Sarah Markham

Counsellor

 

Grief and loss comes in many forms and I am passionate about supporting clients to find a space and time to reconnect with themselves and their needs.

 

Areas of Special Interest

  • relationships problems
  • anxiety and depression
  • grief and loss
  • personal growth
  • low self-esteem

 

Counselling Services

I offer counselling through strained relationship issues, support for families with loved ones going through mental health unwellness, navigating parenting through separation, bullying, immigration resettlement grief, terminal illness struggles and the loss of a loved one through bereavement. Working with families through all tough times is a passion of mine.

All too often we don’t allow ourselves those moments of pause and reflection when going through these tough times. I offer a calm place of safety and exploration to help bring clarity to where you are standing at this moment. Through gentle exploration we work towards your preferred way forward.

Talking through life’s changes can be of enormous benefit to people, helping to bring clarity to the situation, this encourages and supports the ability to see a clear way forward.

Oftentimes a few sessions can bring about a noticeable awareness of your needs, values and beliefs, offering your preferred way forward.

 

Counselling Approach

I work with a client centred approach that incorporates the skills of Narrative Therapy, whereby we find your preferred way of understanding how the ‘problem’ is affecting your life and gain understandings into how to move through it.

 

Background and Experience

When my children were young, I worked for a national trust in the UK offering counselling and support services for new families with babies.

Eight years ago I formalised my training in Aotearoa and became a qualified counsellor. Initially counselling women who felt disempowered within relationships, and during the last six years I have been working alongside a nationally recognised not-for-profit trust, counselling children, young people, adults and families.

In my spare time I volunteer for a national grief organisation offering an in-school support programme, taking groups of students who are grieving.

I have lived in Aotearoa for 16 years with my husband, five children and ever expanding Kiwi family including two grandchildren.

FAQs

Q Registrations and Memberships

- Member of the NZ Association of Counsellors (MNZAC)

Q Qualifications

- Bachelor of Counselling

Q Appointments

I am available on Monday's and Thursday's (other days by negotiation).

Q Fees

- $100 per session.
- WINZ Subsidies may be available for people on benefits or low income.

Q Payment Options

Cash or Bank Deposit