counselling services

counselling modalities

Using cards is an option in counselling

These are the names of the counselling modalities I am trained in and offer when working with you.

  • Client Centred Practice – ‘talk therapy’
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – primarily Transactional Analysis.
  • EFT Emotional Freedom Technique.
  • Matrix Reimprinting
  • PSYCH-K.
  • Symbolic strategies using cards and objects.

Using a variety of methods within counselling, allows you the opportunity to use play or creativity to work through your difficulties.  As we are all individuals e.g. some of us are more visual or auditory, this also allows you the opportunity to find an approach that works for you.

We are all different and to be able to talk about and make changes in some difficult areas of your life, you need to feel comfortable with your counsellor. If you don’t feel comfortable with me at the end of the first session, I’m happy to give you some suggestions of other counsellors.


I work with the following issues. If something is not listed I’m happy to talk with you about what you’re experiencing and we can decide together if I could help or give you some other suggestions.

Anger – Anxiety – Bullying – Domestic Violence – Grief

Relationships (I do not work with couples) – Separation / Divorce – Self-Esteem – Stress – Trauma

counselling for adults

I have a strong belief in the benefit of counselling and am passionate about working with people in this way. I believe there are times that adults need a safe place where they can receive additional support to work through difficulties they may be having.  A time and place to express themselves and be heard, gain more awareness about themselve, discover options and/or skills and strategies to assist them in life…and create change.

Part of that ‘safe place’ is that counselling is confidential, which means what we talk about is private unless you give informed consent to have specific information disclosed or there are serious safety concerns for yourself or others.

counselling for children and adolescents

I also believe there are times that children and adolescents need additional support to work through problems they are experiencing.

When working with children and adolescents I will introduce them and you (their parent/caregiver ) to an approach called EFT Emotional Freedom Technique.  This technique can clear away or decrease feelings, change negative thoughts, clear trauma, help change behaviour. We can arrange for sessions where I can help you using EFT to change things and/or you can learn and use it yourself.

counselling for vitae
eap / employee assistance programs

I am registered with Vitae as a counsellor and see clients at my office in Lower Hutt. Vitae offer counselling sessions for staff members who are facing work and/or personal issues. Refer to Vitae’s website for more information and to request counselling.

counselling for victim support

I am registered with Victim Support as a counsellor and see clients at my office in Lower Hutt if you have been a victim of a crime or trauma. Contact Victim Support on 0800842846 or check out their website 



My fee is $80 per session for a standard 50 minute session. A counselling session usually takes 50 minutes with the remaining time for payment and booking of future appointments.  Full payment is expected at the end of each session by eftpos (not credit) or cash.


If you need help with counselling fees, WINZ may be able to help you with a disability allowance.  Full payment is expected at the end of each session by eftpos (not credit) or cash.  Refer to the WINZ website for more information.