Debbie Peters

Teens 14+, Individual Counselling, Relationship Counselling

Hi, my name is Debbie. I am a registered Counsellor and provisional member of NZAC. I have a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Counselling from Auckland University of Technology (AUT). I also have certification of IMAGO Relationship Therapy course attendance, Understanding Self Harm, and Bereavement through Suicide with The Grief Centre (as well as other relevant online trainings through Werry Workforce Wharaurau).

I welcome you to Harvest Counselling where I believe you are a winner, no matter what challenges you are facing today or have faced in the past. I would like the opportunity to help you cultivate a new season in your life, to grow a healthy mindset and learn new ways of thinking. Pushing through barriers is the key to achieving your goals and can enable you to reach your full potential. A fresh start begins with a desire to effect positive change. Are you ready to start harvesting emotional and mental stability?  Learn better communication skills, strategies for managing stress, anxiety, anger, and more. Take the first step. Contact me, I will work alongside you in partnership to achieve your goals.


Q How long are sessions and how many will I need?

Sessions are usually 60 minutes once a week. There is an option for fortnightly appointments depending on the presenting issue/s and what you are comfortable with. For continuity of care, I recommend having weekly sessions until the 'crisis' stage has passed or has been minimised.

Q What does a session cost? How do I pay? What if I need to cancel my appointment?

Session investment is :
$90 per 60 minutes for individuals and couples via phone or Zoom; and
$110 PER 60 mins for individuals and couples seen in person.
*I also offer Walk and Talk sessions as an option. This is usually 45 mins $75*

WINZ payment is accepted.

Payment is made by online banking prior to your appointment. Details given after an initial assessment. I will confirm your appointment once payment has been received.

Please note, cancellation of appointment not made within 24hrs will result in a charge of half the applicable fee.

Q What are your qualifications? What are your memberships?

I have a Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc) in Counselling qualification from Auckland University of Technology (AUT).

I also have certification of attendance for courses:
- IMAGO Relationship Therapy (Fundamentals)
- SHINE: Family violence and effective response to people experiencing this.
- CLASS: How to Teach Adults (Group facilitation)
- Grief Centr: Understanding Self Harm
- Grief Centre: Bereavement through Suicide and other relevant online trainings through Werry Workforce Wharaurau.

I am a Provisional Member of New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC) and receive professional supervision as their requirement.

Q Are you seeing clients in person?

Until further notice, due to the C19 protection framework I am only seeing clients via phone, Zoom or Google meets platforms.

I will resume face to face sessions in the near future.

Q What therapy/approach do you use?

I use :
Narrative Therapy
Solution Focused Approach
Person Centred Approach
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

The approach or therapy is determined on a client's presenting issue and may change as sessions progress.

Q Is my information confidential?

Yes. Information provided and discussed in session is private & confidential. However, if there is a risk of harm to self or others, we (client & counsellor) will have a discussion about the possible need to share information with other relevant health organisation/s in order to keep you and others safe.