Coralie Gibson

Counsellor & Supervisor

 

I have 30 years’ experience working in the health care professions. As a counsellor I offer a confidential and safe space providing a professional service specific to your needs. I am experienced working with a variety of issues, essentially my work is with whatever you bring to the therapy room.

 

Areas of Special Interest

  • family and life-changes
  • anxiety and depression
  • postnatal depression
  • personal and work relationship difficulties
  • chronic and terminal illness
  • loss and grief
  • drug and alcohol concerns
  • self-harming
  • bullying
  • past trauma and abuse

 

Counselling Services

A counselling session is a unique opportunity to process life’s challenges when experiencing a change or encountering a problem. It could be an issue that has been there for a long time or a more recent concern.

I invite you to come along to counselling.

 

Throughout our conversations you may gain:

  • awareness of old negative patterns of thought and behavior
  • sensing into unresolved grief and traumas
  • understanding of yourself or a relationship better
  • identifying some options that will diminish the problem
  • strategies to adjust to a new situation
  • see new possibilities that provide some hope
  • an appreciation for who you are and what you value.

 

Counselling Approach

I provide short, medium or long-term therapy. I am primarily offer Collaborative Narrative Therapy however I draw on a range of modalities including Creative Art and Drawing Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Emotional Focused Therapy or any other medium that is helpful. Often it involves a combination depending on what suits you and the situation.

I am mindful that each person, couple or family is unique and we all experience life differently. I want you to feel safe and comfortable in counselling while we talk about what is important to you. Having someone to share concerns can make a difference. I believe people are often more capable that they think.

 

Background and Experience

From my experience being a Midwife and a Nurse I am respectful and compassionate toward the needs of others. I have worked alongside many people from all walks of life and from many different cultures and ethnicities, appreciating the diversity this brings.

I enjoy working with people and whatever issues or problem they may be experiencing. I work with children, adolescence, adults, parents, couples and families depending on the needs of the person or people I meet.

 

Supervision Services

I offer clinical supervision to counsellors and other health care professionals. It is important to me as a Supervisor to offer a nourishing and supportive experience so that you can continue to work safely, ethically and look after yourself.

 

Supervision is:

  • a supportive forum for you to reflect upon, expand and extend your practice
  • a place of exploring, learning, discovering new ideas and ways of thinking
  • explorations of how different presentations impact on you and how this shapes your focus
  • a safe environment to contemplate ethical dilemmas
  • to review skills and identify appropriate professional development

 

FAQs

Q Registrations and Memberships

Member of the NZ Association of Counsellors (MNZAC)

Q Qualifications

- Post Graduate Diploma of Counselling
- Diploma of Midwifery
- Diploma of Nursing

Q Appointments

Sessions are 1 hour and can be scheduled:
Monday- Friday daytime or evening
Sat 10am - 2pm

Please contact me to make a time that suits you.

Q Fees

- Individuals $130
- Couples and Families $150
- Supervision $100

- Fees are required to be paid on the day.

Q Payment Options

- Payment is by cash or internet banking
- No Eftpos available

Q Cancellations

Cancellation will be fully charged if 24hr notice is not given.