Helen is a Counsellor , Couples Therapist and Mediator of 22 years experience. She is registered as a full member of NZAC and is also registered with the Family Court.
Individuals: If you are struggling with life challenges including things like
- managing stress or anger,
- low self confidence,
- feeling that life is meaningless,
- thinking that you don’t measure up,
- feeling like you have lost the fire in your belly,
- feeling stuck in old patterns of behaviour;
- searching for direction or inspiration;
- life transitions like separation , a change of job or redundancy, time of life changes or work/life balance;
- finding it hard to make friends or relating to others ;
then perhaps it’s time to seek professional help.
Society seems to tell us we should be able to sort these things out ourselves. Often we can, of course and very successfully. Sometimes, however, it’s helpful to have someone alongside , not to advise or tell us what to do, but to explore the issues with us, explore our feelings, thoughts and behaviours and to help us discover our own insights and answers.
Couples: If in your relationship you:
- feel alone, or
- feel disillusioned, discouraged, or
- don’t feel heard or understood or cared about, or
- feel criticized or nagged, or
- see your arguments go the same way over & over again with the same old outcome or even avoiding sensitive topics so you won’t argue or
- miss the intimacy you once had and
you want help for your relationship and you want someone who uses a proven model of therapy, then please call me. We can talk a little to see if I might be able to help.
I use a model of couple therapy called EFT for Couples (Emotionally Focussed Therapy for Couples) that has been demonstrated through thorough research to improve relationships. I have attached an article for you to read which will help to explain it. In short , by getting to the very heart of the matter, this model of therapy can provide deep and lasting change in your relationship. By getting to the heart of the matter it can restore intimacy, both emotional and physical .
If you are have been struggling with an issue, whether it is within the family, between friends, in the workplace, or between neighbours, I may be able to help. I have 16 years experience as a mediator, two of those years as a supervising mediator. Most of my mediation experience has been in tenancy matters and within the counselling framework at the Family Court. However, my training is broad based so am able to work with the majority of dispute situations.
Please call or email me if you have a situation you think may benefit from mediation.
Apart from some years working and travelling overseas, I have spent the majority of my working life in Auckland, both in the City and various other parts. I have a daughter who is now well in to adulthood. My non-work activities include mindfulness meditation (which I also teach), walking in the bush and dancing whenever I can.
Dip Bus Studies (endorsed Conflict Resolution), Cert Counselling, MNZAC
Sessions and Fees
Our first session will be an opportunity to meet and where you can decide if you feel comfortable working with me. It also provides an opportunity for me to assess whether I think I can help or not. If not, usually I can refer you to someone who can. After the early assessment period, we will discuss the approximate number of sessions that might be needed. My fees are $145 for couples and $120 for individuals. Fees for mediation will be negotiated and based on the complexity of the circumstance.
Counselling, EFT, Life Coaching, Meditation, Womens Health