Jayne O’Neill

Kowhai Practice


​When we can heal our body, our spirit, heart and mind we can truly be present in our life. Life opens up, new pathways are forged, journeys taken, and new possibilities appear.


About Jayne

When we can heal our body, our spirit, heart and mind we can truly be present in our life. Life opens up, new pathways are forged, journeys taken, and new possibilities appear.

I am passionate and committed to the work we do together. I have been developing my counselling practice for 20 years. I am highly experienced in the following areas: counselling, couple counselling, coaching, supervision. Experienced working with family violence, mental health, family work, couple therapy, family work and short term intervention approach. I have 9 years of management experience in the NGO field.



  • Self-discovery and personal development
  • Stress
  • Burnout
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Supporting and growing great parents
  • Coming to terms with life changes and successfully working through life transitions
  • Couple counselling
  • Family Violence
  • Provide workplace Employment Assistance Programme (EAP) through
  • Stratos, Vitae and EAPworks.


I match my therapy approach to what best suits you and your situation:

  • Mindfulness techniques, cognitive behavioural therapy, and deeper therapy when agreed.
  • Mind, Body and Soul integration to holistically heal.
  • Psycho-Educational approach which is helpful addressing family issues, and family violence.
  • Narrative Therapy supporting the knowledge held by yourself. Reframing and freeing you from negative stories restricting your life choices; creating new meaning, new beginnings.


Couples Counselling

This is an opportunity for you to refocus on your relationship.

You’ll be able to deepen the connection between you both, gaining insight and understanding of each other. I will work with you to identify and negotiate difficulties, attend to each other, and learn new ways to respond to life and each other.

Counselling can enable healing at a time when the emotional connection between you both feels lost, after an affair has occurred, or when grief has impacted your relationship, such as the loss of someone close.

Parenting is a challenging time for couples, often impacting on the relationship between you both. This is an opportunity to bring attention back to the relationship while supporting the parenting of your children.



Coaching is an agreed relationship between two people that is focused on reaching an identified goal. It is a commitment to change behaviour, circumstances or way of thinking that you have identified. It provides you with positive support, feedback and advice to improve your personal effectiveness in your personal life, workplace or business.

Coaching is a unique relationship with the focus on you and your identified goals and objectives. You will experience attention and commitment that you are unlikely to experience elsewhere.

  • Workplace coaching: An opportunity for you to address work related interpersonal problems; communication, time management; work place relationships, conflict, and workplace anxiety. Supports you to improve performance and step into new opportunities.
  • Life Coaching: Do you see yourself on the verge of a journey of discovery? This is an opportunity to undertake this journey and experience your life unfolding in new and amazing ways.
  • Career Change: Are you contemplating a career change? Before you decide your new career what are the key elements you are looking for in your life? How will your career change assist you to have the life you want?



Regular supervision or consultancy provides a safe space to gain an overview of your work. It is your opportunity to reflect on your practice. This is managed in a spirit of inquiry nourishing the love of learning and openness to look beyond what is in the room.

I provide professional supervision to counsellors, health professionals, and management. I am a highly experienced practitioner and supervisor. My clinical and supervision experience has developed through my work in the health system, NGO’s and private practice both as a clinician, facilitator and in management.

Supervision services:

  • Clinical supervision, mental health professionals and workplace supervision
  • Group supervision



Q Registrations and Memberships

- Member New Zealand Association of Counselling

Q Qualifications

- Applied Diploma in Counselling
- Certificate in Coaching Essentials
- Certificate in Supervision

Q Locations

Level 6
85 The Terrace
Wellington CBD

Kapiti Coast:
Appointments are available Friday morning in Paekakariki.

Secure Zoom sessions available.

Q Appointments

I am available to see clients by appointment only:

- Tuesday 9am - 5pm
- Wednesday 11.15am - 6.15pm
- Thursday 8.15am - 3pm

- Friday 9am - 12noon

Skype & Zoom services available.

Q Fees

- Coaching $135
- Supervision $130
- Individual $125
- Couple $130