Michelle Hay

Adolescent and Young Adult Counsellor


Michelle specialises in:

Counselling teenagers and young adults. She also has a half hour session suited for parents who want to problem solve issues they are encountering with their adolescents.

Michelle helps young people overcome, get through and manage hard things in life while equipping them with tools to continue on their journey of growing into the great person they are created to be. She has worked with teenagers and young adults in various roles in different community settings for over 20 years.


Common issues she helps with are:

  • anxiety
  • school refusal
  • self-esteem
  • emotional regulation
  • deliberate self-harm
  • behavioural issues
  • stress
  • grief
  • depression


Counselling Approach

Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and an eclectic mix of Transactional Analysis (TA), Interactive Drawing Therapy, and Refocusing Therapy.


Background and Experience

Alongside her Private Practice, she is a counsellor in a local high school.



Q Registrations and Memberships

- Member of the NZ Association of Counsellors (MNZAC)

Q Qualifications

- Masters of Counselling (Hons)
- Bachelor of Commerce (Management and Labour Relations)

Q Fees

- $130 per 50 minute session
- $85 for a half hour session that will suit parents wanting to problem-solve issues with their adolescents, or for younger clients.
- payment can be made by cash or online payments.