Counsellors in Southland

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Bill Rout - Balclutha

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC, DAPAANZ, PANZA
Qualifications : DipPsychosynthesis Cnslng; GradDip Addiction Studies; Cert Supervision; Mast.Education; Dip Teaching

Bill Rout - Balclutha

Areas of Specialty:

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Relationships
  • Alcohol and other drugs
  • Tikanga Maori

Bill has been counselling now for over 12 years as both a general counsellor and alcohol and other drug (AOD) counsellor.  People experience their lives in many ways.  Bill's approach to counselling is holistic.  This means he honours a person’s path to self discovery or unfolding as a unique experience.  Or more simply, his aim is to help a person have a better life and be happy.


Jan Riwhi - Invercargill, Alexandra, Cromwell

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : MANZASW
Qualifications : DipSoc&ComWk

Jan Riwhi - Invercargill, Alexandra, Cromwell

Areas of specialty

  • Relationships
  • Separation
  • Family Court and ACC counsellor
  • Trauma
  • Grief
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Domestic violence

Jan has 20 years experience working with couples and individuals.


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 and 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 therefore assisting them to work through the issues.


Marian Cunningham - Gore

Counsellor, Drug & Alcohol, Supervisor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : BSWk, Cert ADCouns, DipCAPsy

Marian Cunningham - Gore

Areas of specialty

  • Children/Adolescents
  • Family therapy
  • Relationship counselling
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Grief/loss
  • Sexuality, sexual identity
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Abuse

Marian has worked as a counsellor since 1997 in the Southland area.  Coming from both a town and farming background has helped Marian understand the diversity of challenges faced by the people of the area.  As a Southlander she is committed to the welfare of the people and the growth and productivity of the region.


Marion Bottle - Invercargill

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : ANZASW
Qualifications : DipSocWk

Marion Bottle - Invercargill

Areas of specialty

  • Abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Relationships
  • Trauma
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Grief and Loss

Marion has a background in health and has over 15 years experience in Social Work and Counselling.  Marion also have contracts with ACC (sensitive claims), Family Court (Relationship Counselling) and CYFS.


Merren McKay - Invercargill, Riverton

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : DipCouns

Merren McKay - Invercargill, Riverton

Areas of specialty:

  • Individuals & couples
  • Grief & loss
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Interactive drawing therapy
  • Cognitive-behavioural therapy
  • Person centred approaches

In her counselling work, Merren uses a combination of person-centred methods, cognitive-behavioural therapy and interactive drawing therapy. Through her hospice work Merren has also developed a specialist area in working with people experiencing loss and grief.


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 and Depression

Sarah believes "If it's hard to see a way forward, to find a solution, or you're feeling hopeless or stuck - 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.