Valentina Bargiacchi

Resonance Counselling

I am passionate about helping people through their change and growth process. In my counselling practice I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space for you to explore any challenges you face. Together we can work to find solutions so you can live a rich and meaningful life.


Areas of Special Interest

  • addiction
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • anger
  • stress
  • relationships/communication
  • grief/loss
  • life changes
  • self-esteem/confidence


Counselling Services

I offer short and long-term counselling. As an experienced and empathic counsellor I offer:

  • An approach that is warm, respectful and non-judgemental
  • A space for you to explore thoughts and feelings so that you can gain greater understanding and insight
  • To work alongside you to find new ways of coping, including learning and developing new skills
  • Support to identify strengths, goals and values
  • Support to develop a life that is rich and meaningful to you.


Counselling Approach

My counselling approach is embedded in Client-Centered Practice, which holds the view that people are the experts in their own life. I am also able to integrate other methods including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Schema Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. How these methods are used will depend on your unique experience.


Background and Experience

I have experience working with people from diverse backgrounds, cultures, ages, sexual orientations and lifestyles. In addition to my private practice I work for a non-profit organisation that provides therapy to children, adolescents and adults engaging in harmful behaviours, and prior to this I worked for a Government counselling service specialising in addiction and mental health issues.

Prior to my counselling training I have done mental health support and victim support work.

I abide by the New Zealand Association of Counsellors Code of Ethics and have regular and ongoing supervision, both of which support me to work in a safe and ethical manner.


Q Registrations and Memberships

- Member of the NZ Association of Counsellors (MNZAC)

Q Qualifications

- Bachelor of Counselling
- Bachelor of Arts (Psychology, Criminology)

Q Appointments

Monday - Friday

Q Fees

- $90-$130 (depending on income)
- WINZ Subsidies may be available
- payment can be made by Cash or bank deposit