Peter Milne

West Auckland Counselling Ltd

Being part of someone’s journey to better mental health, helping them feel better about themselves and their place in the world is something I love.

My training as a psychiatric nurse provides an ideal platform for my counselling practice. I use a range of counselling methods in my work with clients, and am able to help people through a range of different issues, including depression, trauma, stress and anxiety. Men are often hesitant about reaching out to seek help and I understand any feelings of apprehension to enable people to better handle the stress of everyday life.

I am strongly committed to my family and I am also passionate about issues relating to active fathering. I am married and a father of two, step-father of two and an extremely proud Grandfather.

Therapeutic Approach

As a counsellor my work involves the following:

  • Working alongside and with you
  • Combining your personal knowledge, with my abilities as a counsellor, so we work together to find your own individualised ways forward
  • Jointly identifying and highlighting your own unique strengths and resources – because often people don’t realise the resources that they already possess
  • Developing practical tools and techniques to manage your daily experiences
  • Promoting self-reliance and the use of your own resources in meeting whatever challenges are present
  • Seeking an outcome where you are self-empowered to make your own choices for your own benefit
  • Working together so that you achieve personal power and develop your own ways of managing things in the future.

My Counselling Experience

I have worked in Mental health since I started my Nursing training in 1978 many of them in community mental health. This included follow-up of people discharged from hospital, crisis work and eventually I worked as a Nurse Therapist in a community mental health centre. This entailed triage, assessments and providing clients with therapy.

I started working in a counselling private practice in 1995 and since then at different times full-time private practice or part-time private practice/part-time counselling agency work. This has included a spell as Counselling Team Leader for a men’s counselling agency.

I am currently working part-time in Private Practice.


Q Registrations and Memberships

- Member, Registered with NZ Association of Counsellors (MNZAC)
- Registered Psychiatric Nurse
- Registered Comprehensive Nurse

Q Qualifications

- Diploma in Counselling
- Certificate in Counselling
- I am committed to ongoing training and use a broad range of therapeutic methods to tailor treatment according to individual needs.

Q Appointments

I am available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays during the day for in-person sessions.

Q Supervision

My experience of working for many years with issues relating to Mental Health,Mens issues & trauma work help me to provide quality supervision.
I use a strength based approach that focuses on building confidence, knowledge and sense of professional identity.
My training in supervision is:
A workshop in Supervision in 1993 by Mental Health Training Services (Auckland Hospital Board)
Advanced Counselling Supervision Course in 1999 by NZAC & Auckland University.

Q This is a link to an interview I did about male sexual abuse for TV3 Firstline programme (breakfast news) on 16th August 2013.

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Sexual abuse

Male Sexual Abuse – how is it different?

Thus article was a response by Peter Milne to Therapy Guidelines, Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse written by Kim […]

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