Joy Campbell

Weaving Life Counselling


ON LEAVE I am on maternity leave until 1 June 2022. Contact me if you would like to book an appointment in June.


Problem Solving Together


Areas of Special Interest

  • Spirituality and faith
  • Dreams/nightmares
  • Addiction issues
  • Health and disability issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief, change and loss
  • Difficulties with pregnancy, pregnancy loss and postnatal distress
  • Anxiety and Depression


Counselling Services

Life is made up of many important strands. At times, it’s hard to make sense of these and how they can fit together. When this happens to you, I can provide a safe, supportive service to help you look at the parts that make up who you are and find ways to bring them together. This provides an opportunity for you to develop a more connected way of living, which can then sustain you and those you support. A strand that is often neglected but present and powerful in bringing cohesion to life is spirituality or intrinsic meaning. I can help you explore what this strand might mean to you and your preferred picture of wholeness.

In counselling, you get to talk about your life and experiences in your own way.  As I listen to you talk about your concerns and problems, I will offer you feedback and ask questions to help you to see these differently. This gives you the opportunity to think and feel about your situation in new ways. We can talk about new ways of problem solving that you can try.  We will celebrate the positive steps you have considered and taken towards the life that you want to live.


Counselling Approach

I use a combination of Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, client-centred connecting skills. Dreamwork, tools from spiritual direction and body orientated processing to help you find relief and resilience. At times I will also support you to use drawing/writing/movement/home practice as ways to get a new perspective of your concern(s), your resources and explore options for acceptance and/or change.


Background and Experience

My professional experience includes, addiction counselling in prison, health and disability advocacy with people of all ages and Ethics administration in a counselling professional body. Other work experience includes hospitality, disability support work, and counselling in community agencies. I am a Spiritual Director trained in the Ignatian tradition and offer this to people with religious and non-religious spirituality.

I have had the privilege of supporting people with physical and intellectual impairments, mental illness, and progressive health conditions. I have also supported Maori and Pacific people, women and men with English as their second language including those from a refugee background. I have completed advanced trauma training with Judy Lightstone.


Q Registrations and Memberships

- Member of the NZ Association of Counsellors (MNZAC)
- Associate Member of Association of Christian Spiritual Directors (ACSD)
- Dream Network Aotearoa New Zealand (DNANZ)

Q Qualifications

- Bachelor of Counselling
- Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults
- Certificate in Applied Dreamwork
- Certificate in Health, Disability, and Aged Support (Advocacy)
- Certificate of Graduation of Te Wairua Mahi In the Ministry of Spiritual Direction

Q Appointments

- Appointments available via phone or video call.

Q Fees

- First session fee negotiable.
- $100 per following session of individual counselling.
- If cost is a barrier to receiving counselling that you feel you need, we can discuss this and negotiate a cost which is easier for you to pay.
- Please pay with cash at our appointment or directly into my bank account.

Q Cancellations

If you have an appointment booked, it will be charged at the agreed rate, unless you have cancelled or rescheduled at least 24 hours beforehand.

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