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.
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
Counselling Co-ordinator/Counsellor, Dip. Counselling, MNZCCA Cert. Supervision
Whangarei & Dargaville
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.
Counsellor, Dip. Counselling, MNZCCA, MNZAC Cert. 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. I also offer Clinical Supervision.
Counsellor, B.A. Counselling (Welltec) MNZCCA, MNZAC
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.
Ruakaka & Dargaville
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.
Counsellor, BA Counselling (Unitec) MNZAC
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.
Counsellor, BA; Imago Therapist, MNZCCA
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 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 have recently been accredited as an ACC sensitive claims counsellor. I am also a certificated Clinical Superviser.
Counsellor, Dip Counselling (Lifeway), MNZAC
I am passionate about relationships and have decades of experience in this work. I enjoy working with adult men and women around decision making, life changes, grief and adaptation. I am experienced in work around anxiety, depression, self-esteem concepts. My approach is person focused using modalities such as CBT, Schema Refocus, Narrative, IDT and Play Therapies. I seek to build on existing strengths towards your identified goals.
Counsellor, BA Counselling (Bethlehem), MNZAC
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).
Counsellor, BA Counselling (Bethlehem), MNZAC
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.
Te Tai McNeill
Trainee Counsellor (Laidlaw)
As a second year student in training, I appreciate the opportunity to work with a wide range of clients who are experiencing personal issues and difficulties. I partner and support clients as they work towards their goals and the changes they hope to achieve in their lives and circumstances. I work under supervision using person-centred and narrative therapy techniques.
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