About Pukekohe Counselling Service

Putting the pieces back together

What is counselling?

What issues we address

History of Pukekohe Counselling

About Therapist

Contact Pukekohe Counselling

Putting the pieces back together

Many people have had life shattering experiences through verbal, physical or sexual abuse or neglect. I specialise in putting the pieces back together, in taking the shattered pieces and making a beautiful mosaic.

I am caring, supportive, accepting, encouraging, offer unconditional positive respect. My service is professional and confidential.

Many find the pain of what they have been through overwhelming, and hard to cope with. I help reduce the pain and teach you new ways to self soothe and reduce the pain.

Many people have been diagnosed with a mental illness, for example Anxiety Disorder, Clinical Depression,Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Bi-Polar, to name a few. I believe that diagnosis is helpful, as is the medication, but I work with helping to reduce the symptoms and the underlying pain and cause of the problem, rather than focusing on the diagnosis, or accepting the label.

I do not see people as their diagnosis. I see people as human beings with symptoms that can be healed. The diagnosis does not have to be set in concrete. I encourage you to work on the cause of the problem rather than hide it in even more medication. It is important to feel the pain in order to heal from the pain.

What is counselling?

Firstly, counselling is NOT advice giving. As stated above, counselling is a confidential caring supportive listening ear, enabling a person to become self empowered and heal from past hurts.

It is more than just listening. It is exploring the problems, healing your pain, helping you find your answers and building your resources to strengthen you, to enable you to make the changes you desire for a positive future.

It is finding solutions. It is removing the blocks and helping to create a successful future.

Change is always possible. Even if the external cannot be change, internal change IS possible. NLP, Hypnotherapy, & Havening are strategies that can change the unconscious to provide behavioural change in the conscious way of being. .

We cannot change past events BUT WE CAN CHANGE THE IMPACT THEY HAVE ON US.

We all have feelings and we can learn to cope with them. They need not rule us. We can embrace them, process them, and know we are still OK.

What are the issues we address?

Whatever you come with - anxiety, phobias (e.g. fear of flying, fear of spiders, fear of dogs, fear of shopping, fear of needles, fear of men, etc.); depression, eating disorders, self harming, confusion, rejection, criticism, grief, anger, stress, sleep disturbance, healing past trauma, dissociation, physical, mental, emotional and sexual abuse, domestic violence, relationship issues (e.g. communication, resolving conflict), spiritual abuse, - addressing hurt caused within church environments; exploring your life history to gather the learnings and resources gained in order to move forward into the future with confidence and a belief in yourself.

I focus on success outcomes and therefore offer change in the following areas:

  • Addictions
  • Agoraphobia
  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Anger Management
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Asperger Syndrome
  • Bed Wetting
  • Behavioural Problems
  • Binge Eating
  • Breaking Old Patterns
  • Breathing
  • Bulimia
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Chocolate Addiction
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Claustrophobia
  • Communication
  • Confidence
  • Confusion
  • Criticism
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Exam Nerves
  • Fear of: Dogs, cats, spiders, insects, germs, blood, needles, flying, men, women/girls, pain, the dark, fear itself, public speaking, loneliness, losing control, financial loss, getting old, death.
  • Flashbacks
  • Grief
  • Goal setting
  • Hay Fever
  • Indecision
  • Insomnia
  • Integration
  • Internal conflict
  • Irritable Bowel
  • Limiting Beliefs
  • Motivation
  • Nail Biting
  • Negative Thinking
  • Obsessive Compulsive Behaviours
  • Past Issues
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Personal Problems
  • Phobias of all kinds
  • Physical Abuse
  • Rejection
  • Relationships
  • Relaxation
  • Self Esteem
  • Self Harming
  • Self Sabotage
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Problems
  • Sexuality
  • Shopping Addiction
  • Shyness
  • Sleep Problems
  • Smoking
  • Spiritual Abuse Trauma
  • Stress
  • Stuttering
  • Time Management
  • Trauma
  • Triggers - desensitising
  • Values Elicitation
  • Verbal Abuse
  • Weight Control

Relationship Issues:

  • Communication
  • Financial Management
  • Exploring your differences
  • Getting the Love you want
  • Exploring the Love Languages
  • Power and control issues
  • Sexual dysfunction

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History of Pukekohe Counselling

Pukekohe Counselling Service started in October 1989. In the early days Pukekohe Counselling service offered Stress Management, Conflict Resolution, and Communication seminars to retail businesses; Self Esteem, and Assertiveness courses to the Community, as well as general counselling to the Community. We are happy to continue to offer these services to businesses.

In 1993 I became registered with ACC. This enables those who have been sexually abused to access counselling with fee being paid by ACC. I am one of a few ACC registered counsellors in the Franklin District.

ACC counselling focuses on healing the mental injury of sexual abuse. The affects of Sexual abuse are many and varied, so having this assistance is extremely helpful for the client. In order to have an accepted claim from ACC one has to be struggling with PTSD, Depression or Anxiety, as a result of the sexual abuse experience. ACC offers an initial 6 sessions in order for the counsellor to ascertain whether your current mental distress will be covered by ACC. If it is determined to be so, then an assessment by a clinical Psychologist is required, to confirm this and for cover to be accepted. I am able to arrange the process of initially registering with ACC and then setting up the appointment for the Psychological Assessment, etc. You don't have to first go to a Dr for a referral, or worry about how to do this. Just book your first appointment, and leave the rest to me.

Over the last 30 years I have focused on offering therapy to the people of Franklin, South Auckland and North Waikato. It gives me great pleasure to help people heal from their pain, and enable them to move on to a resourceful and productive life.

15 years ago I instigated the set up of Hope Unlimited Trust, from whom I now rent a room. Hope Unlimited is an extension of the service of Pukekohe Counselling Service, and is able to offer counselling at a subsidised rate, which I am unable to do. They also have taken up the mantle of offering personal development courses for the community. They have a Support Worker who offers support and advocacy to individuals and families beyond the counselling session, if required. PCS is able to access that support should any of my clients require it.


Pukekohe Counselling Service

14 Harrington Avenue
Pukekohe 2120
Phone: 09 238 3133
Mobile: 0274 811 693


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