Gaayathri Nair

Counsellor & Family Therapist

 

Counselling is about having someone else on your team to support you to address problems in your life and thrive.

 

Areas of Special Interest

  • complex trauma
  • sexuality and gender identity
  • stress
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • worry
  • relationship issues
  • Poly friendly

 

Counselling Services

Counselling can be a useful tool when you find yourself struggling with stress, challenging relationships, uncomfortable emotions, intrusive thoughts and many other situations that make it challenging to thrive.

We will work together to understand the source of distress in your life and how the problem operates and then address it. Sessions with me usually include homework in order to practice skills and strategies outside the counselling room in every day life.

 

Counselling Approach

Narrative therapy is non-judgmental and non-pathologising. It allows us to look at problems together as something external from the person they are happening to and not think about them as being related to an internal individual failing.

I also incorporate the use of:

  • Mindfulness
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Self-Compassion focused therapy

 

Background and Experience

I have worked as a full time counsellor at Arohata Women’s Prison and worked extensively with adolescents in a variety of roles including being an intermediate school counsellor and counsellor for Skylight Trust.

 

FAQs

Q Registrations and Memberships

- Member of the NZ Association of Counsellors (MNZAC)
- ACC Registered Counsellor

Q Qualifications

- Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling
- Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Q Appointments

- Appointments are available Tuesday-Friday 9am-5pm.
- If you require an appointment outside these hours this can be negotiated.

Q Fees

- Individuals $120 (inc GST)
- Couples $200 (inc GST) for a 90 minute session
- I accept WINZ funding
- ACC Sensitive Claims counselling is fully funded
- payment can be made by Cash or Bank transfer

Q Cancellations

- A cancellation fee of $45 (incl gst) applies if you cancel within 24 hours of your appointment.
- If you cancel within an hour of appointment or do not turn up, the full session fee is liable.