ACC Counselling Services

Free, confidential counselling services for historical or recent sexual abuse in New Zealand. Counselling can either be short term or long term, depending on your needs. I will work at your pace, to support you with achieving the recovery goals that you want to achieve for your own healing. Support can also be provided to your family and whanau, if you wish, so that they can support you with your healing. I am registered under ACC to provide assessment and treatment services. 

Supervision

I provide supervision for counsellors and others in the helping profession, to reflect on practice, ethical issues, professional development, and your own well-being. I am a trained supervisor: I have a Certificate in Supervision (Human Services) from Wellington Institute of Technology and more recently I updated my supervision  training by attending Dr Fiona Howard's course "Enhancing Competence in Supervision: Essential Elements of Effective Practice"

Other Counselling Services

Clients can self-refer for other counselling. I can help you with recovery from abuse and trauma, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, grief and loss, life transitions and changes, parenting, self-esteem, spirituality, stress, workplace issues, behavioural and emotional issues

My Qualifications

Certificate in Counselling- 3 year qualification attained in 1993

Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology)

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology

27 years experience working as a counsellor in various mental health contexts

Where I Work From

Level 1, Winslow House, 217 High Street, Lower Hutt, which is opposite the Westpac Bank. There is plenty of parking at the riverbank carpark nearby.

My Hours

Currently I work 2 days: Monday and Friday 9 am to 5 pm

Cancellation Policy

If you cannot attend your appointment for any reason, I require 24 hrs notice of cancellation. A $40 fee will be charged for late cancellation. For clients who are receiving ACC funded counselling, ACC pay for the first 4 missed sessions so you will not be charged for these. Please cancel by texting me on 027-677-8783 or emailing me at mindful_life@outlook.co.nz  

Fees

ACC counselling (50 mins generally) free

Supervision (60 mins) $120  Payment on invoice

Other Counselling (60 mins) $120  Payment on the day by cash or prior to your appointment by internet banking