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Anja Striepke

Counsellor, Art Therapist

HeART and Soul Therapies
 
It can be a big step to seek support through counselling/therapy, especially when you feel overwhelmed or stuck in old repetitive patterns. I will meet you as a fellow human being, and offer you my wide variety of therapeutic skills and life experience. In this safe and non-judgmental space we will navigate your situation together and at your pace.
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Contact Details

M. 021 022 72013
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Practice Locations

Kelburn
32 Salamanca Road
Room 106
(located in Botanic Garden, beside Met Station)
Kelburn
Wellington
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CBD
The Practice
Level 6, Room 6
85 The Terrace
Wellington 6011
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Transport and Parking

Kelburn
Bus: 22, 23, 17, 18, 47 (to Upland Road)
Cable car
Metered Wilsons carpark on Upland Road
Coupon parking on Salamanca.

CBD
Metered on-street parking and car park building

Languages

I am a fluent speaker of:
English / Englisch
German / Deutsch   

Appointments

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Fees

Individual sessions:
$100 per session.
You may be eligible for WINZ counselling support. I am happy to assist you with the application process.

Groups:
Negotiable
 

Payment Options

Cash or Internet banking.
 


Client Types

Children, adults, groups.

 

Areas of Special Interest

Attachment, depression, anxiety, loneliness, anger, grief, stress, life transitions, relationships, gender issues, sexuality, sexual abuse, trauma, cultural adjustment, sense of self, self-confidence, spiritual crisis, personal development.

 

Counselling/Therapy Services

  • Individual therapy can be short or long term. A session is 55 - 60 minutes long.
  • Art therapy groups for therapeutic purposes, personal development and spiritual growth.

I offer awareness-oriented counselling and art therapy – each by itself or combined, depending on your preferences. Therapy supports you to understand why you think, feel and act the way you do, and how this impacts your life. This awareness creates the space within yourself for self-compassion, clarity, and the choice to engage in a new way with yourself and others.

I will gently encourage you to check in with your perceptions, emotions and body sensations in order to validate what is real for you. You may find some outdated thinking patterns, and discover new impulses, that enrich who you are as a person now. This establishes trust in your inner knowing, and restores a sense of ‘aliveness’.

 

Counselling/Therapy Approach

I incorporate body awareness, emotions, thoughts and spirituality to the degree you are comfortable with.

Gestalt Therapy values all aspects of ourselves equally - the wanted and the unwanted. It strives to experience ourselves as a ‘whole’.

Art Therapy: With the use of art materials we can bring playfulness into the session. Through gentle creative exercises you can find symbolic expressions for your situation, thoughts and feelings. This may offer you unexpected outlooks on your situation, and a new way of expressing yourself. It supports you to be in charge of your process and your life. No prior experience or creative talent required!

Mindfulness: is helpful to de-clutter and calm the mind.

  

Registrations and Professional Memberships

  • Registered Art Therapist (AthR)
  • Member Australia New Zealand Art Therapy Association (MANZATA)
  • Provisional Member of the NZ Association of Counsellors (ProvMNZAC)
 

Qualifications

  • Masters in Arts Therapy (Clinical)
  • Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy
  • Certificate in Art of Health (Steiner-oriented Art Therapy)
 

Background and Experience

Originally from Germany, I found my home in New Zealand in 2006. My extensive travels to many parts of the world have taught me to deeply honour each person within their unique cultural and personal context. In the last 6 years I have worked as a counsellor and workshop facilitator at the Women’s Centre Christchurch and the Women’s Health Collective in Wellington. I have also worked in adult mental health and as an art educator for children and youth. I have extensive experience with meditation and “soul-search” modalities of all kinds.