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Counselling Hastings - Hawke's Bay
215 Railway Road - Level 5
4122 Hastings
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Troy | Therapist

Counselling Hastings - Hawke's Bay

Hi, my name is Troy, I have been working as a social worker/therapist for now 18 years in New Zealand.

I have worked with numerous individuals, couples, and groups of all ages and ethnicities.

In those 18 years, I have worked in government agencies, and have network with a lot of community agencies. My areas of understanding and experience include working in the Youth Justice and Care Protection system, Corrections, and for a District Health Board in the area of mental health and addictions.

During my time working with young persons and their families, I have learnt a lot about the challenges young people face, and their families, and how the right type of understanding, support, and guidance is important.

The Correction services taught me, along with working in the mental health and addiction area how important empathy, honest, personal awareness, growth, development, and the belief that change can happen is important. 

For the last 15 years, I have worked for a District Health Board with individuals and groups in all sorts of mental health and addiction areas. Working in these fields including for many years in the emergency mental health and addiction team has opened me up to the challenges that people face and can suddenly find themselves in.

These experiences, learnings, and going through peoples journeys and challenges have helped me become a more rounded, realistic, and experienced therapist.

I am an open, honest, easy-going, and non-judgemental person. I understand life can be challenging, and difficult. Therefore this is where therapy can be useful.

Sometimes therapy sessions need only be for a few sessions, other times sessions are more medium and long term. I understand that also it also takes time to make changes or gain an understanding of your current situation.

As your therapist, I will be asking you for your story and asking you to review your situation or asking you to explore those difficult memories. But with support from myself and others if needed we can hopefully come to an outcome that best suits you.

Therapeutic and practical approaches

As a social worker/therapist I have worked with a number of methods, theories and approaches.

However, I use strength-based, therapeutic and practical approaches, which helps people to see their positives first in their life.

I am also a trained CBT therapist so I have met many depressed, and anxious people and apply this approach if it could work for you. I do also do work in a holistic way, but as being a clinical social worker

I have also a good understanding of mental health and addiction disorders and therefore will use evidence-based approaches and models where needed, and I understand the medical model used by DHB hospital services.

I like to also work with couples around relationship difficulties, and with people who struggle with addiction issues. Two years of my work involved working full time in a rehab facility, so I also have an understanding of the addiction models, approaches, and other supports which are out there. 

As I have now been helping and supporting services now for 18 years I also offer professional workplace supervision as well individual.

Plus I do brief therapy as I know some people do not want to fully explore every part of their life as they just want to work on their current mental health and/or addictions or other issues that are affecting them.

Would you like to know more or make an appointment, feel free to contact me.


Online therapy

Because some people have busy lives these days I also can also offer online therapy by phone or online.

Qualifications and registrations

  • Masters of Social Work - Massey University
  • Diploma of Mental Health - Victoria University
  • Diploma of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - Otago University

  • Registered social worker and CBT New Zealand member.  



  • Individual: 135 per session (incl. gst)

  • Couples: 150 per session (incl. gst)

  • Work and Income (Winz) quotes are accepted


Reviews Counselling Hastings - Hawke's Bay

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Rating of 5 out of 5
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Troy was incredible for my partner and I

Troy was incredible for my partner and I. Listened to our problems, situation, asked questions and delved right into the nitty gritty!

Gave us tasks we had to carry out and we felt like this was a huge help!

Troy was incredible and I would recommend to anyone and everyone!

Thanks Troy!

| Hastings | 2 Nov 2021
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I heartily recommend his effective service

Troy is a great guy and I consider myself very lucky to have met and spent many productive hours in his pleasant company.

I heartily recommend his disarming low-profile but effective service as one of the best investments to be made in personal development with sensitive, ready and thorough support through difficult and trying times.

Thank you Troy for being the person you are and best wishes in all your endeavours.

| Hastings | 29 Aug 2021
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