Galyna Ashayeva

Harmony Counselling & Couples Therapy


Counselling can be a rewarding opportunity for you to come to know yourself, and develop balance and inner contentment. As a qualified and experienced counsellor I have the knowledge, understanding and skills to guide you on your journey of self-exploration, improved relationships, and new directions.


Areas of Special Interest

  • relationship counselling
  • sex & intimacy issues
  • cross-cultural relationships
  • impacts of immigration
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • stress
  • body image & eating disorders
  • confidence
  • self esteem
  • managing menopause
  • mental illness
  • separation/divorce


Counselling Services

I believe strongly that people have the ability to live fulfilling lives, and enjoy harmonious relationships with other individuals, with their inner self, and with the universe. Counselling offers an exciting and rewarding opportunity for you to come to know yourself and develop inner peace. As a qualified and experienced counsellor and therapist I believe I have the knowledge, understanding and skills to guide you while you focus on overcoming your current hurdles on life’s journey.


Couples Counselling

The relationship between two people is not a destination, but rather a journey; and relationship counselling is powerful tool couples can use to overcome its challenges in a constructive way. You can learn to accept and appreciate your differences, effectively communicate your feelings and needs, and adjust your beliefs and habits, adding a deeper meaning and strength to your relationship. Through counselling it is also possible to conquer your fear of intimacy and sexual problems and develop a healthy, active and physically and spiritually enjoyable sex life with your partner. While, cross cultural couple counselling can give you the tools to create a unique, joint couple culture where you both feel “at home”.


Counselling Approach

I believe that as we journey through life we search for reason and meaning, learning many lessons along the way. During this journey we live simultaneously on different “levels”, being physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. I have made it my life’s work to help you make that journey happy, fulfilling and exciting.

I use a systematic, holistic approach that takes into account your environment, culture, physical and emotional health, your beliefs, spirituality, life-style, and stage of life. I guarantee complete confidentiality, respect and support of your individual circumstances, and a high level of professionalism to guide you on your journey of self-exploration, improved relationships, and new directions.


Background and Experience

I have been a therapist in private practice for the past 15 years. I have also worked as a counsellor for Relationship Services NZ for 10 years, in Mental Health for 1.5 years. New Zealand has been my home since 1999 when I moved from the Ukraine and the historically significant city of Sevastopol. I am fluent in English, Russian and Ukrainian, and am constantly working on both my professional and personal development.



Q Registrations and Memberships

- Member New Zealand Association of Counsellors (MNZAC)

Q Qualifications

- Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling (Auckland University)
- Masters in Practical Psychology
- Masters Diploma in Biology

Q Testimonials

"Galyna’s wisdom and guidance has been a gift and blessing in my life. I feel so lucky to have found her. I have blossomed so much in the last 12 months because of her. My appreciation for this is boundless."

"I have seen my share of counsellors, and none of them hold a candle to Galyna’s skill and personal style. Galyna has an amazing gift and her mark on the world is a truly beautiful one."

"Galyna was very professional and patient. She was excellent and went to extra mile for me during very difficult time."

"Since I have been doing counselling with Galyna I have noticed I am more calm and flexible in my relationships. I am able to say how I am feeling at the time. I am slowly getting over my anger towards my dad dying."

"Dear Galyna, Thank you for everything you have done for me over the time. I no longer feel like a victim and I have learned to love myself and be kind to myself. I look to the future in a way I hadn’t thought possible and every day I count my many blessings and learn something new."

"I will always be grateful that I was lucky enough to meet you, and that you chose to listen in such an accepting way and to ask those questions in such a thoughtful and caring way. I have learned to love myself. Thank you Galyna."

Q Languages

I am fluent in English, Russian / Pусский and Ukrainian / Yкраинский.

Q Appointments

Appointments are available:
Monday to Friday from 11.20, 12.40, 2.40 and 4.00

Please note that Galyna endeavours to reply daily to all calls, voice messages, text messages and emails, usually between 6pm and 9pm.

Q Fees

- The fee per session is $160 for a 60 minute session.
- Please feel free to discuss payment. I do respect individual financial circumstances.
- payment can be made by Internet or cash.