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Counselling - Wellington - Ngairini
Counselling Island Bay - Wellington
9 Eden Street Island Bay
6023 Wellington
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Ngairini | Counselling

Counselling Island Bay - Wellington

Hi, my name is Ngairini. I'm an experienced Counsellor in Island Bay, Wellington.

I'm here to support children, young people, couples and families to work towards a more fulfilled life using any modalities in my list and for any of the issues that they face. 

If you want to know more or make an appointment, feel free to contact me.
I work with my Comfort/Service dog Stanley who is totally peaceful and safe with children and all humans. He provides great comfort for children and all ages (if you like dogs). He is clean, vaccinated, healthy and non smelling. He is open for pats during the session if in person :) 
I have a commitment to my wellbeing also, and do professional development, undertake supervision, and follow standard ethical guidelines for counsellors (e.g. Therapy Counsellors & NZAC).

My sessions are one hour. It is a comfortable, clean, private and safe space. You will have confidentialtiy (informed consent). I am always aware of ethical situations and will follow them to the letter.

Please see below some reviews I have received:

"Beautiful and warm lady, Ngairini. Me and my children were very comfortable and felt welcomed and not udged; Stanley was very good support." Luana, Poriria.

"Ngairini has been an absolute Godsend for my daughter and myself. We are both finding the sessions helpful and her experience in addressing the concerns is phenomenal :) "Tania, Tawa.

 "Ngairini was such a pleasure and a Godsend in helping my teenage sons. She has such a lovely & helpful manner and is easy to open up to. She is super skilled in techniques to implement in support of her sessions and offers such practical advice. I would highly recommend Ngairini." Gemma. N. Miramar.

I've had four sessions and I'm becoming myself again. It's been really nice to have someone to speak to and give me advice. I have learnt a lot to keep myself happy and have clearer thoughts. Its been really helpful."Brayden, Waiunomata.

"Harrison (11), Mark and I built a genuine rapport with Ngairini O'Kell from our first meeting with her. She also sets out boundaries in a kind manner. Harrison and I met her and her companion dog. She broke the ice by talking about surfing, Harrisons favourite topic. He had been wary and indeed reluctant to go to counselling for a number of years. Even on the way there, he was dubious. However they soon started chatting like old friends. I returned an hour later to a son who was very comfortable and didn't want to leave Ngairini's companion dog. Son was happy to return to counselling the following week with Mark. Son enjoyed his sessions and would like to finish some in the future. This is a positive result for us'. 
Megan White, Ngaio.

"Just wanted to say thanks for the session earlier. I feel very encouraged and hopeful.'Kyra, Tawa.
'Thank you for todays session. It was helpful- Ngairini is a great counsellor who listens w empathy to understand complex situations. She expertly uses her own experiences in life to create an "I've been there too" connection with the children that gives them the understanding & empowerment to navigate the tough times." F.P. W'ton.'

Online therapy

I would use Zoom for online therapy. Sessions would be an hour. A five minute introduction, then we would talk about the presenting problem, your goals in therapy and life and I will offer some tools/interventions to use to work with in life. Once we agree a time and date, I would send the invite on Zoom. I would confirm with you the day before or on the day of the appointment. There is a cancellation fee of $30 if you cancel or no show. Lets work together and get your life how you would like it! We can decide how many sessions would benefit you and book ahead or go session by session. Same for face to face or phone sessions.

Qualifications and registrations

I possess a Diploma in Counselling and a Masters in Counselling and the Arts. Included is some subjects in Art Therapy for the Masters of Art Therapy and Fine Arts.

I have a Graduate Diploma of Teaching and a Bachelor of Visual Art. I have a Certificate IV in the Diploma of interactive digital technology.

I've been a Counsellor for a relationships company in Australia and in New Zealand I have counselled and been a Teacher in both countries for twenty-three years. I've been a Mentor for youth at risk and a Youth Worker. 
I'm a member of NZEI Te Riu Roa, full member of the QCT,  a practicing member of ANZACATA, a full member of NZ Teachers Council and PPT. I am about to be a member of NZAC. I'm fully registered in Australia and New Zealand in the above groups. I'm an Art therapist and Teacher/ Lecturer as well as a Counsellor.


I offer therapy in


Adult: $90
Couples (more than one person): $99
Child: $70
Whanau (more than 3 in a session) $160

$69 if buy 4 standard sessions in advance.
$52 for students.
$800 10x 60min session.

Once payment is received, the session can go ahead. I would appreciate it on the day., just before the session is acceptable. Payment confirms the appointment and we can then commence the session.

Apologies I'm not registered with WINZ or ACC. I am not GST registered. Cash or bank transfer.the day before (or if a repeat session, just before the session is ok) please and thanks.

Availability (Opening hours)

Monday 10.30-5.30
Tuesday 10.30-5.30
Wednesday 10.30-5.30
Thursday 10.30-5.30
Friday 10.30-5.30
Saturday 10.30-5.30
Sunday N/A


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