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Aroha Counselling Services
Counsellor, MSc, NZCCA

Aroha Counselling Services

Counsellor, MSc, NZCCA (she, her)

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Let's Connect 0800 627 003 x25
Photo of Heather Cohen - Aroha Counselling Services, MSc, NZCCA, Counsellor
I have emotionally supported hundreds of children through difficult moments for many years. Having studied in the USA, UK and NZ and worked with the children of the Christchurch Earthquakes for several years, I have been privileged to learn from and work with some very inspiring and resilient people. This knowledge was used to volunteer as crisis responder and as an in-person Youthline counsellor amongst other roles. Recently, I was employed as a Child and Adolescent Counsellor serving 13 South Otago area primary and intermediate schools. I now operate my own Private Practice in a beautiful and healing setting in Whakamarama.
My counselling philosophy is to provide clients with age and stage appropriate support in a non-judgmental, hope filled way. I specialise in children and teens who struggle with anxiety, poor self-esteem, family and friendship concerns and problems with school. This may show up as sleeping and/or physical complaints, self-harming or even suicidal ideation.
I work primarily in person-centered, narrative and strengths based methods, using Play Therapy and Drawing Therapy. I am a registered member of NZCCA. You can read more about my practice at arohacounselling.co.nz.
Call or Aroha Counselling Services now for a free 15 minute consultation - 0800 627 003 x25

Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online
I specialize in Child, Anxiety and LGBTQ 
$150 Per Session  
I see individuals, couples and families  
Let's Connect 0800 627 003 x25
Photo of Heather Cohen - Aroha Counselling Services, MSc, NZCCA, Counsellor

Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online
I specialize in Child, Anxiety and LGBTQ 
$150 Per Session  
I see individuals, couples and families  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $150
  • Couple Sessions $150
  • Pay by Bank transfer, Cash, Electronic Funds Transfer, Mastercard, Visa
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I accept I Am Hope/Gumboot funding and WINZ funding.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - 0800 627 003 x25
Photo of Heather Cohen - Aroha Counselling Services, MSc, NZCCA, Counsellor
Aroha Counselling Services
Counsellor, MSc, NZCCA
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I accept I Am Hope/Gumboot funding and WINZ funding.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - 0800 627 003 x25
Photo of Heather Cohen - Aroha Counselling Services, MSc, NZCCA, Counsellor
Aroha Counselling Services
Counsellor, MSc, NZCCA

Qualifications

    Counsellor: Heather Cohen

  • Verified by Psychology Today Membership with New Zealand Christian Counsellors Association Heather Cohen
  • In Practice for 12 Years
  • Attended Msc, PGDip, SFBT, Narrative, Person-Centred, PostGraduate Diploma in Counselling/Guidance, Graduated 2020
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Family Matters Certificate, Youthline Helpdesk Training, Secondary Trauma Intervention Training
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - 0800 627 003 x25
Photo of Heather Cohen - Aroha Counselling Services, MSc, NZCCA, Counsellor
Aroha Counselling Services
Counsellor, MSc, NZCCA
"
Family Matters Certificate, Youthline Helpdesk Training, Secondary Trauma Intervention Training
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - 0800 627 003 x25
Photo of Heather Cohen - Aroha Counselling Services, MSc, NZCCA, Counsellor
Aroha Counselling Services
Counsellor, MSc, NZCCA

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Child
  • Anxiety
  • LGBTQ

Expertise

  • Autism
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Bereavement
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Illness
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Mood Disorders
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Do these issues align with your needs? or 0800 627 003 x25
Photo of Heather Cohen - Aroha Counselling Services, MSc, NZCCA, Counsellor
Aroha Counselling Services
Counsellor, MSc, NZCCA
Do these issues align with your needs? or 0800 627 003 x25
Photo of Heather Cohen - Aroha Counselling Services, MSc, NZCCA, Counsellor
Aroha Counselling Services
Counsellor, MSc, NZCCA

Client Focus

Age

Children (6 to 10)
Preteen
Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Immuno-disorders
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied

Ethnicity

Hispanic and Latino
Other Racial or Ethnic Background

Age

Children (6 to 10)
Preteen
Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Immuno-disorders
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied

Ethnicity

Hispanic and Latino
Other Racial or Ethnic Background

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Parent-Child Interaction (PCIT)
  • Person-Centred
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Trauma Focused
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or 0800 627 003 x25
Photo of Heather Cohen - Aroha Counselling Services, MSc, NZCCA, Counsellor
Aroha Counselling Services
Counsellor, MSc, NZCCA
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or 0800 627 003 x25
Photo of Heather Cohen - Aroha Counselling Services, MSc, NZCCA, Counsellor
Aroha Counselling Services
Counsellor, MSc, NZCCA