Maxine Brayshaw


I work with individual adults with a diverse range of issues, and offer both long and short term therapy options.

I am passionate about empowering you to uncover and recover your strengths, to find strategies and solutions for managing and resolving the imbalance in your life. I provide a safe space for you to try out new ways of being, thinking and feeling. I offer support and guidance in working to manage your emotions in a healthy way. I would like to support you to explore your own reasoning and decision-making skills, helping you take action to move in a different direction and to gain increased independence and self-esteem.



  • Offers you a safe place to learn to be you
  • Listens and responds to your needs
  • Enables you to relate better with others
  • Allows you to be you
  • Empowers you to enjoy life
  • Helps you to navigate change
  • Confidential non-judgemental support
  • Builds your self-esteem and confidence


I specialise in:

  • anxiety and stress
  • workplace issues
  • depression
  • self-esteem
  • trauma & PTSD
  • abuse – sexual, physical and emotional
  • health and wellbeing
  • life transition/direction
  • relationship issues (individuals)
  • break-ups and divorce
  • grief and loss
  • personal development
  • anger


My counselling approach:

My counselling style is genuine and down to earth, using an integrated approach to best suit your personal and unique needs. I utilise a range of counselling therapies to help support you towards a more fulfilling life, these include:

  • Person Centred Therapy
  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
  • Brief Solution Focused Therapy
  • ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)
  • Positive Psychology


About Me

I bring many years of life experience to my counselling and professional supervision work, along with on-going personal and professional development and training.


Professional Supervision

I also provide supervision to a range of counselling and health professionals.


Q Registrations and Memberships

- Member NZ Association of Counsellors (MNZAC)

Q Qualifications

- Bachelor of Counselling
- Diploma in Stress Management
- Post Graduate Certificate Professional Supervision

Q Locations

Welcome Bay, Tauranga
Bay Counselling, Tenth Avenue, Tauranga

I am also available for video calling sessions through Skype, FaceTime, or Zoom.

Q Appointments

Welcome Bay, Tauranga: Wednesday and Friday Morning
Bay Counselling, Tenth Avenue, Tauranga: Tuesday & Thursday & Friday Afternoon

Q Fees

Full hour session - $125 includes GST