Steve Gore

Let's get you to a better place


Going to see a counsellor can be a scary thought….what if it was fun?


I work with a large range of problems

  • Work/school based problems, such as bullying, stress, relationship problems, drugs/alcohol (but not addiction).
  • Intimate relationship problems including abuse, fighting. stale relationship, affairs, sexual issues, alcohol/drugs.
  • Family problems – communication, “difficult” teenagers, alcohol & drugs
  • Personal problems – trauma, sexual abuse, anxiety, stress, sense of worthless or failure.


Counselling Services

Our problems are a burden, aren’t they? We cart them around like a sack of crap on our shoulder and every new emotional injury gets thrown in the sack. My room is a space to put down the sack, open it up and chuck out some of the smelly old problems (and some of the new ones).

Too often we let our problems push us around. Together we’ll explore the hold our problems have over us and we can begin to take some of the power they have over us away … and it’s fun!


Counselling Approach

My approach is based on post structuralism…hmm… not as scary as it might sound. We look at our life through the lens of stories and relationships and look and old, unhelpful meanings that come out of those stories (meanings such as, “I’m worthless”, or “I’m not good enough”) and explore how these meanings from our past play out in our life today.


Background and Experience

I’ve been working successfully with adults, late teenagers (18+) and couples in some pretty dire headspaces for several years. I especially appreciate working with survivors of sexual trauma because helping someone break free of the grip of trauma and live a life of joy, freedom and a sense of safety they haven’t known for decades.



Q Registrations and Memberships

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

Q Qualifications

- Master of Counselling
- Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)

Q Appointments

I work exclusively between 7.30am & 4.30pm.

Q Fees

- Private sessions are $125 (individual) & $140 (couple) including gst.
- ACC counselling has no surcharge.
- I see people through various EAP schemes so check with your workplace and PHO, check with your doctor.
- Please note I do not do WINZ funded counselling.

Q Payment Options

Payment is expected at the conclusion of each session