Sue O’Hagan

Mind/Body Wholeness

In order to change, people need to become aware of their sensations and the way that their bodies interact with the world around them. Physical self-awareness is the first step in releasing the tyranny of the past.

-Bessel van der Kolk

Areas of Special Interest

  • Trauma including PTSD
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Recovery from sexual violence
  • Compulsive behaviour
  • Personal and family relationships
  • Self esteem and confidence
  • Anger

What I Offer

I offer a non-judgmental, safe and respectful space to explore the issues you bring, respecting your values, beliefs and uniqueness.

How will I work with you?

I am flexible in my approach, which is individualised for you depending on your current needs. I work in a client centred, collaborative way where we meet together as equals working to satisfy the outcome that you desire. We will work together and at a pace that works for you enabling you to heal and move forward to wholeness – of what is already there. I believe that we can find solutions to your difficulties using the strength and resources that you have within you.

The methods I use may include:

  • Body centred techniques
  • Te Whare Tapa Wha
  • Mindfulness
  • Tihei-wa Māori Ora
  • Trauma informed therapy,
  • Hakomi
  • Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Dreamwork
  • Art and sandtray therapy

Background and Experience

I completed my counselling training in 2012. In addition to my private practice, I work for a non-profit organisation that provides therapy to all women and children with a broad range of issues including family violence. I have counselled people from age 12yrs to in there late 70’s.

I abide by the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC) Te Roopu Kaiwhiriwhiri o Aotearoa Code of Ethics and have regular supervision which supports me to work in a safe and ethical manner.

About Me

I bring many years of life experience to my counselling and professional work along with ongoing personal and professional development. I strongly believe in continuing personal and professional growth.

I am currently enrolled in Hakomi (body centred mindful somatic psychotherapy) training at the Hakomi Institute of New Zealand.

Cultural Experience

Although I have worked with a wide variety of cultural backgrounds, I have predominately been with European, Pākehā, Māori, Pacific Islanders and people who identify with the rainbow community. I aim to work in a culturally sensitive manner and receive ongoing clinical supervision to enable this and to respect your values, beliefs and uniqueness.



Q Registrations and Memberships

-Provisional Member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors Te Roopu Kaiwhiriwhiri o Aoteraroa (NZAC)

Q Qualifications

- Bachelor of Counselling (Applied) (Level 6)
- Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
- Certified ASSIST suicide prevention
- Bachelor of Architecture (Honours)
- Bachelor of Building Science

Q Appointments/Locations

Sessions are available by appointment only. I am available on different days and various hours.  I currently offer in person counselling in Paraparaumu at Coastlands or online counselling throughout New Zealand. You are warmly invited to contact me via email via the form on this page or phone 027 225 4011

Q Fee

- Sliding scale depending on circumstances $90 - $120
- WINZ/ community card holders - an additional subsidy may be available - please inquire.
- Payment is required by internet banking on the day of the appointment, or with cash at the end of the appointment.

Q Cancellations

If you need to cancel your appointment, please provide 24hr notice so this time can be utilised. No cancellation fee is charged for 24hrs notice of cancellation, otherwise the full fee is expected.