Lorraine Dodd



Working with individuals, couples and families to bring about lasting change.


Areas of Special Interest

I work successfully with clients across a wide range of their presenting issues.

  • trauma
  • relationships
  • mental health issues
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • bi-polar
  • grief
  • domestic violence


Counselling Services

Our relationship with Change is regularly part of our lives: sometimes we want it but can’t get it, whilst at other times we don’t want change, yet it is thrust upon us.

I journey with clients to explore their existing strengths – strengths they already have which may be drawn on to support them through their chapter of Change. We can also find ourselves going deeper into the past to examine the elements which have contributed to the present.


Counselling Approach

I work with clients to support them in the mode that seems a comfortable and easy fit for them. I draw on a range of approaches including Person-Centred Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Trauma-Informed Practise. I utilise Creative Expressive Approaches and Sand Tray Therapy when this seems to be a good-fit for clients.


Background and Experience

  • Since 2006 I have worked in Private Practise: in Christchurch, Melbourne and Auckland.
  • I am a Counsellor-Educator at Manukau Institute of Technology where I support Students in the Bachelor of Applied Counselling Degree.
  • I have worked with adolescents within Secondary Schools as a School Counsellor.
  • I have written and delivered weekend workshops for adults and children.



Q Registrations and Memberships

- Member of the NZ Association of Counsellors (MNZAC)
- ACC Registered Counsellor

Q Qualifications

- Masters of Education (Distinction)
- Certificate in Counselling
- Bachelor of Arts (Hons First Class)
- Diploma of Teaching
- New Zealand Certificate in Adult and Tertiary Teaching

Q Appointments

I see clients:
- 9am-8pm Monday to Thursday
- 9am-5pm Fridays

Q Fees

Sessions (in-person or online):
- Individuals $110
- Couples $135
- Families $150

- One accruing hour $75
- Six accruing hours $360

- Individual One Day $135
- Individual Three Day $270
- Couple Three Day $360

- Casual Session $22
- Ten Sessions $195

- Some clients will be eligible for counselling funded by ACC or EAP.

- Fees can be paid by cash or bank transfer.

Q Parking

Parking is right outside, in a completely unmarked, anonymous and confidential environment.