Children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, groups.
Areas of Special Interest
Family problems, parent and child relationships, personal issues, blended and step family relationships, separation, supporting children and teenagers, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, gender identity issues, trauma, personal growth.
Parent Help counsellors have specialist skills and experience in working with children, adolescents, adults and their whānau.
The counselling work may involve:
- exploring emotions, thoughts and behaviour
- becoming more aware of yourself, your values and what motivates you
- planning and setting goals
- improving your relationships
- reducing your stress
- doing things differently to bring about change in your life
- learning alternative parenting strategies
- exploring new ways of interacting with your child to improve your relationship
You can expect the counsellor to:
- be trustworthy
- respect your confidentiality
- listen to you carefully and sensitively
- discuss issues that are relevant and preferable to you
- support you in making the changes you choose
Please see our website
for more information about our counsellors.
Our counsellors will draw from a range of counselling approaches depending on your individual needs, including:
- client centred counselling
- strengths based counselling
- solutions focused counselling
- narrative therapy
- Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP)
- psychodynamic therapy
- mindfulness-based cognitive therapy
- family systems therapy
- Interactive Drawing Therapy
- sand play therapy
Registrations and Professional Memberships
- Members & Provisional Members of the NZ Association of Counsellors (MNZAC)
- Professional Members of the Australian, New Zealand and Asian Arts Therapy Association (MANZACATA)
- Our counsellors are professionally trained and adhere to the code of ethics of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors and the Parent Help Code of Ethics.
Background and Experience
Parent Help has been providing support to parents and individuals since 1989. We are a charity supporting parents/whānau build strong and resilient families.