Suzie Illes – Counsellor

Counselling is a journey of self-discovery - who you are, what you want, and how you want to live.

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I have worked with adults of all ages (18 โ€“ 83 years) as a counsellor. I am someone who you will likely find easy to get on. I relate to people of all ages well.

Counselling is an excellent opportunity to explore, in greater depth, who you are, what you want, and how you want to live. I would be delighted to accompany you on your journey of self-discovery.


I’ve counselled clients struggling with:

  • stress
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • self-worth
  • self-image
  • self identity
  • relationships
  • grief
  • trauma
  • gender identity issues


My Counselling Approach

Every person is unique. While I draw on a variety of therapeutic modalities, I tailor my approach to suit your unique personality and needs. No matter what you bring I will offer a warm, attentive and sensitive environment for you to talk with me in.

I integrate a variety of counselling approaches and strategies. These are Person-Centered, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (MCBT), Solution Focused Therapy; Narrative Therapy; Strengths-based approach, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and other bits and pieces from various therapy models.

I look forward to hearing from you.


Q Registration

- Provisional Member New Zealand Association of Counsellors (ProvMNZAC)

Q Qualifications

- Bachelor of Health Science in Counselling

Q Appointments

Monday 9.00 am - 3.00 pm
Tuesday 9.00 am - 4.30 pm
Wednesday 9.00 am - 4.30 pm
Thursday 9.00 am - 4.30pm

Counselling sessions may be arranged outside of normal work hours on Thursday.

Q Fees

- Adults (18yrs +) $115 per 50 minute session
- Payment can be made via bank transfer on the day of your appointment.

Q How many sessions will I need?

It will depend on your unique life situation. I normally recommend 3 sessions to start with and then to re-evaluate your progress. Some people do well with only a few sessions while others may need a bit more support. Others may need long-term counselling and return on and off over some years.

However, this is your decision to make. We will discuss your progress as we go along to make sure that you are happy with the outcome of your counselling and the progress you are making.