Sabina Larsen

Reachout Counselling


I am a General Counsellor with over five years’ experience working with children, youth, young adults, adults and families from all walks of life. I am registered as an ACC Provider, WINZ Approved Provider and I have memberships with DAAPANZ and NZCCA.


Areas of Special Interest

  • Aged Care
  • Anger/Violence
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bullyin
  • Chronic Illness
  • Conflict Resolution/Mediation
  • Depression/Sadness
  • Disability
  • Eating Disorders
  • Fears/Phobias
  • Grief/Loss
  • Depression/Trauma
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideations


Counselling/Therapy Services

I am very passionate about people and I take a people focused approach when working with my clients. I have expertise in a wide range of issues with a particular focus on Sexual abuse, Addictions and Domestic Violence.

I work with people from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities and I am passionate about inspiring others.

I am very passionate about working with people facing Addictions, drug, Alcohol, Substance. I am also interested in and experienced working with stress, anxiety, depression, anger, grief/loss, isolation/loneliness, low self-esteem and confidence, relationship difficulties, communication strategies, and trauma.

I want to work with you and I am here to meet your needs. I am open, patient, and compassionate and I bring that in my approach. My clients find that through counselling they are able to think more positively about themselves and develop a more hopeful outlook towards life. As their self-esteem improves, they find it easier to manage problems that come their way and find solutions which lead to more peace and fulfilment.


Counselling/Therapy Approach

I always want the best for my clients. I will work together with you to build your strength, resilience, and emotional wellbeing. I provide information, tools and coping strategies in all areas where appropriate. After developing new skills, you will find yourself feeling more settled and motivated to find solutions to your problems.


I adopt the following methods depending on your situation and goals:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Acceptance and Treatment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness approaches
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-centered Counselling
  • Solution Focused Counselling
  • Trauma-informed counselling


Background and Experience

I have worked as a counsellor in a Primary School, and at Care NZ counselling clients with addictions and all general issues. I have also worked for the Drug Treatment Unit at Rimutaka Prison. I am now in private practice and welcome people of all ages and backgrounds who would like to find life easier and more fulfilling.



Q Registrations and Memberships

- Provisional Practitioner Member of the Drug and Alcohol Practitioners Association of Aotearoa-New Zealand (DAPAANZ)
- ACC Registered Counsellor
- Victim Support Registered Counsellor

Q Qualifications

- Bachelors of Addictions
- Honours Degree in Counselling
- Bachelors of Education

Q Languages

I am fluent in English and Shona.

Q Appointments

Monday - Friday 9am -5pm

Q Fees

- One on one - $90/hr
- Group Session 2hr - $45
- Self-Empowerment - $90/hr
- ACC clients are fully funded
- WINZ Disability Allowance for Counselling available for people on benefits and low incomes.

Q Payment Options

Cash, Eftpos, Credit Card