Kathy Hughes


Breathe  Laugh  Play  Love  Learn  Flow

I love to collaborate with clients on their own goals for wellbeing. I have a blended approach drawn from Person Centred Counselling and Body-Mind methods like Mindfulness, Breath work, Havening®, TRE and others.


Areas of Special Interest

  • Stress and Trauma resolution
  • Confidence
  • Self Esteem
  • Boundaries
  • Sleep problems
  • Sexual trauma resolution
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Phobia
  • PTSD
  • Fears
  • Grief
  • Spirituality
  • Body-Mind approaches
  • Mindfulness
  • Havening
  • TRE Tension Release Exercise


Counselling Services

I am fascinated with neuroscience and the hope that comes from the new understanding of neuroplasticity – which means anything can change. We can rewire our brain.

We can learn self soothing ways to resolve any kind of stress & trauma distress we feel stuck in. Whether your challenge is from childhood experiences, a traumatic event, or chronic stress and mental health unease. I am passionate about individualising Body-Mind methods to each client. We can all learn ways to support our own body-mind’s amazing ability to self-heal.

There are so many little changes we can all make that can help us feel better. Starting small and seeing the ripple effect into other areas of life is so rewarding.

You are worth the effort of finding the support and deep listening you need so you can feel better and enjoy your life. Read more on my website and my facebook page.


Counselling Approach

I have a blended approach drawn from Person Centred Counselling training and other body-mind approaches such as:

  • Mindfulness
  • Havening Techniques
  • Tension Release Exercises TRE
  • breathing techniques
  • visualisation


Background and Experience

I have worked as a counsellor for a medical centre and in private practice (over 10 years). I have worked with clients from a wide range of ages and a variety of cultural backgrounds.

My background before counselling was in general nursing then vet nursing.

I also facilitate weekly small groups for stress release techniques practice.


Q Registrations and Memberships

- Member of the NZ Association of Counsellors (MNZAC)
- Certified Havening Techniques Practitioner
- Certified TRE Provider

Q Qualifications

- Diploma of Counselling
- General and Obstetric Nurse Diploma (no longer in practice)

Q Appointments

Weekdays 11am - 5:30pm

Q Fees

- $120 per session
- Discounts available by negotiation

Q Payment Options

- Cash or Direct Credit on day of session