Sunanda John

Discovering Self - Counselling Practice


Kia ora, My name is Sunanda John and as a counsellor, I offer women short and long term counselling. My area of work includes, grief and loss, adoption, self-esteem and living in a different culture.

In my counselling practice, I help my clients to discover their thoughts and feelings. I support my clients to put their thoughts and feelings in a perspective, that helps them make positive decisions for their life.


Counselling Services

I work with my clients providing them safe space, so that they can talk about their feelings. It is a safe space to be able to establish their goals and work towards achieving those goals. It is important that my clients feel safe and are able to form a therapeutic connection with me. I work with my clients at their pace.

Sometimes in our life, we can come to a place of unfamiliar emotions and thoughts, that has impact on our relationships.

In my work I help my clients to familiarise themselves with their new thought and feeling. I help them to use tools to regulate their thoughts and emotions and feel confident within self and in relation to others.

I mainly work with women, to help them regain their self-esteem and enable them to be able to see their strengths.


Counselling Approach

My approach is integrative, and my work includes the use of Transactional Analysis, System’s theory, Imago Principles, and Person-Centered Counselling.


Background and Experience

I have been a practicing counsellor for eight years. I have worked as a volunteer and as a paid counsellor with community based counselling agencies working cross-culturally with women, children and families.



Q Registrations and Memberships

- Member of the NZ Association of Counsellors (MNZAC)

Q Qualifications

- Bachelor of Science (Anthropology)
- Masters in Social Work
- Diploma in Counselling and Family Therapy.

Q Languages

Other than English I can communicate in Hindi हिंदी.

Q Appointments

I am available for online appointments via Zoom, please enquire.

Q Fees

- I offer short to medium term counselling between 6-12 sessions.
- The cost of each session is $80.
- If it is hard for the clients to meet the cost of the session, we can discuss this and payment can be arranged on a sliding scale.