Lorraine Dodd

Counsellor

 

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. These issues include:

  • 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, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). I draw on Art Therapy and Sand tray Therapy.

 

Background and Experience

I have worked in Private Practice, in Christchurch, Melbourne and Auckland, since 2006. I have written and delivered weekend workshops for adults and children.

I have also worked with adolescents within Secondary Schools as a School Counsellor.

 

FAQs

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

Q Appointments

I see clients 9-3 weekdays, in the evenings 7-9, and on weekend afternoons.

Q Fees

Sessions:
- Individuals $95
- Couples $120
- Families $135

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

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

Writing:
- Casual Session $22
- Ten Sessions $195

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

Q Payment Options

Payment can be cash or bank transfer.

Q Parking

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