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Silverstream Counselling


Silverstream Counselling


 Helping you to regain a sense of control over your life,
and to work out what you want to change and how to change it.


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Our Approach

We offer our clients listening, understanding and support, while we work with them to develop tools and strategies which feel realistic and workable to them. Our aim is to help clients regain a sense of control over their lives, and make the changes they want.

Our counselling is client-centred, using approaches to suit individual clients, with an emphasis on Solution-Focussed and Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT).
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Our Practice

Silverstream Counselling is part of the Health Centre complex, located in the courtyard in the Silverstream Village, Upper Hutt. Parking is freely available and the railway station is nearby.

We offer individual and couple counselling to clients in the Hutt Valley and beyond, and we provide clinical supervision to counsellors and social workers.

We aim to provide an accessible counselling service which meets the highest standards of integrity and professionalism. We are both full Members of NZAC, with many years’ experience as counsellors in a range of settings.

At our first meeting, we will provide you with full written information about our practice, including privacy and confidentiality, record-keeping and payment. We are happy to discuss any questions you may have.
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Paul Bowden  counsellor silverstream upper hutt

Paul Bowden

Member of the NZ Association of Counsellors (MNZAC)
Graduate Diploma in Guidance and Counselling, Master of Arts, Diploma of Teaching

I’ve worked with adults, adolescents and couples in private practice for the past 10 years, and I’ve also spent many years working as a school guidance counsellor with teenagers and their families in multicultural settings.

My areas of particular interest are couple counselling, family relationships, working with teenagers, workplace issues, substance abuse, depression, and clinical supervision.
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Joanna Tennant counsellor silverstream upper hutt

Joanna Tennant

Member of the NZ Association of Counsellors (MNZAC)
Master of Counselling (Distinction), Bachelor of Arts, Graduate Diploma of Business Administration

I’ve worked for many years as a counsellor in private practice and in the Polytechnic and University sector, with individuals and couples of all ages and backgrounds, and in multicultural settings. I  also have considerable experience of working with seniors.

My areas of special interest are couple counselling, relationships, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, trauma, disability, and mental health issues.

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We offer clinical supervision to counsellors and other mental health professionals. If you’re looking for a supervisor, we’d enjoy meeting with you without obligation, to discuss how we can meet your needs.

The supervision we provide involves listening, support, understanding and encouragement, and a safe and supportive environment in which to discuss:
  -  Casework, your role and responsibilities, and workplace issues
  -  Your professional goals and development
  -  Ethical and professional matters


1 Silverstream Village
Whitemans Rd
Upper Hutt

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We are also available for Zoom and phone sessions for clients who prefer this.


Appointments are for 50-60 minutes, available on weekdays and some evenings by arrangement.


$100 per session.
If you are on a low income or on a WINZ benefit, you may be able to access WINZ funding for counselling, and we can assist with this.

Payment Options:
Payment can be made by cash or internet banking.

Contact Joanna

Mobile:  027 663 9160

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Contact Paul

Mobile:  027 663 9152

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