Professional Counselling and Supervision
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.
Qualifications: Certificate in Supervision (Unitec), Toi Paematua Raranga (TWOA), Bachelor of Arts (Massey), Bachelor of Māori Art (TWOA), Graduate Certificate Addictions (AUT), Postgraduate Diploma of Education (Massey), Master of Counselling (Massey), PhD Candidate (Auckland).
I am a Full Member of NZAC (New Zealand Association of Counsellors / Te Rōpū Kaiwhiriwhiri o Aotearoa).
Sometimes difficult life experiences can result in us blaming or hurting ourselves and others. Counselling is a non-judgemental and supportive process where we can come up with ideas to help manage whatever problem you are facing.
I have experience supporting people with stress, bullying, parenting issues, relationship difficulties, relationship separation, sexuality or gender identity issues, attachment issues, grief, loss, pregnancy loss (including miscarriage and abortion), depression, anxiety, other mental health issues, addiction (including alcohol, drugs, and gambling), trauma, family violence, sexual abuse and sexual harm.
I work with individuals, couples, families, support people and whānau.
I welcome LGBTIQA+ and Takatāpui.
My hours are by appointment, 9:00am – 8:00pm Monday – Friday.
What does it cost?
There are ways that your counselling may be free.
I am registered with ACC to provide therapy and Supported Assessment to people who have experienced sexual abuse or assault. I am registered with Benestar, Vitae and EAP Works to provide EAP (Employee Assistance) counselling. I provide mild to moderate mental health counselling and psychological intervention for the Primary Mental Health Programme at Health Hawkes Bay (this is by GP referral).
If you don’t fit the criteria above, or wish to access counselling privately, my fee is $120 an hour (GST inclusive). If you are not sure how to access funding, 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 (between the “Soul Massage” and “Mana Bikram Yoga” studio, roughly opposite “Carls Jnr”).
Parking right outside on the street is $1/hour, or you can park for free across the road (in front of Big Save furniture.)
Clinical / Cultural Supervision
I have experience supporting practitioners in health and social services to develop the skills, ability, and awareness to work effectively with people.
Supervision is strictly non-judgemental and non-critical space to discuss any professional or personal concerns. It is a shame-free blame-free process designed to support you to the be the best you can be.
Cultural supervision covers colonisation/decolonisation, indigenous models of practice, Te Reo Māori, and anything else you would like to learn or practice.
My fee for supervision is $120 an hour (GST inclusive).
“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
Need help right now?
If you are in crisis, the Emergency Mental Health Services (EMHS) number is 0800 112 334.
If you need further support, please contact Need to Talk? 1737 Free call or txt anytime 24/7