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Catholic Diocese of Auckland – Sandra Armstrong and Gerry Smith
We offer marriage preparation courses. Our marriage preparation courses are designed to help couples enhance communication skills to create a lifelong, happy marriage. Our courses are contemporary, well researched, evidence based and led by experienced, dedicated Course Leaders who are well recognized for their skills in Adult Education and group facilitation. We welcome everyone regardless of their religious belief.
09 360 3008 | 027 433 6404 | |

Family Works Northern
Family Works supports children and their families to help them address complex social issues like violence and conflict, we are child-centred and family-focused. We deliver social services to support children and families to learn, grow and thrive.
09 520 8600 | |

Bayside Mediation, Conflict Coaching, Mediation, Facilitation & Conciliation Services
Rosemarie Brown AAMINZ, PRI, FDRP
Any family relationship disputes, between (Parenting Plans, Relationship Property), parents and children (teens and older), between adult siblings or extended family, to do with family or business issues or over wills, trusts or estates.
0800 765 837 | 0275 141 825 | |

Relationship Matters Limited
Steven Taylor (P.G. Dip. Social Practice | B. Couns. | B. Alc. D. S. | Cert. Clinical Supervision | Cert. Supervisory Management) Relationship Matters Limited; encouraging families and relationships to flourish for 17 over years. |

Shirley Pastiroff, Renew Your Mind, Member NZAC
Based in St Heliers, Shirley specialises in helping parents to reduce their stress levels, keep calm in the chaos of family life, and develop deep and lasting connections with their children. She is a member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors and has 5 children of her own.
021 205 9671 |

The Balanced Life Prov Member NZAC
The Balanced Life is devoted to helping parents and teenagers deal with life’s stresses using an approach to counselling that incorporates the outdoors. I specialise in working with children, adolescents and young adults to help them learn skills, develop a strong sense of who they are and the confidence to move forward in the way they wish. I specialise in working with: anxiety, depression, developing self esteem and confidence, building sports and academic performance, building healthy relationships and dealing with intimate relationship problems, anger management, crisis, trauma such as domestic or sexual violence.
022 040 2233 |

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Auckland Central

Counsellor – Family Therapy – Arts therapy. Children, Adolescent and Adults – Experienced in a range of issues including: anxiety, anger, depression, trauma, grief or self confidence and esteem. Creativity and play feel very natural to children. My counselling approach provide a safe and protected space for children and parents to explore feelings safely.
027 642 2064 | |

Allison Fisher
Allison Fisher is a trained professional career and life coach for parents and teenagers. Discover your ideal career pathway with individual assessment tests and other career services.  provides career assessments and direction for Year 10, 11, 12, and 13 students. Plus work with adults who haven’t quite found their niche or have identified it’s time for a new career direction.
027 248 1457 | |

Anne Kemps – Counsellor
I specialise in couple relationships. We often get stuck in negative patterns of relating. Emotionally Focused Therapy, the modality I have trained in, is a non-blaming way of working in order to create new healthy patterns of relating.
09 623 1644 | 0274 823 321 |

Dr Helen Florence – Registered Psychotherapist MNZAP NZCCA
Sandringham, Auckland
Individuals and couples.
09 629 2199 | 027 455 2958 | |

Fiona Hardy Counselling BSocP, GDipCouns
Grey Lynn and Remuera
I am an experienced counsellor with an interest in developing healthy relationships with others and family. I understand the complexities of life, work, family and parenting and work collectively to facilitate positive and healthy change.  No topic is too difficult. You will find me open, non judgmental and easy to engage with. Please call me to see if I am the right person for you or your family.
021 294 0346 | fionahardycounsellor@​ |

Geoff Garton – Counsellor
Specialising in addiction, attachment issues, men’s issues, post-traumatic stress disorder, ACC sexual abuse counselling

  • Charlotte Bell – Psychotherapist. Specialising in attachment issues, depression, grief, ACC sexual abuse counselling, other abuse, eating disorders, anxiety, identity and spiritual growth
  • Rob Mason – Counsellor. Specialising in couple counselling, male issues, anxiety, depression and life transitions
  • Tony Parsons – Counsellor. Specialising in anger and hurts (particularly with men), addiction, depression, grief and relationship issues within the family and couple counselling
  • Rose Cooper – Counsellor. Specialising in anxiety, depression, stress, relationship and parenting issues using a client-centred approach and psychodynamic and cognitive behaviour therapies
  • Anne Kemps – Counsellor. Specialising in couple relationships, parenting, personal counselling
  • Karen Lorimer – Counsellor. Specialising in shame, identity, women’s anger, spiritual abuse, grief, anxiety and life transitions.
  • Helen Harris Counselling, MNZCCA. Faith-based; strengthen relationships, individuals, couples and families 027 620 8177 | |

Home and Family Counselling
Mt Eden, Orewa and Northcote
Home and Family Counselling is a community based service providing professional counselling to individuals, couples and families. Our services are affordable and accessible to all.  We work with children, teenagers and adults and are committed to providing the highest level of counselling assistance available so that our clients can lead more fulfilling lives.
09 419 9853 |

Insight Counselling Services
Relationships, depression, anxiety, emotional issues.
09 846 8887 |

Jeremy Clark Psychology Ltd.
Grey Lynn, Helensville
Jeremy is a Clinical psychologist who works with individuals, couples and families on a range of issues including anxiety, depression, relationships and drug and alcohol use. He works with people across the life span but specialises in working with young people and especially young men.
021 492 253 |

Life Unlimited Counselling
Professional counselling and psychotherapy
09 361 4163 | |

Megan Fowler – Clinical Psychologist, Private Practice NZPsS, ICP, ASSBI, INS
Specialising in child, adolescent and family psychology, and paediatric neuropsychology
09 376 5977 | 0274 792 274 | |

Nettie Cullen – Registered Psychologist
An experienced counsellor working with individuals across a broad range of issues, specialising in supporting new mothers using a strength-based and insight-oriented approach. As a psychologist in private practice, I see people with a wide range of concerns and have a particular interest in working with issues around attachment – both the reality and far-reaching impact of past attachments as well as the healing and nurturing the potential of current relationships.
021 104 8785 |

Nigel Pizzini MNZAC
Ponsonby (Jervois Rd)
Specialising in boys, teenagers, parenting, sexuality and men’s issues (available to visit people in their homes) Helping young people or parents/families live more harmoniously, peacefully and feeling good about themselves. Using a respectful therapeutic practice we search out together ways to live more fulfilled and happier lives.
021 834 413 |

Roger Elley-Brown – Private Practice
Specialising in psychotherapy; relationship counselling, work/life balance for adults.
0211840525 |

Susan Goldstiver PBANZ, NZAP
Registered Psychotherapist
Working with expectant and new parents with postnatal distress; with couples as they adjust to the challenges of parenting, and individuals regarding general issues of life.
09 846 4978 | 021 333 021 | |

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Counselling and relationship services


Auckland North

Abelard House Counselling and Psychotherapy
Mairangi Bay
Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Psychologists and Family Therapist
09 478 2501 | |

Carol-Anne Begbie NZAC
Mairangi Bay
Carol-Anne specialises in assisting children to work through issues or challenges, such as family or life changes, sadness, anger, worry, divorce, separation, death, migration or trauma. She uses a child-friendly, non-threatening way to work with children from age three, called play therapy. Carol-Anne has twenty years plus experience in counselling children, adults, running parenting programs and groups within a variety of contexts, organisations, schools and private practice.
021 024 966549 |

Christeen McKay – Clinical Psychologist
Children, teenagers, family and individual counselling
09 489 3497

Family Counselling
Linda Braithwaite
Child, family and couple counselling, building resilience in families
021 058 5804

Fleur Davie Willow Tree Counselling MNZAC
Children, Adolescents, Families, Family Therapy. I enjoy working with individuals and families across diverse backgrounds. I have particular interest and experience in working with adolescents and adult women.
027 278 1636 |

Home and Family Counselling
North Shore
Affordable counselling, all age groups, strengths-based approach
09 419 9853 |

Jackson Counselling
Jenny Jackson
Mairangi Bay
Family, individual, adolescent counsellor and supervisor
09 478 2501 | 021 167 0308 | |

Michael Vaughan – Registered Psychologist for Children (aged 5-16 years)
North Shore, Browns Bay
With over 30 years of experience working with children’s behavioural and emotional issues, Michael Vaughan is a Registered Psychologist who specialises in working with children’s anxiety. anger management and self-esteem.  Michael offers advice and support to parents at each session and explains how his individual work with children can be reinforced in the home setting.
09 442 2241 | 027 249 2817 |

New Insight Counselling and Training – Joel Young
Specialises in working with men, couples, individuals and young people to help them develop an awareness of self and others, and better develop relationships.

Richard Charmley
Addictions, anxiety, burnout, depression
09 418 2356 |

The Grief Centre
A variety of services, including counselling, support groups, information and resources. Training and books on grieving for sale.
09 418 1457

Totally Psyched Ltd
51 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, Auckland
Private Mental Health Care for Children and Adolescents
Totally Psyched provides warm, family-friendly private specialist mental healthcare for children and adolescents. Assessment, diagnoses and research recommended forms of treatment therapy provided using a team approach and high quality of care for your child. Your child’s happiness is our priority.
09 320 3086 |

Windsor Park Christian Counselling Centre
Mairangi Bay
09 477 2423 |

  • David Sanders – Specialises in counselling individuals, couples and families, dealing with relationship, personal or spiritual issues, men’s issues, terminal illness, trauma, depression, or suicide.
  • Carol-Anne Begbie – Specialises in Child Counselling and Playtherapy, counselling children experiencing life, social, emotional, familial, and behavioural challenges. Also counsels adults experiencing loss, depression, migration, psychosocial stress or relationship issues.
  • Kay McGregor – Specialises in working with infertility, adoption and couple issues, and helps people process life’s transitions, address unhelpful emotions, thoughts, behaviours and relationship patterns.
  • Alison Redwood – Specialises in counselling families and blended families, the elderly, teens over 16 years of age, and works with sexual abuse and grief.
  • Koreana Wilson – Specialises in using creative arts in counselling young adults, intermediate/high school children experiencing identity, self-esteem issues, anxiety, bullying, and school troubles, and builds confidence and resilience.
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Counselling and relationship services


Auckland East

Affordable Couple Counselling, Sharon Rapson, MNZAC
Counselling for individuals and couples. I specialised in couple counselling while working for Relationship Services. “I am passionate about working with relationships and saving marriages.”
027 262 5296 | |

John Hibbs NZAC
Counselling for grief, anger, family break-up, stress and trauma and dealing effectively with emotions. He has long term experiences in working adults, teens, children and people with cognitive disability.
09 575 6091 |

Claire Thompson Counselling Mediation Services MNZAC, DAPAANZ, PRI Med, FDRP
Howick, Takanini, Ellerslie, Pukekohe, Auckland
Individual, Couple, and Family Counselling in four convenient locations. Family Dispute Resolution Mediator. Drug and Alcohol Specialist.
021 430 440 |

Denise Kuek
I work with most issues facing children, teens, young adults, older adults but I am particularly experienced in working with relationship issues, grief and loss, illness, caregiving, pregnancy, abortion/post-abortion, depression, self-esteem. I use a range of counselling methods and my fees are reasonable. I have a warm sincere approach.
021 296 1746 | |

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Counselling and relationship services


Auckland West

Ali Andrew MNZCCA
Counsellor, experienced in working with both adult individuals and couples, using a variety of approaches including Emotionally Focussed therapy for couples, and covering a wide range of issues, including trauma, depression, grief, relationships, anxiety, anger and parenting.
09 837 1797 | 021 232 2701 |

Chris Hight
Face to face relationship counselling, including trauma counselling under ACC.
021 706 933 |

For the Better Counselling – Andrew McRoberts
Te Atatu Peninsula
Counselling for individual, couples and families. Specializing in Relationships, depression, anxiety, grief and skills training such as assertiveness and communication.
027 693 8004 |

VisionWest PBANZ
Glen Eden
We have the expertise to work with children, adolescents, families and couples. We work with parents and caregivers to assist with parenting issues, with a specialist interest for women who are at risk of or who have experienced Post Natal Depression. Couples counselling is offered by a specialist trained in relationships support. We are approved to provide counselling under ACC Sensitive Claims (sexual abuse; recent and historical) to children, adolescents and adults.
09 818 0760 | |

Westside Counselling Services
We are a culturally sensitive service that is available to children from the age of seven years old, adolescents, adults, couples and families.
09 833 3107 |

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Auckland South

Howick Counselling Services – Lynda Morel MNZAC
My area of expertise is in Couples & Relationship Counselling. I enjoy helping people find a way out of the ‘stuck’ places we find ourselves in, in relationships and to be able to enjoy life more fully with the important people in our lives.
09 533 4453 | 021 687 432 |

Lyall Christie NZAC – Counsellor
Working with children, adolescents and adults.
09 576 5656 |

New Hope Counselling Services – Judy Deeming
Family therapy, self-esteem, family meetings and small group parenting courses.
09 235 2517 |

Pakuranga Counselling Centre
09 576 4248 | 027 717 8715 |

  • Fay Crabtree – General counselling, marriage and relationships, grief, self-esteem issues, adolescents, stress, anxiety/depression, step-parenting issues, Parenting, pregnancy, anger management, workplace issues, EAP work.
  • Frances Hardiman – General counselling, relationships, adolescents, trauma, stress, grief, depression, anger issues, confidence and self-esteem, addictions, domestic violence, faith journeys, workplace issues, Supervision, EAP and Critical Incident work. Speaks Fiji Hindi.
  • Lesley Hofer – General counselling, marriage and relationships, child and family, adolescents, grief, stress, depression/anxiety, self-esteem, parenting, migration issues, workplace issues, Supervision.
  • Jo McGrath – Grief and loss, depression, trauma, abuse and neglect, domestic violence, anger management, adolescents – bullying, problems with parents, puberty challenges, teenage issues, stress/burnout, boundary issues, working in ministry, low socio-economic issues (e.g. poverty), addictions (drug and alcohol), supervision, tertiary students stress and study, EAP and critical incident work.
  • Tony Parsons – Specialises in men’s issues and anger management, general counselling, adolescents, depression, grief, faith journeys, trauma, addictions, workplace conflict, relationships, EAP and critical incident work.
  • Stephen Yao – General counselling, relationships, stress/anxiety, grief/loss, workplace issues, migration adjustment, men’s middle life transitions and EAP work. Speaks Mandarin and Cantonese and has a special interest in Asians of all ethnic groups.

Relate Ltd Christopher and Liz Defibaugh
Relationship and personal counselling
021 284 3628 |

Sharleen Parry Counselling
Specialises in working with individuals and couples; relationship and communication difficulties; blended family issues and parenting challenges.
021 786 505 |

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Counselling and relationship services


Bay of Plenty

Family Works Tauranga
At Family Works, we provide support for children and whanau in order to see them learn, grow and thrive. We offer this via counselling and social work support. We also offer Incredible Years Parenting Programme, Parenting Through Separation, Wave (for women impacted by family violence), Restore (for children impacted by family violence) and Strengthening Step Families Programme. We have Social Workers in Schools based at 14 schools across the Western BOP, as well as a Family Violence Response Coordinator.
07 575 9709 | |

Wol Hansen
General counselling and referrals from the Family Court, PHO, corrections, Land Transport assessments, AOD assessments for the District Court and supervision.
021 292 2754 |

St Peters House – Vicky Hegarty
Family support and counselling.
07 571 5916 |

The Salvation Army
Counselling for, Relationships, depression, grief/loss, crisis, trauma, anxiety, anger, men’s sexual issues, Social Support for families and individuals, including food, clothing, budget advice and advocacy.
07 578 4264 Option 1 | 027 632 1170 |

Dr Donald McMenamin – Narrative Therapist
Welcome Bay, Tauranga
Specialising in conflict and trauma in young people and their families.
027 307 4339 |

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Raewyn Diprose
General counselling, marriage, relationships, parenting issues, trauma recovery, depression, anxiety, Supervision.
07 866 4221 | 021 663 225

Play Today NZ – Child Play Therapy
Katie Hope-Cross, Play Therapy New Zealand (PTNZ), Play Therapy International (PTI)
Child therapy and counselling for children (3-12 yrs), teenagers and families facing challenges – anger, anxiety, change, difficulties at home or school, grief, trauma, abuse, bullying, self-esteem, social skills, ADHD, delayed development, Asperger’s, Autism, attachment and parenting concerns. Specialising in Child Centred Play Therapy for younger children and Integrated/Creative Therapies for older children, teenagers and adults. Parenting consultations available.
021 260 4731 |

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Toby Stocks
Specialising in working with couples (EFT), general counselling, pastoral supervision.
03 354 4926 | 021 209 0981 |

Andrew Winchester – MEd (First class Hons) (Counselling) MNZAC ICEEFT
Beckenham, Christchurch
Counsellor and supervisor. Experienced and effective counsellor specialising in international best practice when working with couples, and evidenced-based practice when working with individuals, and families. Passionate about professional service and best results. Andrew is passionate about restoring relationships, personal wellbeing, and workplace effectiveness. He is an experienced therapist specialising in couple counselling, individual counselling, family counselling, and supervising/mentoring of professionals, managers, and staff. Andrew provides support and a way through for couples, individuals, and families when they are struggling with tough times, stress, conflict, overwhelming thoughts, and emotions. He will help you learn new coping skills and strategies, fresh ways of understanding your difficult situation, and together, develop solutions so you experience success personally, in your relationships, and at work.
027 437 6497 |

Richard Black MCouns
Richard and the Strength to Strength team offer counselling in a variety of areas including couples, parenting, relationships, teenagers, children, grief, and moods. Their services are professional, caring and effective. Feel free to contact them to discuss how they can best help you.
03 323 9858 | 027 200 5018 |

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Counselling and relationship services


Hawkes Bay

Family Works
Hastings – 06 876 2156
Gisborne – 06 876 1399

Bruce McFadyen
Kaiti, Gisborne
Oasis Counselling and Therapy Services.
06 868 4168 |

Napier Family Centre
06 843 7280

  • Kathy Egan – Couples counsellor
  • Dianne Lummis – Child Psychotherapist, works with children from birth to 13yrs
  • Mandy Pentecost – Workplace issues including stress management, conflict management, communication, assertiveness, self-esteem, workplace harassment and bullying
  • Alayne Cullen – Counsellor and supervisor
  • Cherilea Stalker- Parenting and step-parenting, trauma, anxiety, depression, self-esteem and attachment/relationship issues. Facilitates the Post Natal adjustment programme
  • Liz Ross Smith – Loss of self-confidence, stress, anxiety, grief reactions and depression, affecting daily lives
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Living Wisdom – David Riddell
03 547 4386 |

Joyce Grant Counselling
Upper Moutere
Adults and children; individual, couple and group work
03 543 2764

Sandy Hitchens MNZCCA
Counselling for children, teenagers, adults. Depression, anxiety, abuse, anger,  parenting issues, spiritual issues.
03 544 7071 |

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New Plymouth

Footprints Counselling
New Plymouth
Dee Costello MNZAC – Child, adolescent and family counselling support with child-centred play therapy, interactive drawing therapy, CBT & solution focussed approaches.
Carol Pritchard –  Family, couple and individual counselling support with person-centred, interactive drawing therapy, CBT and solution focussed approaches.
06 281 1149 |

Vivienne Harris
New Plymouth
Effective and well-researched counselling methods to help support working with families, couples, individuals and teenagers.
06 757 5897 |

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Catholic Social Services
Low-cost individual, couple and family counselling. Home based parenting support. As an organization we offer Social Work parenting support that can be home-based. We also offer ToolBox, a father’s group called Game On, an antenatal group called Birth Support Group and a playgroup for mother’s and their preschoolers called ABC. We also offer affordable individual and couple counselling.
03 455 3838 | 027 432 4126 |

Life Unlimited – Liz Maluschnig
I offer counselling to parents, children, adults and couples to address their specific needs. I also provide education and support to people with cancer or any chronic illness and I teach Mindfulness Meditation and Relaxation.
027 433 4520 |

Mirror Services
Counselling for children and young people with emotional, behavioural, mental health and alcohol and drug problems. The Mirror Youth Day Programme – a school term, long day programme that helps young people aged 13 to 17.
03 479 2970 |

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Cambridge Family Therapy Centre
Experienced family therapists working with children, teenagers, individuals, parents, grandparents and couples.
07 827 6060 |

Parenting Worx
Parenting workshops and coaching.
07 853 2274 |

Rosetown Counselling Centre
Te Awamutu
Specialist child therapy, strengthening the relationship between parent, caregiver and child. ACC registered.
07 871 3977 | 021 203 6354 |

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Parenting programmes for families with children aged from 3 – 16 years, and home-based social work for families with complex challenges.
06 345 1636 |

Family Works Whanganui
Family Works provides a range of services to support children, young people, adults and families in the Whanganui community.
06 345 6681 |

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Skylight Counselling Service
Wellington, Auckland, Whangarei, New Plymouth, Christchurch
Skylight’s counselling team members help people to find ways to build on their natural resilience and to move forward through tough times. They are highly skilled, with expertise in a range of areas. Skylight is a national not-for-profit trust that enables children, young people, their families/whānau, and friends to navigate through times of trauma, loss, and grief by building resilience. We offer counselling for children, young people, family/whānau and individuals who are experiencing any kind of grief, loss and trauma.  When working with children we have a family-centred approach, which means we include parents or caregivers and family members in the counselling process when appropriate.  Our Counsellors also work with adults who are going through difficult times and challenging life situations, either individually or as a family. The issues Skylight can support you with may include – but are not limited to: Death and bereavement (including bereavement by suicide), Behavioural issues (anxiety, anger, bullying, ASD) Family Break Up, Trauma, Mild to moderate mental health issues.
04 920 9967 | 0800 299100 | |

Frank Eijgenraam MNZCCA
Manawa Hou Manawa Ora New Hope Counselling
Naenae, Lower Hutt
Family and relationship issues, grief, loss, abuse, trauma, addictions, personal and spiritual issues.
021 260 3285

Equip Counselling Ltd – Heather Gwynn NZCCA, NZAFT
Counselling for families, children, couples and individuals. ACC Sensitive Claims Provider. As a counsellor and educator, with over 30 years working with children, families and individuals, I am passionate about supporting people in becoming equipped for life.  My combined skills support my work with children through to adults. I have a play therapy room which my younger clients enjoy working from. My work is based on an attachment paradigm. I specialise in trauma work through ACC ISSC (Sensitive claims) for adults and children.
021 026 53722 |

Manawa Hou – Manawa Ora New Hope Counselling – Rosemary Eijgenraam MNZCCA, Bachelor: Health Science and Policy, Dip. Counselling, Cert. IDT & IDT Groups
Naenae, Lower Hutt
I have always felt the importance of supporting family, especially marriage and parenting. I enjoy the counselling work I do with couples, children and adolescents and individuals. My areas of focus are mood disorders (depression, anxiety and suicide prevention), grief and loss, trauma, eating disorders, addictions, enhancing relationships by learning new styles of communication, conflict resolution and Imago training and resources. The models I use and am trained in are Narrative Therapy, CBT, Gestalt, Interactive Drawing Therapy, Interactive Drawing Therapy for Groups.
021 176 3508 |

Well Within Counselling NZAC Provisional Member
Northern Suburbs, Wellington
Relationships/family dynamics. Trauma/mental health.
027 632 9298 |

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Linda Boyd
Anger management, anxiety, couple counselling, DAPAANZ supervisor,  clinical supervision, depression, grief, trauma, relationships and stress, I have had over 18 years working in private practice working with a variety of issues. My focus is couple therapy only. I have had experience working with affairs, pornography, trauma, abuse, anger, grief, addictions and depression. I am passionate about my work and find it a privilege to facilitate healing and growth in peoples troubled relationships.
027 245 4613 |

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