Laura Villegas

Counsellor, Career Counsellor, Family Therapist, Child Therapist, Life Coach

 

I am a motivated and collaborative counsellor, who started working in the AOD and Mental Health sectors in 2010 in my home country Colombia.

 

Areas of Special Interest

  • Mental Health
  • Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • Trauma
  • Couples Counselling

 

Counselling/Therapy Services

Committed and passionate about supporting people affected by mental health issues and addictions to make changes in their life.

In New Zealand I have worked in partnership with Corrections, the Therapeutic Communities, and currently I am practicing brief interventions with a wide variety of clients and mental health issues.

My life – work experience, my cultural background and my training gave me the opportunity to grow both professionally and personally and to be more compassionate and understanding to clients and their whanau.

 

Counselling/Therapy Approach

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Humanistic therapy
  • Integrative or holistic therapy

 

About Me

Since 2011 working in the AOD and Mental Health sectors in my home country Colombia.

In New Zealand I have worked in partnership with Corrections, the Therapeutic Communities, and currently I am practicing brief interventions with a wide variety of clients and mental health issues.

FAQs

Q Registrations and Memberships

- Provisional Member of the NZ Association of Counsellors (ProvMNZAC)

Q Qualifications

- Psychologist Degree (NZQA validated)