094376397
1 Mill Road, Regent, Whangarei (corner Mill Road and Deveron St)

Counsellors

Our experienced counsellors can help you explore your emotional needs.

Lyn Hutchinson
Counsellor

Dip. Counselling; Cert. Supervision; MNZCCA; MNZAC
Whangarei
Individuals, Supervision

Person-centred counselling underpins my practice however I work eclectically using therapeutic models according to clients' needs, and that which best builds the counselling relationship for individual clients. My key areas of work are depression, anxiety, grief and self esteem. I have a special interest in working with young women’s issues.
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Joyce Beehre
Counselling Co-ordinator

Dip. Counselling; Cert. Supervision; MNZCCA
Whangarei & Dargaville
Individuals, Couples, Supervision

 

I am the Counselling Co-ordinator at Anglican Care. My client’s ages range from the elderly to young people. I enjoy working with couples, as well as individual clients. Mild to moderate depression, in both male and female clients, would be the primary issue for the majority of clients I see. I also have an interest in grief work, and I hold a certificate in supervision. I am foundationally a person-centered counsellor, but have an eclectic way of working with other modalities.
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Sally Shepherd
Counsellor

B. Counselling (WelTec); Cert.Supervision; MNZAC
Whangarei
Individuals, Couples, Supervision

I enjoy working with couples and individuals from a range of ages - adolescents to senior citizens. I work integratively, mainly using mindfulness-based cognitive-behavioral person-centered, narrative modalities and using Imago Therapy when working with couples. My therapy interests and specialisations are the treatment of phobia, depression, anxiety, PTSD, self concept, grief, abuse, anger, communication, employee assistance, stress and relationship issues. I am a certificated Clinical Supervisor and an ACC sensitive claims counsellor. I am trained in EMDR.
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Sharon Ackers
Counsellor

B. Counselling (Bethlehem Tertiary Institute); MNZAC
Whangarei
Individuals, Couples, Children, Teenagers

I enjoy working with people of all ages, including children, young people and couples, to address a variety of issues. These issues include the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual needs of the individuals involved. I encourage the search for their own strengths; these are often hidden beneath the problems they may be facing. I use a range of counselling methods including person-centered, narrative and cognitive, and I enjoy using the arts and creativity.
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Sue Dickson
Counsellor

Dip. Counselling; MNZCCA
Whangarei & One Tree Point
Individuals, Children, Teenagers

I love working with adults and children, to support and encourage them on their journey of self-discovery and empowerment. I am passionate about helping people to be the best they can be. I have been counselling since 2012 and for the last five years I have worked with children in eight different primary schools. Issues I have worked with are anxiety, depression, trauma and many different life situations. I use a person-centered approach as well as a variety of different approaches such as solution-focused therapy, narrative therapy, and interactive drawing therapy. I provide a safe, non-judgmental approach within a professional and positive environment.
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Emil Zahariev
Counsellor

M. REBT & CBT (Goldsmiths University of London); MNZCA (Provisional)
Whangarei
Individuals

In my practice I use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Rational-Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT) and Solution Focused Approach. I tailor a personal therapeutic response to each individual client according to their specific individual needs. During my employment in the UK as a high intensity therapist for the National Health Service (NHS) I was delivering therapy to clients suffering from moderate to severe depression and anxiety. I work with clients that are 18 years and older. I am also registered with ACC, helping people with sensitive claims.
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Christel Jeffs
Trainee Counsellor

Whangarei
Individuals

I am in my 3rd year of a Bachelor of Counselling at the Manukau Institute of Technology. My hope for every client is that they will feel seen, heard, and empowered through the telling of their stories. As a trainee counsellor I am grateful for the opportunity to work with the team at Anglican Care. My main counselling approach is person-centered, with an interest in narrative and creative therapies.
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