Liz Gow

Counsellor, Coach, Facilitator

Congratulations on being curious about what is possible for you. If you are READY for change, all it takes is one small step at a time. As you are reading this you are already on your way and I would love to walk alongside you for this part of your journey.

My passion is walking alongside people who are ready for change and want to be empowered as they tap into their intuitive selves connecting to inner wisdom and moving beyond the stories of how life ‘should’ be.

Our conversations will be hopeful, uplifting, inspiring and focused on what is important to YOU to have momentum in moving forwards – onwards with your version of life.

 

EAP Counselling

I have contracts with a number of companies and organisations to provide counselling for their staff. Through your EAP counselling I can provide practical assistance when personal or work challenges arise that may impact on your ability to do your job or if it affects wellbeing.

Some challenges may include:

  • Stress, pressure, overwhelm
  • Low mood, low energy
  • Assertiveness
  • Workplace changes
  • Grief and loss
  • Relationship and family matters
  • Health and wellbeing

 

Graceful Soul Journeys

Tending to Your Soul Journey with Graceful Compassion
I offer myself as a companion, as a Soul Journeyer to express your story, to be heard, revealing the lessons learned and wisdom gained.  Living life from your inner wisdom and intuition, connecting with the larger story of why we are here.
With curiosity we explore what is possible, where you empower yourself even more integrating the body, mind and soul, living with inner peace and contentment no matter what comes your way.

Welcome to Tending to Your Soul Journey with Graceful Compassion
Together we explore your inner landscape.  The journey is gentle, kind as we take small steps with self-compassion and mindfulness to nurture and nourish this experience by:

  • Seeding new change
  • Nourishing new growth
  • Permission to bloom

We listen and hear your story, making sense of who you are in this moment in a supportive and safe way, tending to what needs to be nurtured and acknowledged, honored. With this richness of knowing, understanding we can explore and open up to your soul through creative expression. This journey to your inner landscape will lead you to feel a sense of belonging to self, feeling safe in your body and trusting you to cultivate the outer landscape as you tend to your Soul’s Garden.

Please contact me to be added to the waiting list for groups of 6 – 12.

 

Classes

EMOTIONAL WELLBEING
Wednesday 8th – 29th September
6 – 8 pm for 4 weeks NOW $40
Each week we will explore a different topic that will support an understanding of how our ‘operating’ systems work so that we can implement strategies to make life easier on ourselves instead of believing that we are defective or need fixing in some way.  By sharing knowledge and raising awareness we can then use strategies that work for us as individuals.  We will explore how anxiety operates, fight, flight, freeze, thought patterns, core beliefs and connect with values, to what matters to give us focus. Small steps!  ENROL NOW

BUILDING RESILIENCE
Saturday 9 am-12 pm
Term 4 – dates & cost to be advised
Resilience is like a muscle, it takes time and intentionality. Focusing on four core components—connection, wellness, healthy thinking, and meaning, enables us to develop mechanisms for protection against experiences that could be overwhelming, helps us to maintain balance in our lives during difficult or stressful periods, and can also protect us from the development of some mental health difficulties. You will leave with awareness and strategies for each core component continuing to grow your resilience. ENROL NOW

 

Kia ora, I’m Liz

My parents were Hungarian and I was born in England. As a young adult I worked in private business/administration. However, I have always loved working with people, and believed in people’s ability to achieve for themselves. This led to qualify as an Occupational Therapist in 1995, with a variety of roles in the UK and NZ, working in mental health, an eating disorder service, hospice and neurological rehabilitation for over 18 years.

We moved to New Zealand in 2003. I have worked as a counsellor since 2012, as a School Guidance Counsellor, ACC Counsellor, EAP, including District Councils and in private practice. I am a Life Coach since 2005 and have facilitated workshops and teach various subjects at Community Education Whangarei – Adult Education. I have experienced counselling, coaching, creative therapies, movement and meditation practices on a number of occasions, still do and know how it can enrich life.

I am married to a lovely Scottish man. I love anything to do with water, enjoy Rock’n’Roll, Ceroc, walking, African drumming and am curious enough to try most things.

I have a strong practice of wellbeing and have practiced yoga for a number of years, resulting in my being a yoga teacher. I hold gratitude for the privileges that enables me to have the life I have. Would love to hear from you.

Check out the Free Resources on my website.

FAQs

Q Registrations and Memberships

- Member of New Zealand Association of Counsellors (MNZAC)

Q Qualifications

- Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling
- Certified Supervisor (WellTec)
- Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy
- Certified in Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
- Certified in Attachment Based Counselling
- Certified Somatic Experience® Beginner Level III
- Certified Results Coaching Systems (now Neuroleadership) Coach
- Certified Embodied Recovery Provider Level 1
- Certified Advanced ARTbundance™ Coach and Practitioner
- Registered Yoga Teacher RYT200 Hours
- Registered Curvy Yoga Teacher
- Australian Center for Eating Disorders Practitioner (Gold Level)
- Certificate in Body Trust - Be Nourished.org
- Certifiied Travellers Program Facilitator
- SoulCollage® Facilitator and NZ Regional Co-ordinator
- Certified Master Kaizen Muse Creativity Coach
- KMCC Certified Modern-Day Muse Group Facilitator
- Certified Nourish Facilitator (EDEN)
- Certified Ho'oponopono Practitioner

Q Testimonials

"Liz, you are the most affirming and encouraging person I know. You always reflected on what I shared with you and brought back aspects to delve deeper into and raised themes I didn’t see. You let me plan the direction and pace. You used humour and kept me on track with firmness when needed. I absolutely valued the sessions I had with you as they have changed my life in many positive ways, even though it is now 3 years later the empowering effect hasn’t worn off. Once again – thank-you!"

"Thank you Liz, for walking beside me on this journey. I always felt understood. So much growth in so little time, Liz it is always such a pleasure working with you. Thank you."

"Liz has integrity, professionalism, a wide knowledge base and humour that she combines to draw out the threads I bring to supervision and with patience she supports me and challenges me as I reweave my thoughts and practises. I leave each session feeling heard and my path forward is clearer." Kate Caughley

"Liz has a way of allowing me to find the answers myself, whilst gently challenging my perspectives. Supervision with Liz enables me to achieve, sustain and creatively develop a high quality of practice through the means of focussed support and development. Liz is a highly skilled communicator, and passionate about what she does." OT – Non DHB

"I valued your light hearted but very sincere approach and passion for supervision! In reflecting on professional skills, strengths and challenges there was always very constructive encouragement. In looking at self-cares I felt able to go deeply into issues. What more could anyone want!" OT – DHB

Q Appointments

Sessions are either In-Person in Whangarei or Zoom/Skype depending on the service.

Q Fees

- EAP Counselling is free
- Coaching for individuals is $110 per session
- Coaching in groups is $50 per session for each participant

Q How do I get EAP Counselling

EAP counselling is free.

You can contact me directly for EAP counselling if you work for:
- Whangarei District Council
- Kaipara District Council
- Total Orchard Management

If you work for a company or organisation that has an EAP counselling contract with:
- OCP (www.ocp.co.nz)
- Raise Mental Health (www.raisementalhealth.co.nz)
you need to contact them directly and tell them you would like your counselling with me.