Professional Counselling and Supervision in Hastings, New Zealand
Full Member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (MNZAC)
434 Heretaunga Street West, Hastings, Hastings Central 4122
I have been working in mental health, addiction, domestic violence, family and sexual harm, counselling, and professional supervision since 2008.
I work with individuals, couples, families, support people and whānau.
Qualifications: NZ Certificate of Adult & Tertiary Teaching (in progress), Certificate in Supervision (Unitec), Bachelor of Arts (Education), Bachelor of Māori Art, Graduate Certificate in Health Science (Addictions), Postgraduate Diploma with Merit in Education (Counselling & Guidance), Master of Counselling, PhD Candidate (Te Puna Wānanga, Faculty of Education & Social Work, The University of Auckland).
I have experience supporting people who are experiencing stress, bullying, illness, health issues, major life changes, parenting issues, relationship difficulties, relationship separation, sexuality or gender identity issues, attachment issues, grief, loss, pregnancy loss (including miscarriage and abortion), depression, anxiety, addiction (alcohol, drugs, gambling, or another substance or behaviour that is causing problems), trauma, family violence, sexual abuse and sexual harm.
Sometimes difficult life experiences can result in us blaming or hurting ourselves and others. You are welcome just as you are. Counselling is designed to be a safe place, somewhere non-judgemental and supportive where we can come up with ideas to help manage whatever problem it is that you are facing.
What does it cost?
My fee is $120 an hour (GST inclusive). There are ways that your counselling may be free. I am approved by ACC to provide therapy and assessment to people who have experienced sexual abuse or assault (this is fully funded, you do not need to pay anything). I provide EAP counselling for Benestar and Vitae clients. I am able to work with those who are having their counselling funded by WINZ. Please feel free to contact me for more information.
If I am unable to work with you for some reason (or you decide I am not the right counsellor for you), I may be able to suggest other services that could be helpful to you. You can call or txt me on 021305532, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you ring me and I am not able to answer, please leave a message and I will get back to you within 24 hours. Everything we talk about is completely confidential. No one else can access my phone messages or email.
Where is the office?
My office is at 434 Heretaunga St West (close to EIT Hastings, next door to The Roast Shop, opposite Bunnings Trade). Parking outside is $1/hour, there is free parking on the streets nearby.
I am usually available 9:00am – 5:30pm Monday – Friday.
Please note: I welcome LGBTIQ+ and people from any/every cultural background. You will be accepted just as you are.
If you want more information or have any specific questions, just get in touch.
I also provide clinical and cultural supervision to practitioners in health and social services.
Clinical supervision is a shame-free blame-free process that is designed to support you to the be the best you can be. Together we can develop your skills, ability and awareness, and talk about any concerns you have. Please contact me to discuss your needs further. If I am not the right Supervisor for you, I will try to recommend someone. Clinical supervision can include cultural supervision, if you want it to.
Cultural supervision is about developing awareness of yourself in a different way. It is a strictly non-judgemental and non-critical space. We can talk about colonisation/decolonisation, where you feel you fit within the landscape of Aotearoa/New Zealand, indigenous concepts and models of practice, the Treaty of Waitangi, karakia, Te Reo Māori, and anything else you would like to learn and/or develop.
My rate for supervision is $120 an hour (GST inclusive). This is negotiable depending on your situation.
“Reclaiming our power, healing ourselves, loving ourselves, knowing ourselves – these ideas are becoming more and more common, why? Because they are the pathways to our own freedom and happiness.” – Yung Peublo
“Whenever people are abused, they do many things to oppose the abuse and to keep their dignity and their self-respect. This is called resistance. The resistance might include not doing what the perpetrator wants them to do, standing up against, and trying to stop or prevent violence, disrespect, or oppression. Imagining a better life may also be a way that victims resist abuse.” – Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter
“The most intense conflicts, if overcome, leave behind a sense of security and calm that is not easily disturbed.” – C.G. Jung
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