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Fionna McCarthy, MNZAC, Cert. Relationship Therapist.
Providing Counselling Services to Individuals, Couples and Younger People



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AddressChristchurch
South Island
Phone027 298 4792
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Websitehttp://www.aspirations.co.nz



About Fionna Fionna is a skilled, highly trained therapist who offers a warm and compassionate approach, well-grounded in her knowledge and many life experiences. Fionna’s passion for people is demonstrated as she journeys alongside clients as they navigate life’s challenges. Fionna's role includes understanding what it feels like “to be in your shoes” and then staying alongside you, as we work together, towards finding a way forward. It is my responsibility to create a safe, non-judgmental and supportive environment where you can share your story, feel heard, understood and accepted. My work includes sharing my professional knowledge with you to achieve a better outcome when you are facing the issues that challenge your wellbeing, and to ease the uncomfortable feelings that can seem overwhelming to face alone. Fionna’s practice offers adults, couples, and young people the opportunity to explore and resolve their personal and relationship issues, and families support in building better connections. "Aspire to Achieve Joy in Life and the Relationship You Desire" .................................................................... My Approach In my work I call on a range of counselling approaches that are woven into my work these include; Person-Centred Therapy; Transactional Analysis; Imago Relationship Therapy; Family Systems Therapy; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; Brief Intervention Counselling. Narrative Therapy; Creative Therapies; Interactive Drawing Therapy; and Small Figure work. These approaches are provided in response to couples, individuals and families specific needs. I believe it is important for me to be clear about the way I work; for clients to feel confident that there is a good match between what they want and what I can offer to them. .................................................................... My Practice At the forefront of my counselling practice are two main methodologies which inform my practice. The first is Transactional Analysis, a relational model that provides a positive view of human nature as well as believing in people’s capacity to change. This model helps to understand and explains how people function and express their personality through their behaviour, from both positive and negative aspects. Transactional Analysis focuses on the changes you want to make. The second is Imago Relationship Therapy, which is a unique method of working with couples, founded by Harville Hendrix. The aim of Imago Therapy is to create a safe space where couples can talk about the issues that are creating disconnection in their relationship. The counsellor facilitates the dialogue between partners to regain and rebuild connection. .................................................................... Fionna specialises in working with couples:
  • Starting out together in a relationship
  • Going through challenging times
  • Feeling confused, lost or hopeless
  • Struggling to make a commitment
  • Rediscovering their love, fun and happiness
  • Renewing their passion, intimacy and pleasure
.................................................................... Fionna’s work facilitates individuals, couples and families:
  • To develop strategies to regain connection
  • Learning effective communication skills
  • Skills to safely manage working through conflict
  • Establishing new ways of relating respectfully
  • To improve family communication and connection
  • Achieving the relationship and future they desire
Counselling services include; depression, anxiety, anger management, stress management, suicidal thoughts, trauma, abuse, loss and grief. Visit www.aspirations.co.nz for more details about issues covered. NB: Services are also offered to Canterbury rural areas. Appointments available Weekdays and Evenings. Locations: Barrington, Halswell, and Rolleston.
"Courage, Communication, Connection, Celebration"

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Qualification details: Fionna is a qualified Counsellor and a certified Imago Relationship Therapist, full member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC), with formal qualifications and professional memberships as listed below.
  • Bachelor of Counselling
  • Certified Imago Relationship Therapist
  • Completed Advanced Trainings: Imago Relationship Therapy
  • Certificate of Advanced Training Transactional Analysis, Psychotherapy
  • NZ Association of Family Therapy, Practitioner
  • Certificate Te Whaharoa Maori, Mauri Ora
  • Certificate Mauri Ora, He Papa Tikanga
Professional Memberships:
  • New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC)
  • New Zealand Imago Relationship Therapy (NZIRT)
  • Imago Relationships International (IRT)
  • New Zealand Transactional Analysis Association (NZTAA)
  • International Transactional Analysis Association (ITAA)
  • New Zealand Association of Family Therapy (NZAFT)
  • World Network of Family and Systemic Therapies (WNFAST)



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