Counsellors in Canterbury

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Eleanor Morgan - Christchurch

Counsellor

Memberships : NZEI, NZPsS
Qualifications : BEd, DipTeach, MEdPsych, PGDipEdPsych

Eleanor Morgan - Christchurch

Areas of specialty

  • Children
  • Adults
  • Trauma

Eleanor is experienced in working with children in her role as a teacher (since 1987) and psychologist (since 2005) and has had 5 years experience facilitating parenting groups for Incredible Years. She is a CISM trained Crises responder with a wide experience in working with traumatised children and adults.


Gaye Mallinson - Edgeware, Christchurch

Counsellor

Memberships : NZCCA & ACA
Qualifications : BSS (Counselling) with Distinction, Dip. Counselling, Restorative Justice Facilitator with Sexual Violence and Family Violence Endorsements, Enrolled Nurse

Gaye Mallinson - Edgeware, Christchurch

Areas of Specialty:

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Work and personal relationships
  • Family or sexual harm/violence
  • Addictions/substance abuse
  • Chronic pain or other health problems
  • Trauma
  • Gender & sexuality issues

Gaye has an extensive clinical medical background having worked as a nurse for 25 years (in Psychiatric, Palliative, Rehabilitation wards, etc) and serving in the military in the medical core. Gaye also worked in the ambulance service and had various other medical educational roles prior to qualifying in counselling.

Gaye works in private practice after fulfilling roles as a Rape Crisis Counsellor and Family Violence Counsellor. She also provides therapy services to children, youth and couples or families.


Georgina Jardine - Christchurch

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : DAPAANZ; NCNZ
Qualifications : BA(PsychSoc), Reg. Psychiatric Nurse, Reg. General & Obstetric Nurse, DAPAANZ Reg. Supervisor, Reg. Naturopath

Georgina Jardine - Christchurch

Areas of Specialty:

  • Alcohol and Drug
  • Stress
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Workplace relationships
  • Supervision

Georgina works in a solution focused, client-centred way. Her approach is eclectic, with a firm clinical process base.  She is also a registered naturopath so focus on lifestyle, work-home life balance and self-care feeds into Georgina's counselling style.

Georgina has provided Supervision for over 25 years for a range of Professionals including Social Workers, Psychologists, Addiction Practitioners, Mental Health Nurses, Comprehensive Nurses, Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Naturopaths. 


Helen Mounsey - Christchurch

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : NZAC, STNZ
Qualifications : MEd(Couns), CertSup, BA, DipTeach

Helen Mounsey - Christchurch

Areas of specialty:

  • ACC & Family Court counselling
  • Sex therapy
  • Trauma related issues
  • Impact of workplace on relationships
  • Depression
  • Grief & loss
  • Abuse recovery
  • Cognitive-behavioural therapy, narrative therapy

Helen has specialised in sex therapy and trauma-related issues. She is experienced in assisting victims of abuse and has a strong interest in parenting and families. Helen uses a range of therapeutic interventions including CBT, narrative therapy, Sand Tray and EMDR and work both short and long term with clients. Having been in private practice as counsellor / therapist for over 20 years she also has experience facilitating training for a range of groups.


Ian Crosson - Ashburton

Counsellor

Memberships : NZCCA
Qualifications : B.Couns.

Ian Crosson - Ashburton

Areas of Specialty:

  • Couples counselling
  • Workplace difficulties
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Trauma
  • Managing Stress and Anger

Ian’s work is informed by his training in person-centred practice and EFT couples counselling. He offers a safe non-judgmental place journeying alongside men and women who are distressed by life’s events, supporting them in their quest for wholeness and healing.


Jo Frethey - Christchurch, Rangiora

Counsellor

Memberships : NZCCA; JP
Qualifications : BA (Psyc/Soc), MEd (Couns)

Jo Frethey - Christchurch, Rangiora

Areas of specialty:

  • Family and relationships
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Mediating
  • Parenting
  • Suicide
  • Self esteem
  • Supervision

Jo has vast experience in general counselling including crisis work, mediating and telephone support.  Jo supervised Volunteer Counsellors at Lifeline Christchurch for a number of years and became the Clinical Manager for Lifeline Canterbury.

Jo is also a Justice of the Peace.


Joss Phiskie - Christchurch

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : AANZPA, PBANZ, MNZAP
Qualifications : Psychotherapist, Psychodramatist

Joss Phiskie - Christchurch

Areas of specialty

  • Grief
  • Workplace stress
  • Relationships
  • Supervision

Joss has worked in this field for the last 16 years as a private practitioner and with Employee Assistant Programmes, and Victim support. In her private practice Joss works with both couples and individuals.  She is also trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and regularly attends her own supervision and relevant training.

Joss' special interest is in helping clients build self-esteem and self-compassion, personal growth and fulfilment.  She also assists clients to find new direction after loss of job and when entering a new stage in life and trauma work is another area she provides appropriate support.


Linda Waitokia - Ashburton

Counsellor, Drug & Alcohol, Supervisor

Memberships : NZAC, DAPAANZ
Qualifications : BADS, CertSocComWk, Cert Sup

Linda Waitokia - Ashburton

Areas of specialty:

  • Family and relationship dynamics
  • ACC and Family Court counselling
  • CBT
  • Group facilitation
  • Sexuality and sexual identity
  • Supervision

Passionate about empowering people to make positive changes, Linda applies a holistic approach (mental, physical, social, spiritual) to connect and balance the whole person. Her experience in family systems allowed a natural progression to workplace dynamics. As a supervisor, Linda understands the importance of healthy workplace relationships and functioning.


Marion Boyd

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : NZAC; NZPsS
Qualifications : MEd(Couns), BA(Psyc)

Marion Boyd

Areas of specialty:

  • Cognitive-behavioural therapy
  • Emotion-focused therapy
  • Stress & anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family Court counsellor
  • ACC counsellor

Marion likes working with people of all ethnicities. She is interested in helping clients achieve wellbeing and satisfaction in their lives - supporting them to reach their highest aspirations.


Mark Piercey - Christchurch

Psychotherapist, Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC, ANZAP, Registered Psychotherapist
Qualifications : DipAdultPsych, CertCouns

Mark Piercey - Christchurch

Areas of specialty:

  • Impacts of early trauma
  • Relationships
  • Anger & male violence
  • Conversational model
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Psychotherapy

Mark has a background and particular interest in working with the impacts of early trauma and how these play out in current relationships.


Mary McCaffey - Merivale, Christchurch

Counsellor

Memberships : SWRB, ANZASW, DAPAANZ
Qualifications : CQSW

Mary McCaffey - Merivale, Christchurch

Areas of Specialty:

  • Alcohol and other drug misuse
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Family Violence
  • Anger Management
  • Relationship Issues
  • Abuse and Trauma (Including sexual abuse)
  • Grief and Loss
  • Low Self-Esteem and Confidence Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Couples

An honest and hard working professional with 27 years experience as a Social Worker, Brief Intervention Worker, Probation Officer, Group Facilitator, External Supervisor, Trainer and Manager within both statutory organisations and NGO's in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Passionate about Social Justice and committed to contributing to positive, reality based change for individuals. Motivated by working alongside others to help them overcome challenges in a constructive, energetic and supportive way. A clear communicator and skilled reflective listener whose aim is to affirm and support individuals to affect changes they wish to make in their lives.


Michelle Lock - Selwyn

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : Dip Counselling

Michelle Lock - Selwyn

Areas of Specialty:

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Stress management
  • Grief and Loss
  • Trauma
  • Self esteem - confidence
  • Relationship issues
  • Workplace issues
  • Work/life balance
  • Life changes
  • Communication skills

Michelle is passionate about supporting, encouraging and empowering people as they work through difficult situations, explore their options, and decide what changes to make (if any), so they can focus on what is important to them and live their lives more fully. Michelle has an eclectic approach - she is comfortable working from a cognitive perspective, and also integrates the principles of ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy), for a more holistic / integrated way of working.


Natasha Fowler – Timaru

Counsellor

Memberships : MNZAC
Qualifications : Dip. Psychosynthesis Counselling Cert. Te Arataki Manu Korero Acred. Senior Face to Face Counsellor (Youthline NZ)

Natasha Fowler – Timaru

Areas of specialty:

  • Life Transitions
  • Couples Therapy
  • Career counselling
  • Relationships and relationship challenges
  • Grief/Loss
  • Anger/Stress management
  • Personal Development
  • Anxiety/depression

When you are ready to talk Natasha will be there to listen. People generally find Natasha caring, confidential and supportive. She works with individuals and couples and is located in quiet, comfortable premises in a discreet location in Timaru's CBD.


Sandra Porter - Christchurch

Counsellor

Memberships : ANZASW
Qualifications : B.Social Science (Social Work)

Sandra Porter - Christchurch

Areas of speciality:

  • Mental illness
  • Mental well-being
  • Bereavement
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Relationships
  • Young people

Sandra is an experienced social worker who has specialised in the field of mental health and well-being. She has counselled in a number of areas and settings such as bereavement, couples, families, relationships, young people and children.


Sharmaine Dobson - Christchurch

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : ANZASW, DAPAANZ
Qualifications : D.D; M.C.C.; Bth; Dip SW; AAT(SA)(Management)

Sharmaine Dobson - Christchurch

Areas of speciality:

  • Supervision
  • Mental Health
  • Cognitive restructuring
  • Couples

Sharmaine has worked for many years in the business and counselling fields.  She understands the need for counselling in difficult times and  is fully aware of therapies, modalities and practices as she has a way that allows people to feel supported and enabled. Sharmaine is also a published author.


Shirley Prendeville - Christchurch

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : Dip Couns Psych, Dip Analytical Psych

Shirley Prendeville - Christchurch

Shirley believes each of us has our own answers within. Her task is to support you to find those answers.


Sue Missen - Rangiora

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : MNZAC
Qualifications : Cert. in Counselling; BA Soc. and Psych; BA (Hons) First Class Sociology; Cl. SupvTraining; MA (Sociology) M.Ed (Guidance Studies) Hons; Nat.Cert. in Adult Ed. &Training; Dip.Trauma Mgmt;

Sue Missen - Rangiora

Areas of specialty:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Stress
  • Relationships
  • Family violence
  • Trauma
  • Supervision

Sue is a counsellor with thirty years’ experience in agencies and private practice working with adults, adolescents and children over five years of age. She has been a Family Court approved counsellor for many years and offers couple and family therapy.

As well as working with couples and individuals who bring a wide range of issues and concerns, Sue’s experience includes being a counsellor trainee educator, a group facilitator, contracted programme provider for the Parenting through Separation programme and delivered her own programme for Women Protected persons for the Ministry of Justice and FDR mediator.

Sue has been trained in a number of counselling models and brings her knowledge and experience of working with these into her client work  

 


Tessa Edwards - Christchurch, Banks Peninsular

Counsellor

Memberships : DAPAANZ
Qualifications : BDA, CertTraumaStudies, CertATch

Tessa Edwards - Christchurch, Banks Peninsular

Areas of specialty

  • Alcohol and drug counselling
  • Trauma
  • Grief and loss
  • Relationship
  • Family and workplace dynamics
  • Stress
  • Anxiety and depression

Thessa is an experienced counsellor who works in partnership with people to hear their stories, supporting people to acquire new strengths and skills and to develop to their fullest potential


Ursula Klein - Christchurch

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : PBNZ, NZAC
Qualifications : DipAdPsych, RGN,

Ursula Klein - Christchurch

Areas of specialty

 

  • Drug and alcohol addictions
  • Grief and loss
  • Relationship issues
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Gender and sexual identification
  • Sexual abuse
  • Work/Life balance

Ursula has been a psychotherapist in private practice for over 20 years.  She works with all ages, cultural backgrounds and the issues and problems with which people present.