Rosemary (Rose) Cooper

Counsellor & Christian Counsellor


I offer a professional, confidential and supportive approach to counselling.  This enables you to explore your concerns and work through any difficulties in a safe and non-judgmental environment, where together we can reach your goals.


Areas of Special Interest

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • stress
  • relationships
  • grief and loss
  • building confidence
  • behaviour problems
  • parenting (including fostering)
  • communication
  • life and/or career changes
  • anger
  • cross-cultural relationships
  • migrants and refugees
  • spirituality


Counselling Services

I am caring and compassionate, and look forward to walking alongside you while you unload your cares and concerns. I offer a place where you can feel safe and accepted, able to share your heart without feeling judged. I hope to enable you to explore your emotions, thoughts and behaviour freely.

When people come to counselling, they are often overwhelmed by depression or anxiety and have a need to offload their burdens. These are sometimes brought on by a season of grief and loss, or by an accumulated load of smaller disappointments, ongoing stress, and life changes in general.

Through the process of counselling, you will be enabled to reconnect with hope by finding the confidence to move forward, to become more aware of yourself, your values and what motivates you, to find purpose and meaning in your life, to improve your relationships, to be more relaxed and manage stress more easily, to plan and set goals, and to develop a greater sense of well-being.


Counselling Approach

I work with ‘person-centred counselling’ – an approach which forms the basis for most ‘talking therapies’ today. It means drawing on the client’s own strengths and resilience while working together in partnership towards their goals.

I also use several other different approaches, depending on the client’s needs. These include:

  • CBT or Cognitive Behaviour Therapy – this examines the thinking processes and beliefs that may be holding the client back
  • Narrative Therapy – a way of working that separates the person from the problem, and enables them to find an alternative way of thinking about themselves
  • Te Whare Tapu Wha – a Maori health model which views a person as a whole considering emotional, physical, social and spiritual aspects


About Me

Earlier in my life I had a lot of experience in classical music performance and teaching.  While raising three children, our family also welcomed a number of foster children, some of whom are still in close contact.  Besides this, I have had a wide experience with international students and am qualified in ESOL and TESOL teaching.  These different strands have all enriched my life in various ways and enabled me to relate to a wide range of people from different backgrounds.



Q Registrations and Memberships

- Member NZ Christian Counsellors Association (MNZCCA)

Q Qualifications

- Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Counselling
- Masters in Professional Studies

Q Appointments

- Wednesday or Thursday afternoons.
- Some evening or weekend spaces are available.

Q Fees

- $100 per session
- A sliding scale is offered
- payment can be made by Cash or Internet Banking