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Pauline Hooper

Pauline Hooper

Counsellor and Hypnotherapist


“Change your thoughts and you change your world”
​NV Peale
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I have a firm belief in the capacity for change in all people who seek it, and I consider it a privilege accompanying those individuals on their journey towards a life more open to choice, hope and positivity.
My counselling and hypnotherapy practice is informed by formal academic training together with my own life experiences. I use this knowledge and experience to help my clients to increase their personal power and resilience, which provides them the opportunity for growth and self-discovery. I have complete confidence that we can work together towards your future happiness and emotional freedom.
I have successfully helped past clients tackle many issues including:
 self esteem
 life issues
 personal growth
 grief, loss and change
 trauma management and recovery 


My interest in hypnotherapy stemmed from my work as a counsellor and the acknowledgement that sometimes a client would benefit from something more, to get them to where they want to be.

It is my belief that everybody has the ability to help themselves, and in practicing hypnotherapy, I work in ways that empower my client’s autonomy and their capacity to break through their limitations. During hypnosis your conscious mind will naturally only accept suggestions that are within your comfort zone and are beneficial to you. It is most effective when there is a genuine personal desire to make changes. The hypnotherapy techniques I use enable people to free their subconscious potential for solving their own problems. With a combination of Positive Suggestions and Visualisations, I offer help with; Confidence, Stress/Anxiety, Motivation, Self Sabotage, Weight Control, Smoking Cessation, Anger Management, Insomnia/Bad Dreams, Sports/Business Performance and much more.
I have found that hypnotherapy, either on its own or in addition to mainstream counselling methods, can be extremely effective in treating, managing and alleviating a large number of conditions. It is particularly useful for those clients whose physical or emotional problems stem from self limiting beliefs.

My Approach

I work primarily from a client-centred, solution-focused approach. This means that the counselling will stay focused on your goals and needs, and that as much as possible we will be creating new solutions, rather than rehashing old problems. I am skilled in a range of therapeutic methods and will offer you the options that I consider will be most appropriate for your individual circumstances.

My philosophy is that we are all entitled to live life with as much dignity, courage, acceptance and joy as we can muster. To this end, I am committed to ensuring that your experience of counselling is a positive one.
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I look forward to helping you create the change you desire.

Professional Memberships

Member NZ Association of Counsellors (MNZAC)
Professional Member of Hypnosis New Zealand (PMHNZ)
Drug and Alcohol Practitioner’s Association Aotearoa New Zealand (DAPAANZ)


Diploma in Counselling
Diploma in Trauma Management
Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy
Certificate in Gambling and Other Impulse Control Disorders
Certificate in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training


Ethics and Safe Practice

I take all efforts to be clear and transparent in my communication with clients in taking responsible steps to safeguard their rights and interests while providing a safe and confidential environment in which to talk. I adhere to, and am bound by, the New Zealand Association of Counsellors Code of Ethics in all respects. I do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or physical disability. I attend regular clinical and cultural supervision with a trained Counselling supervisor. I regularly attend seminars and workshops to upgrade my skills and knowledge in all areas of my work.



My charges are $80.00 for a sixty minute consultation (which is negotiable if there is a need) and WINZ clients are welcome.



Monday to Friday, with evening and weekend appointments available by arrangement.



I am based in Bath Street in Parnell with car parking provided.  

Contact Pauline

M. 021 237 9198

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