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Andrew McGarrol - Hastings

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : ANZSW
Qualifications : PG DipHlthSci - CBT, PGCertProfHealthSci, ClinicalSup, BASS

Andrew McGarrol - Hastings

Areas of specialty

  • Addictions
  • Anger and stress management
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Personality disorders
  • Relationships
  • Supervision
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Registered ACC counsellor

Andrew is a trained social worker and counsellor with 20 years' experience in the mental health and addiction sector in non-government organisations and secondary services. He works with most age groups, and his aim for you is to find meaning and confidence in your true self. Andrew’s philosophy is that the problem is the problem, the person is not the problem. When he works with you, he will select the counselling methods best suited to help you achieve your goals. 


Andrew Randall - Gisborne

Counsellor

Memberships : NZCCA
Qualifications : BCouns

Andrew Randall - Gisborne

Areas of specialty

  • Addictions
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Holistic wellbeing
  • Life transition
  • Personal growth and development
  • Relationship and communication issues
  • Trauma

Counselling provides a confidential environment where you can share the issues you are struggling with and receive the support you need. Counselling is less about advice-giving and more about working together to identify therapeutic goals and a treatment plan that will help you find answers to the challenges of life. Andrew is dedicated to supporting his clients and feel honored to witness their journey of change.


Anna Reeves - Hastings

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : MNZAC
Qualifications : PhD in trauma-informed therapeutic practice, MCouns, BA (Ed), B Māori Art, GCertHlthSci (Addictions), PGDip Merit Ed (Couns and Guidance), Cert SupvHlth&SocServ

Anna Reeves - Hastings

Areas of specialty

  • Addictions
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Family violence
  • Grief and loss
  • Mental health
  • Sexual harm or abuse
  • Supervision

Dr. Anna Reeves is also able to support people experiencing stress at work, bullying, relationship problems, health issues and major life changes. With over 11 years' counselling experience, Anna is efficient in using cognitive behavioural therapy, motivational interviewing, Te Whare Tapa Whā, interactive drawing therapy, solution-focused therapy, family systems theory, the ecological/systems framework, transactional analysis, person-centred narrative therapy, response-based practice and art therapy. Anna also has extensive experience working in kaupapa Māori services.


Bren Balcombe - Napier

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : MNZAC
Qualifications : BASS (Major Psychotherapy), Dip Psychotherapy, CertProfSupv

Bren Balcombe - Napier

Areas of specialty

  • Couples counselling (by manager approval only)
  • Individual
  • Professional supervision
  • Workplace EAP
  • Registered ACC sensitive claims and sexual abuse counsellor

Over the last decade, Bren has been working alongside many individuals, couples and families, assisting them to address a wide range of issues. Bren also provides professional/clinical supervision.


Claudette McDonald - Napier

Counsellor, psychotherapist, supervisor

Memberships : PBANZ
Qualifications : MHlth Psychotherapy

Claudette McDonald - Napier

Areas of specialty

  • Grief and loss
  • Relationships
  • Supervision
  • Trauma
  • Workplace interactions
  • Registered ACC trauma counsellor

A registered psychotherapist, Claudette has a special interest in early attachment and how this relates to adult relationships. She has been working with ACC for over a decade now as a trauma-focused clinician. Claudette uses a collaborative psychodynamic approach, working together to discover patterns and develop strategies that will assist the client in moving forward.


Colin Hopkirk - Napier

Counsellor, psychologist, supervisor

Memberships : NZPS, NZAP, APTI
Qualifications : MA (applied psychology), Registered Psychologist

Colin Hopkirk - Napier

Areas of specialty

  • Emotion: fear, anxiety, grief, depression
  • Escaping abuse and violence
  • Personal and professional issues
  • Relationship management, building, renegotiation, abuse and disentanglement
  • Self-esteem, identity, stress management
  • Supervision, mentoring, coaching, leadership
  • Workplace issues - stress, management, career development, leadership

Colin is a registered psychologist who has worked since 1990 as a supervisor, counsellor, mentor and trainer in his practice Nine Lives, providing counselling and teambuilding services in Hawkes Bay. Colin will help you understand and make sense of your situation, and encourage and help you find the motivation to address it. Colin will challenge your solutions and strategies till they are workable and establishes realistic step-by-step plans that work for you.


Jo Reyngoud - Flaxmere, Hastings

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : Dip Tchng, BA, BCouns

Jo Reyngoud - Flaxmere, Hastings

Areas of specialty

  • Anger management
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Bullying and trauma
  • Couples counselling
  • Grief and loss
  • Self-harm
  • Stress management
  • Work with children

Jo has been counselling in Hawkes Bay since 2008. She works with individuals, couples and families, addressing a wide range of issues. Jo has a client-centred approach using narrative therapy. She also incorporates solution-focused therapy and interactive drawing therapy into her work with clients.


Kelly Forrest - Napier

Counsellor

Memberships : MNZAP, PBANZ
Qualifications : Diploma in Psychotherapy, Diploma in Integrative Psychology, Bachelor of Applied Social Sciences, CHT

Kelly Forrest - Napier

Areas of specialty

  • Cultural issues
  • Kaupapa Māori approaches/frameworks
  • Supervision
  • Trauma

Kelly is a qualified and registered psychotherapist and a certified Hakomi practitioner. She has been working with people in the Bay for the past decade and has worked with victims of all kinds of violence, predominately sexualised violence. In her therapeutic approach, draws together principles of awareness, non-violence and dignity. Kelly has been strongly moved by her training in kaupapa Māori approaches, for both their strength and appropriateness for working within an Aotearoa context. All these frameworks lend themselves to gathering together an understanding of how we are consistently responding to the world and how we make choices to live.


Kelly Whitewood - Hastings

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : DAPAANZ
Qualifications : MHSc, BA (Hons)(Criminology), CertCBT, DipHSc

Kelly Whitewood - Hastings

Areas of specialty

  • Addictions
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Psychosis
  • Supervisor

Kelly specialises in cognitive behavioural therapy specifically when working with depression, generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, substance use disorders and psychosis. Alongside this, Kelly has skills in distress tolerance and mindfulness.


Klara Kiss - Hastings

Counsellor

Memberships : NZPS
Qualifications : MSc (Clinical Psych)

Klara Kiss - Hastings

Areas of specialty

  • Work stress
  • Anxiety and mood disorders
  • Grief and loss
  • Trauma
  • History of abuse (sexual, physical and emotional)
  • Marital, familial and other relationship changes
  • Eating problems and disorders
  • Registered ACC sensitive claims counsellor

Klara is passionate about therapy and committed to doing her best to support people she works with. Her practice has been strongly influenced by outcome research. Klara's goal is to provide feedback-informed treatment and practice, including solution-focused therapy, response-based practice, cognitive therapy, emotionally focused therapy and narrative therapy.


Louise Golding - Napier

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : ANZASW, SWRB
Qualifications : DSocWork, DMHlth, Cert Superv

Louise Golding - Napier

Areas of specialty

  • Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • Grief and loss
  • Mental health
  • Registered ACC counsellor

Louise has over 20 years’ experience working with individuals and families. She works in a way to suit a person’s situation to help them achieve their goals. 


Michael Payne - Gisborne

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : PGDipAlchCouns, PGCertChld&AdMtlHlth, CertSupvn, PGCertCCTP, CertCCPTSupvn

Michael Payne - Gisborne

Areas of specialty

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Children, adolescents and adults
  • Supervision
  • Trauma
  • Workplace and personal issues

Michael is English by birth, living in NZ since 1985. He is married with grown children and young grandchildren. Michael has been counselling since 1985 and has a variety of experience in mental health issues and other life situations where people are seeking assistance. His experience covers working with all age ranges from 3 – 90 years. 

His main model of therapy with people over 12 years old is relational frame theory, which encompasses acceptance and commitment therapy.


Pene Nepia - Hastings

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC, NZCCA
Qualifications : Dip Pastoral Care and Counselling, DipCouns

Pene Nepia - Hastings

Areas of specialty

  • Abuse
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Individual counselling
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem

As an experienced Māori counsellor, Pene will journey with you as you explore your difficulties and help you to develop new strategies for coping with life issues. This may involve focusing on emotions, thoughts and behaviour to develop a deeper awareness of self and what motivates you.


Rauna Harris - Hastings

Counsellor

Memberships : DAPAANZ, Te Awhi Paa
Qualifications : B Alcohol and Drug Counselling, Kaiwhakaruruhau a Iwi Diploma

Rauna Harris - Hastings

Areas of specialty

  • Alcohol and drug counselling
  • Indigenous/cultural counselling
  • One-on-one counselling

Rauna follows the Māori ethical practices

  • The principle of tapu - all people are sacred
  • The principle of mana - to protect and enhance the mana of people
  • The principle of whakaiti - humankind walks with humility

Sandy Ross - Napier

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : DipSocWk, Hakomi Psychotherapy Training

Sandy Ross - Napier

Areas of specialty

  • Communication
  • Conflict resolution
  • Depression, anxiety and stress
  • Grief and loss
  • Relationships
  • Sexuality, sexual identity

Sandy has a particular interest in trauma and relationship issues. In addition to her counselling work, Sandy also tutors in relationship courses.


Sue Webb - Napier

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : MPhil, BEd(Couns), BA(Hons), PGCE, Dip Sup de Langue Francaise

Sue Webb - Napier

Areas of specialty

  • Abuse
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Communication difficulties
  • Conflict resolution
  • Couples counselling
  • Eating issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Harassment
  • Sexuality and sexual identity
  • Stress management
  • Supervision

Sue has been in private practice since 2008. Using an eclectic approach, she is comfortable working with adults, couples, adolescents and families. In recent years, Sue has been involved in responses to a number of traumatic incidents. She also provides supervision, training and consultancy to those in the helping professions.


Tim Mapel - Napier, Hastings

Counsellor

Memberships : NZCA, AMANZPA
Qualifications : MCouns, BA

Tim Mapel - Napier, Hastings

Areas of specialty

  • Addictions
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Crisis
  • Grief and loss
  • Relationships
  • Sexuality and sexual identity
  • Stress management
  • Supervision

Tim has over 25 years' experience using a range of professional approaches to meet clients' individual needs and help them achieve their unique potential. He has worked in residential, outpatient, and kaupapa Māori settings with individuals, couples and groups.


Troy Wathey - Hastings

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : NZ SWRB
Qualifications : MSocWork, A&D, supervision, CBT, Mental Health Dip CBT, MSocWork

Troy Wathey - Hastings

Areas of specialty

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Individuals and couples
  • Mental health and addiction
  • Supervision and coaching
  • Youth justice and care protection systems, corrections and DHBs

Describing himself as an honest, easy-going and non-judgemental person, Troy has been counselling for over 18 years using strengths-based, therapeutic and practical approaches, which helps people to see their positives first in their life. He is also a trained with cognitive behavioural therapy and will apply this approach if it could work for you - and can also work in a holistic way.

Using brief therapy, Troy knows some people just want to work on their current mental health and/or addictions or other issues that are affecting them.

Troy also offers professional workplace supervision, as well for individuals.


Whakiao Taurima - Napier & Hastings

Counsellor

Memberships : DAPAANZ
Qualifications : BAAppSocSci (MajPsych), DAppAddCouns

Whakiao Taurima - Napier & Hastings

Areas of specialty

  • Addictions, alcohol and other drugs (AoD)
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Grief and loss (miscarriage, abortion)
  • Phobias
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Sexual abuse 
  • Trauma

Whakiao is a psychotherapy-trained counsellor and AoD specialist, who has cultural experience with Māori, Samoan, Cook Islands, Indian, Chinese and NZ European people. She works with adults and young people experiencing difficulties that affect their mental health and wellbeing. Whakiao’s clinical response is holistic and strengths-based while embracing cultural diversity.