Member of New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC)
Are you feeling stuck in old patterns?
Are you wanting coping strategies for a situation in your life that’s overwhelming you?
Stress and anxiety taking over your life?
Have you lost hope for ever being happy?
Do you and your partner keep arguing?
Areas I can help you with
- Depression and anxiety
- Relationship difficulties
- Work based issues
- Helping couples work through breaches of trust and infidelity
- Violence and abuse
- Grief and loss
- Parenting issues
- Coping with life transitions
What to expect from counselling with me:
- to be treated with respect and listened
- provided with a safe, confidential environment to help develop anunderstanding of your situation
- supported to express your emotions and explore your options
- assisted to identify your strengths and find new strategies
- helped to set goals, manage stress, develop self-care plans and renew hopeful meaning to your life
“I came away from each session feeling positive even if negative things had been brought up during the session.”
“Christine has changed the way I think in life and helped to give me confidence.”
“I felt really supported and understood. Thank you!”
I’m a counsellor with over 20 years’ experience working with individuals, couples, adolescents and families and I’m passionate about counselling work. I have enjoyed working with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
As a member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors, I abide by their code of ethics, have regular supervision and ongoing training.
My counselling roles have included work place counselling (EAP) for both work and personal issues, working with couples referred by the Family Court, assisting them with separating and making arrangements for their children; facilitating parenting programmes, helping new migrants settle in New Zealand, working with both victims and perpetrators of domestic violence and counselling those in hospice care.
I’m proud to be a Wellingtonian and I love living in Miramar with my husband. I have lived in Miramar over half my life and our two daughters grew up here plus now I have grandchildren growing up in the area.
Bachelor of Arts
Diploma of Social Studies
Certificate in Counselling
Certificate in Supervision
The counselling methods I have found most useful in my work with clients are:
Client Centred Therapy (Rogers)
This approach involving non-judgemental listening, empathic understanding, recognition of human potential and unconditional positive regard, helps to empower and motivate the client.
Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
A goal orientated, strength based approach which focuses on the present and future, and comes from a belief that the client already has some strengths and skills to cope and move forward. Solution Focused Brief Therapy encourages the client to visualise an alternative future in order to inspire hope and it helps the client to focus on positive solutions and what small steps they might take towards this more hopeful future.
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
Is concerned with strengthening the emotional connection between couples. It helps couples understand the negative pattern of relating which may be present and which may be causing couples to distance from each other and be stuck in conflict and resentment. Emotionally Focused Therapy helps couples to heal past hurts, build trust and create a more secure, loving and respectful relationship.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Examines thought processes and beliefs connected with feelings such as anxiety, depression, fear and guilt. This approach involves identifying the “automatic” thoughts and beliefs that keep a person stuck, and looks at possible changes to perceptions of past events which can bring about changes to moods and behaviours.
Happy to answer any questions you may have.
021 623 065