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Nic Norval

Nic Norval

Counsellor, Child & Family Therapist, Career Counsellor, Christian Counsellor & Life Coach

Narratives of Life CS Ltd

During Covid-19 I will be providing my counselling and coaching services Online.
As a child, teen and family specialist, I allow the child or teenager to unfold their stories and the sequence it happened in. In counselling young children, I engage in art therapy, play therapy and techniques such as, “The Tree of Life” or the “Three Houses”.
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Contact Nic

M. 027 349 9937
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Practice Locations

Fillan Healthcare
2 Fred Thomas Drive
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Fillan Healthcare, Eastmed
188 St Heliers Bay Road
St Heliers
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Fillan Healthcare
Avondale Health Centre
1784 Great North Road
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The Wellness CoLab Centre
25 Rathbone Street
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The Psychology Centre
2 King Street
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Mamaru GP Clinic
5 Coopers Drive
Coopers Beach
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Online counselling and coaching available.

Transport and Parking

All premises have ample parking and wheelchair access.


Mondays - Fridays 9am - 5pm


English and Afrikaans


Work and Income NZ - Contact your GP
Oranga Tamariki - The Ministry for Children
Fire and Emergency New Zealand
Private Clients
Auckland PHO
New Zealand Defence Force
The Skills Organisation EAP
ACC Sensitive Claims
Workplace Options International

Payment Options

EFTPOS, Cash, Direct Debit, Paypal, Credit Card. Work and Income.

Client Types

Children, adolescents, families.


Areas of Special Interest

Behavioural issues, family violence, neglect and isolation, adoption, Foster Care issues, bed wetting, abuse (emotional, mental, physical and sexual), trauma, depression, anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress / Depression, grief and loss, stress management, self-esteem.


Counselling/Therapy Services

Services Offered Children (Ages 3-12)
Children will experience a warm, safe and comfortable environment where they can off-load and have fun at the same time. The room is friendly and hosts a white board, pencils, crayons and paper – handy for drawing exercises. Two toy boxes are hidden in the room as well, just to create a fun atmosphere.

Services Offered Teenagers (Ages 12-19)
Working with teenagers can be quite different to working with young people. Teenagers do not know what to do with complex emotions and often project emotions through anger, bullying, biting nails, self-harming or even indulging suicidal thoughts and ideas. I utilise Solution Focused Therapy and Narrative Therapy – these allow me to facilitate the child, student or adult to find answers, direction and their own identity again.


Counselling/Therapy Approach

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Positive Psychology
  • Neuro-Linguistics Programming
  • Profile Analyst - HR Profiling
  • Family Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Trauma Therapy

Registrations and Professional Memberships

  • Member of the NZ Christian Counsellors Association (MNZCCA)
  • Registered Neuro-Linguistics Programmer (International)
  • Member International Neuro Linguistics Association (INA)
  • Member International Coaches Association (ICA)
  • ACC Registered Counsellor (Sensitive Claims)


  • Bachelor’s of Applied Social Science (Counselling)
  • Diploma Child & Adolescent Psychology
  • Diploma Challenging Behaviour in Children & Young People
  • Diploma in Body Language
  • Master Practitioner for International Neuro Linguistics Programming
  • Certified DiSC Profile Practitioner

Background and Experience

I have a corporate background and my passion for working as a counsellor started early on in my sales and marketing career. It always fascinated me, why people do the ‘things’ they do and of course, how they react to the ‘things’ they do.

My interest in psychology and counselling developed through meeting people from different countries, diverse backgrounds and ethnic groups. It fascinated me how our behaviours shape our actions, form our identities and ultimately our life stories.

I am a qualified and registered child, adolescent and family counsellor. I accept private referrals and Narratives of Life is an accredited supplier to several organisations including Instep EAP, Oranga Tamariki, WINZ, NZ Defence Force (Veterans), and NZ Fire Service.