Blair Bowker

Hamilton Psychotherapy & Counselling

I am a experienced psychotherapist and counsellor. I offer a safe, warm and confidential  space where all of you is welcomed. I am passionate about helping you make lasting change.

Areas of Special Interest

You are not alone – everyone needs help from time to time. There are a wide range of reasons why people seek help. Whatever your reason, big or small, is a genuine reasons to see me. Some reasons could be:

  • trauma
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • chronic pain
  • grief and loss
  • life direction
  • spirituality
  • eating issues
  • wellbeing and personal growth
  • relationships challenges
  • PTSD
  • lack of motivation and meaning

Some of the benefits of coming to see me:

  • Discover meaning and purpose in your life
  • Reduce your anxiety
  • Identify negative patterns that are holding you back
  • learn new healthier patterns that support lasting  and positive change
  • Find more harmony in your relationships
  • Discover a deeper sense of who you are
  • Learn to calm difficult emotions

Counselling/Therapy Approach

I am trained as a psychosynthesis counselor/psychotherapist although I use many other approaches where I feel this is appropriate. At the heart of my approach is helping you discover what is holding you back and then giving you the skills to learn how to change for the better.
Psychosynthesis is a holistic approach and has often been called the psychology of the self. Imagine you the conductor of the orchestra directing all the different instruments of your life so that they play in harmony. This is Psychosynthesis; learning the art of how to conduct your life in harmony.
Some other modalities I use include:

  • Somatic Experiencing
  • Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

Background and Experience

I have been working and supporting people with challenges for the last twenty years. This has included working with traumatic brain injuries, mental health issues, relationship challenges, and homelessness.

I have worked for the last seven years in private practice as a psychotherapist and counselor. I receive ongoing training as I believe it’s important to keep up to date with changes and the best possible practice.

FAQs

Q Registrations and Memberships

Full member of NZAP (The New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists Inc. Te Rōpū Whakaora Hinengaro)
Registered member of PBANZ (Psychotherapist Board of Aotearoa New Zealand). Registration #PB824
Clinical Member of PAnzA (Psychosynthesis Aotearoa New Zealand Australia).

Q Qualifications

- Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling
- Diploma in Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy
*Somatic Experiencing Training through SE Australia
*DARe Dynamic Attachment Patterning Experience with Dianne Poole Heller
*Acceptance Commitment Therapy with Russ Harris

Q Payment Options

Full payment is required prior to the session by internet banking unless otherwise arranged, and will be discussed upon making contact.

Q Cancellations

Please kindly give me at least 24 hours notice if you need to change or cancel an appointment or the full fee applies.