Jemma Allen


I’m an experienced counsellor who uses a range of approaches to best meet your goals for coming to counselling.

I intend our work together to empower you to make the changes you desire in your life, in the context of your own values, culture and beliefs.

I work with experiences of living with chronic or life-limiting illnesses, depression, anxiety, trauma, transition, grief, working cross-culturally as expatriates and NGO workers and many of the other complexities of being human: family relationships, sexuality, spirituality and identity.

A lot of my work is in the rainbow community, particularly around faith/spirituality and recovery from religious abuse. I have a particular interest in faith deconstruction/reconstruction.

I work primarily with adults, and also have experience working with high school-aged teenagers.


Q Memberships and Qualifications

- Member, Registered with NZ Association of Counsellors (MNZAC)
- Masters of Counselling (Hons, University of Auckland)

Q How many times do I need to come?

Sometimes people just need a few sessions to get a different perspective about something that is bothering them, or to learn some new coping skills. Others come longer term as they want their lives to be different or to recover from distressing experiences and rebuild their sense of self.

Q How much does counselling cost?

- My fee is $160 inc GST