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

Counselling

In counselling you are helped to explore your difficulties and concerns, and to develop more satisfying and resourceful ways of living.

A counsellor can help you to:

  • Reduce your stress
  • Improve your relationships
  • Develop your sense of well-being (self-esteem, spirituality)
  • Plan and set goals
  • Develop coping skills

All of our Counsellors are fully trained and are members of the NZCCA and/or NZAC.

Their ethics ensure they:

  • Are trustworthy
  • Respect your confidentiality
  • Listen to you carefully and sensitively
  • Support you in making the changes you choose to make

Please discuss the costs of counselling at the time of making an appointment. We are here to help you.

Short courses

We offer short courses for self development and education.

These are advertised from time to time and you can request to be notified, preferably by email.

Meet our counsellors

Lyn Hutchinson
Counsellor

Counsellor, Dip. Counselling, MNZCCA, MNZAC Cert. Supervision
Whangarei

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. I also offer Clinical Supervision.
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Joyce Beehre
Counselling Co-ordinator

Counselling Co-ordinator Counsellor, Dip. Counselling, MNZCCA Cert. Supervision
Whangarei

 

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-centred counsellor, but have an eclectic way of working with other modalities including CBT. I also offer Clinical Supervision.
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Sally Shepherd
Counsellor

Counsellor, B.Counselling (Welltec) MNZCCA, MNZAC Cert.Supervision
Whangarei

I enjoy working with couples and individuals from a range of ages - adolescents to senior citizens. I work with clients from Manaia PHO, Work & Income, EAP and Instep as well as private clients. My disciplines are: working integratively, mainly using Cognitive-Behavioural Person-Centred, Narrative modalities and Imago Therapy when working with couples. My therapy interests and specialisations are the treatment of depression, anxiety, PTSD, phobia, 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 also co-facilitate Boundaries courses.
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Carol Tolley
Counsellor

Counsellor, MNZCCA
Ruakaka & Waipu

I am a fully qualified counsellor, I hold a Certificate in Counselling and Post Graduate Diploma focusing on counselling. I have been a member of NZAC and NZCCA since 1997. I enjoy working with children, youth, women and their families, individually and in groups. I use a range of modalities in response to client needs; including RET, Transactional Analysis, Narrative Therapy, Family Therapies, Interactive Drawing Therapy, and creative and play therapies with children. I also facilitate ‘Toolbox’ parent education courses. I work with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, grief, historic abuse, concerns with children’s behaviour and other family stresses, family violence and relationship difficulties.
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Maureen Tearle
Counsellor

Counsellor, B.Counselling (Unitec) MNZAC
Whangarei 

I come from a nursing background and love counselling in an eclectic way best suited to the client. Narrative Therapy and IDT (Interactive drawing therapy) are my main modalities. I work with all ages, but especially with young people/single mothers from abusive and trauma backgrounds or post natal depression. I have experience in relationship counselling (couples) and enjoy working with cultural diversity.
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Jennie Gill
Counsellor

Counsellor, B.Counselling; Certified Imago Relationship Therapist, Cert.Forest Therapy Guide MNZCCA
Whangarei

I like to journey alongside people in a manner that supports a collaborative approach to the issues that are brought to counselling. I believe in approaching life challenges from a strength's based perspective. My areas of interest are personal identity, self-esteem, life transitions, grief, loss, anxiety, depression and anger, as well as interpersonal/couple relationships and communication. I have a special interest in supporting those who have experienced the trauma of relationship betrayal. I enjoy working creatively. My desire is to see clients emerge from their current situation empowered and resourced to go forward with a renewed sense of self and hope. I am a Certified Forest Therapy Guide, a Certified Supervisor and an ACC sensitive claims counsellor. I am also a certificated Clinical Supervisor.
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Sharni Ackers
Counsellor

Counsellor, B.Counselling (Bethlehem), MNZAC
Whangarei

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. I use a range of counselling methods including person-centred, narrative and cognitive (CBT).
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Suzanne Mackay
Counsellor

Counsellor, B.Counselling (Bethlehem), MNZAC
Dargaville & Whangarei

I really enjoy listening to and walking alongside people in my work as a counsellor and a nurse. I work within a strengths based, solution focused framework and use cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), narrative therapy and interactive drawing therapy (IDT) as appropriate. I work with young people and adults of all ages.
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Sue Dickson
Counsellor

Counsellor Dip.Counselling (ATC NZ) MNZCCA
Whangarei & Dargaville

Sue Dickson loves working with adults and children, to support and encourage them on their journey of self-discovery and empowerment; she is passionate about helping people to be the best they can be. Sue has been counselling since 2012. For the last five years she has worked with children in eight different primary schools. She has worked with LifeLine and also Birthright Canterbury where she worked with single parent families. She has experience working with adults and children through anxiety, depression, trauma and many different life situations. Her practice is based in a person-centred approach but she also uses various different approaches to counselling such as solution-focused therapy, narrative therapy, and interactive drawing therapy. Sue offers a gentle, caring style and works with each individual at their own pace. She provides a safe, non-judgemental, approach within a professional, and positive environment.
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Nigel Brereton
Trainee Counsellor

Trainee Counsellor (Bethlehem)
Whangarei

As a second year counselling student I appreciate the opportunity to work with a wide range of clients, who are experiencing personal challenges and difficulties. I partner with, and support clients as they work towards their hoped-for lives. I work under supervision using a strengths-based and a person-centered approach to counselling.
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