Jess Leigh

Two Chairs Counselling

About Me

Hi, I’m Jess. I am an independent counsellor based in Auckland. It is my belief that sourcing mental health support is an act of courage and self-compassion. The helping relationship is something I have always been drawn to, and counselling was a natural fit for this.

My approach is simple. It is my belief that you, the client, are the expert on your life, I am here to walk alongside, support, and highlight your blind spots.



My training has been in the Relational Integrative Model, which is a combination of Humanistic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Psychodynamic Therapy. I have also undertaken training in:

  • Addiction and Intervention
  • Narrative Therapy
  • ADHB Rainbow Training
  • Crisis Intervention


Areas of Interest/Specialty

I can help with difficulties relating to;

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Addiction/Substance Abuse
  • Grief
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Personal Growth

Perhaps you are simply looking for a place to unpack or unwind. If you don’t see your area of concern listed, please do reach out, I am available for support in all areas within my scope of training.



Over the past few years I have worked with clients on a wide range of issues. I have experience working with clients in settings such as schools, crisis lines, and alcohol and drug treatment centers.


Q Registrations and Memberships

- Provisional Member Registered with New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC)

Q Qualifications

- Bachelor of Health Sciences (Majoring in Counselling, BHSc, AUT)

Q Hours and Appointments

Please contact me to book an appointment.
My hours are:

M: 9.00am - 5.00pm
T: 12.00pm - 8.00pm
W: 10.00am - 5.00pm
T: 11.00am - 7.00pm
F: 9.00am - 1.00pm