Paul Negrulescu

Counsellor

 

I have been practicing counselling for the last 12 years, having seen thousands of clients and witnessing great positive changes in their lives. My background is in Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy. My primary type of therapy is Family and Couple Systemic Therapy.

 

Areas of Special Interest

  • individual adults, couple and family therapy
  • traumatic experiences – ACC registered (present or past abuse, PTSD)
  • neglect
  • loss
  • grief
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • personal growth
  • self-confidence
  • emotional and behavioural problems
  • life transitions

 

Counselling Services

Family systemic therapy is based on the belief that individuals cannot be understood in isolation from one another, but rather as a part of their own or original family (values, believes, role expectations, patterns of communication and interaction etc.). With this training in my practice I apply scientifically validated procedures that recognise that:

  • conscious and unconscious processes influence behaviour, emotions and cognitive experience.
  • experiences remote in time and place influence perceptions and actions in current relationships.
  • people influence and are influenced by the systems they are part of.
  • physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of experience are interrelated.

 

Systemic therapy will provide a safe space for you to explore your relationships, thoughts and feelings.

 

Counselling Approach

My primary type of therapy is Systemic Therapy, which includes narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy, emotion-focused therapy and cognitive behavioural techniques, as required. My background is in Clinical Psychology (recognised in NZ by NZQA) and Psychotherapy. I work with individuals (adults) and couples. One area of significant focus and passion in my work is single-event or prolonged trauma. I am ACC registered.

Please visit my website for further details about the types of issues I work with and any other information you may require.

 

Background and Experience

  • 3 years – Clinical Psychologist: “Mana” Association – Romania (working with teenagers and adults who have suffered sexual abuse and different other forms of trauma)
  • 5 years – Clinical Psychologist and Family and Couple Psychotherapist – Private Practice Timisoara – Romania (working with individuals, couples, families and different types of trauma)
  • 5 years – Counsellor in Private Practice – New Zealand

For more information about me, please check my website.

 

FAQs

Q Registrations and Memberships

- Member NZ Christian Counsellors Association (MNZCCA)
- Clinical Practitioner Member NZ Association of Family Therapy (NZAFT)
- ACC Registered Counsellor

Q Qualifications

- Master of Science (Clinical Psychology)
- Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

Q Testimonials

"Dear Paul, I cannot thank you enough – your counseling opened a new pathway for me and I can now move on step by step leaving some of the burdens of my life behind. My journey is far from over but simply by saying the right things or asking the right questions you set a domino effect in motion that allowed me to follow new trains of thought. Sometimes this meant to delve into the past and revisit painful moments, something I used to avoid – but with your gentle guidance this turned into a healing process. As a result, I am beginning to enter a healthier relationship not only with others but also with myself. Thank you."
- A.B. Wellington

Q Languages

English / Romanian (native tongue)

Q Locations

- Level 2, Central House, 26 Brandon Street, Wellington
- Lane Park, 22 Lane Street, Wallaceville, Upper Hutt
- 57 Cuba Street, Petone
- Online counselling available

Transport and Parking:
- Brandon Street Practice: is not far from bus stops and Wellington Station. There is limited street parking in this area, be aware you may need to allow time to find a park.
- Upper Hutt: free off-street parking.
- Petone: free off-street parking

Q Appointments

Please enquire.

Q Fees

- Individuals $100 incl gst – 50 min
- Couples/families $120 incl gst – 60 min
- ACC clients - free of charge

- If cost is a barrier to receiving counselling that you feel you need, we can discuss this and negotiate a cost which is easier for you to pay.

Q Payment Options

To be paid after the counselling meeting by internet banking.