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Sabina Larsen

Sabina Larsen

Counsellor

Reachout Counselling
 
I am a General Counsellor with over five years’ experience working with children, youth, young adults, adults and families from all walks of life. I am registered as an ACC Provider, WINZ Approved Provider and I have memberships with DAAPANZ and NZCCA.
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Contact Sabina

M. 021 207 6968
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Practice Locations

49 Fitzherbert Street
Petone
Lower Hutt 5012
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Transport and Parking

Limited parking in front of the building.

Appointments

Monday - Friday 9am -5pm

Languages

I am fluent in English and Shona.

Fees

One on one - $90/hr
Group Session 2hr - $45
Self-Empowerment - $90/hr
ACC clients are fully funded
WINZ Disability Allowance for Counselling available for people on benefits and low incomes.
 

Payment Options

Cash, Eftpos, Credit Card
 


Client Types

Children, adolescents, adults, families, groups.

 

Areas of Special Interest

Aged Care, Anger/Violence, Anxiety/Panic Attacks, Attachment Issues, Bullying, Chronic Illness, Conflict Resolution/Mediation, Depression/Sadness, Disability, Eating Disorders, Fears/Phobias, Grief/Loss, Depression/Trauma, Stress, Suicidal Ideations.

 

Counselling/Therapy Services

I am very passionate about people and I take a people focused approach when working with my clients. I have expertise in a wide range of issues with a particular focus on Sexual abuse, Addictions and Domestic Violence.

I work with people from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities and I am passionate about inspiring others.

I am very passionate about working with people facing Addictions, drug, Alcohol, Substance. I am also interested in and experienced working with stress, anxiety, depression, anger, grief/loss, isolation/loneliness, low self-esteem and confidence, relationship difficulties, communication strategies, and trauma.

I want to work with you and I am here to meet your needs. I am open, patient, and compassionate and I bring that in my approach. My clients find that through counselling they are able to think more positively about themselves and develop a more hopeful outlook towards life. As their self-esteem improves, they find it easier to manage problems that come their way and find solutions which lead to more peace and fulfilment.

 

Counselling/Therapy Approach

I always want the best for my clients. I will work together with you to build your strength, resilience, and emotional wellbeing. I provide information, tools and coping strategies in all areas where appropriate. After developing new skills, you will find yourself feeling more settled and motivated to find solutions to your problems.

I adopt the following methods depending on your situation and goals:
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Acceptance and Treatment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness approaches
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-centered Counselling
  • Solution Focused Counselling
  • Trauma-informed counselling
  

Registrations and Professional Memberships

  • Provisional Practitioner Member of the Drug and Alcohol Practitioners Association of Aotearoa-New Zealand (DAPAANZ)
  • ACC Registered Counsellor
  • Victim Support Registered Counsellor
 

Qualifications

  • Bachelors of Addictions
  • Honours Degree in Counselling
  • Bachelors of Education
 

Background and Experience

I have worked as a counsellor in a Primary School, and at Care NZ counselling clients with addictions and all general issues. I have also worked for the Drug Treatment Unit at Rimutaka Prison. I am now in private practice and welcome people of all ages and backgrounds who would like to find life easier and more fulfilling.