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Belinda Hodson

Belinda Hodson counsellor wellington

Belinda Hodson

Counsellor (MNZAC) & Career Counsellor


Wellington CBD  &  Johnsonville

Contact Belinda

Note: I am not currently taking new clients.   
M. 027 659 4450
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I work in these locations:
Wellington CBD:
L7, Change House
150 Featherstone Street 
Wellington CBD
Mondays & Tuesdays
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Johnsonville Community Centre
3 Frankmore Ave
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Thursdays & Fridays
There is free parking as part of this Centre. 

These practice locations are also supported by bus and train connections.


Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor of Counselling
  • Member NZ Association of Counsellors (MNZAC)
  • Member The International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)
  • Affiliate Member of The Australia New Zealand Psychodrama Association (ANZPA)
I work to the NZAC Code of Ethics & support the Treaty of Waitangi. In my fifth year of counselling and eighth year of career counselling you can learn more about my skills and experience on Linked In.



I work weekdays during business hours, however early evening appointments can be arranged if need be. If you have any questions about my approach, background or life experience I am happy to discuss these over the phone.



Individual counselling - $90 (1 hour)
Couples counselling – $95 (1.5 hours)
Career counselling – $95 (1.5 hours)
Payment can be made by cash, cheque or bill payment

I am a registered counsellor with Work and Income. If you live in a low income household, or are on a benefit you may qualify for a WINZ subsidy to lower the cost of counselling.

Counselling Services – Individuals & Couples

As a qualified counsellor I work with clients in a non-judgmental flexible way. I’ve learned the importance of this from my own experience of going to counselling. Having worked with adolescents, adults, couples, and the elderly my experience spans a wide range of life issues.
Issues I frequently work with include:
  • relationships & couples counselling
  • partner separation
  • anxiety & depression
  • grief and loss
  • loneliness
  • workplace issues
  • spirituality/religion
  • life meaning/direction
  • confidence/self image
  • bullying and harassment
  • discrimination
  • dealing with illness (self or loved one)
  • sexuality
  • adoption
  • pregnancy & termination
  • alcohol and drugs
  • dealing with change
  • career counselling (see below)

How I work:
Trained in a variety of mainstream counselling approaches including Client Centered Therapy (Rogers), Emotionally Focussed Therapy (EFT), Narrative, Te Weke, Gestalt and Art Therapy, I will work ‘existentially’ with you. This places your values, beliefs, constraints and strengths at the centre of our work while I draw on one or more of these approaches to support you in uncovering solutions for your issues. 

When working with couples I use Emotionally Focussed Therapy (EFT).
I am currently training in other counselling approaches as part of my post graduate professional development.

Checking that counselling is meeting your needs:
I use a number of ways of checking to ensure sessions are meeting your needs and will support you in finding another counsellor if the support you require is not the best fit with my expertise.


Career Counselling

I offer the full range of career counselling services:
I am also a Careers Counsellor with a background in government recruiting and can help you with: 
  • Finding a career/hobby that’s right for you
  • CV development
  • Job interview training
  • Navigating social media
  • Job hunting skills

Unhappy in your work but not sure where to from here?
career counselling wellingtonMany of the clients I have worked with have known they are unhappy in their current employment or life situation yet lost as to what they would like to do. Some of these clients have included stay at home mums who want to go back in to the workforce as well as people in retirement or teenagers wanting to find a voluntary role or hobby that will get them excited about life again when they wake up in the morning. 

Career counselling is a different way of working to general (regular) counselling and can be a costly exercise if services are not tailored to fit specific needs. For this reason, I allow up to 45 minutes to discuss requirements over the phone at no charge, before recommending what might work for you. Though session length can be tailored to an hour, it is often useful to extend them to 1.5 hours per session.