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Alex Jones - New Plymouth, Opunake

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : PG DipCouns

Alex Jones - New Plymouth, Opunake

Areas of specialty

  • Addictions
  • Anger and stress management
  • Couples counselling 
  • Grief and loss
  • Relationships
  • Workplace stress and conflict

Alex is an experienced counsellor having worked in mental health, addiction and family based counselling services and provided therapy for those struggling with the impact of trauma. He has a strong passion to ensure that people who come and talk to him feel safe and secure to tell their story, and leave feeling empowered to make the changes they need.


Carol Pritchard - New Plymouth

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : Dip Couns, Dip Special Needs, Dip ECE, BEd

Carol Pritchard - New Plymouth

Areas of specialty

  • Anger management
  • Anxiety
  • Children and families
  • Self-esteem with women

Carol is a client-centred and solution-focused counsellor who works mainly with the cognitive behavioural therapy model but also use aspects of narrative therapy, rational emotive behaviour therapy and other models. Carol enjoys working with a range of clients, family groups, couples and individuals.


David Sander - New Plymouth

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : MCouns, PGD Arts

David Sander - New Plymouth

Areas of specialty

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Gender and sexual identity
  • Trauma

David’s journey started as a volunteer for a suicide crisis line - then he studied psychology, counselling and Te Reo Māori on his way to becoming a registered counsellor. A lot of his experience has come from working as a counsellor and from a lived experience in South Korea and Japan and also working within different organisations.

ACT and solution focused therapy inform a lot of his approach, though he works pluralistically, which means he draws upon various tools. David is affirmative of all ethnicities, spiritual beliefs, genders and sexualities. He believes that the most important part in the counselling process is the therapeutic relationship. 


Deborah French - New Plymouth

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : ANZCATA, NZAC
Qualifications : BA in Political Studies and Educational Psychology, MAAT (Clinical) First class Honours - Masters in Arts

Deborah French - New Plymouth

Areas of specialty

  • Anxiety
  • Grief and loss
  • Life changes and challenges
  • Personal development/goal setting/motivation/purpose
  • Terminal illness and debilitating health conditions
  • Trauma

Deborah has worked alongside children, adolescents, adults and families for over 30 years in primary, intermediate, high schools, special education, alternative education, residential settings, healthcare, palliative care and private practice.

Deborah’s practice and therapeutic style follow in the tradition of person-centered therapy. She encourages and works alongside you to find and explore ways to express yourself at your own pace. Her intention is to create a confidential, respectful and collaborative space where aspects of your life and emotional experiencing can be attended to and explored gently in a supportive way using talk therapy and/or a creative lens. Through authentic and supportive relationship capacity to manage everyday life, notice, explore and develop deeper awareness and curiosity of the self is developed. Deborah believes that approaching ourselves and others with curiosity and compassion leads to deeper understanding and growth.


Julie Knight - New Plymouth

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : ANZASW
Qualifications : BSS (SW)

Julie Knight - New Plymouth

Areas of specialty

  • Adolescents
  • Couples therapy
  • Eating disorders
  • Grief and loss
  • Parenting work

Julie has over 7 years' experience helping people in her community. She is a highly-skilled therapist who tailors therapy to the needs of her clients. She was raised in South Africa, immigrating to New Zealand 17 years ago with her husband and small children. She has a wealth of experience in eating disorders, family therapy, couples therapy, sensitive claims and grief and loss. She works with all ages, helping people to learn strategies for anxiety, depression, addictions and relationship issues.


Karen Anderson - New Plymouth, Stratford

Counsellor

Memberships : NZ Psych Society (NZPS), NZPS Institute of Counselling Psychology
Qualifications : MA(Psych) (Hons), PgCert Relationship & Family Couns, BA (Psych/Ed)

Karen Anderson - New Plymouth, Stratford

Areas of specialty

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing
  • Grief and trauma
  • Narrative therapy
  • Relationships and family

Karen has expertise in supervision, workplace supervision, victim support, domestic violence, developmental issues, grief, critical incident and trauma, and vocational assessment.


Karen Southall - New Plymouth

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : NZAC, NZAFT, Resolution Institute
Qualifications : PG Dip Family and Couple Counselling

Karen Southall - New Plymouth

Areas of specialty

  • Domestic violence
  • Grief counselling
  • Relationships
  • Supervision

Karen enjoys working alongside clients as they discover an alternative story to their issues/problems. She has extensive experience of working with victims and perpetrators of domestic violence, especially in rural communities.


Neil Pedley - Hawera and Wanganui

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : NZAC, Registered Special Education Advisor - Ed Council
Qualifications : MEdPsyc/Behavioural Sc, PG Dip Special Needs/Couns, PGDipTheology, Philosophy & Ethics, Adv Dip Tch, Higher Dip Tch, BEd

Neil Pedley - Hawera and Wanganui

Areas of specialty

  • Abuse
  • Anger management
  • Couples counselling
  • Crisis
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Drug and alcohol rehabilitation
  • Grief and loss
  • Mediation and conciliation
  • Workplace stress and conflict
  • Youth Issues

Neil has over 27 years' experience as a counsellor, both nationally and internationally. Neil specialises in cognitive behavioural therapy tools, rational emotive behaviour therapy, and mindfulness skills and strategies for self-management.


Penny Pulford - New Plymouth

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : ANZASW, SWRB
Qualifications : BSW (Hons)

Penny Pulford - New Plymouth

Areas of specialty

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Life change
  • Neurodiversity
  • Parenting
  • Stress
  • Trauma

Kia ora, Penny is Taranaki raised, with energy and passion for life and mahi. She has 20+ years' experience as a mental health social worker/therapist, supporting hundreds of youth, adults and whānau through various mental health and life challenges. Her counselling space is relaxed, safe and inclusive for you to share your private difficulties, plan a pathway and reach your personal counselling goals. Her approach offers professional practise and modalities - CBT, ACT, IDT, strengths-based, holistic and eco-systems models, mental health risk and safety planning, attachment and trauma-focused lenses all delivered with genuine compassion and understanding.


Sheril Buckley - New Plymouth, Taranaki

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : Dip Psychotherapy, Certified Clinical Sup

Sheril Buckley - New Plymouth, Taranaki

Areas of specialty

  • Adults
  • Individuals and couples
  • Supervision
  • Young adults


Sias Hoffman - New Plymouth, Hawera, Stratford

Counsellor

Memberships : MNZAC
Qualifications : MCouns

Sias Hoffman - New Plymouth, Hawera, Stratford

Areas of specialty

  • Relationship counselling
  • Mediation and conflict resolution
  • Separation
  • Domestic violence
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Sexual identity
  • Supervision

Sias has a particular interest in family therapy-based theories, working from a socialist constructionist perspective, e.g. 'the person is not the problem; the problem is the problem.' Sias is enthusiastic about narrative ideas and bases his professional development and training within this model.


Tony Burne - New Plymouth

Counsellor

Memberships : DAPAANZ
Qualifications : DipMentalHealth, DipLifeCoaching, DipClinicalHypnoth, DipAddictionsCouns

Tony Burne - New Plymouth

Areas of specialty

  • Addictions
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Mindfulness
  • Relationships
  • Parenting through separation
  • Powhiri poutama
  • Trauma
  • Work-life balance

Tony has worked in social services for over 20 years. He has been involved with complex mental health, addictions, co-existing problems, high risk family harm and management of community agencies and teams. Tony is well skilled with difficulties that require a balanced approach. He has worked with many ethnicities, ages and stages, victims and perpetrators of violence. Tony is non-judgemental, because he sincerely believes people want to have a better, happy life. It just that, sometimes, we don’t know how to.

Tony is well-grounded and uses several approaches to suit the person he is working with including cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and Te Whare Tapa Whā. Tony is also an artist and musician, and will use art therapy as a process to release and open the doorway to healing. He believes in a holistic approach, which covers all aspects of your life.


Travis Strickland - New Plymouth

Counsellor

Memberships : ANZASW, SWRB
Qualifications : MSocWork, BA (Psych)

Travis Strickland - New Plymouth

Areas of specialty

  • Adolescence
  • Anxiety and depression 
  • Consciousness, mindfulness and spirituality 
  • Couples and/or relationships 
  • Distress tolerance
  • Emotional regulation
  • Health/wellbeing
  • Interpersonal effectiveness

Travis is a registered social worker, life coach and relational therapist who focuses on the needs and goals of the client. He is primarily skills-based and assists the empowerment of clients through deepening awareness, psychoeducation, breathwork and mindfulness.


Yvonne Cunningham - New Plymouth

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : MNZAC, DAPAANZ
Qualifications : DipCouns, PG Dip AD

Yvonne Cunningham - New Plymouth

Areas of specialty

  • Alcohol and drug
  • Grief and loss
  • Relationship
  • Grief and loss
  • Personal development
  • Supervision

Yvonne works in a client-centred way, using a wide range of modalities which suit the individual. She provides a professional environment for clients to explore and create lifestyle changes for a better future.