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 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 50 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? What if I need to cancel my appointment?

Session investment is :
$120 per 50 minutes for individual counselling
$130 per 50 mins for couples counselling

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, the session fee applicable will apply should a cancellation of appointment not be made within 24 hours of session commencement.

Q What are your qualifications? What are your memberships?

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 Centre: Understanding Self Harm
- Grief Centre: Bereavement through Suicide and other relevant online trainings through 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?

Yes. In person and Zoom sessions

Q What therapy/approach do you use?

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

The approach or therapy is determined upon 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 professional/s or relevant health organisation/s in order to keep you and others safe.