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Linda Braithwaite

Linda Braithwaite

 

Counsellor and Family Therapist

Red Beach, Hibiscus Coast

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Counselling Services Available

Individual counselling for adults for a range of issues
Couples / relationship counselling
Counselling for children and adolescents
Parent mentoring
Family therapy

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"The parenting skills we got from Linda have changed our lives, the house is just so much calmer."

 

Family Therapy

I am passionate about seeing families thrive and build strong relationships.
Family life can be impacted by many stresses and pressures which can bring about tension, complex family dynamics, or even a break amoung family members. I will work alongside you and your family, to find ways to bring about the change you are looking for.

When a family is coming for counselling I will usually see the parents first to get an idea of their perspective of the problems, and what it is they are hoping to achieve for their family. When we have decided what the goals of the family meeting will be, then we will develop a plan together, about the best way to approach the family sessions. Clients are often surprised by the way that channels of communication are opened up, which means they hear about things, perhaps for the first time, and so have a much better idea of what is going on. The new information and openness in the family then allows us to look at the families strengths, and to find ways to build on these for a better life together.
 
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Couples Counselling to Strengthen Your Relationship

Are you struggling to find ways to sort out your relationship problems?
Couples counselling can help you find ways to move forward together. By learning about the issues that create challenges in any relationship, and then developing an understanding of the particular dynamics of your own relationship you will become aware of the needs and triggers that each of you have. This knowledge, along with gaining more effective ways of communicating and skills to deal with conflict in a non-threatening way, will lead to a greater feeling of safety and openness with each other, and a stronger more satisfying relationship.

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Counselling for Children and Teenagers

I am experienced helping children for a wide range of issues including:
  • grief
  • abandonment
  • separated and blended families
  • challenging behaviours
  • anger
  • fear
  • bullying
  • depression
  • self harming
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About Linda

Diploma of Counselling
Graduate Diploma of Child Mental Health
Couple Counselling Certificate
Diploma of Teaching
Member NZ Association of Counsellors (MNZAC)
  
I have worked with families in social work, support, counselling, and education roles on the North Shore and Hibiscus Coast for the past 14 years. This work included running many Parent Education programmes. Earlier in my life I enjoyed being a High School Teacher in various schools around Auckland. 
   

Fees

My fees are on a sliding scale according to your income:
  • people on benefits and very low incomes can generally get the Disability Allowance from WINZ to pay for their counselling
  • people with incomes under $40,000 the fee is $60 per hour session
  • people with incomes over $40,000 the fee is $80 per hour session

Location

2 Chelverton Terrace
Red Beach
Hibiscus Coast
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Contact Linda

M.  021 058 5804

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