Christopher Swane



How do you experience your world, are you in a boat bobbing around on a merciless sea or are you the captain of our own ship? Experienced and empathic counselling and psychotherapy.


Areas of Special Interest

Experienced and empathic counselling and psychotherapy service in Wellington. My practice focuses on relationship and couples counselling. Therapy for individuals specialising in anxiety and depression.


Counselling Services

How do you experience your world, are you in a boat bobbing around on a merciless sea or are you the captain of our own ship? If you have a strong internal locus of control you believe that you are responsible for many of the outcomes and problems in your life. For instance if you fail your exams or experience relationship conflict you take responsibility for your circumstances, and are more willing to blame yourself and not others. Alternatively people who have a strong external locus of control blame their environment or other people for the problems they experience in their life.

Taking responsibility for one’s life and past actions is a key aspect of personal development. When we begin to take responsibility for the outcomes in our life we can begin to stop being the victim from the perceived actions of others, the environment, and the past. We can begin to develop different choices and outcomes in our life. It is then possible to reframe our past so that we are no longer tied to the narratives and stories that may hold us back from happiness and personal success.

Therapy is an individual experience, it is a personal journey of self discovery and development. As a therapist I am there to assist you to find your answer.


Counselling  Approach

I am an integrative therapist which means I employ a variety of different modalities to meet the needs of a client they include:

  • Psychodynamic psychotherapy
  • Person centred therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Narrative therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)


Q Registrations and Memberships

- Provisional Member of the NZ Association of Counsellors (ProvMNZAC)
- Member of the Australian Counselling Association

Q Qualifications

- Masters in Counselling and Applied Psychotherapy (Torrens University Australia)
- Bachelor in Counselling and Psychotherapy (ACAP Australia)
- Certificate 4 Phone Counselling

Q Locations

2 Woodward Street
Wellington 6011

Online counselling available.

Q Fees

- Couples $150 per 50 minutes
- Individual $120 per 50 minutes