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Ann Smart

Ann Smart

Counsellor

 
Ann offers counselling in all areas of loss and grief.These might include such things as loss around relationships, physical or mental health, bereavement, employment, a role, life transitions, trauma, pregnancy and birth and natural disasters.
Ann Smart counsellor milford north shore auckland

Contact Details

M. 021 390 725
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Practice Locations

Milford Health Clinic
50 East Coast Road
Milford
Auckland
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Transport and Parking

Free parking is available on-site or on one of the adjacent streets.

Appointments

I am available for appointments during work hours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (my last appointment time is 4.30pm) and I am available for Saturday morning appointments.

Fees

Fees are $130 for a one-hour session. Funding may be available through sources such as WINZ. A limited number of reduced fee appointments are available by negotiation.
 

Payment Options

I have eftpos facilities.
 


Client Types

Children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, groups.

 

Areas of Special Interest

Loss and grief.These might include such things as loss around relationships, physical or mental health, bereavement, employment, a role, life transitions, trauma, pregnancy and birth and natural disasters.

 

Counselling/Therapy Services

Loss affects every one of us during our lifetime. Different losses can create different effects on each of us and there is no one way that it can, or should, be experienced.I work collaboratively and respectfully with people to discover ways (that are right for them)to live around their loss. 

"...It was amazing to find someone who really understands, who is empowering, positive, clear and practical" 
(Robyn) 

I work alongside people of all ages as individuals, couples and family groups. I particularly enjoy working with young adults.

 

Counselling/Therapy Approach

My practice is guided by Narrative Therapy. 
"Narrative Therapy seeks to be a respectful, non-blaming approach to counselling and community work, which centres people as the experts in their own lives, It views problems as separate from people and assumes people have many skills, competencies, beliefs, values, commitments and abilities that will assist them to reduce the influence of problems in their lives." (The Dulwich Centre)

  

Registrations and Professional Memberships

  • Member of the NZ Association of Counsellors (MNZAC)
 

Qualifications

  • Masters in Education (Hons) Adult and Higher (Auckland University)
  • Post-Grad Diploma in Counselling (UNITEC)
  • Graduate Certificate in Career Counselling (AUT)
  • Certificate in Coaching (The Life Coaching Academy)
 

Background and Experience

I have had over 20 years experience specialising in this area of work. I counselled in the area of sexual and women's health for over 10 years around such things as relationships, sexuality, sexual abuse, menopause, pregnancy issues, pre-menstrual tension, stillbirth and miscarriage. 

I worked for several years as a career counsellor and then as a coach. As a career counsellor I worked with young adults starting out in employment, people seeking a new career direction, those experiencing the impacts of loss of employment, and those experiencing difficulties in the workplace. 

I worked as a counsellor at North Shore Hospice for over 9 years alongside those who were terminally ill, those who cared for them and people who had been bereaved.