Sally Shepherd | Counselling - Relationship Counselling
✓ I also offer online therapy
Counselling Kerikeri - Bay of Islands - Northland
My name is Sally Shepherd, counsellor in Kerikeri, Bay of Islands, Northland.
I enjoy working with individuals, couples from a range of ages - adolescents to senior citizens.
I work with Mahitahi (formerly Manai ) Health PHO, Work and Income, EAP Instep and Vitea, as well as private clients.
My disciplines are working interpretively mainly using cognitive Behavioural therapy, Person centred and Narrative modalities and Imago therapy when working with couples.
My therapy interests and specialisations are treatment of depression, anxiety, Phobias, PTSD, self concept, grief, abuse, anger communication, employee assistance, stress and relationship issues.
I am a certified clinical supervisor and an ACC sensitive claims trauma counsellor. I also facilitate boundaries courses.
Would you like to know more or make an appointment, please contact me.
When we do online therapy its either by phone or skype, or if you use zoom we can work that one out too.
Statement concerning the coronavirus pandemic
I will be working safely from home remotely for the foreseeable future until we get to covid lockdown level 1. This means a higher level for you as the client also. i will be available for counselling from home, remotely from mondays through to fridays for now at the regular time.,
Qualifications and registrations
- I am NZAC registered Reg;- 85427
- ACC registered through supplier ;- Ta Moko Services
- Trained in Imago therapy to advanced level
- Registered with what was Mania health organisation now Mahitahi through the primary health organisation.
- Registered with EAP services, Instep and with Vitea EAP services.
- Certified Clinical Supervisor
- anger communication
- employee assistance
- self concept
- relationship issues
- ✓ ACC Counselling
- ✓ ACT
- ✓ Child counselling
- ✓ Coaching
- ✓ Cognitive behavioural therapy
- ✓ Counselling
- ✓ Couples counselling
- ✓ EAP Counselling
- ✓ Family Therapy
- ✓ Gestalttherapy
- ✓ Interactive Drawing therapy
- ✓ Life coaching
- ✓ Mindfulness
- ✓ Narrative Therapy
- ✓ Naturopathy
- ✓ NLP
- ✓ Relationship Counselling
- ✓ Solution focused therapy
- ✓ Talking therapies
- ✓ Transactional Analysis
- ✓ WINZ Counselling
- ✓ Youth Counselling
Areas of counselling I can help with
- ✓ Abuse
- ✓ Anger management
- ✓ Anxiety
- ✓ Being a perfectionist
- ✓ Being assertive
- ✓ Bereavement, grief, loss
- ✓ Body image
- ✓ Bullying
- ✓ Burnout
- ✓ Communication
- ✓ Self confidence
- ✓ Depression
- ✓ Fear
- ✓ Feeling lonely
- ✓ Hyperventilation
- ✓ Insecurity
- ✓ Jealousy
- ✓ Low self esteem
- ✓ Obsessive compulsive disorder
- ✓ Panic attack
- ✓ Parenting
- ✓ Performance anxiety
- ✓ Phobia
- ✓ Post-traumatic stress disorder
- ✓ Relationship issues
- ✓ Sleep problems
- ✓ Social phobia
- ✓ Stress
- ✓ Trauma
- ✓ Workplace stress
- ✓ Worrying too much
- Individuals: $85
- Couples: $100
- Supervision: $100
Availability (Opening hours)
|Monday||9am - 5pm|
|Tuesday||9am - 5pm|
|Wednesday||9am - 5pm|
|Thursday||9am - 5pm|
|Friday||9am - 5pm|
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InterviewRead the interview with Sally Shepherd below.
I practice on Mondays in Kerikeri at my home address.
And i have other practice work though a trust organisation tuesday - friday.
Whats been the most important things to me have been - some negative experiences in here too because i believe adversity can grow you:-
- meeting my birth family.
- Births of and rearing of my own children
- Going through a divorce
- Being a solo parent has been an invaluable experience
- My marriage to my husband now
- Training and study for a x 2 diplomas
- Work in a leadership role in an area of work with volunteers
- Studying for a degree
- Training and working as an inidividuals, couples and trauma therapist.
- Tavel overseas
A deep compassion and empathy for others.
There was an altruistic component to training. I felt led to do this.
Also an inquisitivness about why people behave certain
When i trained it became very improtant to me to train at a well-ruputed
training organisation which
would train me well so i could be a 'good' counsellor to help others.
I think theres lots of nice things, a call from my daughter, a cat on my lap to pat,
a freshly mowed lawn, a beautiful rural view on the way home from work.
At work being told by a new client "I dont trust people but i trust you.'.
Defintiely still working in the field as a counsellor, nothing comes close. I love my work.
I love the movies - thats where you will defiinitely find me, at the movies with a friend,. I love art, water colour painting, photography. Im active getting to the gym or running the roads or biking. They all give m joy, plus the simple act of purposefully going to a beach so you can body surf. I love it all.
And I'm an adventurer. when i get the chance. road trips and travel overseas are a passion.
Yes husband of 26 years and two adult children and three grandchildren.
Yes ive had personal counselling when I trained, as a counsellor and once before that. I really enjoyed the process, The chance to talk about me and my life and all the stored up feelings i had
that went along with me.
Ive been a teacher in the past, and ive been an administrator. Neither come close to the job i love now.
A lot fo the time my clients inspire me with their courage, their wisdom and their resilliance again major adversities.
I havent one favourite film as i love so many of them!
To look on the bright side. dont dwell down there on the negative.
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