Sheila Cruse

Get Empowered with Sheila Cruse Counselling


I offer counselling in a safe space with a warm, friendly approach to individuals to work through their difficulties and issues in their lives and to modify the way that they think, feel and act. I aim to help clients to manage their emotions better and develop better coping strategies.


I work with people who have:

  • Feelings of being overwhelmed by life’s events
  • Anxiety
  • Depression,
  • Problematic sexual behaviour
  • Anger issues
  • Grief
  • Men’s issues


Counselling Services

I want you to live a better life, drawing on your own experiences and resources. I believe that you can unlock your own potential and use the strengths that you have, to assist with this. I like to work collaboratively with clients, making them the experts in their own lives.

You may need a couple of sessions or a few more,depending on your needs. We will work out a plan for you, tailored to your needs, working at your pace.


Counselling Approach

I use proven effective methods including Narrative therapy, CBT and mindfulness and I believe that each client is an individual and that counselling should be client focussed and tailored to the individual needs of the client. I also incorporate Solution Focussed Brief therapy and Response based therapy into my work.


Background and Experience

I have worked with people who are anxious or depressed and feel that they are struggling to deal with whatever life throws at them, day to day. Sometimes just being given time to talk to someone helps. Sometimes a few visits may be needed to work on the answers to some issues. I have worked with clients experiencing anger and grief, low self esteem and image worries.

Since 2000 I have worked with men and women who have problematic sexual behaviour and have been involved with individual therapy and treatment programmes since 2011.



Q Registrations and Memberships

- Provisional Member of the NZ Association of Counsellors (ProvMNZAC)
- ACC Registered Counsellor

Q Qualifications

- Master of Science (Assessment and Treatment of Sex Offenders) University of Leicester (UK)
- Post Graduate Diploma Counselling

Q Appointments

I have appointments available from 4pm to 7pm weekdays and Saturday mornings (time to suit).

Q Fees

- $100 for 50 minute appointments.
- Please enquire if low waged or unemployed

Q Payment Options

Payment by bank transfer or cash.