Counsellors in Waikato

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Alison Rowe - Hamilton

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : Gestalt Psychotherapy (GI)

Alison Rowe - Hamilton

Areas of specialty:

  • Psychodrama
  • Registered ACC counsellor
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Process oriented psychotherapy
  • Supervision
  • Sexuality and sexual identity

Alison has worked for community agencies where she was involved in counselling, facilitating support groups, training volunteers, education, fundraising and developing professional protocols.


Bobbi Sheriff - Putaruru

Counsellor

Memberships : MNZAC
Qualifications : Nursing

Bobbi Sheriff - Putaruru

Areas of specialty:

  • Sexual abuse
  • Grief
  • Family therapy
  • Trauma
  • Working with children and teenagers

Having worked in a small community for some time, Bobbi has skills in most areas of counselling. Bobbi makes sure she maintains a high skill level with ongoing training.


Bryce Diprose - Hamilton, Cambridge

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : MNZAC
Qualifications : BCouns.

Bryce Diprose - Hamilton, Cambridge

Areas of specialty

  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Self esteem
  • Relationships
  • Mid life
  • Defining personal values

Bryce believes in the worth and potential of all human beings and is committed to assisting people remove barriers that impede the quality of life.


Byron Seiuli - Hamilton

Counsellor, Psychologist, Supervision

Memberships : NZPB
Qualifications : PG Dip ClinPsych; Dr of Philosophy (Psych); MCounselling; PG Dip Counselling

Byron Seiuli - Hamilton

Areas of specialty:

  • Clinical Assessment and Treatment for mental health
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Trauma
  • Family and relationships
  • Sexual abuse and harrassment
  • Family Court and Family Services
  • Workplace and employment issues
  • Supervision

Byron has been in clinical practice for nearly 20-years, working with all types of situations and with people of different background. Byron works from a holistic approach and uses his professional training to address personal and professional problems with his clients. Solutions are reached collaboratively with clients where an individualised treatment plan is established to achieve positive outcomes.

Available to provide Telehealth consultation during the COVID-19 lockdown period via Zoom or Skype platforms. A link will be emailed to you to join the therapy session.


Christine Suisted - Cambridge

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : BCouns

Christine Suisted - Cambridge

Areas of specialty:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Narrative therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Relationships
  • Communication skills
  • Grief & loss
  • Spiritual issues

Christine's role is to assist individuals, couples and families to find a way forward.

Counselling can help you understand yourself and your situation better. That enables you to make sense of what has happened and find a way forward that you are comfortable with.


Gayle Chell - Hamilton

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : MNZAC
Qualifications : (MCouns)

Gayle Chell - Hamilton

Areas of Speciality:

  • Relationships
  • Careers
  • Harassment & abuse
  • Body image
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Stress management
  • Trauma
  • Grief and Loss
  • Living with a disability
  • Online distractions
  • Narrative therapy

Gayle has worked as a professionally qualified counsellor both in New Zealand and internationally. She considers it a privilege to have worked with people from many parts of the world. These opportunities have enriched both her personal and professional life and it is her hope that those who work with her will experience an honouring of their cultural/ethnic heritage.


Glenn Duthie - Frankton, Hamilton

Counsellor

Memberships : MNZAC
Qualifications : MCounselling, MTheological Studies

Glenn Duthie - Frankton, Hamilton

Areas of Specialty:

  • Trauma
  • Grief & loss
  • Mindfulness
  • Anxiety & Depression

Glenn has a pastoral background and many years of experience. His counselling practice is Trauma Informed which means he understands how traumatic events and experiences impact people's physical, mental, spiritual and emotional wellbeing.

Glenn uses a number of different approaches with his practice that will help you make sense of the traumatic events in your life; Manage overwhelming emotions, anxieties or relational conflicts and; Create a positive future with hope.


Julie Thomson – Hamilton

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : Bachelor of Social Services - Major in Counselling

Julie Thomson – Hamilton

Areas of Specialty:

  • Relationships
  • Bullying
  • Trauma
  • Communication techniques
  • Grief and Loss
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Parenting skills
  • Personal/coaching development
  • Workplace issues

Working predominately as a skilled specialist with adolescents, Julie is able to reflect and draw on eight years of Counselling Practice and Group Therapy Facilitation. She has worked with students from a number of schools in the district. Julie's desire is to share her skills and achievements with others: inspiring, motivating and caring for people from a platform of non-judgement framed with kindness, good-natured humour and respect woven into therapeutic practice.

PHONE COUNSELLING SESSIONS  WELCOME


Linda Tiro - Tokoroa

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : MNZAC, DAPAANZ
Qualifications : M Couns, B Soc Sci, Adv Cert AOD Studies ,Cert Supervision

Linda Tiro - Tokoroa

Areas of Specialty:

  • Working with adoloscents
  • Generic counselling
  • Addictions - adolescents and adults
  • Sexual abuse

Linda has been counselling for over 14 years in the South Waikato area offering generic counselling as well as Addiction Counselling and ACC registered sensitive claims counselling.

Linda attends regular supervision and Professional Development training opportunities.


Lynette Ringer - Hamilton, Matamata, Huntly

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : NZAC; GANZ
Qualifications : DipCouns, DipGPsych, CertSup

Lynette Ringer - Hamilton, Matamata, Huntly

Areas of specialty:

  • Grief & loss
  • Self awareness & inner child work
  • Interactive drawing therapy
  • Supervision
  • Group facilitation

Lynette has much experience helping people with personal, relationship and work-related problems - helping people gain emotional relief and increase awareness of themselves and their relationships as they make sense of their experiences.


Maria Reynolds - Hamilton

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : Mast.Counselling (Waikato); Bach. Social Sciences (Psych); NZAC Puawananga Kaitiaki / Cultural Supervision

Maria Reynolds - Hamilton

Areas of specialty:

  • Anxiety
  • Grief and loss
  • Anger
  • Stress management
  • Sexual abuse and violence

Maria has over 25 years of counselling experience working with adults and young adults from all cultures and backgrounds using Family Therapy, CBT and Narrative Theory and Practice.

Maria is passionate in her support of Maori Counsellors to become members of NZAC and to support those Counsellors working with Maori tangata, a method she practices in regard to assisting clients who present with any number of issues.


Mark Whittaker - Hamilton

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : NZCCA
Qualifications : DipCouns

Mark Whittaker - Hamilton

Areas of specialty:

  • Anger management
  • Workplace bullying
  • Depression
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Addictions
  • Supervision

Mark works with a solutions-focused approach to assist you to gain a greater awareness of yourself, your values, and what motivates you to find realistic ways of reaching your goals. Mark lists his Iwi as Ngapuhi.


Mike Murphy-Scanlon - Hamilton

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : MNZAC
Qualifications : BASocSci, AdvCertSup

Mike Murphy-Scanlon - Hamilton

Areas of specialty

  • Couples
  • Relationships
  • Parenting
  • Domestic violence
  • Stress management
  • Workplace issues
  • Sex offender treatment
  • Adult education

An experienced counsellor of 14 years Mike has a background as a retail manager specialising in working with personnel issues. He has spent many years developing and facilitating stress management programmes, with a particular focus on blended families.


Paula Moneypenny - Hamilton

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : NZAC, EDUCANZ
Qualifications : MCouns, Cert Supervision

Paula Moneypenny - Hamilton

Areas of Specialty:

  • Addictions
  • Suicide intervention
  • Safety planning processes for vulnerable and at risk children
  • Complex Traumatisation
  • PTSD
  • Supervision

Penny has extensive experience working with adults, children and youth in a diverse range of settings, including private practice, agencies and schools.

Her clinical experience with children has included roles as Senior Counselling Practitioner, Head of the Guidance Department and Pastoral Team Leader, spread across primary, middle and secondary schools.

Penny is currently working as a counsellor at the Student Counselling service at the University of Waikato. In her private practice Penny is contracted by agencies to provide counselling for PHO clients and ACC sensitive claims.


Roxie Hanes – Hamilton, Cambridge

Counsellor, Psychologist

Memberships : NZ PS, NZPRB (APC), Aust. & NZ Mental Health Assoc., Assoc. Psych Dept Waikato Uni, MICPA
Qualifications : MSocSci PG Dip Psychology (Com)

Roxie Hanes – Hamilton, Cambridge

Areas of Specialty:

  • Mental Health concerns for young people & adults
  • Trauma
  • Gender safety
  • Relationship within families/whanau, workplace and parenting
  • Supervision

Roxie has worked in New Zealand at an Independent Boarding School for the last 10 years. Her other roles included working for the Ministry of Education Special Education, Wise Management Services, Waikato DHB Inpatient Mental Health Service and for NGOs.

Roxie has also worked internationally as a Therapist at the South Carolina (USA) Department of Youth Services and in Nova Scotia (Canada) in an Adult Psychiatric Day Treatment Programme.


Sandy Wesford - Cambridge

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : DipCouns, GDProfSup

Sandy Wesford - Cambridge

Areas of specialty

  • Relationships
  • Communication skills
  • Grief
  • Stress management
  • Depression
  • Life balance
  • Family issues

Sandy enjoys working with a range of people who are navigating life.  She has a sense of humour and find providing therapeutic help to clients a real honour.  Sandy is matter-of-fact and yet sensitive to the challenges her clients encounter as human beings.


Sumita Sumita - Hamilton

Counsellor, Drug & Alcohol, Supervisor

Memberships : DAPAANZ
Qualifications : Grad Dip in Addiction Level 7; Registered pharmacist (India)

Sumita Sumita - Hamilton

Areas of specialty:

  • Addictions
  • Mental Health
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Head Injury
  • Supervision

Sumita is a DAPAANZ registered alcohol and drug clinician and clinical supervisor.  She has worked in mental health and addiction since 2012.  Sumita believes her job is not to change you but support you to get through difficult times and learn new skills to become unstuck and be at your highest potential.


Susanna Wilford - Hamilton

Counsellor

Memberships : MNZAC
Qualifications : BSc.Hons Psych., MCouns

Susanna Wilford - Hamilton

Areas of specialty:

  • Grief and loss
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Substance related harm

As a counsellor Susanna works with people on whatever it is that concerns them. She works collaboratively and prioritizes the safety and wellbeing of those who work with her. Susanna's approach is for respectful conversations that invite hope and possibilities for change.

Approaches - Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Te Whare Tapa Wha / Tihei-Wa Mauri Ora.


Tiffany Nightingale - Hamilton

Counsellor

Memberships : MCouns
Qualifications : NZAC

Tiffany Nightingale - Hamilton

Areas of Specialty:

  • Narrative Therapy
  • Working with families
  • Relationships
  • Parenting
  • Stress management strategies
  • Body image and wellbeing
  • Coping with change
  • Spirituality
  • Exploration of identity/values

Respecting the dignity of the person beyond the problem, Tiffany seeks to work collaboratively towards a person’'s preferences for life.