Laura Rayner


Areas of Special Interest

  • relationships
  • stress
  • anxiety and depression
  • grief
  • family dynamics
  • trauma
  • problem solving
  • parenting
  • domestic violence


Counselling Services

I provide a non-judgmental and supportive space where the focus is on assisting you to gain insight into how previous and current events are impacting your life. Together we explore strategies to help you manage difficulties and achieve growth in different areas of your life, such as relationships, emotional well-being, career and self-esteem.

Focus areas would include implementing new coping mechanisms, building on existing inherent strengths, creating awareness around underlying feelings and identifying challenging behaviours or unhealthy strategies that are impeding your potential and impacting wellbeing.


Counselling Approach

I adopt a collaborative approach with clients to determine goals, working in a strengths based manner. The client-centred approach built on the premise that clients are the experts in their own life and possess the inherent ability to create solutions and understanding, underpins my practice. I use various modalities that fits with the specific client and their presenting issues. In this regard, I am trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), practice solution focused therapy (SFT), family Systems approach; and Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples.


About Me

I grew up in small town New Zealand but have travelled around and found my home in Lower Hutt. I’m passionate about working with people and working alongside my clients to support them to improve their well-being. I have 10 years of counselling experience with employment in Relationships Aotearoa, Stand Children’s Services Tu Maia Whanau, Barnardos and EAP Services.


Q Registrations and Memberships

- Member of the NZ Association of Counsellors (MNZAC)

Q Qualifications

- Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
- Bachelor of Counselling
- Post Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play

Q Appointments

- Mondays 8am - 4:30pm
- Tuesdays 8am - 4:30pm
- Wednesday (online/phone only) 9am-2:30pm
- Thursdays 8am - 4:30pm
- Fridays 8am - 4:30pm

Q Fees

- $120/session including GST
- payment can be made by cash or bank deposit