Mark McGoram

Talking Matters Counselling

Every conversation can make a difference. That difference may be subtle or life-changing. I believe that talking does matter. I believe that talking within a therapeutic relationship offers opportunities for a new understanding of ourselves and access to experiences that can be talked about confidentiality in a safe space.


Counselling/Therapy Services

I offer an accepting, curious, and non-judgemental environment.

I believe the goal of talking therapy is to facilitate self-exploration for my clients in an attempt to heal and make sense of difficult situations, emotional states and relationships.

I am experienced in treating a wide range of psychological issues including:

  • gender/sexual identity
  • relationship issues
  • grief & loss
  • isolation & loneliness
  • life transitions
  • depression & anxiety
  • experience of trauma
  • lack of intimacy
  • toxic masculinity
  • sexuality
  • shame & stigma


Counselling/Therapy Approach

I feel strongly connected to a humanistic approach to counselling where the therapeutic relationship is client-centred, where I can sit alongside my client and be present. Each individual is uniquely different, so I draw from a variety of methods to suit their counselling needs.

Working from a person-centred foundation I utilise the following:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Mindfulness


About Me

I believe in supporting all people who have experienced forms of exploitation by a patriarchal lead society that operates with limiting cultural and gender stereotypes. I feel strongly about supporting the empowerment of women and working with female clients in ways that strengthen them in areas of communication, relationships and self-esteem. It is my desire to create an environment of care and support for male clients who struggle with the notion that they too can express their own vulnerability, sensitivity, and empathy.

For the past three years, I have been working with LGBTQIA+ clients and people living with HIV, who struggle with issues of identity, coming out, isolation, shame and stigma. I wish to create an environment of trust, openness and mutual respect that promotes and encourages success and a positive outcome in the lives of my clients. As a Provisional Member of the NZ Association of Counsellors (NZAC), I have ongoing supervision and training for my work and I adhere to and uphold the NZAC Code of Ethics.


Q Registrations and Memberships

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

Q Qualifications

- Bachelor of Health Science (Counselling), Auckland University of Technology

Q Fees

Individual ( 60 mins) $120 (incl. GST)

Couples ( 60 mins) $150 (incl. GST)

Reduced fees are available for students and those on a limited income. Please contact to discuss

Q Payment Options

Cash, internet banking and at time of session.