Counsellors in Taranaki

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Alex Jones - New Plymouth, Opunake

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : Post Grad Dip (Counselling and Guidance)

Alex Jones - New Plymouth, Opunake

Areas of specialty:

  • Relationships
  • Anger and stress management
  • Mental Health
  • Addictions
  • Workplace stress and conflict
  • Supervision
  • Grief and loss

Alex is an experienced counsellor having worked in mental health, addiction and family based counselling services and provided therapy for those struggling with the impact of trauma. He has a strong passion to ensure that people who come and talk to him feel safe and secure to tell their story and leave feeling empowered to make the changes they are needing.


Barbara Reardon - New Plymouth

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : NZAP, PBANZ
Qualifications : Grad Dip Psychotherapy, Certs Group Psychotherapy

Barbara Reardon - New Plymouth

Areas of Speciality:

  • Individual
  • Couples and parenting
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Life stages

Carol Pritchard - New Plymouth

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : DipCouns, DipSpecial Needs, DipECE, BEd

Carol Pritchard - New Plymouth

Areas of specialty:

  • Children and families
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety
  • Self esteem with women

Carol is a  client-centred and solution focussed counsellor who works mainly with the CBT counselling model but also use aspects of narrative therapy and REBT and aspects from other models. Carol enjoys working with a range of clients, family groups, couples and individuals.


Dee Costello - New Plymouth

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : BA(Psych&Ed), DipCouns(Child & Adolescent ), DipTeach

Dee Costello - New Plymouth

Areas of specialty:

  • Child & adolescent counselling
  • Non-directive play therapy
  • Solution-focussed brief therapy
  • Approved Family Court counsellor

Dee Costello is a Child and Adolescent Counsellor/Play Therapist. She has a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of developmental issues and what works for families under stress and in crisis, from her formal training and life experience of parenting five children.


Karen Anderson - New Plymouth, Stratford

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : NZ Psych Society (NZPS); NZPS Institute of Counselling Psychology
Qualifications : MA(Psych) (Hons), PgCert Relationship & Family Counselling, BA (Psych/Ed)

Karen Anderson - New Plymouth, Stratford

Areas of specialty:

  • Cognitive-behavioural therapy
  • Narrative therapy
  • Relationships & family
  • Grief & trauma
  • EMDR

Karen has expertise in supervision, workplace supervision, victim support, domestic violence, developmental issues, grief, critical incident and trauma, and vocational assessment.


Karen Southall - Hawera

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : NZAC, NZAFT, Resolution Institute
Qualifications : Post Grad Family & Couple Counselling

Karen Southall - Hawera

Areas of speciality:

  • Domestic Violence
  • Grief Counselling
  • Relationships
  • Supervision

Karen enjoys working alongside clients as they discover an alternative story to their issues/problems. She has extensive experience of working with victims and perpetrators of domestic violence especially in rural communities.


Melle Hargreaves – New Plymouth

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : ANZASW, SWRB
Qualifications : BA Applied Social Sciences (Social Work), Certificate in Human Sciences

Melle Hargreaves – New Plymouth

Areas of Speciality:

  • Trauma
  • Foster Care, Child Care and Protection
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Supervision

I have an extensive background in Social work, Counselling and Supervision and have worked with a range of clients from different walks of life. I enjoying journeying with the clients


Neil Pedley - Hawera and Wanganui

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : NZAC, Registered Special Education Advisor - Ed Council
Qualifications : M.Ed Psychology/Behavioural Sciences, Post Grad Special Needs/Counselling, Post Grad Theology, Philosophy and Ethics, Adv Dip Tch, Higher Dip Tch, B.Ed

Neil Pedley - Hawera and Wanganui

Areas of Specialty:

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Crisis
  • Grief and loss
  • Abuse
  • Anger management
  • Workplace Stress and Conflict
  • Youth Issues
  • Drug and Alcohol rehabilitation
  • Couples Counselling
  • Mediation and Conciliation

Neil has 27 years experience as a counsellor both nationally and internationally. Neil specialises in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy tools, Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) and Mindfulness (MiCBT) skills and strategies for self-management.


Shanti Rajan - New Plymouth

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : NZAC, ACA
Qualifications : MSocSci, DipCouns, DipPsych

Shanti Rajan - New Plymouth

Areas of specialty:

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Couple's counselling
  • Family therapy
  • Grief and loss
  • Child and Adult mental health
  • Stress management
  • Conflict management
  • Insomina
  • Supervision

Languages Spoken:

  • Bahasa Malaysia, Tamil and Bahasa Indonesia

Shanti has worked with clients from various cultural backgrounds over the past 17 years. She is a firm believer in positive psychology and utilises Cognitive Behavioural Therapy skills - mindfulness/relaxation techniques.  Shanti is an experienced clinical supervisor and has facilitated talks and workshops on topics such as motivation, work life balance, effective communication, anger and stress management, mental health issues as well as parenting and marriage enrichment.

Shanti is an ACC accredited counsellor, an approved Family Court counsellor and Victim Support counsellor.


Sheril Buckley - New Plymouth, Taranaki

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : Dip. Psychotherapy, Certified Clinical Supervisor

Sheril Buckley - New Plymouth, Taranaki

Areas of Speciality

  • Adults
  • Young Adults
  • Individuals and Couples
  • Supervision

 


Sias Hoffman - New Plymouth, Hawera, Stratford

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : MNZAC
Qualifications : MCouns

Sias Hoffman - New Plymouth, Hawera, Stratford

Areas of specialty:

  • Relationship counselling
  • Mediation and conflict resolution
  • Separation
  • Domestic violence
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Sexual identity

Sias has a particular interest in family therapy based theories working from a socialist constructionist perspective e.g. "the person is not the problem; the problem is the problem."  Sias is enthusiastic about narrative ideas and bases his professional development and training within this model.


Sylvia Huitson - New Plymouth

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : BA(Psych), CertCouns, PGDipEd, MEd(Hons)

Sylvia Huitson - New Plymouth

Areas of specialty:

  • Crisis intervention & suicide
  • Grief & depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Relationships
  • Bullying & anger management
  • Stress & redundancy
  • Approved Family Court counsellor

Sylvia also has expertise in life coaching, training and mediation.


Yvonne Cunningham - New Plymouth, Stratford

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : MNZAC, DAPAANZ
Qualifications : DipCouns, PgDipAD

Yvonne Cunningham - New Plymouth, Stratford

Areas of specialty

  • Alcohol and drug
  • Relationship
  • Personal development
  • Grief and loss

Yvonne works in a client-centred way, using a wide range of modalities which suit the individual. She provides a professional environment for clients to explore and create lifestyle changes for a better future.