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Sharon | Counselling & Life coaching, Benestar & Ignite EAP provider

Counselling Blenheim
Covent Gardens
7201 Blenheim
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My name is Sharon. I was born in South Africa and immigrated to New Zealand in 2008 with my husband and two children. We lived in Wellington for 8 years before relocating to Blenheim. 


I obtained a degree in psychological counselling from a university in South Africa.  After moving to New Zealand, I furthered my official education with a diploma in Life Coaching, Certificate in CBT, Certificate in Trauma Focussed CBT and a Certificate in Neuro-relational Play Therapy.  I have also read countless books and done tons of research as well as spending two years receiving regular counselling/coaching myself in order to grow myself as a counsellor. 


During that time, I wrote a course for kids that taught them how to be more resilient and implemented it in several schools. I have been counselling adults and children under 12 since 2012 and thus have many hours of experience.


I now run my own practice in Blenheim where I have a counselling office and a fully equipped play therapy room for children. 

With children, I use play as a way to make the child comfortable, give them ways to express themselves and I use toys as a tool to work on role play.  I also do a lot of art and craft with my child clients as I find this is a very helpful way to help a child work through issues.  

Online therapy

I can work online with adults via a secure telehealth platform.  I can only work with children in person.


My office is based in Blenheim, New Zealand.

Statement concerning the coronavirus pandemic

I will see clients face to face in Blenheim, New Zealand.

Qualifications and registrations

  • BA Degree in psychological counselling
  • Diploma in life coaching
  • Certified in CBT
  • Certified in TF-CBT
  • Certificate in Neuro-relational Child Centred Play Therapy



I have a particular interest in working with children and have studied child psychology extensively.  I have raised two children and thus bring a certain amount of life experience to my work along with my training.  I have a background in education.  



When I work with people, I tend to use goal directed and solution focussed methods.  Much of my experience and training was with CBT type counselling and I am heavily influenced by this.

If I am working with a child, sometimes it becomes necessary to work with the parents and the family around the child and, in that case, I can do relationship counselling and family therapy.


$80 per hour

I do operate on a sliding scale so if you are unable to afford the full fee, please discuss that with me.

I can access funding in some cases, through the Gumboot Friday website. 

I am an EAP provider for Ignite Aotearoa and Benestar.

Availability (Opening hours)

Monday -
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday -
Sunday -


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