Counsellors in Bay of Plenty

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Carole Garratt - Tauranga

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : NZCCA
Qualifications : BAppSocSc (Couns); PostGrad Cert Alcohol & Other Drugs

Carole Garratt - Tauranga

Areas of specialty:

  • Relationships
  • Stress & anxiety
  • Grief and loss
  • Addictions
  • Issues of Faith
  • Coping with change
  • Supervision

Carole walks alongside individuals and couples in their times of difficulty and stress to bring encouragement, support and hope using a person-centred approach & drawing on many models & theories including ACT, CBT and Strengths-Based approaches.


Debbie Horwood - Whakatane

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Counselling) National Certificate in Mental Health Support Work

Debbie Horwood - Whakatane

Areas of Specialty:

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

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 : Masters Couns, PgDip Couns, Dip Careers, Dip Supervision

Debbie Penlington - Tauranga

Areas of Speciality:

  • Counselling individuals, couples & family
  • Parenting / Parenting through separation
  • Sexual problems
  • Anger Management
  • Career development
  • Trauma
  • Grief & Loss
  • Health
  • Palliative Care
  • Workplace stress / burnout / compassion fatigue
  • Conflict resolution
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Assertiveness

As a counsellor Debbie has experience / expertise in Narrative; Attachment; Solution focused; Motivational interviewing; CBT; ACT; Person Centred; Strengths based and Emotionally Focused therapy. Debbie matches her approach to the client’s needs and what they wish to achieve.


Gina Rickards - Tauranga

Counsellor

Memberships : NZPS, NZPS, APA (International affiliate member)
Qualifications : BA(SocSc), MA(SocSc)

Gina Rickards - Tauranga

Areas of specialty:

  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Stress and conflict management
  • Sleep management
  • Relationship issues

Gina has worked in the Bay of Plenty area for the past nine years with a range of clinically based problems including anxiety, trauma, disturbed sleep and chronic pain. She has a particular interest in working with people from diverse cultures.


Glen Silvester - Thames

Counsellor

Memberships : MNZAC
Qualifications : M.Counselling, PG Cert Counsellor Supervision, Cert Mauri Ora

Glen Silvester - Thames

Areas of Speciality

  • ACC sexual abuse
  • Supervision
  • Individual work

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.


Gloria Selkirk- Tauranga

Counsellor, Supervisor, Careers Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC, CDANZ
Qualifications : MCouns, BSocSci, TTC

Gloria Selkirk- Tauranga

Areas of specialty:

  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Work and employment issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Sexual abuse
  • Grief and loss
  • Narrative therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Gloria has had 15 years experience as a Counsellor in private practice. She works with EAP clients; is a registered ACC Counsellor; PHO Counsellor and Careers Consultant. She supervises Counsellors and people from a variety of social service agencies.


Jenny Hill - Mt Maunganui

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC, DAPAANZ, AMINZ, ICEEFT,
Qualifications : BASS (Counselling), PgCert Supervision. Certified EFT Couples Therapist

Jenny Hill - Mt Maunganui

Areas of Specialty:

  • Relationship and Couples Therapy
  • Work / employment related issues
  • Alcohol & Drug
  • Teenagers and Parenting
  • Family Mediation
  • Individual issues
  • Grief
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Self confidence
  • Communication

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
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Domestic violence
  • Sexual abuse

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


Kathryn Oxtoby – Whakatane

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : MCouns

Kathryn Oxtoby – Whakatane

Areas of Speciality:

  • Trauma
  • Grief
  • Relationships

Kathryn works predominantly with adults.  Kathryn’s principle modality is Narrative Therapy, and she uses a number of Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) processes. She is also in the process of training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).


Kent Smith (Dr) - Tauranga, BoP,Coromandel

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : BA Couns; MA (Applied); DHSc

Kent Smith (Dr) - Tauranga, BoP,Coromandel

Areas of Speciality:

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

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


Kevin Mist - Tauranga

Psychologist*, Supervisor

Memberships : NZPsS; CISMFA
Qualifications : MA(Psych), PgDipSocSci, BA, DipCrisisIntervention, DipMinInternship

Kevin Mist - Tauranga

Areas of specialty:

  • Relationships & family
  • Grief & trauma
  • Cognitive-behavioural therapy
  • Narrative therapy
  • Stress
  • Psychological assessments
  • Critical Incident Stress Management

Kevin has been a police officer and a workplace chaplain. He is also an accredited Family Court counsellor.
*An additional cost may apply.


Neil Coleman - Thames, Coromandel

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : Teaching Cert, BA Post Grad Dip in Guidance Counselling

Neil Coleman - Thames, Coromandel

Areas of Speciality:

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Family issues
  • Relationship
  • Sexuality, gender issues (LBGT)
  • Suicide ideation
  • Career change
  • Bullying

Neil has worked in teaching and counselling for many years, predominantly the later, 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.


Penny Farry - Tauranga

Counsellor

Memberships : NZCCA
Qualifications : Dip Counselling, Pdg cert Health Sciences

Penny Farry - Tauranga

Areas of Specialty:

  • Domestic violence
  • Abuse and Trauma
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Making life changes
  • Relationships
  • Spiritual abuse

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 of what you are experiencing. It is Penny's hope to bring this privacy of thought into a therapeutic context to unravel and explore truth and feeling.


Peter De Veth - Welcome Bay, Tauranga

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : Bachelor of Counselling Post-grad Certificate Supervision

Peter De Veth - Welcome Bay, Tauranga

Areas of Specialty:

  • Supervision
  • Grief and Loss
  • Trauma and Abuse
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Self Esteem and Identity Issues
  • Stress and Workplace Issues
  • Parenting, Familyand Couples Relationships
  • Communication and Conflict Resolution
  • Intimacy and Sexual Relationships
  • Sexual Issues including Pornography Addiction

Peter completed his counselling degree in 2005 and since then, has amassed a great deal of experience working with individual and couple issues. He has facilitated numerous seminars on stress & burnout, and has provided personal support for staff across a wide range of work situations. Peter has also undertaken training in and worked with grief & loss, trauma & abuse, and self-esteem & identity issues.

Peter has a particular interest in couples, families and relational issues and has run a large number of Couples Courses. Particular areas of interest include communication & conflict resolution, finding a common purpose, trust & intimacy, the sexual relationship & sexual issues.


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:

  • Relationships
  • Mental Health
  • Family Therapist
  • 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, strength based approach and is trained in evidenced based models.

Working alongside complex behaviours in young people, displaying behaviours that are concerning to those around them and the family/system that which they are part of is among his specialities.


Sandra Gee - Opotiki

Counsellor

Memberships : MNZAC, ACC Accredited
Qualifications : Ba Couns, Dip Integrated Psyhcology,

Sandra Gee - Opotiki

Areas of Specialty:

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

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.


Simon Lowe - Tauranga

Counsellor, Drug and Alcohol, Supervisor

Memberships : DAPAANZ, ANZASW
Qualifications : BSc(Hons), DipSW, DipHE, PGCertAlcohol rehab/dual diagnosis, Mcouns

Simon Lowe - Tauranga

Areas of specialty

  • Mental health
  • Addictions (adult and youth)
  • Intellectual disabilities
  • Sexuality and sexual identity

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. He is in the process of completing his Doctorate.

Simon offers supervision and is a DAPAANZ accredited supervisor.


Steve Gore - Tauranga

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : M.Couns., B.Soc.Sci., ACC

Steve Gore - Tauranga

Areas of specialty:

  • Relationship
  • Grief and loss
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Bullying
  • Sexual abuse and trauma – ACC registered

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.