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SERVICES

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Therapy tailored to your needs.

 Individual Sessions

Individual counselling is a therapy session which involves a single client who speaks confidentially with a therapist.



 Theraplay

Theraplay is a child and family therapy for building and enhancing attachment, self-esteem, trust in others, and joyful engagement. It is based on the natural patterns of playful, healthy interaction between parent and child and is personal, physical, and fun.



Interpersonal Psychotherapy

Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) is a focused, evidence-based approach to treat mood disorders and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The main goal of IPT is to improve  connections, communication and relationships.




 ACC Counselling

Any adult or child who experiences sexual abuse in New Zealand, is eligible for ACC counselling.



 EMDR for Adults 

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It helps people heal from trauma or other distressing life experiences. EMDR therapy has been extensively researched and has demonstrated effectiveness for trauma. It can also be used to treat other mental health conditions.



EMDR for children

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It helps people heal from trauma or other distressing life experiences. EMDR therapy has been extensively researched and has demonstrated effectiveness for trauma. It can also be used to treat other mental health conditions. The CHild focused approach uses different methods to aid children to engage effectively.


Financial support


You may be eligible for financial support to access counselling.

I Am Hope

Emma Watkins is a registered I am Hope Counsellor. You may be eligible for free counselling through this service. For more information:

WINZ Counselling Support

Support for individual sessions is also available through WINZ CAP Counselling support. This covers approximately $66 per weekly session. For more information:

 

 

 

ACC Counselling

ISSC Sensitive Claims

 

Any adult or child who experiences sexual abuse in New Zealand, is eligible for ACC counselling. It doesn't matter how long ago it happened ACC will support you when you are ready. You do not have to report the event to the Police to get counselling from ACC. Everybody has a different response to the abuse they suffered. For example, you might be depressed, anxious, have sexual problems, not be able to trust people, abuse drugs or alcohol, have nightmares or flashbacks, have relationship problems, or just feel unsafe. If you are unsure whether you meet ACC criteria, please contact us or ACC to discuss your circumstances.

There is no cost to ACC ISSC sessions.

ACC pays for Sensitive Claims counselling if you meet the criteria.

 

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Individual Sessions

Private counselling


Individual counselling is a therapy session where a single client who speaks confidentially with a therapist. The purpose of such therapy is to meet in a safe environment where the client can discuss and process any issues he or she may have with a trained therapist.


Most individual sessions are:

  • one hour long
  • weekly
  • on the same day each week at the same time
  • have therapeutic goals based on the client's needs
  • sessions cost $150 per session.

 













Theraplay

Playful attachment



Theraplay is a child and family therapy for building and enhancing attachment, self-esteem, trust in others, and joyful engagement. It is based on the natural patterns of playful, healthy interaction between parent and child and is personal, physical, and fun. Theraplay interactions focus on four essential qualities found in parent-child relationships: Structure, Engagement, Nurture, and Challenge. Theraplay sessions create an active, emotional connection between the child and parent or caregiver, resulting in a changed view of the self as worthy and lovable and of relationships as positive and rewarding.


  • Parent/caregiver attends the session with the child
  • Mainly used with children aged 14 and under
  • Focus is on co-regulation, connection and relationships
  • Learn playful strategies for parenting and engaging with your child
  • A standard course of Theraplay sessions is 16-20 weeks.

Interpersonal Psychotherapy

Communication and Connections

IPT was originally developed to treat major depressive disorder in the 1970's. It is used to treat eating disorders, mood disorders and PTSD. IPT differs from other traditional psychodynamic approaches in that it examines current rather than past relationships.

IPT addresses maladaptive thoughts and behaviors as they apply to relationships. IPT aims to change relationship patterns and targets relationship difficulties that exacerbate these symptoms.


EMDR

Trauma Therapy


EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It is a form of therapy that helps people heal from trauma or other distressing life experiences. EMDR therapy has been extensively researched and has demonstrated effectiveness for trauma and other mental health issues.


EMDR can used to treat:


    • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other trauma and stress related issues

    • Sexual assault

    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Violence and abuse


EMDR treats distress from a disturbing events via the upsetting images, thoughts, and emotions. EMDR therapy helps the brain process these memories so they do not feel as disturbing anymore. The experience is still remembered, but the distress from the original event is resolved resulting in reduced mental health symptoms.

EMDR

For Children and Adolescents

When a painful or upsetting experience happens, the memory of the experience sometimes stays “stuck” in the body and mind. Over time, this can make us feel yucky, sad, upset, overwhelmed and lots of other feelings.


With EMDR therapy the therapist helps you to concentrate on an upsetting memory or difficult emotion. Then the therapist will use on of several different techniques to help you to make the memory or feeling less upsetting. One way to do this is by watching the Therapist's fingers moving using something called rapid eye movement. This helps you to feel better faster. A parent or a caregiver may be with you in the session for support.


EMDR with children can be used for:

  • posttraumatic stress (PTSD)

  • attachment issues
  • self-regulation: working feelings like guilt or anger

  • depression
  • anxiety