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Paula Moneypenny

Paula Moneypenny counsellor hamilton



counselling in hamilton with Paula Moneypenny

How I Work

I am a compassionate, empathic, encouraging, supportive and gentle therapist who will listen to you. I will work with you to identify, reflect upon and bring about the transformation you desire in your life and relationships.

Counselling is an opportunity to have a conversation that invites care, reflection, respect and new learnings about yourself and the potential to create new beginnings for your life. I work collaboratively with a focus on what supports and sustains you.

Along with Narrative Therapy, I utilise Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Emotion-Focused Therapy for Trauma (EFTT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) techniques; and can teach skills such as Mindfulness, relaxation, relational skills training and am trained in treating trauma and traumatic memories. I also support clients with attachment and self-esteem issues through developing self-compassion and self-soothing skills.
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Who I work with

I work with children, young people, adults, and groups. Counselling is about relationships so I welcome the presence of support people, partners, family members, friends, colleagues, or anyone you would like to bring with you.

I work with all issues including:
  ●   stress
  ●   anxiety
  ●   depression
  ●   grief
  ●   PTSD
  ●   low self-esteem
  ●   bullying and anger
  ●   recovery
  ●   suicide intervention
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Confidentiality & Ethics

I take all possible steps to maintain privacy and confidentiality. Confidentiality cannot be guaranteed in some circumstances, especially in situations that involve imminent danger to clients, or people that they know.

I adhere to the NZ Association of Counsellors Code of Ethics and uphold the key principles of the Treaty of Waitangi, namely “protection, participation and partnership with Maori”.

Supervision Services

I provide supervision to practitioners in the fields of health and social practice (including counselling, occupational therapy, nursing, midwifery, social work, and human services).

As a professional supervisor my aim is to create an ethically-sound, respectful and safe working relationship, in which practitioners can discuss aspects of their work in a confidential, collegial environment as a way of monitoring and developing their practice and enhancing the counselling process for the client and themselves.

Paula Moneypenny counsellor hamilton

About Paula

Registered Member of the NZ Association of Counsellors
ACC Registered Counsellor
Master of Counselling (First Class Honours)
Post Graduate Certificate Professional Supervision

I am a Fulbright scholar so my work is predicated on the principles of friendship, collaboration, peace, kindness, compassion, and social justice.

I am a trained Narrative Therapist and Supervisor. I have clinical experience as a senior practitioner in primary, middle and secondary schools specialising in working with children, young people and their parents.  I also have extensive experience working with adults in a diverse range of settings, including private practice and agencies.

I work in private practice providing counselling to private clients, and am contracted to provide counselling for ACC Sensitive Claims as well as PHO and EAP clients. 
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Sessions are $108.70 per hour excluding GST.
Payments can be made directly into my bank account after the appointment.


Please give as much notice as possible if cancelling or re-scheduling appointments so I can make the appointment time available to others. Cancellation fees apply.


23 Jellicoe Drive
Hamilton East

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Along with face to face appointments during Alert Levels 1-2, I also provide Telehealth (phone, Zoom, Skype etc) at all Alert Levels.


Monday 10am - 4pm
Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5.30pm
Thursday 10.30am - 5.30pm
Friday 11am - 5pm

Contact Paula

M. 021 179 2909

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