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Virginia Anthony

Virginia Anthony

Counsellor, Life Coach, Supervisor

 
I have had 30 years of experience in counselling. I have worked with a very wide range of people and include individuals, both men and women and couples. I work with adolescents and adults.
Virginia Anthony counsellor and life coach kerikeri

Contact Details

P.  09 407 9360
M. 021 177 6870
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Practice Locations

15 Edkins Road
Kerikeri
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Online counselling available.
 

Transport and Parking

Parking on site.

Appointments

Monday - Thursday 9am - 5pm.
Evening appointments by arrangement.

Fees

$100 per session
WINZ 
ACC 
EAP
 

Payment Options

Payment at time of session. Cash, cheque or internet banking.
 


Client Types

Adolescents, adults, couples.

 

Areas of Special Interest

Relationships, depression, anxiety, mental health (ie Bi-polar, schizophrenia), sexual abuse, trauma, physical health issues, life stages, self esteem and confidence, work stress, adoption, transgender, gay and lesbian, addictions.

 

Counselling/Therapy Services

I work with a very wide range of people with many different stories. Each person who comes to see me is treated as a special unique individual and I focus on what their goals and needs are at this time of their life. I am passionate about taking a holistic approach looking at all aspects of the clients life and the connection between the mental and physical. I want the counselling experience to be a positive and empowering one for each client. Sometimes clients become so immersed in their problem that I can offer clarity and alternative ways of thinking. 

I enjoy working with couples who may be experiencing relationship difficulties and feeling stuck. I have a very vast experience with both heterosexual and homosexual couples. I understand that some couples may be ready to separate and have experience in helping with the adjustments necessary, and helping with parenting plans. 

I am a trained sex therapist and can help couples overcome sexual difficulties. 

As a parent of three adult children I have a lot of understanding of parenting worries and family life.

 

Counselling/Therapy Approach

I work with a number of therapeutic modalities including Narrative, Cognitive Behavioural (CBT), Solution- Focussed and Mindfullness. I have also done advanced training in Sex Therapy.
 
 

Registrations and Professional Memberships

  • Member of the NZ Association of Counsellors (MNZAC)
  • ACC Registered Counsellor
  • Family Court Registered Counsellor
  • Victim Support Registered Counsellor
  • Arbitrators' and Mediators' Institute of New Zealand, Family Dispute Resolution
 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts (Sociology)
  • Diploma in Social Studies (Social Work)
  • Coast to Coast Mediation (USA)
  • License in Clinical Social Work (USA)
 

Background and Experience

I have worked for 30 years in a variety of settings. My work experience includes counselling and social work. I have been employed in both private practice and in public agencies. My work experience includes a community mental health centre, hospitals, CYFS and Auckland Prison. I lived and worked in the USA for 6 years, working in the county Rape Crisis Centre, a Group Psychology Practice, and Lifeline (Director of volunteers). 

In the past 16 years I have had a private practice in Whangaparaoa with a vast range of clients. I have also worked as a Family Court Counsellor, and ACC Registered Counsellor, worked as a social worker for an intercountry adoption agency, and been a mediator for Family Dispute Resolution. 

 

Supervision Services

I have provided supervision to a number of professionals including counsellors, social workers, volunteers, and groups. I have supervised people working in the public and private sectors. I believe that the supervision process should be encouraging and empowering and a collaborative process. I aim to assist supervisees to maximise their professional development. I have also enjoyed supervising both counselling and social work students.