If you need someone to talk to,
and someone to listen,
it’s what I do best
“I love my work as a counsellor. I am passionate about people, especially those who face barriers or difficulties that keep them from living their best life. If you need help, someone to talk to, someone to listen, that’s what I do best. I know how to provide a safe and kind space where people won’t’ feel judged, but accepted and significant within the counselling experience.”
I work with adults, teenagers, women and parents. My counselling services are holistic, ethical and professional. I have a passion for every day New Zealanders, Pakeha, Maori, Pasifika, Asian. Anyone who finds themselves stressed, distressed, depressed, burnt out, grieving, in a crisis, or just ‘stuck’. I have many years of experience working with people from all ethnicities, sexual orientations, religions, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, disabilities and lifestyles.
Wise describes the intuitive and professional approach that I have working with people and building relationships that honors each individual for who they are, and where they are at.
Wise comes from the knowledge acquired through years of experience, helping change negative and difficult environments, to create conditions that help individuals and/or their whanau to flourish and thrive. This is possible I believe for everyone.
We should take time to define our own path. Too quickly we can find the world defining it for us.
I am excited to work with Maori in a way that affirms and honours their identity, bringing it into the room, making ‘being Maori’ and what that means to you – ‘the norm’, opening the door wide for you to share and explore your culture in a safe and valuing way. I am excited to work with people of ALL cultures.
I have 30+ years’ experience working with children, youth and families of all nationalities and backgrounds in community and church settings. I have worked as a counsellor for Women’s Refuge and Salvation Army. But my greatest experience has been raising my seven amazing children and seeing them thrive and pursue their own personal goals for their lives.
Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.
– Dennis Kimbro
I use Client Centred, Solutions Focused, Narrative and Strengths Based Approaches that highlight the client’s own beliefs culture and worldview, working with them collaboratively with respect to the client as the expert. Having a Pluralistic approach overall, I try as much as possible to tailor my counselling style to suit the client’s needs.