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 DAPAANZ and NZCCA.

I welcome people of all ages and backgrounds who would like to find life easier and more fulfilling.

I am very passionate about people. I have expertise in a wide range of issues with a particular focus on Sexual abuse, Addictions and Domestic Violence.


I can help you with:

  • Aged Care
  • Addictions/Drug/Alcohol/Substance Use
  • Anger/Violence
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bullying
  • Chronic Illness
  • Communication Strategies
  • Conflict Resolution/Mediation
  • Depression/Sadness
  • Disability
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Fears/Phobias
  • Grief/Loss
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Sexual Abuse/Trauma
  • Stress
  • Suicidal


Counselling for Hope, Solutions & Well-being

My clients find that through counselling they are able to think more positively about themselves and develop a more hopeful outlook towards life. As your self-esteem improves, you will find it easier to manage problems that come your way and find solutions which lead to more peace and fulfillment.

I always want the best for my clients. I will work together with you to build your strength, resilience, and emotional well-being. 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.


My Counselling Approach

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

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 in Palmerston North and Online.


Q Registrations and Memberships

- Provisional Practitioner Member of the Drug and Alcohol Practitioners Association of Aotearoa-New Zealand (DAPAANZ)
- Member of NZ Christian Counsellors Associaiton (MNZCCA)
- 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.
- fees can be paid by Cash, Eftpos, or Credit Card