Deborah Barton



Gentle and mindful therapy to support change and healing.


Areas of Special Interest

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • abuse (physical, sexual, psychological)
  • identity issues (cultural, racial, gender)
  • sexuality
  • trauma
  • relationships
  • family issues
  • spirituality
  • social justice (gender politics, ageism, socio-economic issues)
  • grief & loss


Counselling Services

I am a Blenheim based practitioner and I enjoy working with clients, nurturing a collaborative relationship to support you in discovering personal insight and healing. Whichever walk of life you are from, I would love to work with you. I welcome all genders, sexualities and cultural backgrounds to my centrally located private practice.

Here you will find a safe space where you can be heard, be valued without judgment and gain a sense of your personal capacity for change and healing. My gentle and mindful practice cultivates a trusting therapeutic relationship where deep transformation is accessible to you.

Feel free to contact me to discuss any aspect of how we could work together. I look forward to meeting you.


Counselling Approach

Person-centered Therapy, Mind Body Holism, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Structural Family Therapy are all modalities that influence my work with clients.

Building a trusting collaborative relationship with clients is at the core of my practice – I hold acceptance and non-judgemental regard of each individual client, and a belief in their capacity for growth and healing. I am open to working with individuals on any issue they bring – together we become curious about whatever arises in your session and your healing journey.


Background & Experience

I have had a variety of jobs throughout my career connecting me with clients and colleagues from almost every professional level and cultural background.




Q Registrations and Memberships

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

Q Qualifications

- Bachelor of Counselling
- Bachelor of Fine Arts

Q Appointments

- I have flexibility with appointment times - I am happy to discuss this when you make contact. - Phone and Skype sessions are also available.

Q Fees

- Individuals $90 per session
- Couples $120 per session

Q Payment Options

Cash, online banking. I am happy to discuss installment payments.