Bergen Gell

Counsellor & Supervisor

 

I’m a counsellor with a genuine com passion for people. My desire is to help people achieve a better life by gaining healing & knowledge & by learning new strategies. I bring awareness, tools and skills to help achieve this. My genuine desire is for people to be heard with empathy, feeling safe and comfortable whilst engaging in some open and robust conversations. All this enables the beginning of healing and a self discovery journey. I believe in counselling and the powerful impact it can have.

 

Specialising in:

  • grief and loss
  • domestic violence
  • anxiety and depression
  • couples
  • blended families
  • workplace bullying and harassment
  • self esteem
  • anger
  • confidence
  • life changes
  • identity
  • spiritual

 

Counselling Services

When you take the time to sit with me as your counsellor you will very quickly see that I am focused and fervent on helping you achieve what you have come to counselling for, and if you’re not aware of where your journey is going it is my privilege to help you discover that.

I believe in counselling, and the positive impact it can give to people through strategies and tools being given, to gaining closure, and knowing what it’s like to be heard and seen (for the client). And for me being able to stand beside someone as they walk that journey and watching that unfold.

It it a privilege that I don’t take lightly when someone engages and trusts me with their story. I have a wide range of resources and skills to draw from utilizing an eclectic range of modalities that I’m trained in and use.

I am a trained Living Without Violence facilitator, and Workplace Bullying and harassment facilitator, I have several contracts with EAP providers.

 

The training and skillset that I draw from is:

  • CBT
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Solution Focused
  • Mindfulness
  • Group Work
  • Person Centered
  • Gestalt
  • Trained Teacher Aide
  • Youthline Phone counsellor
  • Supervisor
  • Trained Living Without Violence facilitator

 

About Me

I have a wide experience with varied types of clients from working as a school counsellor for 4 years, being in private practice and having EAP contracts.

I have developed and delivered several workshops from Bullying, Peer Pressure, Anger, Self Esteem for children to Men’s Wellbeing.
I have worked at Tauranga Women’s Refugee for over two years, I’m currently holding a contract at Living Without Violence as a Group facilitator and counsellor for the men. I work a lot with Grief and loss and domestic violence, and sit in the space of anxiety and depression often with people. Couples counselling and blended families I have worked in for years and continue to do so. I now predominantly work from adolescent’s to adults now rather than children.

 

Supervision Services

I offer supervision.

FAQs

Q Registrations and Memberships

- Member of the NZ Association of Counsellors (MNZAC)
- Victim Support Registered Counsellor

Q Qualifications

- Bachelor in Counselling
- Certificate in supervision
- Certificate in Teacher Aide
- Certificate in Youth line Phone Counsellor
- Certificate in Living Without Violence facilitator

Q Testimonials

"I noticed immediate improvements by our second session. I loved the fact that even though we were talking about heavy or hard stuff at times the conversations were always fun and full of laughter. It was clear it was something not forced by you but came naturally because of your personality, which was great. A lot of my growth came from being challenged in areas of thought; encouragement to see things more rationally and less harsh and also to believe things about myself I either didn't before or that I had warped into negative lies."

"Coming into take counselling my initial preconceived ideas of it made me very nervous and apprehensive. But you were very quick to nullify those nerves and break down any worries I had about it, because you were reassuring, warm, friendly and honest, not encouraging me to divulge any info I didn't want to until I built my own trust. I didn't feel an ounce of pressure at any stage to go deep into things I didn't want to, but was also encouraged that the further I went the more I would get out of it. I found it easy to talk because you were able to make me feel like my struggles were not weird or abnormal, and yet at the same time you were able to say the right things at the right times to challenge my thinking and perceptions. "

"I like the style of counselling that you use, I like the humour."

"Thank-you Bergen you have helped me so much-God bless you."

"I like your directive style of counselling, it suits me."

Q Appointments

I work Monday to Thursday - please contact me for an appointment.

Q Fees & Payment

- $100 individual
- $120 Couples
- payment can be made by cash or internet banking