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Anna | Online Counsellor

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Online therapy and counselling

I understand the importance of flexibility in our modern times and therefore I focus mainly on online therapy.  In this way, anybody can get counselling wherever they are.

   

Online therapy is also convenient for shift workers and disabled people. I help clients deal with existing problems or explore what is troubling them.

   

My clients may present with a range of issues such as:

 

  • Mood: anxiety, depression, stress, anger, burnout, motivation
  • Relationship issues: conflict, break ups, communication, affairs and sexuality
  • Life issues: Insecurity, self esteem, procrastination, feeling stuck, isolation, social phobia

 

I started a private practice in 2012 as a trauma counsellor whilst working as a play therapist/counsellor at a number of NGOs.

  

My professional registrations include: Provisional MNZAC, GANZ, ANZMH, ISHMO.

 

Through online therapy, you could still build a therapeutic relationship with your therapist. You will receive quality counselling and support that can help improve coping and facilitate self-discovery.

 

Send me a message if you want to improve your mood, relationship or a life issue.

 

Fees

  • Online counselling 50 Minutes $115

  • Online couples counselling 80 Minutes $150

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Interview

Read the interview with Anna below.
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Practice


1. Where is your practice (office) located?

I mainly provide online counselling, however -

I see face to face clients between 9:30 and 3 pm Tuesdays to Fridays:
430 Glenfield Road,
Glenfield,
Auckland
0629

Mondays afternoons from 1 pm (women only)
4 Warnock Street
Grey Lynn
Auckland



2. What life events have been important to you?

Becoming a mother was the most important event in my life. It was amazing to relive new experiences through the eyes of my child.



3. Why did you become a counsellor / therapist?

I enjoy working with people and I am a listener rather than a talker. That quality set me up to be an empathic counsellor.



4. What do you like the most about being a counsellor/therapist?

I enjoy walking a journey with my clients and experience with them their growth and development. That is really meaningful to me.



5. What is your most remarkable experience as a counsellor/therapist?

Observing the bravery of my clients as they often work through deep-seated problems and trusting me to walk that journey with them.




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Life


1. What was your most pleasant moment today/yesterday?

I like the little things. Have a cup of tea with my partner after a long day and enjoying the sunset.



2. How do you see yourself in 5 years? And in 10 years?

Here - where I am. I love where I am and what I do.



3. What are your hobbies? What do you do in your free time?

I enjoy work/life balance. I enjoy tramping in New Zealand and travelling.



4. What makes you happy?

I am happy around family and friends and my career.



5. Do you have a partner and/or family?

I have a supportive partner and a lovely son. I am very lucky that I also have a supportive family.



6. Have you ever had therapy / counselling yourself? What was your experience?

After my sister passed away I felt incredibly low for a long time and decided to go for counselling. Initially, I didn't think it was working, luckily I persisted and I managed to work through my grief. It was life-changing.



7. What other occupation would you have liked, if you hadn't become a counsellor / therapist?

I started out in other professions, operations, marketing etc. I decided to become a counsellor and I am very happy about my decision.




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Inspiration


1. Who inspires you?

I grew up at a time when women did not have many rights. In my mind, my mom was a 'powerful' businesswoman. As a young girl, I wanted to be just like my mom. My dad was the first person to employ a woman in a male-dominated position in the company he worked at. So my mom and dad are my greatest inspiration.



2. Books you recommend?

The Happiness Trap: Stop Struggling, Start Living
Book by Russ Harris



3. Your favourite film and why?

Iris, directed by Richard Eyre. It is a beautiful love story and an accurate depiction of the development of dementia.



4. Your favourite quote?

You are not your thoughts, used in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). (Hayes)



5. What is your mission?

To be a 'monkey'. A monkey is grounded (connection to the earth) but can reach the top of the trees (reaching dreams) and still be mischievous (having fun).



6. What is your superpower?

Caring deeply.



7. Top tip for happiness?

Be in the moment. You can do that by experiencing sensory information - feel the breeze on your skin, smell the roses and listen to the birds singing.

Don't compare yourself to others and don't believe the 'beautiful perfect lives' others create on social media.




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