Counsellors in Northland

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Carol Tolley - Ruakaka and Waipu

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC, NZCCA
Qualifications : Graduate Diploma, Cert Counselling and NZ Comprehensive Nurse

Carol Tolley - Ruakaka and Waipu

Areas of specialty:

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Stress management
  • Grief, loss and coping with change
  • Trauma, family violence/abuse, relationship difficulties
  • Parenting/Family difficulties
  • Finding a positive sense of self and life meaning

Carol has been counselling for 15 years. She works with families and individuals of all ages. Her work is client focused using a variety of approaches to suit client needs including strength focused family therapy, parenting, narrative, creative and cognitive behavioural therapies.


Dee Jones - Whangarei

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : BA; Post-grad papers in counselling, psychopathology, cross-cultural counselling, behaviour research & stats

Dee Jones - Whangarei

Areas of specialty:

  • Relationships & abuse
  • Stress & anxiety
  • Grief and loss
  • Conflict resolution
  • Mental health
  • Family counselling
  • Sexuality and sexual identity

Dee is experienced in working with the above issues and also parenting skills and dealing with adolescents. Dee also socialises in Aspergers and High Functioning Autism - which includes individual, couples and family, and functioning with HFA in the work environment. Dee methods include use of Cognitive behavioural therapy, Gestalt Psychoanalysis and Existential Psychology.

Dee is available to provide Telehealth consultation during and after the lockdown period via Zoom or Skype platforms. A link will be emailed to you to join the therapy session.


Ellen Altshuler - Whangarei, Northland

Counsellor

Memberships : MNZAC, FDR practitioner
Qualifications : Grad. Dip Dispute Resolution; Conflict Coaching

Ellen Altshuler - Whangarei, Northland

Areas of Speciality:

  • Stress reduction
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Relationship counselling
  • Conflict resolution
  • Mediation and  Communication skills coaching
  • Conflict coaching

Ellen has more than 25 years of experience working with adults, adolescents, couples and families on a range of life issues.  She is a ‘solution focused counsellor’ trained in a diverse range of therapeutic frameworks and methods including Gestalt therapy, Psychodrama, Psychosynthesis, Process Oriented Psychology and Narrative therapy.


Ian Frayling - Whangarei

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : M.Ed. (Counselling). PG Cert Supervision; Dip Teaching; B.E. (Mech)

Ian Frayling - Whangarei

Areas of Specialty:

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Stress management
  • Grief and loss
  • Alcohol and Drug
  • Family relationships
  • Workplace issues
  • Supervision

Ian brings wide life experience having worked and lived overseas for many years. In his counselling work Ian has supported families facing loss and grief, including managing the trauma of tragic and untimely deaths through suicide or accident. His experience as a school counsellor included assisting students through family bereavement including tragic and untimely deaths of siblings, parents and friends.


Jennie Gill - Whangarei, Northland

Counsellor

Memberships : NZCCA
Qualifications : B. Counselling ; Certified Imago Therapist

Jennie Gill - Whangarei, Northland

Areas of Speciality:

  • Interpersonal
  • Relationship communication
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Personal Identity
  • Self Esteem
  • Grief and Loss
  • Anger
  • Mental Health issues

Jennie likes to journey alongside people in a manner that supports a collaborative approach to the issues that are brought to counselling. She believes in approaching challenges from a strength's based perspective.

Jennie has a special interest in supporting those who have experienced the trauma of relationship betrayal. Jenny desire is to see clients emerge from their current situation empowered and resourced to go forward with a renewed sense of self and hope.


Josie Scott - Dargaville

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : NZAC, CTAA (Creative Therapies Assoc Aotearoa).
Qualifications : MA , PgDipCreativeArtsThpy, CertCouns, Palliative Care, Sexual Abuse Couns, Clin Sup

Josie Scott - Dargaville

Areas of specialty:

  • Grief and Loss
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Stress management
  • Relationships
  • Clinical Supervision

Josie offers counselling for children, adolescents and adults as individuals, couples or family groups.


Joyce Beehre - Whangarei, Dargaville

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : MNZCCA
Qualifications : DipCouns, CertSup

Joyce Beehre - Whangarei, Dargaville

Areas of specialty

  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Anxiety
  • Relationships
  • Trauma
  • Spirituality
  • Stress

Joyce is primarily a person centred counsellor, but works with a variety of modalities.  Her clients are both male and female and ages range from young people to the elderly.  Joyce enjoy working with couples and facilitating groups.


Kathy Voice - Kerikeri

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : NZAC, DAAPANZ
Qualifications : CertCouns, Post Grad in Addictive Process

Kathy Voice - Kerikeri

Areas of Specialty:

  • Grief and depression
  • Anger management
  • Addiction issues
  • Sexual trauma

Kathy is an experienced counsellor and registered addictions practitioner with over 18 years experience. Kathy is also a supervisor and facilitator and is registered with both NZAC and DAAPANZ. Kathy works with individuals, couples and young people.


Lee Davey - Kerikeri, Paihia, Kawakawa

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications :

Lee Davey - Kerikeri, Paihia, Kawakawa

Areas of specialty:

  • Narrative therapy & art therapy
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Family Court counsellor
  • Child & teenage therapy
  • Parenting

Lee works with individuals, children, teenagers and families.


Nancy Peterson - Kaitaia

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : CertCouns

Nancy Peterson - Kaitaia

Areas of specialty:

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • PTSD (trauma of violence and sexual abuse)
  • Relationships
  • Pain Management

Nancy works with individuals, couples and groups, and has over 19 years experience in counselling and providing clinical supervision. Her overall aim is to teach people how to acquire the skills to deal with their problems themselves and to relieve lifelong suffering.

Nancy has trained in CBT, EFT and TAT, from the new branch of energy psychology. These techniques provide fast, effective relief from many problems.


Ross Osborne - Whangarei

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : BSocSc, PGDipCouns, DipTchg

Ross Osborne - Whangarei

Areas of specialty:

  • Stress, anxiety and depression
  • Work related issues
  • Grief, loss and coping with change
  • Supervision

Ross has experience in using ACT, CBT and solution-focused brief intervention to address stress, anxiety and depression. He also provides relationship coaching (not extended relationship counselling) using Gottman-based interventions.


Sally Shepherd - Whangarei

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : Ba Couns, Cert Supervision

Sally Shepherd - Whangarei

Areas of Specialty:

  • Registered
  • ACC
  • Trauma counsellor
  • Relationship counselling
  • Drug & Alcohol
  • ACC Registered

The therapies Sally primarily use are mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy and narrative along with acceptance & commitment therapy and solution focused approaches.


Samantha Cassidy - Kensington, Whangarei

Counsellor

Memberships :
Qualifications : Dip Couns, Cert MH Addictions, Cert Social Science

Samantha Cassidy - Kensington, Whangarei

Areas of Specialty:

  • Relationships
  • Stress
  • Grief
  • Self Esteem and Confidence
  • Self-harming
  • Self-Care
  • Balance of Life
  • Maori Models of working & Kaupapa Maori

Sam has walked alongside people with their journey in healing and personal challenges for over 20 years. Working with couples seeking balance in their relationships to individuals process of grief or goal setting, stress and self care, teens finding their identity or building confidence.Sam also ran a young womens' group learning life skills, communication and relationship building alongwith integrating the use of cultural knowledge, appropriate Maori models and kaupapa to support Maori and whanau.


Sunday Tsoi - Whangarei

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : MNZAC
Qualifications : DipCouns & Family Therapy, CertSupSkills, MPhil, BSocSc, BTheol

Sunday Tsoi - Whangarei

Areas of Specialty:

  • Relationship, stress, anxiety, depression
  • Cross-culture relationships
  • Trauma & sexual abuse
  • Self-confidence, personal & professional & business development
  • Intergrative nutrition and health coaching
  • Professional supervision

Holistic health is Sunday's service core value.  She uses Solution focussed therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Transactional Analysis (TA), and Imago relationship & person-centred counselling.

No one likes to experience ill health in life. Learning to gain a comprehensive understanding of oneself, both mentally and physically is attainable. When you explore the change in your daily life and transform on a deeper level, you will surprise yourself.

 


Susan Matheson - Kaipara, Rodney, Mangawhai, Wellsford

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : DipPsychosynthesis Psychotherapy, Dip Pscyhosynthesis Counselling

Susan Matheson - Kaipara, Rodney, Mangawhai, Wellsford

Areas of specialty:

  • Psychosynthesis
  • CBT
  • Maori concepts of health
  • Sexuality and gender

An experienced and professional counsellor and registered psychotherapist who understands life and work in rural communities and cities. Susan has a strong bi-cultural and multicultural focus with extensive experience in health-related issues and marginalisation.


Tina Earl - Rodney, Whangarei

Psychologist

Memberships : NZCCP
Qualifications : MA(hons) Dip Clinical Psychology

Tina Earl - Rodney, Whangarei

Areas of Specialty:

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Stress and Depression
  • Social and Cultural issues
  • Families and whanau

Tina is a registered consultant Clinical Psychologist who has been practicing in the field of mental health and wellbeing for over 25 years in Aotearoa NZ. Tina has a broad knowledge and experience working in range of settings and is currently in private practice; with experience in specialist mental health and family court work.


Virginia Anthony - Kerikeri

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : BA Dip Soc Sci (Counselling)

Virginia Anthony - Kerikeri

Areas of Specialty:

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • OCD
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Relationships
  • Short term Crisis counselling
  • Grief counselling

With over 25 years counselling experience Virginia has worked in New Zealand in a Community Mental Health Centre, in Child Youth and Family, and also in private practice. She previously spent six years in the USA counselling in a Rape Crisis Centre and in a group psychology practice. Virginia has training in sex therapy and has a holistic approach believing strongly in mind-body connection. She is also ACC Registered Physical Injury and Sexual Abuse.