Counselling in Wellington
ACC Treatment Provider
Every journey begins with a single step.
What to Expect
Anything new can feel a little daunting, and counselling is no exception. Talking about difficult experiences or feelings might seem intimidating, especially if you're not sure what you want to achieve.
But, like anything else, it's often not as hard as you were expecting. And I'm here to help and support you through the process.
Our first session will generally be an opportunity for us to get to know each other a little. We'll speak about what's brought you to counselling, and what you would like to achieve through future meetings. It's a chance for you to talk about the problem as you see it. But there's no pressure - you can share as much or as little as you want to. Either way, I'll work with you to find insight into the issues you are dealing with. Everything we discuss is entirely confidential.
This will also be an opportunity for me to explain to you how I work, and to answer any questions that you might have.
We will then discuss possible ways of moving forward together. We will collaboratively work out a plan of when and how often it would be best to catch up, and we will set a first goal for therapy. This goal can, of course, be changed or reshaped as we go along.
This first session is free of charge, as it is more for both of us to see if we fit, with no obligation to move forward. It usually lasts 30 - 40 min.
If you are happy to work together, we will arrange a time and day to begin your journey.
Counselling is a way for you to take back the power in your life, and take the first step forward yourself.
I hold a Bachelor's in Counselling (B.Couns.), and am a Provisional Member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors.
I work in an integrative manner, employing a variety of different modalities and techniques to help my clients in whatever way works best for them. More information on these methods can be found below.
I am an accredited ACC Treatment Provider for sensitive claims.
Although counselling can be a difficult and at times confronting process, I will be there to help you every step of the way, ensuring an experience that is uniquely tailored to your needs.
How Can Counselling Help?
I have worked with people with a wide range of difficulties, including:
Stress and anxiety
Depression and grief
Anger and aggression management
Teenage mental health and development
LGBTQI issues and challenges
Harmful sexual behaviour
Addiction and self harm
The Modalities of Counselling
The tools we'll be working with.
Person Centred Therapy
PCP is a non-directive, empathic approach that empowers and motivates the client in the therapeutic process. It is built on the belief that it is the therapist's job to assist the client in seeing that they have the capacity to fulfil their own potential in making positive change in their life.
Sand Tray Therapy
Using a sand tray and different figurines to express and externalise your inner vision and world. This type of play therapy is seen as a way of accessing your imagination, inner thoughts and the original self.
This is based on an assumption that different things are likely to help different people at different points in time. Clients set a counselling goal (or goals) and then we employ different modalities to reach these goals.
Narrative Therapy centres people as the experts in their own lives. It views problems as separate from people and assumes people have many skills, competencies, beliefs, values, commitments and abilities that will assist them in reducing the influences of problems in their lives.
Structural Family Therapy
This is a way to address patterns of interactions that create problems within families and couples. The focus of SFT is to change the family or couple structure, rather than individual family members, by improving communication and interactions.
Sessions & Fees
Our first session is free, as an opportunity for us to get to know each other and see how we feel about working together.
Although my rate for a one hour session is generally $90, I understand different people have different circumstances, and am more than happy to discuss this in our first session.
I am currently working out of Lower Hutt. Enquire for address details.
Call or text me on 027 366 1514 (or get in touch below) to make a time.
Get in Touch
You can either call or text me on 027 366 1514, send me an message below and I'll be in touch, or email me at
Get in contact and start on your new road today.