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Kimberley Bignell

Kimberley Bignell

Counsellor

 
As a qualified counsellor I love working with individuals to build resilience and improve self-esteem, empowering them to make changes and find joy in their lives. I specialise in the areas of mental health and child/adolescent work.
Kimberley Bignell counsellor hutt valley and kapiti coast

Contact Details

Note: I am not currently taking on new clients.
M. 027 327 4466
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Practice Locations

Lower Hutt

Appointments

I have appointments available Monday-Friday including some after hours appointments.

Fees

$80 per session.
Sliding scale is available for those on low income – please contact me to discuss this further.
If you live in a low income household, or are on a benefit you may qualify for a WINZ subsidy to help cover this cost
 

Payment Options

Cash, cheque or Internet Banking
 


Client Types

Children, adolescents, adults, groups.

 

Counselling/Therapy Services

In an initial appointment with me we will discuss what you hope to gain from coming to counselling and any goals you may wish to work towards. We’ll work collaboratively and look at the strengths and the knowledge you already hold and how we can use this knowledge and strength to work through difficulties you may be experiencing.

With young people I love working around areas of developmental change, puberty, growing up, developing a secure sense of identity and working with family and other significant relationships. I often focus on building resilience and self-esteem as a way of tackling not only issues young people are currently facing, but also enabling them to manage tough times in the future. I have worked in a variety of youth settings from respite services to schools and a community youth centre. 

I also have experience working with all ages in the mental health sector. I find it incredibly rewarding working with clients and empowering them to find their own pathways out of mental illness/distress. 

 

Counselling/Therapy Approach

I use a holistic approach comprising a number of different therapeutic approaches such as; narrative, cognitive behavioural and interactive drawing therapy. I will work with you to find the approach most suited to you. I like looking at attitudes and expectations of society and self and where necessary challenging these ideas.

 

Registrations and Professional Memberships

  • Provisional Member of the NZ Association of Counsellors (ProvMNZAC)
 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts (Victoria University, Wellington) majoring in Psychology and German
  • Bachelor of Counselling (Welllington Institute of Technology)