Jane Gabites

Finding peace in a busy world


UNAVAILABLE I am unable to currently take new clients.



Please check out my mental health podcast and my meditations on InsightTimer as these may be able to support clients in these difficult times.


Sometimes life is hard and you need someone to talk to who will not judge you. I use a holistic, caring approach to help you find a way forward, so you can achieve all the changes you want to make.


I can help you with:

  • Anxiety, worry, fear and panic
  • Stress management and work burnout
  • Mindfulness
  • Weight management
  • Low self-esteem
  • Depression
  • Trauma/PTSD/Abuse
  • Life transitions, change, adjustment
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Career counselling
  • Job difficulties
  • Managing anger, frustration and irritability
  • Sleep problems and insomnia
  • And any other challenges of daily life you might be experiencing.


Counselling/Therapy Services

I offer a confidential, non-judgmental service to support you, your child, or your family moving forward with any issues you may be facing. My approach is positive and client-centred to help you bring out your strengths. I am passionate about supporting the uniqueness of each client and helping you to live more fully in the present moment.

I can help you:

  • Plan and set goals
  • Explore thoughts emotions and behavioural patterns
  • Improve relationships and communication skills
  • Help you resolve conflict positively.


My Approach

I use a range of approaches which I am trained in. When we meet, we will talk about which approach best suits your specific needs. These approaches are evidence-based and include:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing.


About Me

I started my career as a lawyer, but soon realised that I was far more interested in helping people learn the skills to build better and happier lives.

I began training as a Counselling Psychologist and have been working in that field ever since graduating. My professional experience includes working in private practice, as well as working in a community mental health setting. There, I have extensive experience in working with trauma, abuse, depression, anxiety and anger management. I have experience in working with children, adolescents, adults, families, couples and special needs adults.



Q Registrations and Memberships

- Registered Counselling Psychologist
- Member NZ Psychological Society (MNZPsS)
- Member of the NZ Institute of Counselling Psychology
- ACC Registered Counsellor

Q Qualifications

- Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology
- Masters of Health Science Majoring in Psychology (First Class Honours)
- Law Degree (LLB)

Q Appointments

Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm.

Q Fees

- Fees for individual clients are $180 per hour (including GST).
- Fees for couples are $320 for 1.5 hours. With couples, I work jointly with Psychotherapist Mark Mercier.
- If you are on a benefit we can discuss fee options.

Q Payment Options

Payment can be made by internet banking or cash.