Counselling in Wellington

ACC Treatment Provider

Every journey begins with a single step. 

 

Why Choose Counselling?

Life is a journey - why not enjoy the ride?

 

As we go through life we come across many possible routes. With so many different roads to choose from, it can sometimes be difficult to decide which choice most fits who we are as a person. That's where counselling comes in. 

 

Working together, I will help you either get the most from the route you're on, or assist you in getting back on the roundabout and finding a new road or life direction. 

 

Helping you find what's best for you is something that I am passionate about. We all need a hand at different points in our lives. 

Standing alongside you, I will work in a collaborative way, using many different approaches to help you find the right road for you.

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. 

 

About Me

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

  • Relationship issues

  • Family counselling 

  • Teenage mental health and development

  • LGBTQI issues and challenges

  • Trauma processing

  • Sexual abuse

  • Harmful sexual behaviour

  • Anxiety Disorders

  • Behavioural issues

  • 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

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. 

Pluralistic Approach

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 nsutcliffe03@gmail.com

Get in contact and start on your new road today. 

 
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