Working with Chris
Chris has a warm, understanding and professional approach. She provides a supportive environment for you to explore thoughts, feelings, behaviour, and experiences. An important part of the process is teaching you strategies and skills to work through your challenges.
Chris is a Registered Counsellor with NZAC. She has trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Person-Centred Therapy and Mindfulness. She has a Diploma in Counselling, Certificate in Clinical Trauma Treatment, and is a Mindfulness Facilitator.
Her experience includes working in a school setting with children and adolescents aged 7 - 18 years, and working with adults and youth with complex life issues as well as mental health challenges.
Now working in private practice, Chris supports children, adolescents and adults with a range of issues.
On a Personal Note...
Chris has been married to Jamie for 20 years, and they have one teenage son, one cat and one dog.
In previous years, the family has been involved with providing respite care for children in foster-care.
Prior to re-training as a counsellor Chris worked for 18 years in media and advertising. She still has a love of design, but loves working with people more, and considers counselling her life purpose.
"Counselling is more than just talking about feelings, it is about changing patterns and behaviours that are keeping you stuck, and arming you with skills and strategies to live a more satisfying life.
You will find me warm, genuine, empathic and easy to talk to. I am very down to earth, accepting and experienced in life.
If you are ready to start feeling better, contact
me today to find out more."
Issues that counselling can help with
anxiety, stress and worry
low mood, mild to moderate depression
grief and loss
post natal depression / anxiety
life transitions : school, career, parenting, children leaving home
Healing from painful relationships
What People Say
I honestly didn't think talking to a counsellor would help
my mood, but it really did.
I feel like I cope so much better now.
Thank you for all your help in retraining my thinking and lifting my confidence and self-esteem.'
Chris immediately made me feel accepted and welcome. She helped me find my strength and gave me tools to live a healthy life."