Hugh Douglas

Nautilus Counselling

‘A safe place to talk about difficult things’.

I am a kind, patient, creative counsellor and group facilitator. I specialise in self esteem,  anger/trauma. I will work with you to build a trusting relationship to bring about change. ‘A safe place to talk about difficult things’.


Areas of Special Interest

  • anxiety
  • anger
  • trauma
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • OCD
  • relationship difficulties


Counselling Services

Offered is either short or long term counseling, focusing on specific issues, and longer term therapy.

If you are frustrated with repeating old patterns and sick of the same old s**t then therapy can make a big difference to your enjoyment of life.


Counselling Approach

A warm and safe environment is provided to talk about difficult things, on issues chosen by you, at the pace you find comfortable. My approach to improved enjoyment of life is holistic, and I bring my own varied life experience to my work.

I welcome people from all communities, cultures, sexual and gender orientation and identities. Every person has their own unique story to tell which makes the interesting and complex people we are.


My work as a counsellor includes:

  • Manalive Henderson
  • Helensville Mens and Family Centre
  • Youthline Auckland (25yr olds+)
  • AUT Psychotherapy Clinic
  • and my private practice – working with depression, anxiety, OCD, relationship difficulties and anger issues.


Q Registrations and Memberships

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

Q Qualifications

- Diploma in Violence and Trauma Studies (AUT)
- Graduate Diploma of Psychotherapy (AUT)
- Accredited Anger Management Group Facilitator

Q Appointments

- Monday afternoons 1.30pm - 6pm


- sessions available via the internet.
- Appointments available by Messenger (facebook) or Whatsapp.
- Please call, email or text for an appointment time.

Q Fees

- Standard rate $135 per session.
- I offer limited places at a reduced rate of between $90 -$120, dependent on income.

Q Payment Options

Direct debit (prior to apointment)
Cash (receipt provided)