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.
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 Full 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:
Harmful Sexual Behaviour
Concerning Sexual Behaviour
Stress and anxiety
Depression and grief
LGBTQI issues and challenges
The Modalities of Counselling
The tools we'll be working with.
Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a mental health treatment technique. This method involves moving your eyes a specific way while you process traumatic memories. EMDR's goal is to help you heal from trauma or other distressing life experiences.
Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) encourages people to embrace their thoughts and feelings rather than fighting or feeling guilty for them.
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.
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.
Sessions & Fees
My rate for a one hour session is $150.
However, I understand different people have different circumstances, and am more than happy to discuss this in our first session.
My office is located in central Wellington. Enquire for address details.
Call or text me on 027 237 6359 (or get in touch below) to make a time.
Get in Touch
You can either call or text me on 027 237 6359, send me an message below and I'll be in touch, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Get in contact and start on your new road today.