John Crockett

Helping you open the door to the life you want.

Areas of Special Interest

  • Elder Issues
  • Grief and Loss counselling
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Drugs/Alcohol Dependency
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sexuality Issues
  • Male Sexual Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Disability Issues
  • Navigating your life path
  • Stress Management
  • Self-Esteem Issues


Counselling Services

My approach is solution-based rather than problem-focused. I favour a brief intervention approach rather than long-term therapy.


Counselling Approach

We can all get caught up in life-limiting stories about ourselves and our future. Sometimes it feels easier to stay stuck than to change. As a narrative therapist I believe that these stories can be challenged, and we can have the future we want and are entitled to. Let me support you as you take this journey.


Background and Experience

I am a pakeha counsellor with over thirty years experience, familiar with working with individuals and couples. I have worked as a private counsellor and with a number of social services. For the past thirteen years, before moving to Kerikeri, I was a counsellor at Student Health Services, Auckland University.


Supervision Services

I have extensive professional supervisory experience. I work from a strength-based Narrative therapy approach.


Q Registrations and Memberships

- Member of the NZ Association of Counsellors (MNZAC)
- Practitioner Member of the Drug and Alcohol Practitioners Association of Aotearoa-New Zealand (DAPAANZ)

Q Qualifications

- Masters of Arts, Applied Sociology (Hons, Auckland University)
- Post Graduate Certificate Counselling Supervision (Waikato University)
- Certificate of Qualification in Social Work (NZ)
- Licentiate Theology (Hons, Rome)

Q Appointments

To make an appointment please contact me directly by phone or email. I will contact you within 24 hours. Any information you share with me is treated with strict confidentiality.

Q Fees

$95 one hour session

Q Payment Options

Cash or Internet Banking.