Steve de Quincey

EMDR, Counselling & Psychotherapy

Gone are the days when the only way to get mental health support was on a counsellors couch. Online therapy is exactly as it sounds. It’s just the same as in-person therapy: the only thing that changes is the setting. Technology has revolutionized our lives in all aspects – communication, socializing, information, shopping, learning and even love.

So it’s only natural that we want the same convenience and ease when it comes to looking after our mental wellbeing.

Online therapy isn’t a new concept – but COVID made it a reality, with lockdown measures in place, therapy sessions had to go digital, not only was virtual support invaluable but highly successful and is here to stay.

Benefits of Online Therapy

  • Travel-free time efficient: Travelling can be stressful, navigating traffic, time management, and associated costs all contribute to the stress. Online therapy eliminates these stressors.
  • No geographical restrictions. Connect with us no matter where you live or work excellent for remote areas.
  • Accessibility for People With Physical Limitations. Online therapy provides accessibility to individuals who are disabled or housebound. Mobility can be a big issue when it comes to accessing mental health care. 
  • Comfortable in your own environment. Let’s face it: opening up and talking about how we’re really feeling can be tough, sometimes, it’s the little things that make it easier. You can feel more comfortable opening up online than in person and with a stranger, it is feel less daunting. Feel more at ease snuggling up on your sofa or in a private space, where you can smoke/vape or eat and drink at your ease, or leave a session if processing get difficult.
  • Time & Convenience. In our hectic lives, ‘me time’ can be hard to come by. You might have a frantic schedule and work irregular hours. Or perhaps you’re a single parent or a carer who’s always racing against the clock. Since you will be attending therapy sessions online in the comfort of your own home, you can often schedule your therapy sessions for times that are the most convenient for you.
  • Privacy. For some, online therapy offers a comforting sense of privacy. Plus there are plenty of security measures in place to protect your privacy online – from high-grade encryption services to virus and password protection.
  • Social distancing. COVID has taken a huge toll on our mental wellbeing. And if you’re already feeling nervous about people face to face interactions or are immune compromised, that’s one anxiety and barrier to therapy you can easily avoid. 

Whether you want to alleviate your anxieties, face a phobia or simply become a better you, online therapy lets you access all the same coping mechanisms that you would in an in-person session. Stephen will guide you along the right track and therapy, just doing so via your tablet, desktop or laptop.

Let’s take EMDR, IFST, SFBT, NLP & many other practiced Psychotherapies, Steve utilizes, these treatments effectively.  Each session brings the whole you into therapy, emotionally, somatically and psychologically.  Noticeable positive impacts are experienced quickly and the rewards of your online sessions can be felt in the initial session.  Steve also provides multiple tools to use outside of sessions that are very effective for self-regulation and desensitization.  The online sessions and tools to use between sessions address issues like depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, panic, PTSD, bipolar disorder, psychosis, abuse, relationship issues, personal growth and phobias.  Online therapy brings new perspective and experience, leading to new insights. 


Q Registrations and Memberships

- Member NZ Association of Counsellors (MNZAC)
- Member of the EMDR Association of Australia (EMDRAA)

Q Qualifications

- Masters in Counselling
- Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling
- Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)

Q Fees

- I am WINZ & ACC (Sensitive Claims) registered.
Potential ACC clients $100 for initial session. Refunded if claim is accepted by ACC.