May Sahar

Counsellor and Couples Therapist


Vaccine Certificate: As from Friday 3rd December, I will only be seeing clients face to face if they have a current vaccine certificate, which I will ask to sight. I can still work with you online if you do not have a vaccine certificate.


I am firmly of the view that self knowledge sets us free. It takes some measure of bravery to embark on this journey, but we proceed with gentleness and curiosity, together.


Areas of Special Interest

  • grief & loss of many kinds
  • recovery from negative early family experiences
  • relationship difficulties (intimate partner, family members, friends, work colleagues)
  • loss of meaning


Counselling Services

I offer counselling and psychotherapy services. You may have a long standing issue that is keeping you stuck in repetitive and unsatisfying patterns, a more immediate crisis that is causing you distress, or you may not quite know what the cause is, but you do know you are not feeling as good about your life as you would like to.

I can help you to become more aware of your inner emotional landscape, to make sense of your experiences, and to grow psychologically and emotionally so that you are freer to make choices that can lead to a happier and more satisfying way of living.


Counselling Approach

We are all a work in progress, and sometimes life can be very hard. Talking with an experienced professional like myself, where you are not judged, and whatever you bring is met with kindness and curiosity, creates a space for new possibilities to emerge.


Background and Experience

I have been working as a counsellor and therapist now for 16 years. I have never stopped learning, which is one reason I love this work. I consult with a Clinical Supervisor on a weekly basis, which is both an important part of my ongoing learning, and an ethical commitment to safe and best practice for my clients.


Q Registrations and Memberships

- Provisional Member New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists (ProvMNZAP)
- Clinical Member Psychosynthesis in Aotearoa NZ and Australia (PAnzA)
- International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)

Q Qualifications

- Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
- Diploma in Counselling
- Certified Emotionally Focused Couple Therapist (ICEEFT)

Q Locations

Suite 7, Level 3
Braemar House
32 The Terrace
Wellington CBD

151 Wilton Road

Online counselling and therapy available.

Q Appointments

Monday to Thursday 9.45am to 5.30 pm inclusive.

Q Payment Options

Cash or Internet Banking