Ashley Cairns

A Change for Better

I provide numerous services helping people with personal development, wellness, and problem solving. Through my one to one counselling in Southbridge through to my various other services, I look to make sure that everyone has open access to the support and assistance they need in life.

Areas of Special Interest

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Midlife crisis
  • Loneliness
  • Intrusive thoughts

Counselling Services

I have dedicated my career to helping others better understand themselves so they can achieve success. People choose to attend counselling when they are looking for answers to life problems. I excel at helping you come up with the answers to these questions. My approach to helping people involves using person-centered and solution-focused therapy techniques.

Counselling Approach

Solution focused and person centred approaches mixed in with various other techniques from positive psychology, CBT, and DBT.

About Me

I’ve been lucky enough to live and work in three amazing countries; the United States of America, Canada, and New Zealand. In each country, I’ve enjoyed working well with people from various backgrounds and facing numerous challenges. From people with mental health issues to those who are in need of intensive in-patient treatment through to home treatments and skill building, I’ve worked across various fields. Every field, though, shared something in common: making life better for someone.

This is my passion, my drive, and my energy. It’s what gets me out of bed in the morning, and what makes me so driven.


Q Registrations and Memberships

- Provisional Member of the NZ Association of Counsellors (ProvMNZAC)
- Member of the American Counseling Association (ACA)
- Member of the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling (AARC)
- Member of the Association for Humanistic Counseling (AHC)
- Accredited Solution Focused Life Coach from the Complementary Therapists Accredited Association (CTAA)

Q Qualifications

- Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with Honors (SUNY Potsdam, New York, 2008)
- Masters of Science in Mental Health Counselling with Honors (SUNY Plattsburgh, New York, 2010)

Q Appointments

Flexible availability for online appointments.

Q Fees & Payments

- $140 Online Counselling - 60 minutes
- 3, 6, & 8 session package deals available. Inquire for more information.
- payment can be made by Bank Transfer or Paypal.