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Jenny Hellyer

Jenny Hellyer

Counsellor & Supervisor

I am an experienced counsellor and supervisor and a full member of NZ Association of Counsellors since 1997. I have managed a successful private counselling practice for 25 years and provide professional supervision in Westport and Greymouth, and by Skype throughout Aotearoa and Australia.
Jenny Hellyer counsellor

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Note: I currently only have availability for supervisees.
P. 03 789 7392
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Practice Locations


Online counselling and supervision available.


By arrangement, please contact me.


Counselling fees are $80 for individuals; often covered by ACC, WINZ or other agencies.

Supervision fees negotiated and an initial 30 minutes are offered free of charge.


24-hours’ notice is requested for cancellation, otherwise a fee may apply.

Client Types

Adolescents, adults, families.


Areas of Special Interest

Working with people who have experienced the trauma of sexual abuse and family violence. I have a thorough understanding of complex trauma and the process of recovery. Also, interpersonal well-being, grief, stress, anxiety and depression.


Counselling/Therapy Services

  • Counselling to individuals and families
  • Supervision of counsellors
  • Supervision of counsellors in training
  • Supervision of other professionals

Counselling/Therapy Approach

My approach is to build a trustworthy relationship where people feel safe to explore ways through the issues which are affecting them. Having worked for many years with people from a range of backgrounds, genders and cultures my practice recognises the inherent dignity of each person. I draw on array of effective therapeutic approaches to meet individual needs, with a fundamental understanding that we have the ability to overcome adversity, create change, resilience and wellness at any point in our lives.


Registrations and Professional Memberships

  • Member of the NZ Association of Counsellors (MNZAC)
  • Registered NZAC Supervisor
  • ACC Registered Counsellor (Sensitive Claims)


  • Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Supervision (NMIT, Nelson)
  • Certificate in Counselling for Professional Practice (Christchurch Polytechnic)

Background and Experience

I have managed a successful private counselling practice for 25 years. Throughout my working life I have undertaken regular professional development and robust supervision. This refreshes my practice, ensuring I have an array of traditional and contemporary methods to draw on to meet specific needs of supervisees or clients.

Experience includes:
  • Working with ACC for Sensitive Claims counselling since1994
  • Contract with EAP and other workplace support agencies
  • Contract with Homebuilders and other community agencies
  • Experience with Critical Incident Debriefing
  • Being a trustee for a Charitable Trust which has developed a community house to support whanau wellbeing.

Supervision Services

I supervise professionals in many fields, including counselling, education, social work, support agencies, management and medical practice. I bring a combination of experience, combined with a willingness to learn and remain open to changing contexts. I will respect the inherent dignity, culture and experience of you and your workplace.

As we develop a relationship and environment of clear boundaries I will help you:
  • find support in challenging situations
  • address professional accountability
  • restore personal wellbeing
  • develop professional resilience and strengthen professional identity
  • find insight, understanding and creativity in your work with clients and organisations
Continual professional development and my own supervision refresh my practice and ensure clarity, confidentiality and ethical accountability. I have access to a range of supervisory approaches, and use gentle but challenging enquiry, careful listening and solution-focussed methods. I am currently particularly inspired by reflective learning theory and the potential of a collaborative supervisory relationship.

You are welcome to contact me for an initial half hour free of charge.