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Sheila Larsen

Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Supervisor

I work with people so that they can overcome the difficulties in their lives that prevent them from realizing their full potential. I work hard at making a real connection with people, using ordinary language and avoiding jargon.
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Contact Details

P.  03 338 6433
M. 027 318 1679
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Practice Locations

23a Hillier Place
Christchurch 8024
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Available Monday to Friday, both during the day and with some evening appointments.


I have a sliding scale of fees, between $70 and $120 per session. I negotiate this with each person. 

Payment Options

People can pay through on-line banking, cash or cheque, whichever is easiest for the person. I don’t do ACC counselling.

Client Types

Adults, couples.


Areas of Special Interest

Relationship difficulties, parenting difficulties, depression, grief, anxiety, confidence, self-esteem, body image, health issues, change, trauma, workplace bullying ,work/life balance, self-care.


Counselling/Therapy Services

Together we will look at what is troubling you and what keeps you stuck there – is it a life pattern that you can change? – is it unfortunate circumstances that you have never come across before? – is it reminding you of earlier events and situations in your life? I will help you clarify the difficulties, and help you look for new ways of dealing with them. This will give you a greater sense of direction and control in your life. You will find strength, courage and hope within yourself and be empowered to deal with difficulties you are facing.


Registrations and Professional Memberships

  • Registered Psychotherapist
  • Member of the NZ Association of Psychotherapists (MNZAP)


I qualified as a psychiatric nurse in 1968 however my real passion was in psychotherapy and I gained full membership of the NZ Association of Psychotherapists in 1981. I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Adult Psychotherapy and a certificate in Advanced Clinical Practice.


Background and Experience

My life has been enriched with many of life’s experiences, including the loss of a child, the loss of partners both through separation and death and the triumphs of regaining control over my own life. 

My personal journey and training have provided me with an in-depth understanding of human nature, enabling me to identify the ‘signposts’ that might help other people through the many complicated issues that life sometimes brings upon us. 

In 2015 I was given the role of President Elect of the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists. In April 2016 I will take over the role of President. This is an exciting challenge. I want to maintain the relevancy of psychotherapy in today’s fast paced world and keep a dynamic future direction.


Supervision Services

I provide supervision mainly to psychotherapists and counsellors, but also to other helping professionals such as social workers, nurses, career consultants