nWow! Counselling & Coaching

Jan & Maree Stachel-Williamson


If you’re thinking “Things are too hard right now”, “I don’t know how to get through this”, “Where did my happiness go?” or “Something needs to change, but I don’t know how to get there”, it’s time to get professional help.

Contact us on 021 070 0132 to book your first session.


Areas of Special Interest

  • relationship issues
  • life transitions
  • sex and sexuality
  • increasing confidence and self esteem
  • grief
  • communication skills
  • stress management
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • trauma
  • addictions
  • work stress



We provide an environment which is supportive and respectful, solution-focused and non-judgemental. We enjoy supporting people in learning new ways of thinking about and dealing with challenges while helping them connect with their inner strengths and skills.



Slight changes here: Building a strong and happy relationship is about understanding the patterns that cause distance and tension between you and your partner and learning how to consciously create more closeness. Couples’ counselling with Jan will increase understanding, listening and caring in your relationship which on the one hand helps reduce the chance of separation or divorce, but also leads to reconnection and a brighter future together.


The main approaches we use are:

  • NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming)
  • EFT (Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy)
  • Hypnotherapy & Mindfulness
  • EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques aka Energy Psychology)
  • Person-centred and Solution-focused Counselling

If you aren’t sure yet what you need, we can discuss this with you and combine modalities and approach according to the issues you want to work on and the goals you want to achieve.

Visit our website for more details.


About Jan

Jan has been in private practice since 2000, first in Germany then New Zealand, working with adults, couples and youth as well as running trainings, for the general public, organisations and businesses.


About Maree

Maree has been working as a counsellor and coach since 2004. In previous roles she has also worked with youth and supported people with disabilities and mental health conditions. In 2015, Maree developed a work-focused anxiety counselling programme for a supported employment organisation. She has worked as an online counsellor internationally and enjoys working with different cultures and backgrounds to her own.



Q Appointments

We are available Monday to Friday with some evening appointments available.

Q Languages

Jan can also provide counselling sessions in German.

Q Testimonials

"Maree helped me more than I ever thought was possible. She gave me the tools to build my confidence and belief in myself that I needed in order to live a happy and fulfilled life." - A.M., Christchurch

"Hi Jan, it’s Mel here. I just wanted to let you know that after two interviews I have just won my dream job. The sun is shining in my life and the NLP sessions with you were fundamental to the sun coming out. Thanks again … The results I have had from my sessions with you have allowed me to refer you with complete confidence." - Mel, Health and Safety Advisor, Christchurch

Q Fees

- Sliding scale. Please contact us for details.
- Funding can be accessed via Work and Income for people on a benefit or on a low wage
- OCP also provide funding to work with Maree.
- You can pay by cash or bank transfer on the day.

Q Jan's Memberships & Qualifications

- Member of the NZ Association of Counsellors (MNZAC)
- Professional Member and Approved Supervisor of New Zealand Association of Neuro Linguistic Programming (MNZANLP)
- Member of International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (ICEEFT)
- Member of NZ Community for Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (NZCEFT)
- Diploma in Counselling
- NLP Master Practitioner and Trainer
- Graduate Diploma of Science in Psychology
- Clinical Hypnotherapy Certificate
- Natural Health Practitioner (Heilpraktiker Psychotherapie; Germany)
- Kinesiology Consultant and Instructor
- mBIT Practitioner
- Master of Arts

Q Maree's Memberships & Qualifications

- Member of the NZ Association of Counsellors (MNZAC)
- Professional Member and Approved Supervisor of New Zealand Association of Neuro Linguistic Programming (MNZANLP)
- Diploma in Counselling
- Diploma in Career Guidance
- NLP Master Practitioner
- Clinical Hypnotherapy Certificate
- Certificate in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
- Certificate in Peer Support (Mental Health)
- mBIT Practitioner
- Bachelor of Arts