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Rachel Stichbury


A New Chapter Counselling Service
You may have come to a standstill and reached the crossroads surrounding your inner self. I can walk beside you on your journey to reach where you want to go and gain the clarity for a whole new sense of self and perspective on who you are. Imagine that you love yourself just the way you are.
Rachel Stichbury counsellor birkenhead north shore auckland

Contact Rachel

M. 027 347 1197
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Practice Locations

Birkdale Community House
134 Birkdale Road
Auckland 0626
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Transport and Parking

Off street and onsite parking available.


Appointments by arrangement, please enquire.


$90 per 55 min sessions.

Individuals that are students or super-annuitants
may qualify for the Disability Allowance for counselling with WINZ.

ACC Counselling for Sensitive Claims is free.

Payment Options

Cash or Internet Banking

Client Types

Adolescents, adults, couples.


Areas of Special Interest

Depression, Anxiety, Grief and Loss, Stress management, Self esteem, Mindfulness, Understanding one’s self, Professional Development (Career), Post natal depression, Parenting Issues.


Counselling/Therapy Services

The freedom we seek is to use our own mind and body,
To live our own life
Know yourself to know you can.

We live in a world where a formula exists for most things yet love, creativity, imagination, dreams, freedom, self-expression have no formula. They simply need nurturing.

I believe that each of us has the capacity to live full and satisfying lives. My role as a counsellor is to listen, and surround you with a non-judgemental, caring, safe and confidential environment for you to express what you may have not yet been able to voice, and empower you to build upon your strengths and find your own solutions to whatever obstacles and challenges you may want to talk about.

I will support you to understand and make sense of where you may have come to a standstill within your life. We will explore insights surrounding your emotions, thoughts and perceptions, and together enhance your healing to gain greater awareness, clarity and balance towards your inner happiness.


Counselling/Therapy Approach

My approach is calming, compassionate and respectful. Primarily I use a Person Centred approach means respecting your beliefs and values as a unique individual. I will listen and walk beside you to supporting your growth, motivation and to develop a greater understanding of yourself.

I also draw on other approaches which I use as a combination, depending what will best suit your issues and will be beneficial on your path to personal wellness. These include:
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Behavioural Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Mindfulness Therapy  

Registrations and Professional Memberships



  • Diploma of Professional counselling
  • Certificate in Psychology of Grief
  • Certificate in Relationship and Communication Management

Background and Experience

Let me introduce myself. Within the past 25 years I have been involved in fashion, food and art.  A part of my life that filled my creative side, gave me balance and, the opportunity to meet many people from all walks of life. I am very grateful.

My interest in human behaviour has always been a strong part of me and taking it to the next level as a professional counsellor has been very rewarding. I love encouraging and supporting others towards a special life that we all deserve. From my life experiences and knowledge, I am able to support individuals from many cultures and backgrounds.

Recently I have been working alongside families with the caring of their children for Karitane and have been counselling in a medical centre.