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Emma Heaney-Yeatts

Counsellor, Art Therapist

mybestme therapies
Hello! I am Emma Heaney-Yeatts. Mybestme is especially for women and couples who want to empower themselves and their relationships. As I'm a Mum of two boys I understand how tricky it can be to fit in therapeutic work for yourself - but it's worth it! 
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Contact Details

M.  022 650 8534
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Practice Locations

Mana (address supplied on confirmation)

Prime Property House
2 Woodward Street
Wellington CBD
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Johnsonville Community Centre
3 Frankmoore Ave
Wellington 6037
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Transport and Parking

There is parking directly outside the Mana clinic, and there is ample parking outside of the Johnsonville Community Centre rooms..


Johnsonville & Mana:
Monday 9am - 2pm
Thursday 9am - 2pm

Wellington CBD: 
Tuesday 9am - 2pm

The mana room is homely, with toys available if you wish to bring baby.


$90 per hour or equivalent ($1.50 per minute).
Couples sessions are usually 90 mins.
WINZ may cover some of the cost if you are a community services card holder.
If you have a For Mums: The Coolest Little Coupon Book - you will find a voucher for your first session!


Payment Options

You can pay at the session via cash or internet banking.

Client Types

Adults, couples.


Areas of Special Interest

My speciality is empowering women to be the best version of themselves, including becoming and being a Mum. I also offer couples coaching because a strong relationship is a protective factor for personal well-being & parenting.


Counselling/Therapy Services

Many clients find that resolving wounds from the past enables them to feel more liberated to live their life. This is why I find IDT, EMDR therapy, and IMAGO couples therapy some of the most effective therapies for resolving common problems like depression, anxiety, trauma, and OCD.

EMDR is an amazing therapy to work through old wounds or traumas so that these memories no longer inhibit you in your daily living. This reprocessing therapy helps you to not be emotionally or physically triggered anymore (i.e. feel afraid, anxious, or depressed about things).

IDT is a powerful and magical way of uncovering and processing what's going on for you. It uses crayons and paper to facilitate the therapeutic process, which involves accessing more right brain and less-conscious parts of yourself to discover new ways of being.

In couples therapy you will learn a new way of communicating, which is open and honest, caring and kind. The therapy I use is a well-founded and structured therapy that helps you feel safe and connected as a couple. This facilitates healthy change and new ways of behaving with each other.


Counselling/Therapy Approach

I’m a sounding board for you to see new possibilities in living. Usually we will find a particular therapy you want to focus on. I offer a range of different therapies, including; Interactive Drawing Therapy (IDT), Couples Counselling, Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Client Centred Practice.

The tools and therapeutic interventions we use will align with your values, objectives and goals. Common topics that I work with include; trauma, loss, relationship difficulties, self-worth, resolving childhood wounds, worrying, feeling low, resolving stress, letting go of control, balancing work and life, assertiveness, and facing fears.


Registrations and Professional Memberships

  • Member of the NZ Association of Counsellors (MNZAC)


  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Education
  • Bachelor of Counselling 

Background and Experience

I have seven years experience working at the Wellington charity 'Post and Antenatal Distress Support Wellington' - I am the Counselling Service Director there.

I have two young kids of my own, and my own experience of Postnatal Distress. I've also had the experience of having to juggle work, study, and life commitments, which I think many women find a challenge today.

I'm in the final stages of becoming a certified IMAGO couples therapist and I’m also in the final stages of becoming an EMDR therapist. I have Advanced level training in IDT.