Counsellors in Otago

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Adele Smith - Dunedin

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : MA(Psych), Cert Sup, PGCert Alcohol Tobacco & Other Drug Studies

Adele Smith - Dunedin

Areas of specialty:

  • Relationships
  • Grief
  • Alcohol & Drug addictions
  • Family-Work balance

Adele's focus is to work alongside clients, supporting them to identify and achieve their own goals.


Anna Farmer - Oamaru

Counsellor, Psychologist

Memberships : Reg. Psychologist, NZPsS
Qualifications : BSc Hons (Psych), Grad Dip Psych, Dip Psych Prac, BA

Anna Farmer - Oamaru

Areas of specialty:

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Stress and Adjustment issues
  • Anger Management
  • Addictions
  • Couples counselling
  • Trauma & PTSD

Anna works together with clients to ensure their perspective is heard and understood so they can work toward real solutions that are achievable and improve both function and well being in day to day life.


Anthony Revill - Dunedin

Counsellor

Memberships : MNZCCA, NZAC (Prov.)
Qualifications : Bachelor of Social Services Counselling (with Distinction) ; Diploma in Life Coaching (with Merit) ; Cert. in Gestalt Psychotherapy

Anthony Revill - Dunedin

Areas of Specialty:

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Drugs and Alcohol
  • Trauma
  • Family and Workplace relationships

Anthony specialises in working with adults (including couples) who are struggling with difficult emotions, thoughts, behaviours, and life circumstances begin to change. Anthony enjoys seeing his clients improve their appreciation of life and experiences, gain insights or new perspectives while finding strengths.


Chantal Degril - Cromwell, Arrowtown

Counsellor & Supervisor

Memberships : MNZAP
Qualifications : DPsyc

Chantal Degril - Cromwell, Arrowtown

Areas of specialty:

  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Parenting
  • Child & Family
  • Sexuality & Sexual identity
  • Relationship
  • Team Issues

Languages Spoken:

  • French and Italian

Chantal has 30 years experience in the fields of adult and child mental health, special education, disability, individual and family therapy.


Dinah Cameron - Dunedin

Psychotherapist, Counsellor & Supervisor

Memberships : NZA, Registered Psychotherapist
Qualifications : BEd, DipPsych, DipTch, DipBusAdmin

Dinah Cameron - Dunedin

Areas of specialty:

  • Health Issues
  • Individuals & Couples
  • Gestalt & Psychodynamic approaches

Dinah is a supervisor in a number of health and education fields for individuals and groups. Dinah is also a group facilitator and trainer for the Gestalt Institute of New Zealand.


Elizabeth Denton - Queenstown

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC, Member of Gesalt Australia and NZ
Qualifications : MCounselling, MScience, MEducation, DipCoaching, Dip Gesalt Therapy

Elizabeth Denton - Queenstown

Areas of Specialty:

  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Stress Management
  • Life Transitions
  • Loss & Grief
  • Finding meaning in life
  • Personal Growth & Development

Through listening to your constructions about your life the people you interact with, the beliefs you hold, the language you use and the stories you tell Elizabeth helps you to look at your response patterns  to life's events.


Geoff Heward - Alexandra, Central Otago

Counsellor & Supervisor

Memberships : NZAC, NZARM
Qualifications : Adv Cert Prof Sup, Dip Couns, Dip Agriculture

Geoff Heward - Alexandra, Central Otago

Areas of Specialty:

  • Grief & Loss
  • Anger Management
  • Relationship Counselling
  • Mediation

Geoff is a counsellor and professional supervisor within Catholic Social Services. He also has experience working with Victim Support as well as The Salvation Army as an alcohol and drug caseworker.


Gilbert McMillan - Dunedin

Counsellor & Supervisor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : BA

Gilbert McMillan - Dunedin

Areas of Specialty:

  • Couples & Individual work
  • Work Place Conflict
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Domestic Violence
  • Addictive Behaviour

Gilbert has worked as a Counsellor and Supervisor for many years


Graeme Warburton - Dunedin

Counsellor & Supervisor

Memberships : ANZASW
Qualifications : MA(AppSocWrk), PGCertSocServSup; LTh

Graeme Warburton - Dunedin

Areas of specialty:

  • Narrative therapy
  • ACC & Family Court counselling
  • Family therapy
  • Child & Adolescent counselling
  • Clinical supervision

Graeme is an experienced counsellor and clinical supervisor and works for a number of​ ​services providing workplace counselling. In the past Graeme  has worked for child, adolescent and family agencies in care and protection. He has also worked in community, student health and psychiatric healthcare services.


Helen Stewart - Dunedin

Counsellor

Memberships : MNZAC
Qualifications : BA, PGDip Guidance & Counselling

Helen Stewart - Dunedin

Areas of specialty:

  • PTSD
  • Sexual Violence
  • Abusive relationships
  • Couples
  • Separation issues
  • Depression & Anxiety

Helen's early work as a counsellor involved agency work in Christchurch, Dunedin Women's Refuge and Auckland Rape Crisis in the 1990's. Helen also ran a private practice in Oxford, UK for two years and has been in private practice since 2009.


Jill Elder - Dunedin

Counsellor & Supervisor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : BSc, GDip(Family & Comunity Studies), MEd(Couns), PgCert (Supervision)

Jill Elder - Dunedin

Areas of specialty:

  • Addiction
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Abuse
  • Parenting
  • Stress & Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief & Trauma

Jill is an experienced seasoned counsellor and supervisor. She has worked with people from all ages and backgrounds in a variety of community and mental health settings.


John Farnsworth - Dunedin

Psychotherapist & Counsellor

Memberships : NZAP, AMANZPA
Qualifications : MA, PhD

John Farnsworth - Dunedin

Areas of specialty:

  • Relationships
  • Couples & families
  • Psychodynamic approaches
  • Object relations
  • Psychodrama
  • Sexuality & sexual identity

John works with individuals, couples, families and also offers group work.


Judith McDonald - Dunedin

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAP, AANZPA
Qualifications : B.A. Psych, Psychotherapist, Psychodramatist

Judith McDonald - Dunedin

Areas of Specialty:

  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Communication Difficulties
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Grief
  • Coping with change

Judith is a therapist who has experience working with a wide range of people having worked in a government department for many years. Judith is familiar with the stresses and strains of the workplace,  including the management of relationships within it.


Julie O'Connell - Queenstown, Alexandra

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : DipCouns, DipHealth&HumanBehaviour, CertChildProtection, CertMauriOra

Julie O'Connell - Queenstown, Alexandra

Areas of Specialty:

  • Grief
  • Trauma
  • Family Violence
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Relationships
  • Parental Separation
  • Depression & Anxiety

Julie's purpose when meeting with a client is to allow them the space to talk through their concerns and respond to those empathically and without judgement. Julie believes her time counselling is to raise and strengthen client awareness assisting them to work through the issues.


Lynley McCristell - Dunedin

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : NZAC, PBANZ, Registered Psychotherapist
Qualifications : DipGPsych, DipTch

Lynley McCristell - Dunedin

Areas of specialty:

  • Gestalt Psychotherapy
  • Group facilitation
  • Clinical supervision

Lynley is passionate about helping facilitate and support positive change in people's lives. Prior to counselling, Lynley spent ten years working within the intellectual disability field.


Maria Snegirev - Dunedin

Counsellor, Psychotherapist

Memberships : AANZPA, Imago NZ, PBANZ, MNZAP
Qualifications : Registered Psychotherapist, B.A. (Otago), Dip Tchg.(Dunedin)

Maria Snegirev - Dunedin

Areas of Specialty:

  • Workplace stress
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Couple counselling
  • Family Violence

Life's problems can feel overwhelming our mental and emotional wellbeing bears the costs, we try our best to stay afloat and when that doesn't work we can resort to more drastic actions. Maria supports people to strengthen their courage and wisdom finding solutions and growing their wellbeing through these difficulties when we ask for help we are investing in ourselves.

 


Pamela Wilson - Queenstown

Counsellor

Memberships : MANZASW, CCETSW
Qualifications : MSW, PGCert HealSc, Dip. Grad Soc & Comm Wrk, Couns.

Pamela Wilson - Queenstown

Areas of Specialty:

  • Life Stage Crises
  • Trauma
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • ACC Registered Counsellor
  • Relationships

Pamela has been working in health and mental health for 20 years and more specifically in counselling for 15 years. Pamela has a small private practice in Queenstown and works primarily with adults and she is also approved to work with children in relation to sensitive claims.


Sandra Buchanan - Dunedin

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAP
Qualifications : BSc(Hons), MA, CertPsych, CertAdvClinPrac

Sandra Buchanan - Dunedin

Areas of specialty:

  • Trauma
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Relationships
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Sexuality & Sexual identity

Sandra trained at The Ashburn Clinic, a therapeutic community in Dunedin.  She has extensive experience in dealing with mental illness and can also provide short-term focussed help for less severe difficulties.


Sarah Deering - Queenstown,Otago Central

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : Post.Grad.Dip in Counselling, Child Protection Certificate

Sarah Deering - Queenstown,Otago Central

Areas of Speciality:

  • Relationship Therapy
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Family Violence Issues
  • Anxiety & Depression

Sarah believes "If it's you're feeling hopeless or stuck, if it's hard to see a way forward or find a solution - counselling can help". Talking to a trained and non-judgemental Counsellor can help you change or move forward with whatever issue it is that is affecting your life.


Sonja Antonsen - Dunedin, Opoho

Counsellor

Memberships : MNZAC
Qualifications : Dip Couns

Sonja Antonsen - Dunedin, Opoho

Areas of Specialty:

  • Couples & Relationships
  • Sexuality
  • Trauma
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Domestic Violence
  • Addiction
  • Workplace Issues
  • Grief & Loss
  • Responding to life changes or crises

Sonja is passionate about counselling her model of practice is relational and person-centred drawing on a range of modalities in collaboration with her clients to best respond to their agreed needs and goals. There is something very healing in the experience of being deeply attended and skilfully listened to with warmth and empathy whilst without judgement.


Suraya Langston - Dunedin

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC, ANZATA
Qualifications : RN, PG Cert Couns, PG Cert Child and Adolescent Mental Health, MA Art Therapy

Suraya Langston - Dunedin

Areas of Specialty:

  • Depression, Anxiety and PTSD trauma
  • Grief & Loss
  • Family Separation and Conflict
  • Work Place Stress
  • Conflict and Burn out
  • Self Esteem and Assertiveness
  • Personal Growth

Suraya is of Lebanese descent and welcomes clients from varied cultures she has worked with adults, youth and children in the field of counselling and art therapy for over 25 years. Where ever it is helpful to clients Suraya will utilise her art therapy to express thoughts and feelings through a concrete creative medium allowing for clarification, perspective and setting personal goals for change and growth. In addition Suraya has specialist skills in family and group work also using verbal sharing she also worked in adult psychiatry in Auckland, London and Dunedin. 


Trisha Bennett - Dunedin

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : NZAP, AANZPA
Qualifications : MSW, ACP (NZAP), Dip Grad. Visual Arts

Trisha Bennett - Dunedin

Areas of specialty:

  • Grief and loss
  • Crisis
  • Adjustment to change
  • Trauma
  • Sexuality
  • Personal development
  • Anxiety, mood and other mental health concerns
  • Stress
  • Self care

Trisha is a senior practitioner. She works across a broad range of populations, including marginalized groups, and problem areas. She is passionate about assisting people to understand themselves and others, the development of healthy functioning including good work life balance. She believes all people have the capacity to grow, make change and access their own internal strength. Trisha works with adults, individuals and groups.