corporate yoga at work.

  • Massage workshops.

  • Clinic is located at 282b Oceanbeach Road, Mount Maunganui.

  • | | ph 021 162 9692

Irene Begg

Counsellor, Supervisor | Rotorua, Whakatane, Mt Maunganui

  • Irene has a long history in the Social Services field which began in the early 1990's 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.


Kate Ferris

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.

  • | ph 027 944 4264 | Tauranga CBD

Tracy Kidd

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.

  • | | ph 027 303 8211 | Based in Matamata

Hāki Pei (Hawkes Bay), Aotearoa

Sandy Millar

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.

  • | ph 021 189 557 | Celebrant Facebook Page |

Sharon Elsworth

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. | | ph 021 270 4358 | 06 844 1484 | based in Taradale, Napier

Manawatu, Aotearoa

Timothy McMichaeal

Family Law Mediation | FDR | Weddings and Funerals | Counselling | Supervision

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:

Areas of particular interest and expertise for Timothy include:

  • counselling for depression and anxiety

  • CBT counselling

  • 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

  • adoption issues

  • conflict coaching

Pōneke (Wellington), Aotearoa

Annette Burrell

Accredited Journey Practitioner

  • I am an Accredited Journey Practitioner based in Upper Hutt.

  • 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.

  • | | | based in Upper Hutt

Brent Cherry

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.


Choice Life Consulting

  • Choice Life Consulting offers counselling and life coaching services to assist your personal well-being, your career, your marriage and relationships.

  • We have a holistic approach to the work we do and welcome the opportunity to join clients on their journey to a life of joy and purpose.

  • We are located in downtown Wellington city, a few minutes walk from Lambton Quay providing a safe and relaxing environment for you to discuss your concerns and goals. We also work online and work with people all over the world.

  • | | ph 021 0251 0872 | central Wellington & Skype

Clare Ludlum

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.

  • Check out the other pages of my website about Counselling and Laughter Yoga and how they can help you – as they have helped me!


Jerri Bassi

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.

  • | ph 027 639 7045 | located in central Wellington

Little Shadow

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.

  • | | various locations around Wellington | meet the counsellors

Michelle Kanellis

Counselling/Therapy Services

  • 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.

  • Provisional member of NZAC.

  • Parking available | online available | Talking Works profile | | ph 021 222 0556 | Austin Street, Mount Victoria, Wellington



  • 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.

  • ph 04 380 2440 | |

Te Wāi Pounamu (South Island), Aotearoa

Cate Walton

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.

  • Services:

    • Couples Counselling

    • Individual Counselling

    • Grief Counselling

    • Support for living with chronic health issues

    • Counselling for LGBTQAI Individuals, Couples and Families

    • Counselling sessions over Skype (within New Zealand)

  • Middleton, Christchurch | | | ph 022 583 3418

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.


Megan Lindsay

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!

  • | Facebook page | ph 022 097 9863 | based in Gore

Richard Black

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.

  • Contact Richard or make a booking via the website | |

Trauma Centre


At Southern Trauma Centre we offer a range of skilled interventions by qualified Psychologists and Counsellors.

Our therapy services include:

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

  • Trauma

  • Mood

  • Anxiety

  • Relationships

  • Addiction

  • Trauma

  • Psychological Evaluation/Assessment

  • Employee Assistance Counselling (check with your employer about your workplace scheme)

  • Professional supervision and consultation

National, international & online only

Ashleigh Fechney

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.

  • | | ph 027 555 9995

Breathing Works

  • 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.

  • | practitioners located all around New Zealand

*Check with your doctor if you experience these symptoms.

Career Coaching


  • CareerEQ Specialists know about careers and career management. We support, coach and counsel individuals and the employees of the organisations who use our services to make holistic, validated career decisions; to be more aligned and successful in their fields of work and to successfully navigate the job market. Our point of difference is that we believe that face to face coaching delivers the best outcomes for the people we work with. Coupled with that, all our consultants are highly trained and experienced in career development and coaching people to better manage workplace challenges and opportunities.

  • Our career specialists are based in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin. Their experience is extensive, covering career counselling, personal and professional development, career management coaching, job search support, HR and organisational change consulting. All CareerEQ Specialists are members of the professional body of the Career Development Association of New Zealand (CDANZ) ensuring professional standards, confidentiality and quality service. The link through to the CDANZ Code of Ethics is here.

  • Select a coach in your location and click on ‘More’ to read about their expertise. On the coach’s page you can email them directly to discuss your situation and make an appointment.



National Abortion Telehealth Service

  • If you're thinking about having an abortion, has the information you need about abortion services, abortion care, and how to find a provider near you.

Family & Services National Directory

  • A directory of service providers that can help you and your family

  • includes

    • Building Financial Capability

    • Community Connectors

    • Community Food Services

    • A-Z list of providers

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