Melisa Cane-Franzetti

Wanderlust Therapies

I am a qualified counsellor and a Member of NZAC. I have a holistic approach to wellbeing and happiness very much inspired by the model of Te Whare Tapa Wha. Inspired by my travels, cultures and the natural elements I create a safe, non-judgmental, and empowering environment.



I don’t believe in “one solution fits all”. So I do an initial assessment and get to know you and your therapy goals. I train in different methods and techniques and tailor the session to your needs.



My approach to well-being and happiness is holistic. I look at the different elements in your life and your environment to better understand where you are at right now and what you need. I work on being present, mindful, and accepting.



I believe in giving people tools to apply in their lives outside of the therapy room. I like to give people the autonomy to make choices and perfect their reflective skills. I want you to leave feeling empowered and accepting. The World is your Oyster!


I can help you with:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • navigating life’s changes
  • relationship issues
  • communication styles
  • sex therapy
  • migrant related issues
  • attachment styles
  • feelings of isolation
  • fears, self-love
  • family dynamics
  • apathy
  • general well-being, and more…


My space is designed to explore, heal and challenge yourself. I am experienced working with people from many cultural backgrounds, ages, genders, and sexualities.
Wanderlust Therapies was born from the desire of helping people live better lives, promoting empathy and acceptance, and simply, helping make the world a better place. After years of travelling the world and working with local communities, kids, wildlife, and sustainability Melisa (founder) decided to go back to study and gain more skills to help others. She identified a need for a more down-to-earth, less intimidating therapeutic space.


Q Registrations and Memberships

- Member of NZ Association of Counsellors (MNZAC)