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Neil Pedley & Associates: Whanganui Counselling
Neil is passionate about providing quality confidential counselling therapy and strategies to help you meet challenges and manage change with Clarity, Honesty & Integrity that you will be proud of.
Based in WHANGANUI at Sodor House on Durie Hill. Neil provides Counselling Services, Assessments and Professional Supervision in Wanganui with regular clinics in MARTON, TAIHAPE, OHAKUNE, and HAWERA.
Your Professional Counselling Service:
Anger Management, Relationships, Anxiety, Grief & Loss, Separation, Rehabilitation, Crisis, Stress, Depression, Managing Change, Ageing, Self Esteem, Bullying, Sexuality, Abuse & Violence, Selfcare, Disability & Injury, Workplace Issues and Professional Supervision.
You will receive: Respect, Quality time, Effective strategies and Follow up support. Call now for an initial discussion or to make an appointment. Ph 06 3482201 or 0220 102858.
Counselling Qualifications Include:
- Post Grad Degree, Special Needs/Counselling, Massey 1992
- Post Grad studies Theology, Philosophy and Ethics, Auckland University, Consortium 1999-2001
- Adv Dip Tch
- Higher Dip Tch
Registered Counsellor, New Zealand Association of Counsellors [MNZAC 0773]
Registered Special Needs Advisor, New Zealand Teacher Registration Board
A collaboration of highly skilled NZAC and NZASW registered Lead Practitioners from four Lower North Island cities. Neil Pedley and the Associates Pool resources for peer supervision, professional development and strategies to maintain the highest quality service to you.
NEW PLYMOUTH ASSOCIATE: Mary Harker's practice is based in New Plymouth and includes Counselling, Professional Supervision and Spiritual Direction. Mary has extensive professional experience including Regional Counsellor for the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind, School Guidance Counsellor and many years in private practice. Mary has post graduate qualifications in Counselling and Spiritual Direction and is a registered member of the New Zealand Association of Counselllors. Mary has a thriving private practice receiving referrals from community agencies, medical practices and directly from the public, Phone 06 7579763 or 0220789756.
Specialist Modalities and Key Service delivery:
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, CBT. Refer to explanations below,” What is CBT.”
- Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy, REBT
- Mindfulness, MiCBT. Refer to explanations below, “What is MiCBT”
- Reality Therapy
- Co Counselling strategies
- Individual one on one counselling including; Crisis, Grief, Abuse, Anger, Depression
- Rehabilitation, personal injury and age related life style coaching
- Individual Education Plans [IEP] & Individual Development Plans [IDP]
- Mediation and Conciliation
- Family Reconciliation Counselling
- EAP Employee Assistance
Neil has provided supervision to professionals employed in challenging roles since 1994. Neil’s depth of experience as School Principal, SES Team Leader, Executive Manager [NZNMM], Expert Practitioner [RNZFB] and twenty years of professional practice means you can expect the highest standard of astute and professional skill. Neil will provide you with tools for stress resilience, debriefing, managing difficult people, communication, work/life balance, boundary & ethical issues
Neil is a skilled Counsellor with experience in New Zealand and overseas including:
- Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind Regional Counsellor
- Advisor & Team Leader with the Ministry of Education Specialist Education Services
- Volunteer Service Aboard [VSA] Educator in the Solomon Islands
- ACC contracted counsellor
- Falkland Island Government rural educator/counsellor
- Refugee Counsellor House of Bethany Auckland
- Profound disability counselling service provider at Laura Fergusson Trust Upper Hutt
- Manager Ministry of Education attached unit for Intellectual and Physical Disabilities
- Christchurch earth quake Initial Response counselling team member
- Executive Education Manager LEOTC extension programs Auckland
- WINZ Family Break Down assessor
- School Counsellor
A range of payment options are available with the aim of making counselling available to everyone. Options are discussed as part of the initial consultation. WINZ funding may be available for some clients. Please ask for the “Assistance [ALL0014]” brochure.
What is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy:
One of several modalities used by NEIL PEDLEY & Associates to assist clients. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a psychotherapeutic approach: CBT aims to solve problems concerning dysfunctional emotions, behaviors and cognitions through a goal-oriented, systematic procedure in the present. The title is used in diverse ways to designate behavior therapy, cognitive therapy, and to refer to therapy based upon a combination of basic behavioral and cognitive research.
CBT is based on the scientifically supported assumption that most emotional and behavioural reactions are learned. Therefore, the goal of therapy is to help clients unlearn their unwanted reactions and to learn a new way of reacting. Therefore, CBT has nothing to do with "just talking". People can "just talk" with anyone. The educational emphasis of CBT has an additional benefit -- it leads to long term results. When people understand how and why they are doing well, they know what to do to continue doing well.
What is Mindfulness Therapy, MiCBT:
A complimentary Modality: Mindfulness is a learned state of active, open attention on the present. When you're mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance, without judging them good or bad. Instead of letting your life pass you by, mindfulness means living in the moment and awakening to experience Mindfulness.
Your Professional Counsellor:
You will receive Respect, Quality time, Effective strategies and Follow up support. Call now for an initial discussion or to make an appointment. Phone 06 348 2201 or 0220 102858.
Neil Pedley & Associates: Effecting Change
Organisational Change Management:
Change management at its effective best. Bringing people and structure together. Complimenting Neil's skill as a counsellor is his change management experience. Neil is an accomplished industrial change management consultant. Neil develops Organisational Pathways that link the capacity of staff with the aims and objectives of management.
Neil Pedley & Associates bring national and international experience, academic knowledge, interpersonal competence and expert practitioner skills including:
Enquiry Program Analysis, Network and collaborative design facilitation, Analytical Work Flow and Sequencing Analysis, psychological interpersonal change management strategies, crisis intervention, project scoping, proposal development, design innovation best practice referencing, project supervision, implementation coaching and mentoring.
Neil enables. He has proven ability to work with Governance alongside managers and staff.
Neil works with you to confirm what is working well. Neil uses an Appreciative Enquiry modality to identify and build existing strengths and capacity into pathways for constructive and innovative change. Appreciative enquiry ensures that the change process retains valued staff, systems and processes as the foundation for innovation.
Pathway documents created by Neil Pedley & Associates promote simplicity; provide organisations with clarity and insight. Pathway documents allow you to remain focused long after initial implementaton. Pathway documents are a structured framework providing focus for existing staff and clear structure for the induction of new staff.
- Development and implementation of the Exclusive Brethren Taranaki Campus Learning Support Pathway.
- Redesign of the Whakapakari Youth Justice Residential Program: Chaired by the Rev Terry Dibble and funded by the Ministry of Social Development.
- Redevelopment of the New Zealand National Maritime Museum’s LEOTC program and financial reporting requirements for Ministry of Education funding.
- Development and implementation of Challenging Behaviour professional development modules for the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind.
- Design & delivery of Behaviour Management Modules Palmerston North College of Education.
Neil has empowered many organisations and businesses with expertly designed and researched pathways for constructive change achieving innovation and productivity.
Neil collaborates with skilled independent professionals to ensure you achieve and sustain high quality best practice outcomes.
Pedley, N & Crook, C (1992) Managing & Effecting Change. New Zealand: Kanuka Grove Ltd.
Pedley, N (2001) Stress and Environment Management. New Zealand. Kanuka Grove Ltd PNTC.
Corporate / Business Testimonials:
"Neil developed a Pathway document that was brilliantly functional and exciting to implement. Neil is perceptive, logical and very professional. We were doing great work with lots of our clients but struggling to identify and meet the needs of others. Neil spent time getting to know our staff and our business. Neil asked the hard questions and listened to the answers. Neil has the skills to be astute, direct and honest while collaborating and gaining the trust and respect of our management team and staff. The pathway framework document that Neil produced is impressive in its clarity and simplicity. Our funders have congratulated us on this initiative."
Trust Board Chairman.
"In the joint work that we have been engaged upon, I have been impressed with the way Neil operates on a very practical level, dealing with what is achievable, proceeding from thorough data gathering and observation to setting realistic goals…………………..it is always good to know that there is someone of Neil’s calibre active in an area which I also work in."
Barry Fry. Senior Psychologist
"Thanks Neil, for a great job done, for being such a great professional, team player and support person.
Neil has done a huge job in getting the Challenging Behaviour Module together and I have enjoyed presenting this with him on several occasions now. There is no doubt in my mind that Neil is very capable……….."
RNZFB Team Leader
"The Whakaparkari Trust had been operating successfully for twenty six years when Child Youth and Family gave notice funding was being withdrawn. At this point I took over as Chairman of the Trust. Neil was contracted to explore options and develop a new program proposal. Eighteen months later Child Youth and Family offered the Trust a new multi million dollar funding contract based on Neil’s proposal document. Neil took our tried and proven program, added principles of today’s best practice along with astute innovation. Neil presented a seamless woe to go document that was stunning in its simplicity and clarity. Neil is a pleasure to work with his professionalism outstanding."
Rev. T. Dibble. Trust Board Chairman
Personal Client Testimonials:
"Today I take my hat off to you and I mean that, I was in a hell of a place at one point there and I used to pretend that all was good and somehow it was all going to miraculously change, you helped teach me to get a life and get a hair cut and get a real job and I have!!! There was a bit of ugliness to work through I must say and we have got through it and grown the stronger for it……"
P.T Private Client
"Neil is definitely the most gifted man in the CFSW/COU team. His skills and knowledge exceed everyone else’s and he is often called on for support, information…..or just his wisdom. This is a man we want to keep for all his qualities…….which do include his consistent work with children, families and adults registered with the RNZFB."
G.V. National Counselling Team Practice Advisor
"This will make you laugh, I remember one day we were chatting in the meeting room at LFT and I was sitting in the Lazyboy and my body was so wrecked with pain and I remember you saying to me, bodies are meant to be moved and it was like a light went on in my brain and I said to myself, how could I have not realized that, and I haven’t stopped since, every opportunity I get, I am out of my chair and moving. It is my dream and I have taken charge of it, thanks to you."
"I really appreciate you helping me support Anna with the challenges of such a complex case."
RNZFB National Manager
"I was referred to Neil by a colleague. I continue to choose Neil for my professional supervisor because he has a unique blend of one to one people skills matched with vast practical work experience. Neil patiently listens and just in the right way draws from his change management experience to nudge me when I need it. I keep coming back. Thanks."
Neil Pedley and Associates are registered professionals practicing to strict Codes of Ethics including NZAC, NZTRB and NZASW.
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