Professional Counselling Services in Auckland

Depression Counselling

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Are you feeling constantly sad? Are you unable to laugh or feel any pleasure in activities that you once enjoyed? Do normal daily activities seem overwhelming? Are there feelings of hopelessness, despair, powerlessness, or exhaustion? If you are struggling with any of these, you could be dealing with depression. The good news is you do not have to suffer this illness on your own and there is help and hope for you. Using therapy methods such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Strengths Based I will work with you to empower and equip you to recover your hope and joy.

 

Stress & Anxiety Counselling

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There is a normal level of stress that we all need in our lives without which we would not be motivated to do anything. However, when stress is at excessive levels for too long it can lead to mental and physical health problems such as anxiety. You may feel tired all the time, experience sleeplessness, unable to concentrate, worrying constantly, unable to relax, constantly feeling on edge. You may be experiencing panic attacks that may or may not be related to any known source of stress. There is hope for you, together we can work toward your freedom and the future that you want to have. Using therapy methods such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Strengths Based, and mindfulness and providing a safe and peaceful environment I can help equip you with strategies that empower you to be the you that you want to be.

 

Low Self-Esteem Counselling

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Self-esteem is how confident, valuable, and worthy of respect you feel about yourself. People with high self-esteem feel good about themselves and what they are doing with their lives. If you have low self-esteem you may feel shame and self-doubt and be overly self-critical. You may continually compare yourself to others and judge yourself as inferior. There is hope for you, you do not have to remain stuck with low self-esteem forever. Using therapy methods such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Strengths-Based I can help equip and empower you to get your self-esteem where you want it to be.

 

Grief and Loss Counselling

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You may have lost a loved one, a loved pet, or have had a change in your life that has involved the loss of something important to you. Grief is a normal process after experiencing loss, however, everyone has a unique grief journey and sometimes it can be helpful to work through that journey with a professional counselor. Life can be completely turned upside down and look and feel nothing like it used to before the loss. There may be feelings of lostness, disorientation, and fear, you may be questioning who am I now? What do I do now? What will my future look like? Using therapy methods such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Strengths Based I can help you work out your unique grief journey and move into the new future that awaits you.

 

Anger management

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Are you experiencing out of control explosive anger frequently? Is anger affecting your relationships? Anger can be like an iceberg, the small part that is above the water is the visible anger and the much larger part below the water is all the hidden emotions that lead to the anger. For example, these underlying emotions could be embarrassment, rejection, abandonment, fear, guilt, grief, jealously, worry, hurt, pressure, stress, shame, frustration, helplessness, powerlessness, distrust. Using therapy methods such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Strengths-Based I can work with you to discover what is hidden underneath the anger and help empower you to gain control of the anger.

 

Relationship Counselling

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We all have challenges in our relationships, however, sometimes we can benefit from having someone to help us work through these challenges. I can help with any relationship issues big or small, individually or as a couple. You may need help with managing conflict, effective communication, feeling powerless, dealing with your own or loved one’s depression, anxiety, or any other mental or physical illness, managing stress, financial issues, intimacy issues, life transitions, parenting. Using therapy methods such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and can help equip and empower you to successfully manage any issues you are facing.

 

Life transitions

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In everyone’s lives, there are normal life transitions such as shifting, new relationships, marriage, leaving college or university, first job, change of job, becoming a parent, parenting teenagers, becoming a teenager, children leaving home, midlife, retirement, moving into a retirement home. Any life transitions can be painful and stressful including those that are positive and expected. Any life changes can trigger an emotional response that may be overwhelming and difficult to manage. There may be the presence of depression, anxiety, or both, exhaustion, irritability, feelings of powerlessness, fear, helplessness, hopelessness. Using therapy methods such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Strengths Based I can help equip and empower you to successfully manage your life transition.

 

Work place issues

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We spend the majority of our time in our jobs so if something is happening in the job that is robbing us of our enjoyment it can have a flow on effect on every other area of our lives. You may be suffering bullying, lack of training and support, continual organizational change, lack of communication, lack of respect, personal or family issues affecting your work, fear of losing a job, overworking, pressure from the boss, discrimination, conflict with co-workers. This may be affecting your mental health such as depression, anxiety, sleeplessness. It could also be affecting your physical health such as headaches, stomach complaints, tiredness, lowered immune system. Using therapy methods such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Strengths Based I can help you develop strategies to effectively manage your workplace issue.

 

Studying pressures

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Studying and exams in college, university, any other tertiary organization, and work courses involve some level of stress. Sometimes that stress can become overwhelming and impact our learning and performance. This high level of stress may involve an underlying fear of failure, you may be dealing with pressure from family, or they may be self-imposed extremely high standards you have set for yourself. Your mental and or physical health may be affected as a result of the on-going stress, there may be the presence of depression, anxiety, sleeplessness, headaches, stomach complaints, tiredness, lowered immune system. Using therapy methods such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Strengths Based I can help you to learn strategies to successfully manage studying and exam pressures.