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Alastair Duhs

Alastair Duhs

Counsellor and Life Coach

Counselling is far easier than most people think.
Let me help you!
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Are you feeling angry, stressed, depressed, or lonely?
Are you struggling in your relationship?
Do you tell yourself that you do not deserve happiness in life?
Do you fail to achieve goals in your life?

If you relate to any of these questions, then I can help you. I have helped many hundreds of people
 create the happiness that they deserve.


About Alastair

I am Alastair Duhs, counsellor, psychotherapist and life coach. I am passionate about people maximising their enjoyment of life. I care about people finding true happiness and fulfilment in their lives.
Professional Background:
In 1992 I completed a Master's Degree (in Quantum Physics) before working for several years as a patent attorney. I then retrained as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist in the late 1990s.

Today, apart from counselling and working with people, my passions include:
  • Ironman triathlon, completing Ironman New Zealand in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013
  • astronomy
  • kayaking and outdoor activities
  • playing chess
  • yoga and all forms of spirituality
I am a Member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (MNZAC) and currently regularly participate in NZAC membership interview panels.
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Life is too short not to be living
the life that we really want to live!
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Why have counselling with Alastair?

Counselling can help people unravel the problems that they are facing in life. Talking about these problems to a professional counsellor can help resolve these problems, often faster than most people think.
I am a goal directed counsellor and believe in the power of short term therapy. Some counsellors will try to seek problems that may keep the client dependent on the therapist. I do not do this. I am strategic and effective in the questions I ask and in the approach I have to counselling. It is rare for clients I see to not make significant changes to their lives within 4-6 sessions.
I am able to work with people on a wide range of issues. However I specialise in the following:
  • depression
  • anger issues
  • couples counselling
  • anxiety
  • improving relationships
  • conflict management
  • grief and loss
  • stress management
  • gaining more confidence
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What can Couples Counselling do for you?

Your relationship is your greatest investment in your life. When going well, it should be your greatest source of joy. When going poorly, it can lead to vast amounts of stress.
Couples counselling provides a forum for people to discuss the issues in their relationship. By openly discussing these issues in a safe environment, many couples are able to find solutions to the problems that they are facing. I can help couples reach these solutions by guiding the process of counselling so that it is most effective. 
Couples counselling can help you to:
  • address issues that you have not raised previously
  • learn basic skills, such as communication skills, listening skills, negotiation skills
  • learn to argue safely, including learning basic anger management techniques to ensure arguments do not get out of hand
  • address complex issues such as how to repair a relationship when there has been a breach of trust
  • and many more
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You can move through your fears,
learn simple ways to change
your thinking and behaviour,
and engage fully in a
life that you want to live!
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“Our deepest fear
is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that
we are powerful beyond measure.”
Marianne Williamson, quoted by Nelson Mandela


Life Coaching

I am also a life coach and can offer life coaching to clients who prefer this approach.

Imagine yourself, five, 10, 20 or even 50 years on from now. Now imagine looking back on your life and thinking, if I could only have addressed the problems or feelings that I am feeling now, then I could have had a much happier and more fulfilling life.

The good news is that you can! By working through any issues you might be having now you can create the future that you really want to live!

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I am happy to provide clinical supervision. This is an opportunity for counsellors or other workers to discuss their practice, receive support and obtain guidance to help them deal with any professional or personal issues that may be impacting upon their work.

I provide discount rates for training counsellors who are seeking supervision.

Counselling Fees

Sessions usually last for 50 minutes.

Couples sessions may be 10 to 20 minutes longer than this.

Session cost is usually $120. This is negotiable for people with low or limited incomes.

Cancellation or postponement of an appointment with less than 24 hours notice will incur a cost of half the session fee.


I am based in Takapuna (on the North Shore of Auckland) at:
433 Lake Road
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Counselling via Skype

Available where geography (or other factors) dictate that it is difficult for us to arrange a face to face meeting. Please enquire.

Contact Alastair

If you are considering counselling with a very experienced professional counsellor, then please contact me. I would love to meet you and assess how I can best help you.
Phone:   09 4791986
Mobile:   021 137 0228
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