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Ally Andersun - Lower Hutt

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : NZAC, ANZPA
Qualifications : BCouns, CertSupervision, CertSocStudies

Ally Andersun - Lower Hutt

Areas of specialty

  • Child, adolescent and family work
  • Couples counselling
  • Grief and loss
  • Relationships
  • Self-esteem
  • Sexual abuse and other traumas
  • Supervision

Ally practices using a client-centred style, seeing and affirming the client as the expert of their own self by giving validation to their experiences. Ally also uses a variety of modalities that include cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), interactive drawing therapy (IDT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), relaxation, breath and body work, and psychodrama methods.


Andra Moldoveanu - Wellington

Counsellor

Memberships : ANZASW
Qualifications : BSocWork (hons), Child&YouthWorker PG Dip (hons), BSC Double Major in Psych&Law-Crime&Deviance (hons)

Andra Moldoveanu - Wellington

Areas of specialty

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Family violence
  • Grief and loss
  • Parenting and attachment
  • Relationships
  • Sexual harm and violence
  • Trauma

Andra brings over 10 years of experience in the helping fields working with diverse populations and age groups - ranging from teaching in post-secondary educational settings, child protection with the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto, community mental health, addictions and case management with the Canadian Mental Health Association, as well as family violence, crisis intervention and sexual harm prevention and treatment across Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Andra is a passionate, authentic and empathic counsellor working from a person-centered, strengths-based approach with efficient use of various, therapeutic modalities. Her clinical training draws on attachment and complex trauma theory, somatic/body-based therapies, narrative therapy, mindfulness-based approaches, brief solution-focused therapy and family systems therapy.


Ange Williams - Lower Hutt, Wellington

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : MB ChB, PostGradDipComEmMed, GradDipCounsPrac

Ange Williams - Lower Hutt, Wellington

Areas of specialty

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Grief and loss
  • LGBQTI
  • Mindfulness and self-compassion practices
  • Relationships

Ange offers a pluralistic approach, working in partnership with clients as the experts in their own lives. Together with the client, she works to determine which of a range of perspectives, tools and skills may be most helpful at that time. Ange has particular experience with self-compassion and mindfulness practices, and has interest in neuropsychology and attachment theory. She has previously worked in hospital, palliative care, community and university settings.


Anne Holleron - Wellington

Counsellor

Memberships : PBANZ, NZAP, NZSBA, IIBA
Qualifications : Dip Couns, Cert Bioenergetic Psychotherapy

Anne Holleron - Wellington

Areas of specialty

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Physical pain
  • PTSD
  • Relationship issues
  • Sexual trauma
  • Sexuality and gender diversity

Anne is a body-centred psychotherapist, who will work with you to support the integration of your emotions with your physical and psychological experiences.

She is available for both in-person and online sessions.


Anne Kemp - Wellington

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC, NZCCA
Qualifications : BCouns, DipPsych & Ed, MEd

Anne Kemp - Wellington

Areas of specialty

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Parenting
  • Teenagers and adolescents 

Anne is a registered counsellor with over 12 years of experience in the field. Anne's specific interest lies in working with trauma, and she considers it a privilege to support her clients through their journey of healing. As a compassionate and empathetic therapist, Anne believes in creating a safe and supportive space for her clients to explore their feelings and experiences.

She is trained in various therapeutic approaches and uses them to help clients overcome challenges and achieve their goals. She works closely with her clients to develop personalised treatment plans that cater to their unique needs. Anne is committed to helping her clients improve their mental health and wellbeing and she has access to a vast range of resources that can help them achieve their therapeutic goals.


Anthony Bailey - Wellington

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : BASS (Couns)

Anthony Bailey - Wellington

Areas of specialty

  • Alcohol and other drugs
  • LGBTQI community
  • Sexual abuse
  • Trauma
  • Registered ACC sexual abuse counsellor

Grounded in the person-centred approach, Anthony draws from a range of modalities to help clients cultivate self-compassion, deepen self-awareness and explore new responses to life’s challenges and complexity. Anthony’s key areas of experience include working with survivors of sexual abuse, addiction and substance use. Anthony is passionate about the welfare of those with whom he shares the LGBTQI space.

In his spare time, Anthony enjoys reading, crafting and spending time in wild places.


Belinda Hodson - Tawa

Counsellor

Memberships : MNZAC
Qualifications : BCouns

Belinda Hodson - Tawa

Areas of specialty

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Life changes
  • Physical ill-health
  • Relationships
  • Supervision
  • Work issues

Belinda works with people in a non-judgemental, flexible way to explore their whole-body responses to life issues. She works existentially, placing peoples' values, beliefs, and resourcefulness at the centre of the work. Drawing from counselling methods including narrative, art therapy, psychodrama, cognitive behavioural therapy, Te Wheke and focusing, her approach is tailored to suit needs. Working with adolescents, adults and the elderly, Belinda's experience spans a wide range of life issues and people of different cultures. Prior to 2007, Belinda worked in finance, HR, IT, management and government.


Bev Hosking - Wellington

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : NZAC, ANZPA
Qualifications : BA, Role Trainer (ANZPA)

Bev Hosking - Wellington

Areas of specialty

  • Grief and loss
  • Personal and workplace stress
  • Relationships
  • Self esteem
  • Supervision
  • Work with migrants and refugees

Bev is an experienced counsellor, group worker and supervisor who has been in private practice since 1987. She is committed to bringing spontaneity and creativity to all aspects of life and work. Bev has worked extensively with clients of migrant and refugee backgrounds. Bev also specialises in group work and regularly runs groups for strengthening resilience.

Bev is fluent in French and Italian, and has limited knowledge of Te Reo Māori.


Brent Cherry - Lower Hutt & Paraparaumu

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : Dip Social Welfare, BA Science

Brent Cherry - Lower Hutt & Paraparaumu

Areas of specialty

  • Addictions
  • Anger management and stopping violence
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Building respectful relationships
  • Supervision
  • Trauma recovery and conflict management

Brent has a unique set of counselling skills, developed over 25 years, combining narrative therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness meditation, emotional agility and appreciative inquiry. Brent also combines this with the latest research into happiness, trauma recovery, resilience and positive psychology.


Carmen Fabrik - Lower Hutt

Counsellor, psychologist, supervisor

Memberships : Registered NZPB
Qualifications : MCounsPsych

Carmen Fabrik - Lower Hutt

Areas of specialty

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Couples counselling
  • Eating disorders
  • Supervision
  • Trauma

A registered psychologist, Carmen has been trained in psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural therapeutic modalities. She works from an inclusive and holistic perspective, believing that people are the experts in their own lives and ultimately have the inherent resilience to overcome strife. Carmen sees the role of the therapist as assisting individuals in understanding the obstacles to their self-fulfillment. Together, the therapist and client then embark on a journey to develop appropriate tools and strategies to change unhelpful behaviours and to cope with difficulties.


Celia James - Wellington

Counsellor, psychotherapist, supervisor

Memberships : PBANZ, NZAP
Qualifications : PhD (Social Work), MA (Applied Social Work), BA Hons (Education), PG Cert Health (Eating Disorders), Cert Counselling

Celia James - Wellington

Areas of specialty

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Family issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Life changes
  • Personal growth and self development
  • Relationships
  • Stress management
  • Supervision

As a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor with over 25 years' experience in the field, Celia is available to work with individuals and is passionate about helping people strengthen their relationships and develop their self-awareness.


Claire James - Lower Hutt

Counsellor

Memberships : NZNC
Qualifications : BN Nursing (Mental Health), MSc Developmental Psychology

Claire James - Lower Hutt

Areas of specialty

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating difficulties
  • Parenting
  • Stress
  • Trauma

Claire draws from a range of therapeutic approaches, but leans mostly towards acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and mindfulness-based practice. She is also trained in dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) which she may utilise if helpful to reach a positive solution for you. With over 10 years of therapeutic experience, Claire has worked with individuals who have faced a number of challenges, including: anxiety, depression, eating difficulties, parenting, stress, trauma.


Clare Hiroti - Wellington

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : NZAP, PBANZ
Qualifications : Certified Bioenergetic Therapist (CBT) - Psychotherapist (Masters Level) NZ, Adv DipCouns and Groupwork (UK), BA (Hons)

Clare Hiroti - Wellington

Areas of specialty

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Life changes
  • Loss and grief
  • Relationship issues and parenting issues
  • Supervisor
  • Trauma

Clare works intuitively through relationship with her clients. She believes a lot of healing can occur for people when they have someone being present and bearing witness to their story. She is a bioenergetic psychotherapist and practices this form of body-centred psychotherapy which helps release chronic muscular tensions and promotes physical and psychological wellbeing. In this way, people can engage in life and relationships more fully. Clare has also completed theory and practicum for basic eye movement desensitization and reprocessing training.


Clare Ludlam - Lower Hutt

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : BCouns

Clare Ludlam - Lower Hutt

Areas of specialty

  • Anger and stress management
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Bullying
  • Domestic violence
  • Grief and loss
  • Relationships (not couples)
  • Self-esteem
  • Trauma

Clare works with a variety of approaches to offer clients different options and ways to process through their difficulties. She enjoys making the counselling process as creative as possible by offering clients the use of drawing or working with objects or cards.

Website www.clareludlam.co.nz


Delia Crozier - Wellington

Psychotherapist, counsellor

Memberships : PBANZ, MNZAP
Qualifications : DipHolisticsCouns, DipGestaltPsych

Delia Crozier - Wellington

Areas of specialty

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Grief and loss
  • Issues in relationships
  • Life transitions
  • Personal growth
  • Trauma

Delia has experience working as a counsellor and psychotherapist in a range of settings within the private and not-for-profit sectors, including several years at the Central Region Eating Disorder Service. Her experience includes working with a diverse range of individuals, male and female ages 18+ and from varying cultures and backgrounds in both short and long-term therapy.


Denis Lacey - Wellington

Counsellor

Memberships : OTBNZ, ACBS (ACT Therapy)
Qualifications : PGHlthSci, PGOT, BA (Hons)

Denis Lacey - Wellington

Areas of specialty

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Career uncertainty and self-development
  • Change, goal setting and feeling stuck
  • General life skills
  • Grief and loss
  • Self-esteem, assertiveness and anger management
  • Stress, burnout and work-life balance
  • Relationships (not couples)
  • Sexuality, identity and transition
  • Teens
  • Trauma

The counselling therapy Denis is drawn to respects the client's life perspectives, and offers other potentially helpful and more workable alternatives - which may have got overlooked in navigating life's journey. His approach aims to broaden the range of possibilities open to people by supporting client insights that serve their best wellbeing.

Denis has extensive knowledge and skills in a number of therapeutic tools after working in mental health for the last 20 years, from acute services to GP settings. He primarily includes acceptance and commitment therapy; mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy approaches. Denis has his own private practice in Wellington Central, Overthinking Therapy.

Denis also draws on radical acceptance therapy as a way to open up to life's difficulties as opposed to closing down to them - the latter of which can lead to unhelpful avoidant behaviour - 'embracing your demons' - so to speak. Opening up to, rather than struggling and resisting. Denis endeavours to support you to find more workable ways for what seems unworkable. He appreciates how brutal the mind can be, therefore, he also integrates self-compassion therapy to work more with the mind than against it. 


Deon Wessels - Upper Hutt, Lower Hutt

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : SWRB, ANZASW, DAPAANZ
Qualifications : BSocSc (Social Work)

Deon Wessels - Upper Hutt, Lower Hutt

Areas of specialty

  • Alcohol and other drugs addictions
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Couples counselling
  • Forensic mental health
  • Mental health rehabilitation
  • Protection of personal and property rights
  • Social issues
  • Supervision

Deon has over 17 years' experience in mental health rehabilitation and forensic mental health. He works with individuals, couples and families from a solution focused, holistic and non-judgemental person centred approach. His approach to therapy is evidence-based and includes modalities such as cognitive behavioural therapy, motivational interviewing, narrative therapy, art therapy, rational emotive behavioural therapy, interactive drawing therapy and systemic therapy.


Diane Brennan - Wellington

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : MNZAC
Qualifications : BCouns, Cert Supervision (Human Services), BA in Liberal Studies (Human Development)

Diane Brennan - Wellington

Areas of specialty

  • Couples counselling
  • Employment and workplace issues
  • Family issues and parenting
  • Grief and loss
  • Impact of illness and disability
  • Life transitions, self-awareness and self esteem
  • Mental health- anxiety, depression, stress management, trauma
  • Sexual and intimacy issues
  • Supervision

Diane has experience as a counsellor and supervisor in a range of settings within the private and not for profit sectors, including over 10 years in her own private practice. Diane has experience working with a diverse range of individuals, couples and families and has in the past worked with children and youth. Her approach is solution-focused and creative including a range of modalities, including rational emotive behaviour therapy, psychoeducational using cognitive behavioural therapy tools, interactive drawing therapy and systemic therapy.


Esther Saldanha - Lower Hutt

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : MCounsStudies, PGDipGuidance and Couns

Esther Saldanha - Lower Hutt

Areas of specialty

  • Abuse and PTSD
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Behavioural issues
  • Building self-esteem
  • Grief and loss
  • Managing anger and other difficult emotions
  • Self-harm

Esther's experience with people in a range of settings (schools, youth groups, hospital, hospice, prisons and non-governmental organisations) has helped her bring acceptance, understanding, compassion and a non-judgemental approach to her practice. 

Esther has a non-formal approach and people are at ease with her - nothing shocks her. She would like clients to leave counselling feeling enabled and empowered to believe in themselves and achieve their goals. Clients get a better understanding of themselves and their situation, unpick complex issues and gain coping sills and practical strategies to manage life better. Esther loves helping people come up with their own solutions, so they can carry on without her.


Fabienne Ussher - Lower Hutt

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : B.Couns, D. Clinical Hypnotherapy

Fabienne Ussher - Lower Hutt

Areas of specialty

  • Anxiety & depression
  • Chronic illness and pain
  • Gender diversity
  • Low self-esteem
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma & PTSD

Fabienne works face-to-face and via telehealth in Lower Hutt, seeing EAP, ACC and private clients. She holds a degree of counselling which focused on bicultural and multicultural practice in Aotearoa. She is currently training with the Wellington Transactional Analysis Institute towards her registration as a psychotherapist.

Fabienne values respect, presence, empathy, and curiosity. She works client-centred and collaboratively with adults of any age and gender, and focuses on walking alongside her clients and on finding what each individual client needs at that point in time.

She works holistically with conventional approaches such as cognitive behavioural, person centred, narrative and solution focused therapy, as well as with diverse indigenous and holistic models of health. She has a special interest in mindfulness, body-focused, creative and meditative approaches.


Fiona Shaw - Porirua Central

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : PGCert in CBT, MCouns

Fiona Shaw - Porirua Central

Areas of specialty

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Immigration and cultural issues 
  • Life changes
  • Parenting
  • Relationships challenges
  • Stress

Fiona is a counsellor with over 20 years’ experience. She has been noted for her genuine warmth and care and her ability to gain good insight into the difficulties you may be encountering. She is able to work from many counselling frameworks and therapies which assists her in helping you to find a path through your current difficulties.


Gay Puketapu-Andrews - Raumati, Porirua, Wellington

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : NZAC, Te Whariki Tautoko
Qualifications : B Women's Studies, PGCounsTheory

Gay Puketapu-Andrews - Raumati, Porirua, Wellington

Areas of specialty

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Cultural identity
  • Grief and loss
  • Kaupapa Māori
  • Mental health
  • Sexual abuse
  • Sexual and gender identity
  • Supervision
  • Trauma recovery

Gay specialises in working with Māori whānau, including rangatahi and tamariki. She has particular skills and knowledge related to working with those affected by violence and abuse and those struggling with their cultural identity. She also works with people presenting with a range of mental health issues.


Jeltsje Keizer - Wellington Central

Counsellor

Memberships : EMDRNZ, ANZASW
Qualifications : MSocWrk (Applied), BA (Hons)

Jeltsje Keizer - Wellington Central

Area of specialty

Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) for:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Major life changes
  • PTSD
  • Recent trauma

Jeltsje was born in the Netherlands, grew up in Southland and has lived in Wellington for over 20 years. She has been a therapist for over 17 years, and is an EMDR-accredited practitioner with advanced training. EMDR helps people heal from trauma and a range of other distressing life experiences. Jeltsje is currently offering EMDR therapy for people with experience of anxiety, a sudden bout of low mood, a recent traumatic incident, symptoms of PTSD or other recent big life events. 


Jerri Bassi - Wellington

Psychotherapist, psychodramatist, supervisor

Memberships : ANZPA, NZAP, PBANZ
Qualifications : Ad Clinical Practice Cert NZAP, Psychotherapy Cert Ashburn Hall Dip Addiction Studies, CIT, Clinical Supervision CIT

Jerri Bassi - Wellington

Areas of specialty

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Couples counselling
  • Employment and workplace issues
  • Family issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Sexuality, sexual identity
  • Supervision
  • Trauma and times of crisis

Jerri works with individuals and couples. He believes clear thinking, emotional awareness and astute action are required when working in business or in mental health. Using techniques and skills learned and adapted from individual, family and group therapies Jerri has formed a direct and skillful way of assisting people in their endeavours to gain clarity and insight.

Jerri provides professional supervision and is skilled in developing individual resilience and group functioning. 


John Evans - Upper Hutt, Wellington

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : NZAP, ITAA, DAPAANZ
Qualifications : MSW, BA(Hons) Psych & Ph, PGCert Couns, Cert Transactional Analyst (P), Registered Psychotherapist

John Evans - Upper Hutt, Wellington

Areas of specialty

  • Addictions
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Anger
  • Boundaries
  • Confidence and self-esteem  
  • Emotional issues
  • Relationships

John is an experienced, versatile psychotherapist with an empathetic, thoughtful and good-humoured approach to counselling, therapy and addiction treatment for both individuals and groups. 


John Newbery - Wellington

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : BCouns

John Newbery - Wellington

Areas of specialty

  • Couples counselling/relationships
  • Critical incident response
  • General counselling  
  • Trauma

Since qualifying in 2000, John has been fortunate enough to have worked in a diverse range of settings as a counsellor. This includes relationship services, and community houses. He has also worked alongside the probation department, DHBs, business and schools.  

John specialises in relational processes - working together with clients to explore those places where we get lost and troubled and find ways to go beyond our confinements and re-engage with the world.


Judith Anne Ellis - Levin

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC, NZCCA
Qualifications : Dip Couns

Judith Anne Ellis - Levin

Areas of specialty

  • Anxiety
  • Conflict resolution
  • Diminishing passive/aggressive behaviours
  • Exploring depression
  • Harnessing anger
  • Relationship and transitional issues
  • Restoring low self-esteem
  • Somatic regulation
  • Trauma work

Judith has experienced her own journey of healing through therapy and support, and now sees 'problems' as challenges that can bring positive growth with fresh understanding. She is a wife, mother and grandmother who embraces life, and loves journeying with clients to discover more of their own untapped potential to overcome.



Kaarito Latham - Wellington

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : BA, PGDipCouns, DipTch

Kaarito Latham - Wellington

Areas of specialty

  • Grief and loss
  • Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy
  • Problem solving and narrative therapies
  • Relationship and family therapy
  • Supervision
  • Trauma and change

Kaarito (Sally) has close links with Ngāi Tahu and receives regular cultural supervision. She understands the challenges of workplaces and the effects of trauma, change, loss and grief. Kaarito is also fluent in Danish.


Kay Riddler - Upper Hutt

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : MANZASW, Registered social worker
Qualifications : NatDipSW (level 6), PG DipSuperv, CertCBT, CircleofSecurityParentProgram (COSP) facilitator

Kay Riddler - Upper Hutt

Areas of specialty

  • Anger and conflict
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Grief, loss and change
  • Mindfulness
  • Parenting 
  • Relationships and family issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Supervision   

Kay's approach is respectful and empathetic, and invites collaboration and choice with a focus on identifying strengths and developing new strengths. Her belief is that people are the experts of their own world/life, and with support and guidance can grow and change.


Lesli Mancktelow - Wellington

Counsellor

Memberships : NZCCA
Qualifications : BCouns

Lesli Mancktelow - Wellington

Areas of specialty

  • Adjusting to life changes
  • Anger issues
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Controlling behaviour
  • Domestic abuse
  • Grief and loss
  • Self-esteem/self worth
  • Separation

Lesli is passionate about seeing people bring about change in their lives, and uses a client-centred, strengths-based approach to help facilitate this change. She has more than 10 years' experience as a counsellor, mentor and workshop facilitator working with individuals and groups.


Liz Riversdale - Wellington

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : MEd Endorsed Counselling

Liz Riversdale - Wellington

Areas of specialty

  • Stress and anxiety
  • Transitions/change (redundancy, end relationship and life stages)
  • Workplace challenges
  • Relationships (personal and professional)
  • Confidence and self-esteem
  • Life direction

Liz provides a safe space for clients to talk in confidence, bringing warmth, expertise and humour to your sessions. With over 30 years working as a counsellor, leadership coach and facilitator, Liz has a vast range of knowledge, skills and experience to bring. Liz views counselling is a collaborative approach and draws from a variety of models depending on clients needs. These models include personal centered therapy, cognitive behavioral theory, internal family systems, Hakomi, non-violent communication and mindfulness


Margaret Casey-Vautier - Wellington

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC, DAPAANZ
Qualifications : MCouns

Margaret Casey-Vautier - Wellington

Areas of specialty

  • Alcohol and other drugs
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Bullying
  • Loss and grief
  • Mindfulness techniques
  • Relationship issues

Margaret is an experienced counsellor of 20 years in general counselling and alcohol and other drugs work with individuals. Drawing on a collaborative client-centred approach with a variety of therapeutic models in her counselling, she is passionate about enabling clients to create the best possible life for themselves. Margaret also has a particular interest in a mindfulness based approach and somatic experiencing to improve mental wellbeing.


Marie Donaldson - Porirua, Kapiti

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : NZAC, Ngā Pou Mana 2018
Qualifications : BA Māori and Education – Victoria University, Addiction Counselling, Kaupapa Māori - CIT

Marie Donaldson - Porirua, Kapiti

Area of specialty

  • Addictions
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Clinical and cultural supervision
  • Gender/sexuality 
  • Grief and loss
  • Kaupapa Māori
  • Violence and trauma
  • Relationships

Marie is experienced in both short and long-term therapy, having worked in various settings including university, addiction services, hospital and family violence agencies. Marie has worked extensively with Māori communities and also Pasifika and migrant populations. Marie approaches counselling as a process where she can support her clients to find meaningful and workable ways to manage life’s events. She values connection and aims to offer a neutral space where people can simply talk things out.

She also brings experience working with Māori worldviews and indigenous practices.


Mark Pope - Wellington

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : NZAC, Registered Teacher
Qualifications : BAgSc, DipTeaching, DipEd, PGDipCBT, MCouns

Mark Pope - Wellington

Areas of specialty

  • Adolescent and youth
  • Attachment
  • LGBTQI
  • Long-term therapy
  • Mental illness
  • Relationship with self and other
  • Supervisor

Mark's counselling training at Massey University gave Mark a client-centred, psychodynamic understanding of human behaviour. More recently Mark has trained at the Wellington Transactional Analysis Training Institute towards psychotherapy registration. He also sits on the assessment team of the NZ Association of Counsellors.


Martin Sloman - Kapiti

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : NZAC, BACP
Qualifications : AdvDipTherapeuticCouns (UK), CertTherapeuticCouns (UK)

Martin Sloman - Kapiti

Areas of specialty

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Couples counselling
  • Grief and loss
  • Life challenges
  • Mentoring and supervision

Martin, an experienced counsellor originally from the UK, has been in New Zealand over 15 years. Martin is the co-founder of the charity Whirlwind, which is focused on helping men get better at the mental side of life.

Martin works solely in private practice and has contracts with employment assistance organisations and the health sector (PHO). He also sees clients privately and/or with Work and Income support.

Martin was awarded the Queen's Services Medal in 2019 for services to mental health.


Mary Allan - Porirua

Counsellor

Memberships : DAPAANZ
Qualifications : BSocWk

Mary Allan - Porirua

Areas of specialty

  • Alcohol and addictions
  • Difficult/challenging behavior

Mary Allan is a qualified and experienced social worker and registered associate AOD clinician with specialist skills in comprehensive AOD and mental health assess for tāngata whaiora with complex addictions issues. She is experienced at risk assessments and formulation.

Mary is an alcohol and drug counselor with more than 13 years' experience working with dual-diagnosis clients. She has been a part time clinical lecturer/tutor with Otago University for the last 10 years since she completed her post graduate diploma in health sciences with distinction (Addictions) in 2001. Mary really enjoys teaching adult students in the addictions area and assisting with academic writing. She has specialised skills working with clients in the Corrections system. Mary has group facilitation skills and has done some psychodrama training quite some time ago. Mary loves to run and spend time with her kids. She is an energetic and enthusiastic person and has a good ability to engage people especially those considered to be 'difficult'. She has 3 years' psychodrama training and uses action methods and role theory to inform her work. She was fortunate to be trained by Dr Robert Crawford and Mike Consedine in Christchurch in the 1990s.


Maya Hammarsal - Wellington

Counsellor

Memberships : OTBNZ, OTN-WNA, EFT International
Qualifications : MA, BA(Hons), DipOT

Maya Hammarsal - Wellington

Areas of specialty

  • Emotional freedom techniques 
  • General counselling
  • Group work
  • Occupational therapy
  • Workplace rehabilitation

As an allied health professional, Maya has worked in a range of clinical, community and private settings.  Her general approach to dealing with the ‘angst of life’ is a somatic one – revealing how a person’s beliefs and thoughts inform their feelings and behaviour.  With a raft of life experience and a focus more on treatment than talking, Maya offers practical solutions and insights to help you lose your ‘baggage,’ function more effectively and enjoy your life. 


Natalie McDonald - Porirua

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : ANZASW, NZSWRB
Qualifications : BA(Ed), DipSoc and CommWork

Natalie McDonald - Porirua

Areas of specialty

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mental health
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Parenting
  • Physical health impacting on mental wellbeing
  • Trauma

Natalie has extensive experience within the mental and general health sector. She works from the understanding that life is sometimes very difficult, however this does not need to prevent us from engaging in what is important to us. Natalie works predominantly from an acceptance and commitment therapy perspective - which is an effective, evidence-based way of working that allows people to build skills to manage psychological and life challenges.


Nicole Smith - Kapiti

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : DAPAANZ
Qualifications : PG Cert Supervision, BA Alcohol & Drug Studies

Nicole Smith - Kapiti

Areas of specialty

  • Addictive behaviour
  • Adults, couples, youth
  • Change facilitation
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Communication styles
  • Couples counselling
  • Dynamics and relationships
  • Grief, depression, stress, anxiety-balance
  • Holistic wellbeing
  • LGBTQI
  • Life coach
  • Work-life imbalances - burnout
  • Professional and clinical supervision

Nicole's passion for supporting people through challenging times or issues ensures a high level of collaboration and client-driven problem solving. She will work honestly and transparently with you.


Peter Tia - Porirua

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : MNZAC, ANZTAA, ITAA
Qualifications : CertClinSupv, DipCouns, DipYouthServ, CertChildProtection, CertTransactAnalyst, BA (Psychotherapy)

Peter Tia - Porirua

Areas of specialty

  • Anger management
  • Grief and loss, trauma
  • Relationship therapy
  • Personality and mood disorders
  • Supervision

Peter likes to provide a collaborative treatment approach based on the relationship between the client and therapist. His approach varies through talking, interactive art and education. Peter finds those approaches provide a supportive environment while he remains objective, neutral and nonjudgemental. Through this journey, people are able to identify and change the thought and behaviour patterns that are keeping them from feeling their best. Peter is a certified transactional analyst, a psychotherapist and also provides clinical supervision.


Phil Lynch - Kapiti, Wellington

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : NZAC, NZ Nursing Council
Qualifications : Reg Psychiatric Nurse (Internship in Couns&Psychotherapy), Supv Cert, PGDipSocialServSupv

Phil Lynch - Kapiti, Wellington

Areas of specialty

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Relationship issues
  • Workplace issues

Phil has been working in the mental health area for 40 years. He is an experienced counsellor who has helped clients from all walks of life achieve positive outcomes. He works to help clients quickly identify the issues they are working with, and create strategies to help them move forward.

Currently offering in-person sessions in Paekakariki, and remote in other regions.


Richard Sawrey - Porirua, Kapiti Coast

Counsellor, clinical psychologist, supervisor

Memberships : MNZPsS, Registered Clinical Psychologist
Qualifications : BSc Hons (Psych), MA (AppClin&ComPsych), PgDipNarPract

Richard Sawrey - Porirua, Kapiti Coast

Areas of specialty

  • Community-work issues
  • Facilitation
  • Mentoring
  • Narrative therapy
  • Psychologist
  • Supervisor
  • Training
  • Workplace counselling

A qualified clinical psychologist and narrative therapist with over 25 years' experience, Richard assists adults, young people, children, couples and families from a wide range of communities in addressing their issues and concerns.

Richard's preferred method is narrative therapy because of its commitment to working respectfully, collaboratively and effectively.

 


Robert Nawalowalo - Wellington, Porirua

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC, DAPAANZ
Qualifications : BCouns, GDipAS

Robert Nawalowalo - Wellington, Porirua

Areas of specialty

  • Addiction assessments
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Existential/cultural understanding
  • Generic counselling
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Youth and student counselling

Having previously worked as a paramedic in Western Australia, Robert then spent over 8 years counselling for PHOs and over 2 years as a youth alcohol and drug counsellor/educator for WellTrust. Robert also provides alcohol and drug assessments for courts and Oranga Tamariki.


Robyn Te Paiho - Porirua

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : NZAC, NZCCA
Qualifications : BSocWk, CertCouns, CertSup, Dip Te Ara Reo Māori

Robyn Te Paiho - Porirua

Areas of specialty

  • Adjusting to disability
  • Adjusting to life changes
  • Christian counselling
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Interactive drawing therapy
  • Supervisor
  • Youth counselling

Robyn has expertise in interactive drawing therapy and Christian counselling.


Ruta Tanielu-Etuale - Porirua

Counsellor

Memberships : MNZAC, MDAPAANZ
Qualifications : BCouns, BAlcDg

Ruta Tanielu-Etuale - Porirua

Areas of specialty

  • Anger and stress management
  • Depression
  • Drug and alcohol dependency and relapse
  • Grief and loss
  • Low self-confidence
  • Sexuality and sexual identity
  • Trauma
  • Victims of separation/divorce/redundancy

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Tokelauan
  • Tuvaluan

Ruta has worked in Samoa, helping young women through trauma and loss. She has worked in New Zealand since 2001, integrating cultural knowledge into appropriate models of treatment, working with a holistic approach to support Pacific people and New Zealanders in any way possible.


Shar Cullinane - Paekakariki, Kapiti

Counsellor, psychotherapist, supervisor

Memberships : NZAC, IIBA
Qualifications : CertCouns, DipTch, DipEd, CBT-Certified Bioenergetic Analysis psychotherapist

Shar Cullinane - Paekakariki, Kapiti

Areas of specialty

  • Body-centred psychotherapy
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Emotionally focused therapy
  • Interactive drawing therapy
  • Neuro-linguistic programming
  • Sexual abuse and PTSD
  • Supervisor
  • Trauma
  • Registered ACC counsellor

Shar is experienced working with individuals, couples and groups. She is also able to provide clinical supervision and group facilitation. 


Sharman Robinson - Lower Hutt

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : NZAC, CDANZ, NZAPT
Qualifications : BCouns, BA(Psych), PGDipHlthSc, CertSup, DipCareerCouns

Sharman Robinson - Lower Hutt

Areas of specialty

  • Careers
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Grief and loss
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Stress management
  • Supervision

An experienced general and career counsellor using a strengths-based approach, Sharman is particularly interested in how our mind affects our body and vice-versa, and the way workplace issues impact on our personal wellbeing.


Sherin Johnson - Wellington

Counsellor

Memberships : MNZAC
Qualifications : MACouns, PG Dip Couns

Sherin Johnson - Wellington

Areas of specialty

  • Anxiety and stress
  • Attachment
  • Parenting skills
  • Grief and loss
  • Life changes
  • Relationships
  • Self-awareness and personal growth
  • Violence and trauma

Sherin brings with her over 7 years of experience in Singapore and New Zealand, employing a client-centred counselling approach. She incorporates therapies such as cognitive behavioural therapy, solution-focused therapy and sand play therapy in her practice. Sherin has worked with clients across a wide range of cultural, lingual, gender and socio economic backgrounds, employing an approach of mutual respect, empathy and patience. 


Stephanie Drake Brockman - Lower Hutt

Counsellor

Memberships : MNZAC
Qualifications : BCouns, B Adult Education, Dip Not for Profit Management, Dip Primary Teaching

Stephanie Drake Brockman - Lower Hutt

Areas of specialty

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Assertiveness
  • Coping with change
  • LGBTQI
  • Self-esteem
  • Work-life balance, workplace relationships
  • Trauma

Stephanie has been a counsellor since 2011, and prior to that has worked in mental health, teaching and empowerment work. Stephanie works with people in a non-judgemental and flexible way – drawing on a range of modalities that suit the client. Stephanie has experience in working with workplace issues, anxiety, depression, grief, self-esteem, assertiveness, resilience, stress, relationships, family issues and sexual abuse.

Stephanie works with a wide range of issues and has worked with range of people from a range of ethnic and other minority groups, and her approach is to work in the style that suits each person’s needs. She works with the person and their story/strengths to assist them in finding a way through the issue or the situation.


Steve McVey - Wellington

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : MCouns, MA (Soc), PGDipEd, PGCertCBT, BA (Hons)

Steve McVey - Wellington

Area of specialty

  • Anger and stress management
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Drug and alcohol related issues
  • Grief and loss
  • LGBTQI and sexuality
  • Life changes
  • Relationships
  • Self-esteem and confidence
  • Supervision
  • Trauma
  • Workplace conflict

Holding a masters degrees in sociology and counselling, with postgraduate study in a variety of fields including CBT Steve has extensive experience working with adults and young people on a range of issues as detailed above.

Steve uses evidenced-based approaches to support clients wanting to explore aspects of their life while raising awareness and building resilience. He is compassionate and warm with a sense of humour and is particularly passionate about supporting LGBTQI people. Steve has worked in various support, leadership and governance roles at NGOs, PHOs and tertiary institutions in Australia the UK and Aotearoa. 


Sue Adams - Porirua

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : NZAC, NZCCA, AMINZ, LEADR
Qualifications : DipSocWk, PGChildMenHlth, ClinSup

Sue Adams - Porirua

Areas of specialty

  • Cognitive-behavioural therapy and narrative therapy
  • Conflict resolution
  • Mediator - workplace issues
  • Relationships
  • Stress management
  • Supervisor
  • Registered ACC counsellor
  • Registered Family Court counsellor

Using a client-centred, strengths-based approach, Sue helps clients explore their concerns and become equipped to choose healthy responses in order to achieve wholeness, resolution of issues and 'closure' on matters that may have held them back. As a placement supervisor, Sue supervises other counsellors.  


Susie Fitzgerald - Lower Hutt

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : NZAC, NZ Nurses Organisation
Qualifications : BSc, DipNurs, CertCouns, Dip Psych, CertClinSup

Susie Fitzgerald - Lower Hutt

Areas of specialty

  • Anger management
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Conflict resolution
  • Gender identity
  • Grief and loss
  • Life changes
  • Relationships
  • Sexuality

Tim Byrne - Wellington, Lower Hutt

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : MNZAC
Qualifications : BA (Hons) Classical Studies, Dip Teaching, DipCouns

Tim Byrne - Wellington, Lower Hutt

Areas of specialty

  • Anger/frustration issues
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Drug and alcohol issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Men's issues
  • Stress
  • Supervisor
  • Workplace issues and trauma recovery

Tim provides a confidential, supportive and safe place for clients to work through both personal and professional issues. He has worked in private practice since 1999 and has also worked for Phobic Trust and Refugees as Survivors. Tim's professional background also includes a background with the Public Service and Union, as well as film and video. 


Tom Meibusch - Brooklyn, Wellington

Counsellor

Memberships : SWRB
Qualifications : MSW (Couns), PGD CBT

Tom Meibusch - Brooklyn, Wellington

Areas of specialty

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Coping with change
  • Grief and loss
  • LGBTQ+
  • Loneliness
  • Mens issues
  • Stress management

Tom is a seasoned counsellor practising for more than 20 years who has been trained in Gestalt therapy, humanistic therapy, CBT and ACT. He is very skilled in dealing with a range of problems that you might experience, such as listed above along with trauma related issues, ADHD and OCD. Tom is able to talk to you about any problematic situation you might find yourself in.

Tom’s work ethics are informed by his holistic understanding of life. When you work with Tom, he will hold a non-judgemental, open and expansive space, where you can be with all the parts of you. These may include your thoughts, emotions, beliefs and desires, and also the parts that might be hard to name. You’ll work together in a collaborative way that is responsive to whatever is arising in each session. Tom’s intention is to both be with you in process, and to help you understand your process.


Toni Horrell - Wellington

Counsellor, supervisor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : MEd, ProfLeadershipCoachTrainingProgramme – NZ Coaching and Mentoring Centre

Toni Horrell - Wellington

Areas of specialty

  • Family Court work (mediation and domestic violence)
  • Individual and family relationship counselling
  • Student and employee assistance
  • Supervision

Toni carries a strong belief in the importance of the counsellor-client relationship, and she works closely with clients towards their goals. Toni is trained in person-centred and experiential therapy, narrative therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy. She has a particular interest in the dynamics of abuse and supporting survivors of abuse and workplace bullying. 

Toni developed knowledge and understanding of bicultural settings, and also from working in an Arabic/Muslim culture, believing that connection and the willingness to stand alongside another person are key elements of effective counselling. 


Tracy Webster - Wellington CBD - Petone

Counsellor

Memberships : SWRB
Qualifications : BA Community & Family Studies, PG Dip Social Work, Cert Supervision (Weltec)

Tracy Webster - Wellington CBD - Petone

Area of specialty

  • Anxiety
  • Family issues - Parenting
  • Family violence
  • Grief and loss
  • Self-esteem and self-worth
  • Working with children - therapeutic education on social and emotional growth
  • Work related issues/stressors

Tracy has worked therapeutically with adults and children for 20 years as a social worker in community settings, and is now offering a counselling approach to focus on restoring interpersonal difficulties and stressors. She also has experience working with front-line workers in NZ Police, and has a knowledge of the demands and pressures of emergency services. 

Tracy takes a practical, compassionate, problem-solving approach. She is interested in the promotion of good mental health, the development of healthy relationships, and the value of self-awareness and self-worth. 

She uses a mix of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness and self-compassion approaches, and uses a trauma-informed approach to working with people. She is also curious about Te Ao Māori approaches. She is Tau Iwi and is slowly learning Te Reo.


Zsófia Kígyóssy - Miramar

Counsellor

Memberships : AANZPA, PBANZ, ASGPP
Qualifications : Psychodramatic Couple Therapy Training, Cert.Practitioner in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Therapy, American Bd of Psychodrama, Maj.Psychology

Zsófia Kígyóssy - Miramar

Areas of specialty

  • Addictions and substance abuse
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Couples therapy
  • Cultural shock - transition to a new culture
  • Life coaching and decision making
  • Parenting and personal growth
  • Relationship issues
  • Supervision
  • Trauma 

As an experienced psychodramatist and psychotherapist, Zsófi work with individuals, couples and children. She believes that we all have the capacity to accept and embrace who we are and also to change for the better.

Zsófi provides space for exploring self awareness, relationships and behavioral patterns by using psychodramatic techniques. This includes raising awareness on feelings, reactions, insights, body and mind connections and somatic experiences. Along with talking, she pays attention to somatic experiences. There will be an opportunity to see your life situation with a bird's-eye view, to see a situation from different perspectives and role reverse with other people. These techniques enhance awareness and empathy.

Her professional experience and intuition help individuals, couples and group members move from words into action, which facilitates self-expression and recognition of feelings, creates rapport, builds trust, nurtures a capacity for empathy, and enhances self-acceptance among people.

Zsófi is also tapping into exploring somatic experiences through clown work and learning some more about physical theatre.