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Jan & Maree Stachel-Williamson

Counsellors, Supervisors

nWow! Counselling & Coaching.

If you're thinking “Things are too hard right now”, “I don't know how to get through this”, “Where did my happiness go?” or “Something needs to change, but I don't know how to get there”, it's time to get professional help. 

Contact us on 021 070 0132 to book your first session.
Maree and Jan Stachel-Williamson counsellor christchurch

Contact Jan & Maree

P.  03 388 3472
M. 021 070 0132
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Practice Locations

79 Bealey Avenue
Christchurch Central
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Online counselling via Skype

Transport and Parking

Parking for clients is available in front of our office.


We are available Monday to Friday with some evening appointments available.


Jan can also provide counselling sessions in German.


- Sliding scale. Please contact us for details.
- Funding can be accessed via Work and Income for people on a benefit or on a low wage 
- Victim Support and OCP also provides funding to work with Maree.

Payment Options

Cash or bank transfer on the day.

Client Types

Adolescents, adults, couples.


Areas of Special Interest

Depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, body and weight concerns, anger management, increasing confidence and self esteem, grief, life transitions, communication skills, sex and sexuality, addictions, stress management, work stress.


Counselling/Therapy Services

We provide an environment which is supportive and respectful, solution-focused and non-judgemental. We enjoy supporting people in learning new ways of thinking about and dealing with problems while helping them connect with their inner strengths and skills. 

Building a strong and happy relationship is about understanding the patterns that cause distance and tension between you and your partner and learning how to consciously create more closeness. Couples' counselling with Jan will increase understanding, listening and caring in your relationship which on the one hand helps avoid separation or divorce, but also leads to mutual support and a brighter future together. 

Taking a playful and creative approach, Maree helps children by connecting with the child in their world – using their strengths and ideas as well as teaching them new skills and ways of looking at the world. 

Offering a non-judgmental and a genuine listening ear is what we find our teenage clients appreciate the most about us. We help teens deal with the stresses that life is throwing at them as well as teach them how to turn their focus and life around to reach their goals and dreams. 


Counselling/Therapy Approach

The main approaches we use are: 
  • NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) 
  • EFT (Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy) 
  • Hypnotherapy & Mindfulness 
  • EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques aka Energy Psychology) 
  • Person-centred Counselling 
Sessions are tailored to suit each clients desired style. If you want a logical, strategic approach we can offer that. Similarly if you wish for mindfulness and hypnotherapy sessions we can do that too. Just let us know your needs and preferences when you contact us. If you aren't sure yet what you need, we can discuss this with you and combine modalities and approach according to the issues you want to work on and the goals you want to achieve. 

Visit our website for more details.

Registrations and Professional Memberships

Jan's Memberships:
  • Member of the NZ Association of Counsellors (MNZAC)
  • Professional Member and Approved Supervisor of New Zealand Association of Neuro Linguistic Programming (MNZANLP)
  • Member of International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (ICEEFT)
  • Member of NZ Community for Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (NZCEFT)
Maree's Memberships:
  • Member of the NZ Association of Counsellors (MNZAC)
  • Professional Member and Approved Supervisor of New Zealand Association of Neuro Linguistic Programming (MNZANLP)
  • Victim Support Registered Counsellor 


Jan's Qualifications:
  • Diploma in Counselling
  • NLP Master Practitioner and Trainer
  • Graduate Diploma of Science in Psychology
  • Clinical Hypnotherapy Certificate
  • Natural Health Practitioner (Heilpraktiker Psychotherapie; Germany)
  • Kinesiology Consultant and Instructor
  • mBIT Practitioner
  • Master of Arts
Maree's Qualifications:
  • Diploma in Counselling
  • Diploma in Career Guidance
  • NLP Master Practitioner
  • Clinical Hypnotherapy Certificate
  • Certificate in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
  • Certificate in Peer Support (Mental Health)
  • mBIT Practitioner
  • Bachelor of Arts

Background and Experience

Jan has been in private practice since 2000, first in Germany then New Zealand, working with adults, couples and teenagers as well as running trainings, for the general public, organisations and businesses. 

Maree has been working as a counsellor since 2004. In previous roles she has also worked with children and supported people with disabilities, mental health conditions and brain injuries. In 2015, Maree developed a work-focused anxiety counselling programme for a supported employment organisation. 

Following the Christchurch earthquakes (from 2010) Maree and Jan had contracts with EAP and MSD for Trauma and Recovery. They also provide coaching for entrants of the Catch Fitness' 20 week Body & Lifestyle Challenge.


Supervision Services

As NZANLP approved supervisors, Maree and Jan are best suited to people in the helping fields working in roles such as peer support workers, nurses, community support workers, coaches as well as NLP practitioners and Master practitioners. 

Jan and Maree are flexible in their approach and help you find the best solutions to professional issues as well as supporting you in maintaining your own well-being and resilience. 

They provide a safe environment to discuss ethical dilemmas and challenges in your work, celebrate successes, and explore strengths as well as advancing your development as a professional.