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Ally Andersun - Lower Hutt

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : NZAC; ANZPA
Qualifications : BCouns, CertSupervision, CertSocStudies

Ally Andersun - Lower Hutt

Areas of specialty:

  • Child, Adolescent and Family work
  • Relationships
  • Grief and loss
  • Self esteem
  • Sexual abuse and other traumas
  • ACC approved counsellor

Ally practices using a client centred style, seeing and affirming the client as the expert of their own self by giving validation to their experiences. Ally also uses a variety of modalities that include CBT, IDT, DBT, Relaxation, Breath and Body work, Psychodrama methods.


Anne Holleron - Wellington

Counsellor

Memberships : PBANZ, NZAP, NZSBA, IIBA
Qualifications : DipCouns, Cert Bioenergetic Psychotherapist

Anne Holleron - Wellington

Areas of Specialty:

  • Sexual Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Physical pain
  • Relationship issues
  • Sexuality and gender diversity

Anne is a body-centred psychotherapist who will work with you to support the integration of your emotions with your physical and psychological experiences.


Belinda Hodson - Wellington, Johnsonville, Tawa

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : MNZAC, MNZAPA
Qualifications : Ba Couns

Belinda Hodson - Wellington, Johnsonville, Tawa

Areas of specialty:

  • Relationships
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life changes
  • Physical ill-health

Belinda works with people in a non-judgemental, person centred flexible way exploring their whole body responses to life issues. She works "existentially" placing peoples' values, beliefs, and resourcefulness at the centre of the work. Drawing from counselling methods like Narrative, Art Therapy, Psychodrama, CBT, Te Wheke and Focusing; her approach is tailored to suit needs. She uses Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples because it works and couples like it. Working with adolescents, adults, couples and the elderly Belinda’'s experience spans a wide range of life issues and people of different cultures. Prior to 2007 Belinda worked in Finance, HR, IT, Management and Government.


Bev Hosking - Wellington

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : NZAC, ANZPA
Qualifications : BA, Role Trainer (ANZPA)

Bev Hosking - Wellington

Areas of specialty:

  • Relationships
  • Self esteem
  • Grief and loss
  • Personal and workplace stress
  • Supervision
  • Work with migrants and refugees

Bev is an experienced counsellor, group worker and supervisor who has been in private practice since 1987. She is committed to bringing spontaneity and creativity to all aspects of life and work. Bev has worked extensively with clients with migrant and refugee backgrounds. Bev also specialises in group work and regularly runs groups for strengthening resilience.

Bev is fluent in French and Italian and has limited knowledge of Te Reo Maori.


Brent Cherry - Lower Hutt

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : Dip Social Welfare, Ba Science

Brent Cherry - Lower Hutt

Areas of specialty:

  • Anger Management and stopping violence
  • Building respectful relationships
  • Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma recovery and conflict management

Brent has a unique set of counselling skills, developed over 25 years, combining narrative therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, mindfulness meditation, emotional agility and appreciative inquiry. Brent also combines this with the latest research into happiness, trauma recovery, resilience and positive psychology.


Carmen Fabrik - Lower Hutt

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : NZ Psych Board
Qualifications : Ma - Counselling Psychology

Carmen Fabrik - Lower Hutt

Areas of Specialty:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Couples / Relationship Counselling
  • Eating disorders
  • Trauma

Carmen has been trained in psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural therapeutic modalities. She works from an inclusive and holistic perspective, believing that people are the experts in their own lives and ultimately have the inherent resilience to overcome strife. Carmen sees the role of the therapist as being that of assisting individuals with gaining insight into the obstacles to their self-fulfillment. Together, the therapist and client then embark on a journey to develop appropriate tools and strategies to change unhelpful behaviours and to cope with difficulties.


Carol Volp – Wellington

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : Bachelor of Counselling

Carol Volp – Wellington

Areas of Specialty:

  • Couples
  • Grief and loss
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Work place issues
  • Health issues
  • Sexual abuse
  • Addictions

Carol enjoys working with couples as well as individuals who present with a wide variety of issues.

What makes Carol's service distinctive is her strong clinical skills and mature outlook. She demonstrates a strong respect for the values and belief systems of others while remaining supportive, broad minded and non-judgemental. Carol's friendly and caring nature provide a positive and calming atmosphere that aids in good client outcomes and builds rapport with clients.


Ceit Robinson – Paraparaumu

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : Masters in Counselling; Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Counselling and Guidance); Diploma Trauma Management

Ceit Robinson – Paraparaumu

Areas of specialty:

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Stress management
  • Trauma
  • Self-esteem
  • Interpersonal relationships

Ceit is a client-centred counsellor working from Raumati on the Kapiti Coast. Ceit’s practice draws from Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Narrative Therapy, and has experience with a wide range of issues and presentations.  She creates a safe and non-judgmental space to help you work towards your goals.


Celia James - Wellington

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : NZAC, NZAP
Qualifications : PhD, MScApp, BA, PGCertHlth

Celia James - Wellington

Areas of specialty:

  • Adolescents
  • Eating disorders
  • Student counselling
  • Social work
  • Supervision
  • Life coaching and mentoring
  • Sexuality, sexual identity

As a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor with 25 years’ experience in the field Celia works with couples and individuals and is passionate about helping people strengthen their relationships and develop their self-awareness.


Christine Thomson - Mana, Wellington CBD

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : MCouns

Christine Thomson - Mana, Wellington CBD

Areas of specialty:

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Stress management
  • Palliative care
  • Child and family mental health
  • Group training & facilitation

Providing counselling services for individuals and couples Christine's therapy is a non-judgemental way to assess your situation, see past limiting patterns and constructively move toward a desired outcome. A range of approaches are available, including Emotionally Focussed Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural therapy,  psychodrama and a research-based model for couples.


Claire Pearce - Mana, Wellington

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : PMCDANZ, NZCCA, HRINZ, NZAPT
Qualifications : BAppSci (Psych), DipOrgPsy, DipCareerCouns, CertSup, Cert ATeach

Claire Pearce - Mana, Wellington

Areas of specialty

  • Coping with change
  • Work or personal stress
  • Grief and loss
  • Managing conflict, communication
  • Relationship issues
  • Personal growth and development - developing resilience
  • Parenting
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Christian beliefs and spirituality

Claire takes a partnership approach to her work with clients.  This approach also allows her to work distinctly from an understanding of their perspective and needs.

Alongside her significant experience, Claire brings enormous enthusiasm, integrity, and insight to her work and takes enormous fulfilment from seeing others succeed.

 


Clare Ludlam - Lower Hutt

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : BCouns

Clare Ludlam - Lower Hutt

Areas of specialty

  • Client Centered practice
  • CBT
  • Interactive drawing therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Working with objects and cards

Clare works with a variety of approaches to offer clients different options and ways to process through their difficulties. She enjoys making the counselling process as creative as possible by offering clients the use of drawing or working with objects or cards.


Delia Crozier - Wellington

Counsellor, Psychotherapist

Memberships : PBANZ,MNZAP
Qualifications : Dip Holistics Couns, Dip Gestalt Psych

Delia Crozier - Wellington

Areas of Specialty:

  • Eating disorders
  • Grief and loss
  • Life transitions
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Issues in relationships
  • Personal growth

Delia has experience working as a counsellor and psychotherapist in a range of settings within the private and not for profit sectors including several years at the central region Eating Disorder Service. Her experience includes working with a diverse range of individuals, male and female ages 18+ and from varying cultures and backgrounds in both short and long term therapy.

 

 


Deon Wessels - Upper Hutt, Lower Hutt

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : SWRB, ANZASW, DAPAANZ
Qualifications : B.Soc.SC (Social Work)

Deon Wessels - Upper Hutt, Lower Hutt

Areas of specialty:

  • Mental Health Rehabilitation
  • Forensic Mental Health
  • Relationships - Couples and Families Counselling
  • Individual Counselling
  • Alcohol and other Drugs addictions
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Social Issues
  • Protection of Personal and Property Rights

Deon has over 17 years’ experience in Mental Health Rehabilitation and Forensic Mental Health. He works with individuals, couples and families from a solution focused, holistic and non-judgemental person centred approach. His approach to therapy is evidence-based and includes modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Art Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy, Interactive Drawing Therapy and Systemic Therapy.


Diane Brennan - Wellington

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : MNZAC
Qualifications : BA Couns, Cert Supervision (Human Services), BA in Liberal Studies (Human Development)

Diane Brennan - Wellington

Areas of specialty:

  • Employment and Workplace Issues
  • Mental Health- Anxiety, Depression, Stress Management, Trauma
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Transitions, Self- Awareness and Self Esteem
  • Relationships, Couples, Family Issues and Parenting
  • Impact of Illness and Disability
  • Sexual and Intimacy Issues

Diane has experience as a counsellor and supervisor in a range of settings within the private and not for profit sectors, including over 10 years in her own private practice. Diane has experience working with a diverse range of individuals, couples and families and has in the past worked with children and youth. Diane works collaboratively with clients exploring possibilities for change where necessary. Her approach is solution focussed and creative including a range of modalities, including Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy, Psychoeducational using CBT tools, Interactive Drawing Therapy and Systemic Therapy.


Donny Riki - Levin

Counsellor, Psychotherapist

Memberships : NZAP, NCMPP
Qualifications : BASS – Psychotherapy; Adv. Clin.Practice in Psychotherapy; PBANZ; Dip Te Aupikitanga Te Reo Māori

Donny Riki - Levin

Areas of specialty:

  • Relationship reconnection
  • Grief, loss and transformation
  • Trauma recovery
  • Mental wellness – hinengaro ora
  • Managing anger
  • Cultural oppression
  • Whakamōmori, matekitetanga

Donny provides a safe and confidential space for whānau to explore challenges and limiting patterns of behaviour that no longer serve them. She uses a bi-cultural contextualised approach to shine light on what was once hidden, bringing awareness to the source of suffering. This makes way for conscious responses, allowing whānau to become ‘unstuck’, expand, heal and transform. 

An indigenous Psychotherapist (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Paoa) advocates for rangatiratanga, enabling whānau to redefine their own mana motuhake with compassion, intention and dignity.


Gay Puketapu-Andrews - Porirua, Raumati

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : NZAC, Te Whariki Tautoko
Qualifications : BA(Women's Studies), PGCounsTheory

Gay Puketapu-Andrews - Porirua, Raumati

Areas of specialty:

  • Domestic violence
  • Cultural identity
  • Sexual abuse
  • Mental health
  • Sexual and gender identity
  • Kaupapa Maori

Gay specialises in working with Māori whanau, including rangatahi and tamariki. She has particular skills and knowledge related to working with those affected by violence and abuse and those struggling with their cultural identity. She is also works with people presenting with a range of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety and grief


Jayne O'Neill - Wellington

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : MNZAC
Qualifications : DipCouns, Cert Supervision

Jayne O'Neill - Wellington

Areas of specialty:

  • Self-care and Wellbeing
  • Making life changes
  • Mental Health - Depression, Anxiety, Stress
  • Grief and loss
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Family Violence: Education, Impact on women and children
  • Anger Education Programmes for men and women
  • Impact of illness, Disabillity of family and personal wellbeing

Jayne has experience in psychodramatic therapy; Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT); Coping with Anxiety & Depression; Narrative Approach: Therapeutic Conversations creating new meanings, REBT Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy and Educational Approach; Sharing resources; new insights.


Jerri Bassi - Wellington

Psychotherapist, Psychodramatist, Supervisor

Memberships : ANZPA, NZAP, PBANZ
Qualifications :

Jerri Bassi - Wellington

Areas of specialty:

  • Family issues
  • Employment & workplace issues
  • Supervision
  • Change
  • Trauma and times of crisis
  • Sexuality, sexual identity
  • Depression
  • Addiction

Jerri works with individuals, couples, and groups and also provides professional supervision.


John Newbery - Wellington

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : Bachelor of Counselling

John Newbery - Wellington

Since qualifying with a Bachelors of Counselling Degree in 2000, John has been fortunate enough to have worked in a diverse series of roles as a counsellor. This includes: being a relationship counsellor with Relationship Services; a family therapist working with parents and children; an alcohol and other drug counsellor; counsellor for a DHB; single parent counsellor; counsellor in private practice and a counsellor for EAP services.

John is enjoying getting back into working briefly with people again with Vitae, and doing his best to meet the needs of the people that he is privileged to spend time with as a counsellor.


Judy McCormack - Wellington

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : NZAC, SCA
Qualifications : CertCouns, DipPsychosynthesis, CertClinSup

Judy McCormack - Wellington

Areas of specialty:

  • Grief and loss
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Stress management
  • Self awareness and self esteem
  • Personal and professional relationships
  • Couples counselling

Judy works from a holistic perspective; body, feelings, mind and spirit and uses a variety of theoretical approaches in her work. Judy is an experienced supervisor who offers  supervision to “people who work with people” in counselling, educational, health, community, church and business areas. Judy is also available and has experience in dealing with gender and sexual identification issues.


Kahu Flutey - Paraparaumu

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : Psychological Society Reg Psych Board
Qualifications : MEdPsych; PgDipEdPsych

Kahu Flutey - Paraparaumu

Areas of specialty:

  • Expressive arts & play therapy
  • Narrative therapy
  • Psychodrama
  • Children & families

Kahu provides clinical and cultural supervision to a range of workplaces. She also provides expressive arts therapy and play therapy to children and young people along with family play therapy for families.


Kārito Latham - Wellington

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : BA, PGDipCouns, DipTch

Kārito Latham - Wellington

Areas of specialty:

  • Trauma & change
  • Grief and loss
  • Relationship and family therapy
  • Supervision
  • Problem solving and narrative therapies
  • Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy

Karito (Sally) has close links with Ngai Tahu and receives regular cultural supervision. She understands the challenges of workplaces and the effects of trauma, change, loss and grief. Karito is also fluent in Danish.


Kay Riddler - Upper Hutt

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : ANZASW
Qualifications : PG DipSupervision, Cert CBT

Kay Riddler - Upper Hutt

Areas of specialty:

  • Adult mental health/infant and maternal mental health
  • Family issues
  • Anger
  • Conflict
  • Relationship issues
  • Parenting and Separation issues
  • Grief and loss

Kay's approach is respectful and empathetic and invites collaboration and choice with a focus on identifying strengths and developing new strengths. Her belief is that people are the experts of their own world/life and with support and guidance can grow and change.


Lesli Mancktelow - Wellington

Counsellor

Memberships : NZCCA
Qualifications : BA Couns

Lesli Mancktelow  - Wellington

Areas of specialty:

  • Relationships
  • Adjusting to life changes
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Controlling behaviour
  • Domestic abuse
  • Grief and loss
  • Self esteem/self worth
  • Separation

Lesli is passionate about seeing people bring about change in their lives, and uses a client centred strength based approach to help facilitate this change. She has more than 10 years experience as a counsellor, mentor and workshop facilitator working with individuals, couples and groups.


Mandy Down - Wellington

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : MNZAC, MNZAFT, National Maori Roopu, NZAC, ACC Registered Counsellor
Qualifications : BA Couns, Cert Supervision

Mandy Down - Wellington

Areas of specialty:

  • Relationships
  • Mental health
  • Workplace issues
  • Life changes
  • Failure stories
  • Family work
  • Preferred lifestyles
  • Supervision

A former business analyst/test consultant, Mandy has experience working in hospice, prison, CYFS, mental health, youth and medical health services, family court, and social service agencies and corporate settings as a professional counsellor/family therapist and Supervisor. Mandy is also an occasional funeral celebrant.


Maria Davey - Kapiti

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : MNZAC
Qualifications : BA(Psych), DipCouns(Applied)

Maria Davey -  Kapiti

Areas of specialty

  • Maori model and whanau counselling
  • Family violence
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Self esteem and confidence
  • Relationship tools

Maria has a background in mental health and family violence work.  She has experience in facilitating groups on communication and family relationships.  Maria believes that developing our self esteem is an integral part of the counselling work together.  Maria utilises both her professional training and personal experience to inform her work with you. Fluency in Te Reo Maori.


Marie Donaldson - Paraparaumu, Porirua

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : NZAC, Nga Pou Mana 2018
Qualifications : BA Maori and Education – Victoria University; Addiction Counselling, Kaupapa Maori - CIT

Marie Donaldson - Paraparaumu, Porirua

Area of Specialty:

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Violence and Trauma
  • Grief and Loss
  • Relationships
  • Addictions
  • Gender/sexuality issues
  • Kaupapa Maori
  • Clinical and Cultural Supervision

Marie is experienced in both short and long term therapy having worked in various settings including University, addiction services, hospital and family violence agencies.  Marie has worked extensively with Maori communities and also Pasifika and migrant populations. Marie approaches counselling as a process where she can support her clients to find meaningful and workable ways to manage life’s events.  She values connection and aims to offer a neutral space where people can simply talk things out.

She also brings experience working with Maori world views and indigenous practices.


Mark Pope - Wellington

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : NZAC, Registered Teacher
Qualifications : B.AgSc., Dip Tcg, Dip Education, PG Dip in CBT, M.Counselling

Mark Pope - Wellington

Areas of Specialty:

  • Mental illness
  • Adolescent and youth
  • LGBTI
  • Attachment
  • Long term therapy
  • Relationship with self and other

Mark's counselling training at Massey University gave Mark a client centred, psychodynamic understanding of human behaviour. More recently Mark has trained at the Wellington Transactional Analysis Training Institute towards psychotherapy registration. He also sits on the assessment team of the NZ Association of Counsellors.


Martin Sloman - Paraparaumu, Kapiti

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : NZAC, BACP
Qualifications : Adv Dip Therapeutic Counselling (UK) Cert Therapeutic Counselling (UK)

Martin Sloman - Paraparaumu, Kapiti

Areas of specialty:

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Life challenges
  • Grief and Loss
  • Relationships
  • Mentoring and Supervision

Martin, an experienced counsellor originally from the UK has been in New Zealand over 15 years. Co-founder of the charity Whirlwind focussed on helping men get better at the mental side of life.

Martin works solely in private practice and have contracts with Employment Assistance organisations, the health sector (PHO) as well seeing clients privately or with Work and Income support.

Martin was awarded the Queen's Services Medal in 2019 for services to mental health.


Moira McCall-Corlett - Kapiti, Levin

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : MNZCCA
Qualifications : Dip Couns, Cert Supervision

Moira McCall-Corlett - Kapiti, Levin

Areas of Specialty:

  • Youth issues
  • Staff issues
  • Social and community workers
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief

Moira has 14 years experience –flexible, multi-skilled, client-centred approach. She also works with survivors of abuse and violence


Nicole Smith - Wellington

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : DAPAANZ
Qualifications : PG Cert Supervision, Ba Alc & DS

Nicole Smith - Wellington

Areas of Specialty:

  • Holistic Wellbeing
  • Addictive behaviour
  • Professional & Clinical Supervision
  • CBT
  • Change Facilitation
  • Life Coach
  • Dynamics & Relationships
  • Communication Styles
  • Work-life imbalances – burnout
  • Grief, depression, stress, anxiety - balance
  • Adults, Couples, Youth
  • LGBTIA

Nicole's passion for supporting people through challenging times or issues ensures a high level of collaboration and client driven problem solving. She will work honestly and transparently with you.


Pam Howells - Wellington

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : NZAC; ANZASW; Reg SW.
Qualifications : Master of Counselling (Hons) Post. Grad. Cert. Family Counselling Master of Applied Social Work (Hons) Bachelor of Social Sciences (Psychology) Graduate Certificate in Supervision

Pam Howells - Wellington

Areas of specialty:

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Anger management
  • Separation, grief and loss
  • Identity issues
  • Life transitions and change
  • Eating disorders
  • Relationships
  • Trauma and abuse (sexual, emotional, mental, physical)
  • Addictions (pornography)
  • Supervision

Pam is passionate about the therapeutic value of “talking things through” when dealing with life’s challenges. She provides you with a safe, welcoming and non- judgemental space whereby you can explore issues/problems that may be impacting on you and your life negatively. Using a variety of counselling approaches, Pam carefully tailors her therapy to the uniqueness that each person brings. Believing very much that the ‘problem is the problem, not the person’, Pam works collaboratively with people to disempower the problem and restore wellbeing to the person.


Pauline Pringle-Thomas - Wellington

Psychotherapist, Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : NZAP, Registered Psychotherapist
Qualifications : PgDipSocWk; TTC

Pauline Pringle-Thomas - Wellington

Areas of specialty:

  • Psychotherapy & counselling
  • Expertise in assessment
  • Identifying deep-seated issues
  • Sexuality

Pauline is an experienced Psychotherapist with a demonstrated history of working in the health public and private sector. Strong healthcare and education services professionally skilled in Mindfulness, Psychology, Technology, Assessment, Needs Analysis, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and Counselling Psychology.

Pauline has expertise in assessment and helping clients resolve deep-seated problems, helping change perceptions or feelings about particularly difficult situations.


Peter Tia - Porirua

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : MNZAC, ANZTAA, ITAA
Qualifications : Cert. Clinical Supervision, Dip. Counselling, Dip Youth services, Cert. Child protection, Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA) Psychotherapist (Ba Psychotherapy).

Peter Tia - Porirua

Areas of specialty:

  • Grief and loss, trauma
  • Anger management
  • Relationship therapy
  • Personality and mood disorders

Peter likes to provide a collaborative treatment approach based on the relationship between the client and therapist. His approach varies through talking, interactive art and education.  Peter finds those approaches provide a supportive environment that allows people to talk openly while he remains objective, neutral and nonjudgmental. Through this journey people are able to identify and change the thought and behaviour patterns that are keeping them from feeling their best. Peter is a Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA), a Psychotherapist (Ba Psychotherapy) and also provides clinical supervision.


Puti Snowden - Lower Hutt

Counsellor

Memberships : MNZAC, DAPAANZ
Qualifications : BA(Couns)

Puti Snowden - Lower Hutt

Areas of Specialty:

  • Family Violence
  • Relationships
  • Separation
  • Conflict resolution
  • Trauma
  • Addictions
  • Sexual abuse
  • Grief and loss
  • Workplace stress

Puti has had 17 years’ experience working in the community as a counsellor in various capacities.  Puti works within the parameters of kaupapa Maori, she is also a founder and co-manager of a community social service with her husband.  Puti is Family Court Registered and part of National Network of Stopping Violence.


Richard Sawrey - Porirua, Kapiti Coast

Counsellor, Supervisor, Psychologist*

Memberships : MNZPsS, Registered Clinical Psychologist
Qualifications : BSc Hons (Psych), MA (AppClin&ComPsych); PgDipNarPract

Richard Sawrey - Porirua, Kapiti Coast

Areas of specialty:

  • Narrative therapy
  • Training
  • Facilitation
  • Mentoring
  • Workplace counselling
  • Community-work issues

A qualified clinical psychologist and narrative therapist with over 25 years experience Richard assists adults, young people, children, couples and families from a wide range of communities address their issues and concerns.

Richard's preferred method is narrative therapy because of its commitment to work respectfully, collaboratively and effectively.

*An additional cost may apply and approval may be required


Robert Nawalowalo - Wellington, Porirua

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC, DAPAANZ
Qualifications : BCouns, GDipAS

Robert Nawalowalo - Wellington, Porirua

Areas of specialty:

  • Generic counselling
  • Youth and student counselling
  • Addiction Assessments
  • CBT
  • Existential/cultural understanding
  • Motivational interviewing

Having previously worked as a Paramedic in Western Australia, Robert then spent over 8 years counselling for PHOs and over 2 years as a Youth Alcohol and Drug counsellor/educator for WellTrust. Robert also provides A&D assessments for Courts and CYFS.


Robyn Te Paiho - Porirua

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : NZAC, NZCCA
Qualifications : BSocWk, CertCouns, CertSup, Dip Te Ara Reo Maori

Robyn Te Paiho - Porirua

Areas of specialty:

  • Interactive drawing therapy
  • Christian counselling
  • Depression & anxiety
  • Adjusting to life changes
  • Adjusting to disability
  • Youth counselling

Robyn has expertise in interactive drawing therapy and christian counselling.


Ruta Tanielu-Etuale - Porirua

Counsellor, Drug and Alcohol

Memberships : MNZAC, MDAPAANZ
Qualifications : BCouns, BAlcDg

Ruta Tanielu-Etuale - Porirua

Areas of specialty:

  • Low self-confidence
  • Trauma
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Anger
  • Victims of separation/divorce/redundancy
  • Drug & Alcohol dependancy and relapse
  • Sexuality and sexual identity

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • Tokelauan
  • Tuvaluan

Ruta has worked in Samoa helping young women through trauma and loss. She has worked in New Zealand since 2001, integrating cultural knowledge into appropriate models of treatment, working with a holistic approach to support Pacific people and New Zealanders any way possible.


Sarah Schnellenberg - Wellington

Counsellor

Memberships : NZCP, MPS
Qualifications : DipClinPsy

Sarah Schnellenberg - Wellington

Areas of specialty:

  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Sexual Abuse and Trauma
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • ADD / ADHD
  • Relationship Problems
  • Work Related Problems
  • Adolescent Issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Personal Development
  • Sexuality and sexual identity

Sarah has over 13 years experience in clinical psychology for adults, adolescents and children. She has skills in Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance and Interpersonal Effectiveness and is available for counselling both English and German speakers.


Shar Cullinane - Paekakariki, Kapiti

Counsellor,Supervisor

Memberships : NZAC; IIBA
Qualifications : Cert.Couns, DipTch, DipEd

Shar Cullinane - Paekakariki, Kapiti

Areas of specialty:

  • Trauma
  • Sexual abuse & post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Body-centred psychotherapy
  • Cognitive-behavioural therapy
  • Interactive drawing therapy
  • Neuro-linguistic programming
  • Emotionally focused therapy
  • ACC approved counsellor

Shar is experienced working with individuals, couples and groups. She is also able to provide clinical supervision and group facilitation.


Sharman Robinson - Lower Hutt

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : NZAC; CDANZ; NZAPT
Qualifications : BCouns, BA(Psych), PGDipHlthSc, CertSup, DipCareerCouns

Sharman Robinson - Lower Hutt

Areas of specialty:

  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Grief and loss
  • Stress management
  • Careers
  • Mental health & wellbeing
  • Supervision

An experienced general and career counsellor using a strengths based approach, Sharman is particularly interested in how our mind affects our body, and vice versa, and the way workplace issues impact on our personal wellbeing.


Shiranthi Fonseka - Porirua

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : Master of Counselling, Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Sociology, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology

Shiranthi Fonseka - Porirua

Areas of specialty:

  • Stress management
  • Managing life changes
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Exploring identity
  • Grief and loss
  • Discrimination

Shiranthi is a client centred counsellor who works collaboratively with clients to provide support, process emotions and explore possibilities for change.  She is warm and compassionate and comfortable working with people of all ethnicities, genders and sexualities. Shiranthi is experienced at working with tertiary students having worked at Victoria University and Massey University (Wellington) and will be providing the counselling to students at Whitireia.


Siddartha Naidu - Wellington, Palmerston North

Counsellor, Psychologist, Supervisor

Memberships : MNZPsS, MICP, MNZPS, MACBS, MIAAP*
Qualifications : BA, MA, PGDipClinPsych

Siddartha Naidu - Wellington, Palmerston North

Areas of specialty:

  • Psychological & Neuropsychological Assessment & Treatment
  • Stress, anger and chronic pain management
  • Sleep
  • Couples & Marital Issues
  • Sex Therapy
  • LGBT Issues
  • Assertiveness
  • Corporate Training

Siddartha has over 16 years experience in Mental Health Services, Community Alcohol & Drug, Elder Health, Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation & Pain Management Services, ACC, Sex Therapy NZ (including Pornography & Sex Addiction), & also provides professional Supervision.  His approach to therapy is evidence-based & includes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Sex Therapy, and Marital & Couples Therapy.

*An additional cost may apply and approval may be required prior to booking.


Sue Adams - Porirua

Counsellor, Mediator, Supervisor

Memberships : NZAC, NZCCA, AMINZ, LEADR
Qualifications : DipSocWk; PGChildMenHlth, ClinSup

Sue Adams - Porirua

Areas of specialty:

  • Stress management
  • Workplace issues
  • Relationships
  • Conflict resolution
  • ACC approved and Family Court counsellor
  • Cognitive-behavioural therapy and Narrative therapy

Using a client-centred, strength-based approach Sue helps clients explore their concerns and become equipped to choose healthy responses in order to achieve wholeness, resolution of issues and "closure" on matters that may have held them back. As a placement supervisor Sue supervises other counsellors.  


Susan Blyth – Wellington

Counsellor, Psychotherapist

Memberships : NZAP
Qualifications : BA (Hons), Bachelor of Counselling, Master of Psychotherapy

Susan Blyth – Wellington

Areas of Specialty:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Low self esteem
  • Abuse
  • Paranoia / psychosis

Susan’s approach is to attend to your needs and your way of presenting. She works in the present moment as well as attending to past experiences and future plans and provides a safe warm and respectful environment.


Susie Fitzgerald - Lower Hutt

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC, NZ Nurses Organisation
Qualifications : BSc, DipNurs, CertCouns, Dip Psych, CertClinSup

Susie Fitzgerald - Lower Hutt

Areas of specialty:

  • Anxiety & stress
  • Grief & Loss
  • Life changes
  • Relationships
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Anger Management
  • Gender identity
  • Sexuality

Suzie has special skills in the following areas: stress management, conflict resolution, anger management, personal process and skill development.


Tansy Brown - Mana, Porirua

Counsellor, Psychologist

Memberships : NZPB
Qualifications : NZPB

Tansy Brown - Mana, Porirua

Areas of Specialty:

  • Cultural competencies, in particular Maori & Pacific peoples
  • Evidence based individual youth and adult approaches for commonly presenting primary mental health issues such as depression, anxiety (primarily CBT & ACT)
  • Accredited MST (Multisystemic Therapy), and Triple P (Positive Parenting Programme) provider
  • Addictions training approaches such as Motivational Interviewing, Brief Interventions, Relapse Prevention
  • CBT - trauma focused
  • Experienced couple's therapist
  • Workplace issues including managing stress and building resilience
  • Corrections, CYF and rehabilition employment background

Tim Byrne - Wellington, Lower Hutt

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : MNZAC
Qualifications : BA (Hons) Classical Studies; Dip Teaching, Dip Counselling

Tim Byrne - Wellington, Lower Hutt

Areas of Specialty:

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Stress
  • Anger/frustration issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Drug and alcohol issues
  • Men issues
  • Workplace issues and trauma recovery

Tim provides a confidential, supportive and safe place for clients to work through both personal and professional issues. He has worked in private practice since 1999 and has also worked for Phobic Trust and Refugees as Survivors.  Tim's professional background also includes the Public Service and Union background as well as film and video. 


Toni Horrell - Wellington

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : NZAC
Qualifications : Master of Education Professional Leadership Coach Training Programme Staff Mentoring – NZ Coaching and Mentoring Centre Counsellor in Human Relations - Relationship Services/Marriage Guidance Narrative Therapy

Toni Horrell - Wellington

Areas of specialty:

  • Individual and family relationship counselling
  • Family court work (mediation and domestic violence)
  • Student and employee assistance

Toni carries a strong belief in the importance of the counsellor-client relationship and she works closely with clients towards their goals. Toni is trained in person-centred and experiential therapy, narrative therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy. She a particular interest in the dynamics of abuse and supporting survivors of abuse and workplace bullying. 

Toni developed knowledge and understanding of bi-cultural settings, and also from working in an Arabic, Muslim culture believing that connection and the willingness to stand alongside another person are key elements of effective counselling. 


Tracy Webster - Wellington

Counsellor

Memberships : SWRB
Qualifications : BA Community & Family Studies, Otago University PG Dip Social Work, Otago University Certificate in Supervision (Human Services)

Tracy Webster - Wellington

Area of specialty:

  • Family relationships
  • Relational trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Family Violence
  • Problem solving
  • Communication

Tracy has worked therapeutically with adults and children for 20 years. She works within a strengths base model of empowerment for clients to support restoring and strengthening  of social and emotional wellbeing and uses techniques from CBT, Family systems, Mindfulness and ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy) and Narrative model, Solution Focused and Brief Intervention models. Tracy enjoys working with children around issues of social skills, developing self and managing anxiety and will be providing the counselling to students of Weltec in Petone and Wellington

 


Valeska Campion - Wellington

Counsellor

Memberships : NZAC, ICEEFT, NZCEFT
Qualifications : Dip Tchng, Dip Counselling and Applied Psychotherapy

Valeska Campion - Wellington

Areas of specialty:

  • Relationship Counselling
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

Using the above counselling therapy models Valeska prioritises the relationship between the client and the therapist, focusing on providing a safe and non-judgemental environment where people can explore their concerns. This provides the opportunity to gain new tools and understanding, in order to manage difficulties and make positive changes in your lives.


Zsofia Kigyossy - Wellington

Counsellor, Supervisor

Memberships : ASGPP
Qualifications : Psychodramatic Couple Therapy Training, Certified Practitioner in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Therapy by the American Board of Psychodrama, 2016 Master’s Degree, Major in Psychology, Specialization

Zsofia Kigyossy - Wellington

Areas of specialty:

  • Individual, Couple and Group Therapy
  • Personal Growth
  • Cultural shock-transition to a new culture
  • Life Coaches
  • Addictions and Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety and Depression

Zsofi has had extensive training in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy beginning in 2006.  As a psychodramatist, Zsófi's knowledge and intuition help group members move from words into action, which facilitates self-expression and recognition of feelings, creates rapport, builds trust, nurtures a capacity for empathy, and enhances self-acceptance among people.