Anna Nield

Mental Muscle Counselling and Coaching

Counselling services to help you live the life you want to be living. This counselling service is ideal for anyone who is struggling to cope with challenges in their lives, past experiences, or events, or need help to find their way in life. I work with people of all ages.


The areas of counselling that I specialise in are:

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • behavior issues including anger
  • self-esteem
  • parenting
  • communication
  • life changes


Counselling Services

Finding the right person that you can connect with and speak openly to is important. I provide a comfortable and supportive space where we can work at a pace that enables you to heal and move forward.
To help you achieve your therapy goals I will work with you to find those therapy methods that best resonate with your own strengths and goals.


Counselling Approach

To make sure you get the best from your counselling, I work from multidisciplinary philosophy (pluralistic counselling). This approach means we can draw on different therapeutic modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy etc, to find the tools that best fit with your own personal strengths and viewpoints.

The gym space that I work next to, provides a space where you can engage in physical activity alongside the more traditional counselling. Active movement is wellness on so many levels.


About Me

Working in legal publications as the go between person for authors and publishers, I saw the stresses that each side was under and how this dynamic can take a toll on a person’s mental health. I reached a point where I could take these learnings and do something that was purposeful.

After completing my qualifications and gaining experience in the counselling field working for agencies in Porirua and Lower Hutt, I established Mental Muscle. Along with my private practice, I work at the local Intermediate school to provide support for the young people in our community.

When I am not counselling or being a mum to four teenagers, I am an active martial artist and have gained my Shodan (black belt) in Seido Karate and also train in Brazilian jiu jitsu.


Q Registrations and Memberships

Provisional Member of the NZ Association of Counsellors (ProvMNZAC)

Q Qualifications

Bachelor of Counselling

Q Appointments

- I am available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

Q Fees

- Individual $120 Per hour session
- Couples $160
- I am registered with “I Am Hope” that provides funding for 5 – 25 year olds.

Q Payment Options

cash, bank deposit Processed same day.