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Christine Frewing

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 Are you feeling stuck in old patterns?

Do you and your partner keep arguing?

Are you wanting coping strategies for a situation in your life that's overwhelming you?

Are stress and anxiety taking over your life?

Have you lost hope for ever being happy again?


I have 20 years experience helping individuals, couples and families.
If you would like to see if I'm the appropriate counsellor for you,
I can provide a no-obligation phone consultation, free of charge.
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Relationship difficulties
Separation
Parenting arrangements
Affairs and breaches of trust
Parenting issues
Domestic violence and abuse
Anger
Grief and loss
Work based issues
Life direction
Trauma
Stress
Family relationships

 

Testimonials

Christine is excellent. A real gem who can read people and work on relevant issues so well. Made us both feel at ease and focussed us on solutions.

Christine has changed the way I think in life and helped to give me confidence.

Christine did not take sides. This has been one of the most helpful mediation processes I have been involved in since separating/divorcing.
  
I came away from each session feeling positive even if negative things had been brought up during the session.
 
I felt really supported and understood. Thank you!
 

 

What you can expect from counselling with me:

∎  to be listened to
∎  treated with respect
∎  provided with a safe, confidential environment in which you can share your situation
∎  supported to express your emotions and to explore your options
∎  assisted to identify your strengths and to make the changes you want to make
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Counselling Approach

The counselling methods I have found most useful in my work with clients are:
 

Client Centred Therapy (Rogers)

This approach involving non-judgemental listening, empathic understanding, recognition of human potential and unconditional positive regard, helps to empower and motivate the client.
 

Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

A goal orientated, strength based approach which focuses on the present and future, and comes from a belief that the client already has some strengths and skills to cope and move forward. Solution Focused Brief Therapy encourages the client to visualise an alternative future in order to inspire hope and it helps the client to focus on positive solutions and what small steps they might take towards this more hopeful future.
 

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

Is concerned with strengthening the emotional connection between couples. It helps couples understand the negative pattern of relating which may be present and which may be causing couples to distance from each other and be stuck in conflict and resentment. Emotionally Focused Therapy helps couples to heal past hurts, build trust and create a more secure, loving and respectful relationship.
 

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Examines thought processes and beliefs connected with feelings such as anxiety, depression, fear and guilt. This approach involves identifying the “automatic” thoughts and beliefs that keep a person stuck, and looks at possible changes to perceptions of past events which can bring about changes to moods and behaviours.

About Christine

During my 20 year career as a counsellor I have enjoyed working with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures. My counselling roles have included: workplace counselling for both work and personal issues; working with couples referred by the Family Court, assisting them with separating and making arrangements for their children; facilitating parenting programmes such as Parenting Through Separation; helping new migrants to settle in New Zealand; working with both the victims and perpetrators of violence; and, counselling those in hospice care.

I'm proud to be a Wellingtonian and love living in Miramar. I have lived in Miramar with my partner for over half my life and my two daughters grew up here and now I have grandchildren growing up in Miramar.
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Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts (Education, Sociology, History and Maori)
Diploma of Social Studies
Certificate in Counselling
Certificate in Supervision
 

Professional Memberships

Member of New Zealand Association of Counsellors
Member of International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEF)

Clinical Supervisor

I provide supervision for counsellors, community workers, mental health professionals and counselling students.

 

Sessions

Counselling sessions are usually 60 minutes. I work with individuals, couples and families for both short term (3-8 sessions) and long term therapy. 

 

Availability

Mondays and Tuesdays from 10.30am - 2pm
Wednesdays from 2.30pm - 8.00pm
Friday afternoons from 12.30pm - 4pm.


Fees

$90 for a 60 minute session.
Payment is requested at the end of the session and can be made with cash, cheque or internet banking.
If you can’t afford the fee, we could look at the possibility of funding assistance through WINZ or your doctor.
 

Location

Miramar Natural Health Centre
9 Park Road
Miramar
(next to the Roxy Cinema)
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Contact Christine

I’m very happy to answer any questions you may have. Please contact me at:

 

M. 021 623 065

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