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Christopher | Counsellor | Healing Practitioner | Coach

Counsellor | Healing Practitioner | Coach - Christchurch - Christopher
Counselling & Somatic Therapy Christchurch
3D Wise St - Addington , Unit 4
8024 Christchurch
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Counselling, Somatic Therapy, and Energy Healing Christchurch – Support. Guidance. Healing.

Some spaces available before Christmas.

Stress, Pain, and Trauma Causing Imbalance and Disconnection.
We all have a tendency to push away painful and uncomfortable feelings. These feelings can become stuck and unresolved contributing to stress, anxiety, depression, worry, confusion, and fuel limiting and unhealthy thoughts–beliefs–patterns.

It’s important to acknowledge that mental health is bigger and more complex than the individual.
Factors such as–environmental, cultural, social, family and multigenerational trauma–all have a part to play.

Furthermore, mental and physical health issues like anxiety, depression, and autoimmune disorders are primarily treated as diseases–focusing on symptoms rather than seeking the root cause. In my experience, these issues and more, primarily stem from varying degrees of stress and trauma that cause imbalances within and disconnection from our body, feelings, and essential Self. When struggling within ourselves, we all deserve support toward reconnection, recovery, and wholeness.

The Body/Mind Approach–Reconnection Towards Recovery and Healing.
My core focus is to help others recover their authentic and essential Self to live a happier, healthier, purpose-driven, and heart-centred life.

My approach works with the whole person to realign heart and mind–body and soul. Being supported to access our conscious and subconscious body/mind connection uncovers insights into our past and present, and deepens our emotional awareness into coping patterns that form (often from a young age) around our trauma, core wounds, and social conditioning.

These coping patterns serve us to a point. Working to keep us safe, preserve our attachment relationships, and have been based on perceptions strongly influenced by our pain, trauma, and ultimately fear.

I guide my clients into experiencing these patterns through their mind, body, nervous system, emotions, and energy to help clarify why and how they disconnect and the choices in front of them to recover their authentic Self.

How I Work.
I work as a counsellor, somatic trauma therapist, healer, professional supervisor, and facilitator.
Holding a space of gentleness and deep compassion, my role is to create the conditions that make healing possible.

Helping my clients find the courage, trust, and strength to dive deep into themselves is essential. Deep healing requires Shadow Work–bravely and compassionately opening to one’s core wounds, traumas, and negative thoughts/patterns that crush self-belief, self-worth, self-love and acceptance. I am with you every step of the way–feeling what you feel–helping you hold your heart open with what can be confusing, overwhelming, scary or painful.

I hold space, listen deeply, and facilitate a natural healing process that allows your heart to lead and your inner wisdom to shine through. A process that gives you a choice and the potential to experience greater connection, insight, release, healing, and freedom. Again and again I guide you back to your breath, your body, your heart, and your spirit–working to grow greater self-acceptance and self-love.

I will empower you with tools and practices to help cultivate deeper self-awareness and maintain a conscious body/mind connection. A commitment to this focus helps momentum between sessions.

Benefits of Doing the Work.
Here are some examples of what I experience with people through the healing journey:

  • Embrace the parts of Self that have felt afraid, broken, or limited–to discover that thos parts have the potential to offer deeper understanding towards healing.

  • Find balance and wholeness through the bridge of the heart.

  • Able to be more grounded and present.

  • Learn to live authentically and courageously with their sensitivity and vulnerability.

  • Find relief and healing from long-term chronic illnesses such as autoimmune disorders, eating disorders, addiction, physical pain, and more.

  • Enjoy a happier, healthier, fulfilling life–from a loving relationship with Self, building healthy and balanced personal and professional relationships, and taking solid steps towards positive change and realising one’s goals/dreams.

If you want to know more or make an appointment, feel free to contact me.


Online therapy

I offer sessions in person and by phone or video call.

Qualifications and registrations

Intuitive Counselling (body/mind focused modality)
One Spirit Energy Healing
Trauma Informed Therapy Certificate


Most common issues I support people with:

Anxiety, depression, anger, grief and loss, trauma/abuse, burnout, relationship issues, family life/parenting issues, cancer, anxiety in children, spiritual and personal growth, finding purpose and fulfillment in life, ADHD, bipolar, autoimmune disorders, addiction.


$132 (incl GST).

Availability (Opening hours)

Monday 1:30pm - 5.30pm
Tuesday 9:30am - 5.0pm
Wednesday Online only
Thursday 2:30pm - 6.30pm
Friday Online only
Saturday -
Sunday -



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