Caro Atkinson

Spiralling Up NZ Litd

Kia ora

I am a highly experienced clinician who has worked for almost twenty years, fulltime, as a secondary school guidance counsellor, ACC trauma therapist, private practice counsellor and in the last two years as a supervisor.

I have managed challenging and complex caseloads and have developed skills in risk assessment and management and trauma recovery using embodied trauma informed approaches.

I am excited to develop my practice to focus on providing clinical supervision. I  am no longer providing individual counselling services.


Services I provide:

  • Clinical supervision
  • Mental Health professional supervision
  • Group & Peer supervision



I provide supervision for counsellors, students, and ACC registered sensitive claims providers as well as those working in a range of health, education or wellbeing settings.

You will find me warm, encouraging and affirming as I prioritise building a supportive and safe space, where you can bring your whole self,  as I recognise you as a person and professional. From a place of curiosity and a love of learning, together, we will reflect on your practice and explore the impact of who you are and what you do in the room. Through curious inquiry we will celebrate the work you do, support your self-awareness and unpack any difficult or ethical issues.  A priority will able be checking in on your wellbeing and discussing ways to nourish you from a Te Whare Tapa Wha wholistic view.

My clinical supervision work comes from a strengths based, narrative and integrative approach, drawing on a range of knowledges to support your personal growth and uphold your confidence and competence as a professional.


Q Are you providing ACC or counselling for individuals?

- No. Currently I am only providing supervision services.

Q Registrations and Memberships

- Member, Registered with New Zealand Association of Counsellors (MNZAC)

Q Qualifications

- Bachelor of Counselling Applied (Wellington Institute of Technology)
- Diploma of Counselling Applied (Wellington Institute of Technology)
- Certificate in Supervision (Clinical Supervision Services Australia)
- Te Ara Reo Māori L2 (Te Wānanga o Aotearoa)
- He Papa Tikanga, L3 (Te Wānanga o Aotearoa)
- Bachelor of Education (Massey University)
- Diploma of Teaching (Palmerston North College of Education)

Q Availability

- By arrangement only, please phone or Message me here
- To be confirmed in early 2024
- Mon to Fri 4pm to 7pm

Q Fee

- Student Counsellors $120 incl
- Supervision $150 incl
- Group by negotiation
- Fees can be paid by internet banking

Q Location

- Wellington - I am happy to come to your work place, if it is in the Wellington Central area
- Nationally - I currently provide these services online nationally from my base in Featherston via platforms to suit the individual.