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Maria Simon

Counsellor

Heartspeak Counselling
 
When you feel lost or have come to a stand still,
Speaking from your Heart, from that deep place where your real self lies,
can shine a light giving you clarity to see the way forward.
I will walk beside you in this place until you reach your desired destination. 
maria simon counsellor auckland

Contact Maria Simon

M. 027 421 1114
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Practice Locations

Hinemoa House
184 Hinemoa Street
Birkenhead
North Shore
Auckland
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Heritage Hotel
35 Hobson Street
Auckland CBD
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Transport and Parking

Free public car parking available and within 2 minutes walk.

Appointments

Monday to Friday 8am - 6.30pm

Fees

The session fee is for an hour long consultation is
$125 individuals
$150 couples

Sliding scale fees or WINZ subsides available for low-income earners or people receiving benefits.
 

Payment Options

Cash or direct credit on the day of the session. 
 


Client Types

Adolescents, adults, couples, groups.

 

Areas of Special Interest

Anxiety, depression, anger management, abuse, relationships, loss and grief,  stress, past trauma, life transitions, goal setting, self control, self esteem, motivation, understanding self.

 

Counselling/Therapy Services

I bring a wealth of life experience and professional training, to help you through your difficulties. In the counselling session you can talk about and explore any problems you are experiencing that impact you in a negative way.  I will listen, hear you and assist you to gain clarity on the specific issues you bring along.   I will support you in a process to explore and understand your needs or what you want to change and  'how' you may make those positive changes that you choose.

I can help you to identify your own personal resources and capabilities, which are sometimes lost or buried in times of confusion and anxiety. During a difficult issue or crisis, you will be empowered to not only cope but to do so in a way that produces learning for the future, so you can feel more in charge of your life.

At all times I will provide you with a caring, non-judgmental, safe and confidential environment to work through the counselling process.   I do not make your decisions for you, you do.  No opinions or judgements will be imposed upon you and throughout this process, you will be respected, encouraged and supported. 

 

Counselling/Therapy Approach

I work from a Person Centered approach, which means that each client is treated as a unique individual.  Counselling methods that I draw from in my practice are Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Solution Focussed Therapy, Gestalt Therapy and Behaviour Therapy. I draw from a combination of methods that best suits you and your needs.



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Registrations and Professional Memberships

  • Member New Zealand Association of Counsellors (MNZAC)
 

Qualifications

  • Diploma Counselling
  • Group Facilitator – Anger Management
  • Counselling Education Tutor 
 

Background and Experience

Before becoming a counsellor, I worked for 25 years in banking & finance, sales & marketing and office management roles. Then whilst making a career transition worked in mental health as a support worker whilst I was studying for my counselling qualifications.  I had always had a curiosity and passion for emotional wellness which may in part be due to my own life experiences. Empowering you to make positive changes, empowers me to do the work that I love to do!