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Ally Beattie - Tauranga

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : NZCCA, NZNO
Qualifications : DCouns, PGD HlthSc, BNursing, GD Secondary teaching

Ally Beattie - Tauranga

Areas of specialty

  • Adolescents and children
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Burnout
  • Cancer
  • Chronic illness
  • Grief and loss
  • Life and career changes
  • Relationship struggles
  • Retirement
  • Self-esteem and confidence
  • Sexual identity
  • Work-life balance

Ally lives in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty area. She enjoys working with children, young people, retired or in-between - everyone is welcome!

Counselling people may include talking about medical conditions, cancer, disability, identity, suicidal thoughts. disappointments, grief - anything you wish to talk about!

Therapy types – the modality of EFIT, cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, drawing therapy, strengths-based therapy and Te Whare Tapa Whā.


Brigette Hohepa - Rotorua

Counsellor

Memberships : NZCCA
Qualifications : BCouns, DipCouns

Brigette Hohepa - Rotorua

Areas of specialty

  • Abuse and trauma
  • Addictions (including pornography)
  • Aged care
  • Anger and violence
  • Anxiety, phobias, panic attacks
  • Attachment issues
  • Bullying
  • Conflict resolution
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Family issues and parenting - pre- and post-natal, adoption, fostering
  • Grief and loss
  • Identity and esteem
  • Immigration/Cultural change
  • LGBTQI
  • Physical health and illness
  • Relationships - marriage, divorce and separation
  • Sexuality/sexual issues
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidal thoughts and self-harm

With well over 14 years' counselling experience, Brigette works in a holistic manner and is comfortable with cultural differences, using CBT, IDT and narrative therapies.


Cheryl Brussow - Tauranga

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : BASS (Couns)

Cheryl Brussow - Tauranga

Areas of specialty

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Couples counselling
  • Grief and loss
  • Trauma

Cheryl is an experienced client centered and evidence-based practitioner providing counselling to people of all ages. She will integrate various modalities (CBT, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic etc.) and strategies into sessions in order to support therapeutic change in the individuals she works with. Cheryl is also a couples therapist using the emotion-focused therapy model. 

During sessions, Cheryl will work with clients to assist them in building on their strengths to enable them to attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.


Debbie Horwood - Whakatane

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : BASS (Couns), National Cert in Mental Health Support Work

Debbie Horwood - Whakatane

Areas of specialty

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Family violence
  • Grief and loss
  • Parenting
  • Trauma
  • Women and children

Debbie's intention is to work with a person-centred approach alongside people to develop a greater understanding of themselves and plan towards their preferred way of being.



Debbie Penlington - Tauranga

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : NZAC, NZNO, Career Development Association
Qualifications : MCouns, PGDipCouns, Dip Careers, Dip Supervision

Debbie Penlington - Tauranga

Areas of specialty

  • Anger management
  • Career development
  • Conflict resolution
  • Couples counselling 
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Grief and loss
  • Palliative care
  • Parenting/parenting through separation
  • Sexual problems
  • Supervision
  • Workplace stress/burnout/compassion fatigue

As a counsellor, Debbie has experience in narrative, attachment, solution focused, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral theory, acceptance and commitment therapy, person-centred, strengths based and emotionally focused therapy. Debbie matches her approach to the client's needs and what they wish to achieve.


Deborah Street - Rotorua

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : NZAC, CDANZ, NZAPT
Qualifications : BSocWk, CertSup

Deborah Street - Rotorua

Areas of specialty

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Burnout
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Grief and loss
  • Mindfulness
  • Narrative therapy
  • Sleep management
  • Spiritual
  • Supervision
  • Violence and abuse

Debbie has specialised in EAP counselling for 20 years and brings diverse experience and wisdom to her work.


Glen Silvester - Thames

Counsellor

Memberships : MNZAC
Qualifications : MCouns, PGCertCounSup, Cert Mauri Ora

Glen Silvester - Thames

Areas of specialty

  • Individual work
  • Supervision
  • Registered ACC sexual abuse counsellor

Glen has been a counsellor and clinical leader for Relationships Aotearoa for over 25 years. She has taken an active role with NZAC and is currently a member of the ethics team. Glen has a private counselling practice in Thames.


Helen Thurlow - Tauranga

Counsellor

Memberships : NZCCA
Qualifications : BCouns

Helen Thurlow - Tauranga

Areas of specialty

  • Anger management
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Mid-life changes and challenges
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem and confidence
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's health and wellbeing

At times life can feel hard and our struggles and challenges may feel too heavy to continue without professional help. Counselling gives you an opportunity to explore these struggles as you are supported and encouraged in a non-judgemental, safe and confidential space, which can help you gain fresh insight and new learnings about yourself and others.

Helen is passionate about helping you to discover what is important to you and to identify the strengths and values that can help to empower you. A quote that she comes back to again and again is that 'counselling is all about possibilities'.


Huhana Pene - Rotorua

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : MNZAC, MNZCCA, DAPAANZ
Qualifications : BAppSocSci(Couns), MApp Indigenous Knowledge, Dip Children and Family Counselling, Cert Suicide Intervention/Prevention

Huhana Pene - Rotorua

Areas of specialty

  • Addictions
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Couples counselling and family work
  • Cultural responsiveness
  • Grief and loss
  • Mild traumatic brain injury
  • Palliative care support for patients and family
  • Supervision
  • Workload stress

An experienced Māori counsellor and cultural supervisor, Huhana can also assist with the following - governance (understanding best practice, roles and responsibilities), management (contractual obligations and staffing, resourcing), crisis management and improving teamwork participation.


Irene Begg - Whakatane

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : NZAC, ANZASW
Qualifications : Dip Couns

Irene Begg - Whakatane

Areas of specialty

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Domestic violence
  • Grief and loss
  • Relationships
  • Sexuality and sexual identity
  • Supervision - individual and group
  • Trauma

Irene specialises in trauma therapy (using eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing EMDR), emotionally focused therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy when working with clients.

Irene will be utilising the telehealth platform services for some time. 


Jenny Hill - Tauranga

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC, AMINZ, ICEEFT
Qualifications : BASS (Couns), PG CertSup, Cert Emotionally Focused Therapy

Jenny Hill - Tauranga

Areas of specialty

  • Alcohol and drug
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Couples counselling
  • Family mediation
  • Grief and loss
  • Self-confidence
  • Supervision
  • Parenting
  • Work and employment-related issues

Jenny is passionate about working with relationships and couples. She believes people can learn to make positive changes in their lives, that couples can learn to love again, youth can be supported to make healthy choices and families can move forward to feel secure, connected and loved.


Judy Stockwell - Tauranga

Counsellor

Memberships : MNZAC
Qualifications : DipCouns

Judy Stockwell - Tauranga

Areas of specialty

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Domestic violence
  • Grief
  • Sexual abuse
  • Stress

Judy enjoys working with the above issues using cognitive behavioural therapy, narrative, drawing therapy and strengths-based approaches.


Karen Meikle - Tauranga

Counsellor

Memberships : NZCCA, DAPAANZ
Qualifications : BCouns, PGC in Health Science

Karen Meikle - Tauranga

Areas of specialty

  • Addictions
  • Adults, teenagers & children
  • Anxiety & depression
  • Grief & loss
  • Life transitions
  • Relationships
  • Trauma

Karen has been a qualified counsellor since 2011 and has a diverse range of experience. Her approach to people is non-judgemental, empathetic and respectful. She is trained and experienced in a number of different therapeutic models and adapts techniques and tools to suit each person.


Karl Burns - Tauranga

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC, SWRB
Qualifications : B Appl SocServ Couns, B Appl SocServ SocWork

Karl Burns - Tauranga

Areas of specialty

  • Addiction - alcohol, drugs and sex
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Career/ Vocational
  • Communication skills
  • Domestic violence
  • Men's issues
  • Stress and anger management
  • Registered ACC counsellor

Karl is passionate about his professional counselling service and is an experienced registered counsellor who has worked both in the public and private sector since 2011. Karl is experienced working with clients from diverse socio economic backgrounds. Karl is collaborative and favours using modalities such as narrative therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, strengths-based and solution-focused approaches while providing support and practical feedback.

Karl 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.


Kent Smith - Tauranga, Coromandel

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : BACouns, MA (Applied), DHSc

Kent Smith - Tauranga, Coromandel

Areas of specialty

  • Leadership development
  • Mild-to-moderate mental health
  • Supervisor
  • Relationship issues
  • Work and employment issues
  • Working with suicidal thinking
  • Youth, development through adolescence

Experienced counsellor focused upon helping people change through meaningful interpretation of lived experiences.


Malcolm Skinner - Rotorua

Counsellor

Memberships : MNZAC
Qualifications : PhD, MCouns, BSC(Agr)

Malcolm Skinner - Rotorua

Areas of specialty

  • Couples counselling
  • Minority groups
  • Supervision
  • Trauma
  • Registered ACC sensitive claims counsellor

Malcolm began his counsellor training at Waikato University in 1998 after a professional career as a research scientist. His training is in narrative and solution-focused counselling. He has worked extensively with prisoners, families, couples, children, adolescents and university students (pre/post graduate) from different cultures. Malcolm works closely with people's own knowledges to draw out solutions to problems. He sees this as the key to clients successes in moving forward. In a nutshell, Malcolm sees the problem as the problem; the person is never the problem. 


Marieke Andre - Rotorua

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : MNZAC
Qualifications : MCouns, Cert supervision

Marieke Andre - Rotorua

Areas of specialty

  • Alcohol and other drug issues
  • Dealing with trauma and PTSD
  • Family/parenting issues
  • Grief
  • Managing stress/conflict
  • Mental health issues and wellbeing
  • Relationship issues

Marieke has over 20 years’ experience working in the counselling field. This has included working as a registered drug and alcohol practitioner, mental health support worker, school counsellor, programme facilitator (men’s and women’s therapeutic groups) and as a child and family therapist.

Marieke works from a variety of therapeutic models, including Kaupapa Māori models of practice. 


Marlene Dor (Dr) - Whakatane

Counsellor/ supervisor

Memberships : NZNO
Qualifications : PhD Science

Marlene Dor (Dr) - Whakatane

Areas of specialty

  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Grief and loss
  • Self esteem
  • Stress, anxiety and anger management
  • Supervision

Marlene, a registered Nurse Counsellor, practising in mental health for over 40 years in several countries and in various settings. Through doing a PhD she has specialized in treating clients with anxiety, trauma, grief, difficulty in managing emotions, low self-esteem, depression and adjustment disorders. Marlene’s counselling style is based on a schema therapy, a version of CBT, which examines self-concept, and through identifying and addressing negative self-talk, builds a healthier, realistic self-esteem and helps manage anxiety and stress. The best thing about practicing is seeing the client smile again after a dark time.

 



Maryanne Lee -Tauranga

Counsellor

Memberships : DAPAANZ
Qualifications : PDHlthSc, B AOD, DCouns

Maryanne Lee -Tauranga

Area of specialty

  • Addictions
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Mental health
  • Trauma

Maryanne is a mature, professional counsellor with 24 years' experience in supporting and identifying issues which involve many addictive behaviours as well as stress and anxiety-related problems, trauma and everyday struggles in life. She works with a range of models of counselling and together will find the right fit for you.


Maxine Brayshaw - Tauranga

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : BCouns, Diploma Stress Management

Maxine Brayshaw - Tauranga

Areas of specialty

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Communication challenges
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Loss
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Workplace issues 

Maxine has experience working with a wide variety of issues including, but not limited to, stress, anxiety, work-related issues, grief and depression. Her style is down-to-earth and genuine, with a touch of humour (where appropriate). Maxine uses an integrated approach to her work, to best suit each client's individual and unique needs. She uses mainly a solution-focused strengths-based approach, alongside cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and positive psychology.


Michelle Frank - Mt Maunganui, Tauranga

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : MCouns, PGCertMentalHealth&Addictions

Michelle Frank - Mt Maunganui, Tauranga

Areas of specialty

  • Addictions
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Stress management

Michelle has been counselling since 2009 and she loves to support people through life’s various challenges to help them gain clarity, direction and hope.

Additionally, Michelle is trained in various evidence-based counselling approaches and applies a variety of modalities in her therapy practice. Her eclectic approach to counselling and therapy is made up of and influenced by cognitive behavioural therapy, solution-focused therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy. She has also done training in FACT therapy, narrative therapy, motivational interviewing, Christian counselling and interactive drawing therapy.


Neil Coleman - Thames, Coromandel

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : Teaching Cert, BA, PG Dip Guidance Couns

Neil Coleman - Thames, Coromandel

Areas of specialty

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Bullying
  • Career change
  • Family issues
  • Relationship
  • Sexuality, gender issues (LGBTQI)
  • Suicidal ideation

Neil has worked in teaching and counselling for many years, predominantly the latter, both in schools and private practice. He also offers clinical supervision. Neil is comfortable with individuals and groups, using an eclectic style, adaptable for the needs of specific clients. He liaises when necessary with other agencies should the need arise and has regular professional supervision.


Pauline Wrigley - Tauranga

Counsellor, coach, supervisor

Memberships : NZAC, NZAPP
Qualifications : BSocWk, DipBus (HR), CertProfSup, DipPvePsyWbng (Austr), MH FirstAidCert

Pauline Wrigley - Tauranga

Areas of specialty 

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Dealing with chronic or terminal illness
  • Grief, loss and critical life changes
  • Professional supervision
  • Self-esteem and confidence
  • Stress and burnout
  • Trauma
  • Workplace and personal relationships

For over 30 years, Pauline’s passion has been to make a positive difference in people’s lives. She has extensive experience in counselling, coaching, and delivering workplace leadership and wellbeing programmes. She gets that life can throw curveballs and be painful at times, and has herself been through the rollercoaster of running businesses, employing staff, raising a bunch of sons and experiencing intense grief and loss. For all the rough times, Pauline knows that life can be good too and that it is a true privilege to work alongside people who are struggling - helping them to find a positive way forward with renewed purpose and confidence.

Pauline also has extensive experience as a professional supervisor for other practitioners, including counsellors, social workers and practitioners in other social service, health and not-for-profit agencies. She coaches leaders and managers in a diverse range of organisations and businesses to equip them with tools to manage staff matters and enhance their own effectiveness.


Penny Farry - Tauranga

Counsellor

Memberships : NZCCA
Qualifications : DipCouns, PG Cert Health Sciences

Penny Farry - Tauranga

Areas of specialty

  • Abuse and trauma
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Domestic violence
  • Making life changes
  • Relationships
  • Spiritual being

With well over 12 years' counselling experience, Penny understands the value of needing a space that provides an environment for you to speak freely and to receive validation for your experiences. It is Penny's hope to bring this privacy of thought into a therapeutic context to unravel and explore truth and feeling.


Phillip Mulligan - Mt Maunganui

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : MANZASW
Qualifications : BSW, Dip Psych, PGC Prof Sup, PGC Family and Systems Therapies

Phillip Mulligan - Mt Maunganui

Areas of specialty

  • Family therapist
  • Mental health
  • Relationships
  • Supervision

Phillip has been practising in the field of family therapy for 20 years. He enjoys working with all the systems around the client and uses an eclectic approach of methods depending on situation. He has a solution-focused, strengths-based approach and is trained in evidenced-based models.

Among his specialties is working alongside young people who are displaying complex behaviours that are concerning to those around them and the family/system they are part of.


Sandra Gee - Opotiki

Counsellor

Memberships : MNZAC
Qualifications : BA Couns, Dip Integrated Psychology

Sandra Gee - Opotiki

Areas of specialty

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Empowerment
  • Grief
  • Life adjustments and transitions
  • Sexuality/gender, spirituality
  • Trauma
  • Victims and perpetrators of violence (sexual and/or family)
  • Registered ACC counsellor

Sandra has worked with a wide variety of people from diverse cultural backgrounds in various capacities over the past 38 years. She is committed and enjoys supporting people in their personal and professional life journeys to help fulfil their sense of purpose, relationships, and wellbeing in life.


Sandra Roersma - Rotorua

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : BASS (Couns)

Sandra Roersma - Rotorua

Areas of specialty

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Addictions
  • Domestic violence
  • Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing
  • Grief and loss
  • Immigration and employment disputes
  • PTSD
  • Sexual abuse trauma
  • Stress management
  • Supervision
  • Registered ACC sexual abuse counsellor

Originally from the Netherlands, Sandra came to NZ in 2001. She has always had a fascination with human behaviour and really enjoys supporting people (adults) to understand current behaviour in relation to past events. Her life experiences over the years are very helpful in letting her relate to many of the issues life brings. 


Simon Lowe - Tauranga

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : DAPAANZ, ANZASW
Qualifications : BSc(Hons), Dip SW, DipHE, PG Cert alcohol rehab/dual diagnosis, MCouns

Simon Lowe - Tauranga

Areas of specialty

  • Drug and alcohol/addictions (adult and youth)
  • Intellectual disabilities
  • Mental health
  • Sexuality and sexual identity
  • Supervision

Simon has been a practising social worker for 25 years. He has a masters degree in narrative therapy. His counselling focuses mainly on adult and youth mental health and addictions and with people who have an intellectual disability, and he is in the process of completing his doctorate.


Steve Gore - Tauranga

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : MCouns, BSocSci

Steve Gore - Tauranga

Areas of specialty

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Bullying
  • Grief and loss
  • Relationship
  • Registered ACC sexual abuse and trauma counsellor 

Steve works predominately in a post-structuralist paradigm, exploring the stories of your life to understand and dismantle problems and explore what is going on for you in a safe, confidential, non-judgemental way.


Veerle Poels - Whakatane

Counsellor, supervisor, clinical psychologist

Memberships : NZPsS, NZICP, NZCCP
Qualifications : MClinPsy, MCriminology, PGDip Systems-Oriented Psychotherapy

Veerle Poels - Whakatane

Areas of specialty

  • Addictions
  • Adults and children
  • Clinical psychologist
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Relationships
  • Pain and physical injuries 
  • Parenting
  • Supervision
  • Trauma

Veerle has been living and working as a clinical psychologist in the Bay of Plenty since 1999. She has extensive experience in the areas of mental health, physical health, addiction and offending. Her work is grounded in systems theory, clinical psychology and feedback informed treatment. She considers the client as the expert of their lives. She offers non-judgmental and collaborative conversations to help clients making sense of their story. Clients are also given the opportunity to monitor their own progress and provide immediate feedback about the sessions to ensure they receive the most effective intervention.


Yvette Atkinson - Rotorua

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : Dip ProfCouns

Yvette Atkinson - Rotorua

Areas of specialty

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Couple relationships
  • Grief and loss
  • Immigration

Yvette has over 10 years' experience as a counsellor, which means she has many tools for helping people in different situations. She is person-centred and will listen without judgement to provide support and perspective. Yvette is available for both in-person and online sessions.