Lorraine Mullings

Counsellor & Supervisor


I am an experienced counsellor and supervisor, becoming a full member of NZ Association of Counsellors in 1996. I currently provide these services face-to-face in the Motueka area or online via platforms to suit the individual.


Areas of Special Interest

  • Anxiety
  • Conflict resolution
  • Depression
  • Family Issues
  • Grief & loss
  • Life transitions
  • Mentoring
  • Mindfulness
  • Parenting
  • Restorative Justice
  • Stress
  • Youth issues


Counselling Services

I work with compassion and humour, using encouragement and empowerment to make my client feel at ease. Seeing the client as the expert on their own life, I work alongside them to identify issues causing distress, highlight their strengths and identify areas that need change.


Counselling Approach

I spend time developing the counselling relationship and building up trust and respect. I use a variety of approaches to build resiliency, to increase a sense of well-being and learn new skills to overcome adversity. Approaches include Client Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Holistic Models of Wellbeing, Neuro-science, Solution Focused.


About Me

My background and experience is in counselling, supervision, teaching, and probation including:

  • Private Practice counselling and supervision,
  • Teaching in secondary, middle and primary schools in NZ, Australia and UK
  • School Guidance Counselling with adolescents, families and school staff in 3 NZ secondary schools
  • Member of NZAC Schools Advisory Group
  • Probation Officer

I have family in Auckland, Wellington and the UK, I’m married with an adult daughter. When I have free time I love to sail and am a registered Day Skipper. The outdoors is my happy place – sailing, walking, cycling and swimming.


Supervision Services

I believe that Supervision should be affirming and restorative. To this end I work alongside supervisees to respectfully explore the safety and effectiveness of their practice, encouraging them to share their strengths and vulnerabilities. In particular, I focus on professional and personal growth, as well as monitoring my supervisee’s health and wellbeing to guard against professional overload or burnout. I mostly work with counsellors and people within the education profession, but welcome enquiries from other workplaces.



Q Registrations and Memberships

- Member of the NZ Association of Counsellors (MNZAC)
- Registered Teacher

Q Qualifications

- Master of Counselling
- Certificate of Supervision
- Bachelor of Education (Hons)

Q Languages

I can converse in French / Français.

Q Appointments

By arrangement, please enquire.

Q Fees

- Please enquire - from $0 to $120 depending on funding (eg WINZ), individual or workplace.

- First 30 minutes free if enquiring about supervision.

Q Payment Options

Pay online, or PayPal.