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Adele Smith - Dunedin

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : MA(Psych), CertSup, PGCert Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Studies

Adele Smith - Dunedin

Areas of specialty

  • Alcohol and drug addiction
  • Family-work balance
  • Grief and loss
  • Relationships
  • Supervision

Adele has over 20 years' experience working in the counselling and therapy field, and has expertise in supporting people to manage their anxiety and mood. She has specialist training to work with couples, and manage addiction and grief, along with extensive experience as a professional supervisor. Adele's focus is to work alongside clients, supporting them to identify and achieve their own goals.


Anna Farmer - Oamaru

Counsellor, clinical psychologist

Memberships : NZPsS
Qualifications : BSc Hons (Psych), Grad Dip Psych, Dip Psych Prac, BA

Anna Farmer - Oamaru

Areas of specialty

  • Addictions
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Relationships
  • Stress and adjustment issues
  • Trauma and PTSD

Anna works together with clients to ensure their perspective is heard and understood so they can work toward real solutions and improve both function and wellbeing in day-to-day life.


Anna Wilkes - Dunedin

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : SWRB
Qualifications : B.Soc. Work, PGCert in Health Science - Mental Health & Addictions

Anna Wilkes - Dunedin

Areas of specialty

  • Eating disorders
  • Foster care
  • Maternal mental health
  • Youth mental health

Anna is a trained social worker with many years experience. Working in youth mental health and foster care Anna found that she was not seeing the transformation she wanted to see in young people’s lives. Retraining as a Life Consultant after receiving life consulting herself Anna offers a holistic consulting model for wholeness and connection for the mind, body and heart. Anna loves to walk alongside people in forming a better relationship with themselves.  


Anthony Revill - Dunedin

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : NZCCA
Qualifications : BSSCouns (with Distinction), Cert Gestalt Therapy

Anthony Revill - Dunedin

Areas of specialty

  • Addictions
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Historical abuse
  • Ineffective thinking and beliefs
  • Personal growth
  • Relationships
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Registered ACC sensitive claims counsellor

Anthony specialises in working with adults who are struggling with difficult emotions, thoughts, behaviours and life circumstances. What he loves about his work is seeing his clients gain insights and new perspectives, find strengths, begin to change and improve their experience and appreciation of life.

In addition to being in private practice as a counsellor and clinical supervisor, Anthony contracts to a range of EAP service providers, as well as the Brief Intervention Service and Life Matters Suicide Prevention Trust. 

Anthony has a special interest in men’s wellbeing and the challenges they face, such as personal growth, negative cultural pressures, separation/divorce, fatherhood and masculinity.


Bill Rout - Balclutha

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : NZAC, DAPAANZ, PANZA
Qualifications : DipPsychosynthesis Cnslng, GradDip Addiction Studies, Cert Supervision, Mast.Education, Dip Teaching

Bill Rout - Balclutha

Areas of specialty

  • Alcohol and other drugs
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Relationships
  • Supervision
  • Tikanga Māori

Bill's approach to counselling is holistic because people experience their lives in many ways. Bill has been counselling now for over 14 years as both a general counsellor and alcohol and other drug (AoD) counsellor.  Bill honours a person’s path to self discovery as a unique experience; his aim is to help a person have a better life and be happy.


Chantal Degril - Cromwell, Arrowtown

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : NZAP
Qualifications : DPsyc

Chantal Degril - Cromwell, Arrowtown

Areas of specialty

  • Child and family issues
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Parenting
  • Relationship
  • Sexuality and sexual identity
  • Stress management
  • Team issues
  • Trauma

Languages spoken

  • French and Italian

Chantal has 30 years' experience in the fields of adult and child mental health, special education, disability, individual and family therapy.


Danielle Fentiman - Dunedin

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : BSocSci (Counselling)

Danielle Fentiman - Dunedin

Areas of specialty

  • Abuse
  • Anxiety and depression
  • LGBTQI
  • Sexual trauma
  • Violence
  • Registered ACC counsellor

An experienced counsellor working with LGBTQI clients, Danielle also has extensive experience in communication and relationship building skills from her work as a veterinary nurse in a demanding environment, as a mother in the counselling degree programme and in her contractor work with Youthline Otago, ACC and Stopping Violence Dunedin while also holding a leadership role on the Dunedin Pride incorporated management committee since 2018. 


Dinah Cameron - Dunedin

Counsellor, psychotherapist, supervisor

Memberships : NZAP
Qualifications : BEd, DipPsych, DipTch, DipBusAdmin

Dinah Cameron - Dunedin

Areas of specialty

  • Gestalt and psychodynamic approaches
  • Health and wellbeing issues
  • Individuals and couples
  • Supervision

Working as a psychotherapist for more than 20 years, Dinah has observed that many people approach therapy as a last resort. She sees therapy as a collaborative process in which we will search to uncover events and patterns that have shaped your life in order to understand your current situation.

Dinah is also a supervisor in a number of health and education fields for both groups and individuals, as well as a group facilitator and trainer for the Gestalt Institute of New Zealand.


Elizabeth Denton - Queenstown

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC, MGANZ
Qualifications : MCounselling, MScience, MEducation, DipCoaching, Dip Gesalt Therapy

Elizabeth Denton - Queenstown

Areas of specialty

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Finding meaning in life
  • Grief and loss 
  • Life transitions
  • Personal growth and development
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Stress management

An accredited Gestalt therapist, Elizabeth holds a masters degree in counselling and has trained in the use of cognitive behavioural therapy - and more recently has studied the contributions of neuroscience to our understanding of counselling and psychotherapy. She is also a certified yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance.

Through listening to your constructions about your life the people you interact with, the beliefs you hold, the language you use and the stories you tell, Elizabeth helps you to look at your response patterns to life's events.


Geoff Heward - Alexandra, Central Otago

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : NZAC, NZARM
Qualifications : Adv Cert Prof Sup, Dip Couns, Dip Agriculture

Geoff Heward - Alexandra, Central Otago

Areas of specialty

  • Anger management
  • Drug and alcohol addictions
  • Grief and loss
  • Mediation
  • Relationship counselling

Geoff is a counsellor and professional supervisor within Catholic Social Services. He also has experience working with Victim Support as well as the Salvation Army as an alcohol and drug caseworker.


Glenda Stone - Queenstown

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : MArts, PG Dip, CBT, Cert Neuropsychotherapy

Glenda Stone - Queenstown

Areas of specialty

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Adjustment/life events
  • Grief and loss
  • Self confidence/esteem
  • Stress - work and personal
  • Trauma

Glenda has worked in the area of counselling/therapy for over 35 years and values the importance of sharing our thoughts and feelings and the potential healing this can provide. She strongly uphold the principles of confidentiality and professionalism.

Glenda's primary training is cognitive behavioural therapy and neuropsychotherapy, and she is also trained in a number of therapeutic interventions: narrative therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy including mindfulness skill, and EMDR.


Graeme Warburton - Dunedin

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : ANZASW
Qualifications : MA(AppSocWrk), PGCertSocServSup, LTh

Graeme Warburton - Dunedin

Areas of specialty

  • ACC and Family Court counselling
  • Child and adolescent counselling
  • Clinical supervision
  • Family therapy
  • Narrative therapy

Graeme is an experienced counsellor and clinical supervisor and works for a number of​ ​services providing workplace counselling. In the past, Graeme has worked for child, adolescent and family agencies in care and protection. He has also worked in community, student health and psychiatric healthcare services.


Helen Stewart - Dunedin

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : BA, PGDip Guidance and Counselling

Helen Stewart - Dunedin

Areas of specialty

  • Abusive relationships
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Couples counselling
  • PTSD
  • Separation issues
  • Sexual violence

Helen's early work as a counsellor involved agency work in Christchurch, Dunedin Women's Refuge and Auckland Rape Crisis in the 1990s. Helen also ran a private practice in Oxford UK for 2 years and has been in private practice since 2009.


Helen Switzer - Dunedin

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : BSc Psych, PGDIntPscych, PGDCertChld7Adol

Helen Switzer - Dunedin

Areas of specialty

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Domestic violence
  • Emotional focused therapy
  • Trauma

Helen has more than 21 years' experience working with interpersonal psychotherapy and emotionally focused therapy techniques. She has a special interest in helping people suffering of anxiety and depression. 


James Howey - Dunedin

Counsellor

Memberships : MNZCCA
Qualifications : MCouns

James Howey - Dunedin

Areas of specialty

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Relationships
  • Solution-focused therapy
  • Teenagers

Originally form Waimate in South Canterbury, James has extensive clinical experience over a period of 25 years within a variety of counselling and education institutions in both Australia and New Zealand. He has full membership with MNZAC.

James has completed a masters in clinical counselling, with a focus on family therapy, couples therapy and group work from the University of New England, Australia, and a postgraduate bachelor in counselling from the same university.

He currently works as a clinical counsellor across several schools in Dunedin, as well as a small private practice located in central Dunedin. The experience of engaging in counselling is a deeply personal journey that affects all of us in different ways - and sometimes in ways we would never have expected. By talking together through your concerns, counselling can help you to see solutions you didn’t know were there. It can also help you find ways to cope better and move on in your life. James understands and honours that each person's story is unique and we are all affected by life in different ways. He also understands the importance of being respectful of each person’s culture and belief systems.


Jill Elder - Dunedin

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : NZAC, DAPAANZ
Qualifications : BSc, Grad Dip (Family & Community Studies), MEd (Couns), PGCert (Supervision)

Jill Elder - Dunedin

Areas of specialty

  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Parenting
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Stress management

Jillian has been working in counselling since 1991. As well as counselling, Jillian's work includes supervising people from a wide range of professions, as well as training and consulting. Jillian's background includes working in areas of science research; social work, especially in mental health and disabilities; lecturing in counselling; and early childhood management and teaching.   

Jillian enjoys seeing people grow and develop, and be empowered to take fresh positive initiatives in the situations before them. 


Joan Greaves - Dunedin - only seeing returning clients

Counsellor, psychotherapist, supervisor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : DipPst, Cert Interface Psych & Pst

Joan Greaves - Dunedin - only seeing returning clients

Areas of specialty

  • Couples and individuals
  • Chronic illness
  • Trauma and grief
  • Stress
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Interactive drawing therapy
  • Sexuality and sexual identity

Joan facilitates clients to develop mindfulness supporting wellbeing and stress reduction. Joan also supervises nurses and allied health professionals.


John Farnsworth - Dunedin

Psychotherapist, counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : NZAP, AMANZPA
Qualifications : MA, PhD

John Farnsworth - Dunedin

Areas of specialty

  • Couples counselling
  • Object relations
  • Psychodrama
  • Psychodynamic approaches
  • Relationships
  • Sexuality and sexual identity
  • Supervision

John works with individuals, couples, and groups in both short and long-term counselling. While he draws on object relations and inter-relational approaches, these are part of a wide variety of perspectives. He has an extensive training in psychodrama and has published in sociology and social science fields.


John Sayles - Balclutha

Counsellor

Memberships : DAPAANZ
Qualifications : BAoD

John Sayles - Balclutha

Areas of specialty

  • Alcohol, drug and other addictions work
  • Grief and loss
  • Mental health
  • Trauma

John has been a practising Alcohol and Other Drug practitioner for 18 years with two DHBs. Along with this, he worked as a crisis worker as a duly authorized officer under the Mental Health Act. John works in a holistic way with the people he serves and matches the therapy to the best needs of the person he is working with. John has worked with people who have suffered with AoD addiction, trauma, adjustment and relationship problems plus many other issues. John has a passion and a desire to see people set free to be want they want to be. 

EFT, REBT, CBT and other therapies trained and certified.


Jonathan Casbolt - Alexandra

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : DCouns, DAppMH, NEBOSH IntGralCert in Occupational H&S

Jonathan Casbolt - Alexandra

Areas of specialty

  • Adolescent issues
  • Anger management
  • Family challenges and relationship issues
  • Feeling flat and disconnected, isolated and lonely
  • Grief and loss
  • Illness
  • Life direction, coping with change and uncertainty; personal growth and life transition issues
  • Low self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Men's issues 
  • Mental health
  • Stress

Jonathan is a professionally trained and qualified counsellor who holds a diploma in professional counselling and another in applied mental health. He has experience working with youth and adults through a wide range of challenges and presenting concerns, and can bring maturity to his work by drawing upon a valuable range of work-life experiences, including a background in education and training.

Jonathon also has a special interest in mental health and occupational wellbeing.


Judith McDonald - Dunedin

Psychotherapist, counsellor

Memberships : NZAP, AANZPA
Qualifications : BAPsych

Judith McDonald - Dunedin

Areas of specialty

  • Communication difficulties
  • Coping with change
  • Depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Stress

Judith is a therapist who has experience with a wide range of people, having worked in a government department for many years. Judith is familiar with the stresses and strains of the workplace, including the management of relationships within it.


Julie O'Connell - Queenstown

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : DipCouns, DipHealth&HumanBehaviour, CertChildProtection, CertMauriOra

Julie O'Connell - Queenstown

Areas of specialty

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Family violence
  • Grief and loss
  • Parental separation
  • Relationships
  • Sexual abuse
  • Trauma

Julie's purpose when meeting with a client is to allow them the space to talk through their concerns and respond to those empathically and without judgement. Julie believes her time counselling is to raise and strengthen client awareness assisting them to work through the issues.


Maria Snegirev - Dunedin

Psychotherapist, counsellor

Memberships : AANZPA, Imago NZ, PBANZ, MNZAP
Qualifications : BA (Otago), Dip Tchg (Dunedin)

Maria Snegirev - Dunedin

Areas of specialty

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Couple counselling
  • Family violence
  • Workplace stress

Life's problems can feel overwhelming, and our mental and emotional wellbeing bears the costs. We try our best to stay afloat, and when that doesn't work we can resort to more drastic actions. Maria supports people to strengthen their courage and wisdom, finding solutions and growing their wellbeing through these difficulties. When we ask for help, we are investing in ourselves.



Marion Bottle - Dunedin

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : ANZASW
Qualifications : DipSocWk

Marion Bottle - Dunedin

Areas of specialty

  • Abuse
  • Couples counselling
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Grief and loss
  • Sexual abuse
  • Supervisor
  • Trauma

Marion has a background in health and has over 15 years' experience in social work and counselling in Invercargill. She is also an experienced critical incident responder.

Marion works in Invercargill most Fridays.


Morag Cunningham - Opoho

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : MCouns, Grad Dip Tertiary Education, BA Hons 1, DipTchg (Secondary)

Morag Cunningham - Opoho

Areas of specialty

  • LGBTQI
  • Young adults

Morag has been a counsellor since 2009. She has a background in secondary and tertiary teaching. She works part time as a student counsellor and is committed to a collaborative approach.


Pamela Wilson - Queenstown

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : ANZASW, CCETSW
Qualifications : MSW, PGCert HealSc, DipGradSoc and Comm Wrk, Couns

Pamela Wilson - Queenstown

Areas of specialty

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Grief and loss
  • Life stage crises
  • Relationships
  • Trauma
  • Registered ACC counsellor

Pamela has been working in health and mental health for 20 years and more specifically in counselling for 15 years. Pamela has a small private practice in Queenstown and works primarily with adults, and she is also approved to work with children in relation to sensitive claims.


Pauline Pringle-Thomas - Dunedin

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAP, Registered Psychotherapist
Qualifications : PG DipSoc Wk, Teacher Training course

Pauline Pringle-Thomas - Dunedin

Areas of specialty

  • Assessment
  • Identifying deep-seated issues
  • Psychotherapy and counselling
  • Sexuality
  • Supervision

Pauline is an experienced psychotherapist with a demonstrated history of working in the public and private sectors. She brings strong healthcare and education services such as mindfulness, psychology, technology, assessment, needs analysis, psychodynamic psychotherapy and counselling psychology.

Pauline has expertise in assessment and helping clients resolve deep-seated problems, helping change perceptions or feelings about particularly difficult situations.


Sally Beale - Balclutha

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : DAPAANZ, SWRB, ANZASW
Qualifications : PhD Social Work, Cert Clinical Supervision, Dip Natural Therapeutics (Naturopathy), Dip Aromatherapy

Sally Beale - Balclutha

Areas of specialty

  • Addictions - alcohol and other drugs
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Grief and loss
  • Relationship issues
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Workplace bullying

Sally provides empathic and holistic counselling to address a range of life issues and challenges. As a registered social worker, addiction practitioner and qualified naturopath, she draws on a range of theoretical models including cognitive therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, transactional analysis, attachment theory, somatic therapy and intersubjective therapy.


Sandra Buchanan - Dunedin

Psychotherapist, counsellor

Memberships : NZAP
Qualifications : BSc(Hons), MA, CertPsych, CertAdvClinPrac

Sandra Buchanan - Dunedin

Areas of specialty

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Relationships
  • Sexual abuse
  • Sexuality and sexual identity
  • Trauma

Sandra trained at the Ashburn Clinic, a therapeutic community in Dunedin. She has extensive experience in dealing with mental illness and can also provide short-term focused help for less severe difficulties.


Sarah Deering - Queenstown,Otago Central

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : PGDipCouns, Child Protection Certificate

Sarah Deering - Queenstown,Otago Central

Areas of specialty

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Conflict resolution
  • Family violence issues
  • Relationship therapy

Sarah believes 'If you're feeling hopeless or stuck, if it's hard to see a way forward or find a solution - counselling can help'. Talking to a trained and nonjudgemental counsellor can help you change or move forward with whatever issue it is that is affecting your life.


Shanti Rajan - Dunedin

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : NZAC, ACA
Qualifications : MSocSci, DipCouns, DipPsych

Shanti Rajan - Dunedin

Areas of specialty

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Child and adult mental health
  • Conflict management
  • Couples counselling
  • Family therapy
  • Grief and loss
  • Insomnia
  • Stress management
  • Supervision
  • Registered ACC counsellor
  • Registered Family Court and victim support counsellor

Languages spoken

  • Bahasa Malaysia
  • Tamil
  • Bahasa Indonesia

Shanti has worked with clients from various cultural backgrounds over the past 17 years. She is a firm believer in positive psychology and uses cognitive behavioural therapy and EMDR skills - mindfulness/relaxation techniques. Shanti is an experienced clinical supervisor and has facilitated talks and workshops on topics such as motivation, work-life balance, effective communication, anger and stress management, mental health issues as well as parenting and marriage enrichment.


Sonja Antonsen - Dunedin

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : DipCouns

Sonja Antonsen - Dunedin

Areas of specialty

  • Addiction
  • Couples counselling
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Domestic violence
  • Grief and loss
  • Responding to life changes or crises
  • Sexuality
  • Trauma
  • Workplace issues

Sonja is passionate about counselling. Her model of practice is relational and person-centred, drawing on a range of modalities in collaboration with her clients to best respond to their needs and goals. There is something very healing in the experience of being deeply attended and skillfully listened to with warmth and empathy without judgement.


Suraya Langston - Dunedin

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC, ANZATA
Qualifications : RN, PG Cert Couns, PG Cert Child and Adolescent Mental Health, MA Art Therapy

Suraya Langston - Dunedin

Areas of specialty

  • Conflict and burnout
  • Depression and anxiety 
  • Grief and loss
  • Family separation and conflict
  • Personal growth
  • Self-esteem and assertiveness
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Workplace stress

Suraya is of Lebanese descent and welcomes clients from varied cultures. She has worked with adults, youth and children in the field of counselling and art therapy for over 25 years. Wherever it is helpful to clients, Suraya will use her art therapy to express thoughts and feelings through a concrete creative medium - allowing for clarification, perspective and setting personal goals for change and growth. In addition, Suraya has specialist skills in family and group work, and has also worked in adult psychiatry in Auckland, London and Dunedin. 


Trisha Bennett - Dunedin

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : NZAP, AANZPA
Qualifications : MSW, ACP (NZAP), Dip Grad Visual Arts

Trisha Bennett - Dunedin

Areas of specialty

  • Anxiety, mood and other mental health concerns
  • Crisis and trauma
  • Grief and loss
  • Personal development
  • Stress management

Trisha is a senior practitioner who works across a broad range of populations, including marginalised groups and problem areas. She is passionate about assisting people to understand themselves and others, and the development of healthy functioning including good work-life balance. Trisha works with adults, individuals and groups, and she believes all people have the capacity to grow, make change and access their own internal strength.