Online Counselling for Christchurch District

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Alisa Woodruff
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I currently have space for new clients in June/July. Struggling to cope with life or in crisis? Give me a call or text and we can have a chat about how I can help. I enjoy working with people from diverse backgrounds. I use a combination of approaches and skill building strategies to assist in creating change. If you are new to counselling check out my blog on "Getting the most out of therapy" at www.ngakautherapy.com. I have experience in working with young people and all age ranges, neurodiversity and trauma. Take advantage of $20 discount on the first session.
I currently have space for new clients in June/July. Struggling to cope with life or in crisis? Give me a call or text and we can have a chat about how I can help. I enjoy working with people from diverse backgrounds. I use a combination of approaches and skill building strategies to assist in creating change. If you are new to counselling check out my blog on "Getting the most out of therapy" at www.ngakautherapy.com. I have experience in working with young people and all age ranges, neurodiversity and trauma. Take advantage of $20 discount on the first session.
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Talia Norriss
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
5/5/24 Space available! I enjoy working with people from a diverse set of backgrounds and ages. I believe that therapy can bring meaningful change for those I work with. You may be wondering if therapy is the right approach for you, and not know where to start or what to say. That is completely normal! I aim to create a safe space where we can explore what brings you to therapy. I provide a personalised flexible approach to help people get the most out of sessions, and offer practical tools that can be used in everyday life. I offer sessions outside business hours for those who need flexibility. Christchurch or Online.
5/5/24 Space available! I enjoy working with people from a diverse set of backgrounds and ages. I believe that therapy can bring meaningful change for those I work with. You may be wondering if therapy is the right approach for you, and not know where to start or what to say. That is completely normal! I aim to create a safe space where we can explore what brings you to therapy. I provide a personalised flexible approach to help people get the most out of sessions, and offer practical tools that can be used in everyday life. I offer sessions outside business hours for those who need flexibility. Christchurch or Online.
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George Gribbin
Counsellor, MCouns, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Christchurch 8011  (Online Only)
Although I have worked with clients of all genders, I am particularly passionate about helping males overcome the barrier of seeking help for common mental health concerns such as low mood and anxiety. With my wide range of experience, I am committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for male clients to explore their emotions and find the help they need.
Although I have worked with clients of all genders, I am particularly passionate about helping males overcome the barrier of seeking help for common mental health concerns such as low mood and anxiety. With my wide range of experience, I am committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for male clients to explore their emotions and find the help they need.
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Grace Miles
Verified Verified
Christchurch 8014  (Online Only)
Hello I'm Grace. I've always been fascinated by what makes people resilient in the face of adversity. My passion is people feeling fully felt and revealing their innate ability to overcome subconscious sabotaging patterns that keep them stuck. Are you struggling with pain and fatigue and is this leading to overwhelm or despair? The vicious cycle of sleep loss and brain fog can make you feel like you're drowning. If you want to feel more choice and control in your life and reclaim your sense of passion and purpose then please know that it is possible to develop the resilience to manage your symptoms. I speak from experience.
Hello I'm Grace. I've always been fascinated by what makes people resilient in the face of adversity. My passion is people feeling fully felt and revealing their innate ability to overcome subconscious sabotaging patterns that keep them stuck. Are you struggling with pain and fatigue and is this leading to overwhelm or despair? The vicious cycle of sleep loss and brain fog can make you feel like you're drowning. If you want to feel more choice and control in your life and reclaim your sense of passion and purpose then please know that it is possible to develop the resilience to manage your symptoms. I speak from experience.
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Relational Trauma And Anxiety With Nuraishah Abdullah
MA
Verified Verified
You have been questioning how you contributed to the relationship's breakdown. You noticed things like you couldn't sleep well and your weight was fluctuating, but you were just trying your best to salvage the relationship before it completed imploded. Now that it's over, you look your ex up on social media more often than you’d like to admit, you retrace your steps and visit old haunts you used to frequent together, and you have self-critical thoughts like, “Could I have done better?” You want to explore in therapy how your past experiences (like in childhood with your family) are currently impacting your life and relationships.
You have been questioning how you contributed to the relationship's breakdown. You noticed things like you couldn't sleep well and your weight was fluctuating, but you were just trying your best to salvage the relationship before it completed imploded. Now that it's over, you look your ex up on social media more often than you’d like to admit, you retrace your steps and visit old haunts you used to frequent together, and you have self-critical thoughts like, “Could I have done better?” You want to explore in therapy how your past experiences (like in childhood with your family) are currently impacting your life and relationships.
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Chris Wu
Psychologist, MSc
Verified Verified
Hi! I'd love to support you through any mental health difficulties you may be experiencing, whether it be anxiety, mood, emotional instability, stress, trauma, or something else. I specialise in treating anxiety including overwhelming worries, social anxiety, panic attacks, and OCD. I also have a particular interest in helping people who have experienced trauma, whether this is from one significant event or multiple adversities across their lifetime. I have worked in a specialist service for anxiety disorders and in general mental health services for adults.
Hi! I'd love to support you through any mental health difficulties you may be experiencing, whether it be anxiety, mood, emotional instability, stress, trauma, or something else. I specialise in treating anxiety including overwhelming worries, social anxiety, panic attacks, and OCD. I also have a particular interest in helping people who have experienced trauma, whether this is from one significant event or multiple adversities across their lifetime. I have worked in a specialist service for anxiety disorders and in general mental health services for adults.
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Integrated Therapies
Counsellor
Verified Verified
I have 18 years experience in working with people from all walks of life in health and wellbeing setting. 17 years of working for the Health Board across a range of areas. I have the skills and training to work with significant trauma including sexual trauma, identity issues, health and ageing, life changes, helping you to meet your life potential. I do individual and couple counselling. I do work with teenagers and family also.
I have 18 years experience in working with people from all walks of life in health and wellbeing setting. 17 years of working for the Health Board across a range of areas. I have the skills and training to work with significant trauma including sexual trauma, identity issues, health and ageing, life changes, helping you to meet your life potential. I do individual and couple counselling. I do work with teenagers and family also.
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Donna Steel Counselling
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
I believe that it's my job to create a warm inviting space for my clients, a space where you are able to feel safe and be able to talk about what is important for you while exploring what you may need. I work from a Strength-Based Person-Centered approach and at times may utilize other modalities such as CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy), Narrative Therapy, Systemic Family Therapy, Trauma informed mindfulness, Art therapy using an Open Studio Therapy approach and Sand Tray Therapy. I also provide ACC Sensitive Claims Counselling.
I believe that it's my job to create a warm inviting space for my clients, a space where you are able to feel safe and be able to talk about what is important for you while exploring what you may need. I work from a Strength-Based Person-Centered approach and at times may utilize other modalities such as CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy), Narrative Therapy, Systemic Family Therapy, Trauma informed mindfulness, Art therapy using an Open Studio Therapy approach and Sand Tray Therapy. I also provide ACC Sensitive Claims Counselling.
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Franciska Neuhäuser
Verified Verified
Christchurch 8011  (Online Only)
Living an extraordinary and joyful life is about ending the mental suffering when events outside of your control occur. With training and qualifications in Counselling, Psychology, and NLP, I will empower you to manage and overcome anxiety, grief, trauma, phobias, and low moods; so that you will restore and enjoy confidence, self-esteem, health, well-being, and better relationships. I work exclusively with adults of all ages; and welcome cultural, sexual, and gender diversity.
Living an extraordinary and joyful life is about ending the mental suffering when events outside of your control occur. With training and qualifications in Counselling, Psychology, and NLP, I will empower you to manage and overcome anxiety, grief, trauma, phobias, and low moods; so that you will restore and enjoy confidence, self-esteem, health, well-being, and better relationships. I work exclusively with adults of all ages; and welcome cultural, sexual, and gender diversity.
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OP Counselling Ltd
Counsellor, MCouns, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Hello, I’m John Melling and I’m a counsellor, a philosopher, and a gamer! I am passionate about supporting people managing anxiety and depression. Specialising in solution-focused and philosophical counselling, I also love to support fellow gamers that want to find a better balance between the many benefits of gaming and moving towards the future they desire.
Hello, I’m John Melling and I’m a counsellor, a philosopher, and a gamer! I am passionate about supporting people managing anxiety and depression. Specialising in solution-focused and philosophical counselling, I also love to support fellow gamers that want to find a better balance between the many benefits of gaming and moving towards the future they desire.
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Hamish Webb
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you looking to make a change and be able to maintain it? Perhaps you are looking for support or a different perspective on things? Want to be able to improve your mood and/or communication? Want to have control over your anger and/or addiction? Want to be able to express love and communicate better? Getting personal Counselling and Coaching will make that difference.
Are you looking to make a change and be able to maintain it? Perhaps you are looking for support or a different perspective on things? Want to be able to improve your mood and/or communication? Want to have control over your anger and/or addiction? Want to be able to express love and communicate better? Getting personal Counselling and Coaching will make that difference.
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Madhu Munasinghe
Psychologist, MPsych
Verified Verified
Are you or your child facing mental health difficulties like depression, mental breakdown, self-harm, anxiety, anger, trauma, relationship struggles, or self-esteem issues? With my expertise and evidence-based therapeutic techniques, I can provide the support you need to overcome these challenges and regain control of your life. From emotional regulation to trauma healing, I assess and address various psychological problems such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), support in the diagnosis process of ADHD and more. Through assessment and therapy, you'll discover the tools to improve your present and embrace a brighter future
Are you or your child facing mental health difficulties like depression, mental breakdown, self-harm, anxiety, anger, trauma, relationship struggles, or self-esteem issues? With my expertise and evidence-based therapeutic techniques, I can provide the support you need to overcome these challenges and regain control of your life. From emotional regulation to trauma healing, I assess and address various psychological problems such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), support in the diagnosis process of ADHD and more. Through assessment and therapy, you'll discover the tools to improve your present and embrace a brighter future
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Regina Webb
Counsellor
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Do you find your thoughts overwhelming you? Are these thoughts constantly on your mind keeping you from living your life? Through life's obstacles and challenges, there is a story. You deserved to be heard for yourself or your relationship with your loved ones. Each journey with a client is unique. I am here to listen if you are experiencing anxiety, stress, anger or depression. When past traumas or present issues create road bumps in your life, I can work collaboratively to help you make sense of it all.
Do you find your thoughts overwhelming you? Are these thoughts constantly on your mind keeping you from living your life? Through life's obstacles and challenges, there is a story. You deserved to be heard for yourself or your relationship with your loved ones. Each journey with a client is unique. I am here to listen if you are experiencing anxiety, stress, anger or depression. When past traumas or present issues create road bumps in your life, I can work collaboratively to help you make sense of it all.
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Tim Robinson - Counsellor- men's wellbeing/anxiety
Counsellor, MPsych, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Christchurch 8081  (Online Only)
I have a particular interest in anxiety, especially social anxiety. Other areas of interest include: grief, trauma, relationship issues, career aspirations/transitions, anxiety disorders (in general) and men's mental health. I feel at times men get left "behind" in the health system and do not utilise services as well as they could so I'm keen to promote support around men's mental health and have done academic research in this area.
I have a particular interest in anxiety, especially social anxiety. Other areas of interest include: grief, trauma, relationship issues, career aspirations/transitions, anxiety disorders (in general) and men's mental health. I feel at times men get left "behind" in the health system and do not utilise services as well as they could so I'm keen to promote support around men's mental health and have done academic research in this area.
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Toni Maree Kenyon
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Kia ora, my name is Toni (ko Toni toku ingoa). I have been a counsellor for the past 12 years and early in my journey discovered my philosophy of counselling - "to be seen". What does that mean? For you to be seen in the room, authentically as you are, in a space free of judgment and assumption, for myself to be seen in the room as I am, and for that which is not yet known, to be seen. I worked for 10 years at Familial Trust supporting families/individual affected by addiction. I currently volunteer for FDS Aotearoa. I am also a qualified ACC counsellor working with survivors of sexual violence.
Kia ora, my name is Toni (ko Toni toku ingoa). I have been a counsellor for the past 12 years and early in my journey discovered my philosophy of counselling - "to be seen". What does that mean? For you to be seen in the room, authentically as you are, in a space free of judgment and assumption, for myself to be seen in the room as I am, and for that which is not yet known, to be seen. I worked for 10 years at Familial Trust supporting families/individual affected by addiction. I currently volunteer for FDS Aotearoa. I am also a qualified ACC counsellor working with survivors of sexual violence.
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Paul Letham-McGrath
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
I am a fully-qualified registered counsellor based in Christchurch, Rolleston, and online. I have 11 years of full-time private practice experience. My counselling style is warm, interactive, exploratory, and methodical.
I am a fully-qualified registered counsellor based in Christchurch, Rolleston, and online. I have 11 years of full-time private practice experience. My counselling style is warm, interactive, exploratory, and methodical.
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Claire Heathcote - CH Psychology Ltd.
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
I provide a safe, empathic, and collaborative space in which I offer psychological assessment and treatment to children, teenagers and adults. Treatment planning and interventions are designed with the client and outcomes are monitored. I have had the privilege to work with a range of people, to support and empower them to reach the goals they desire. I have worked with low moods, depression, anxiety, self-harm, loss and grief, stress, workplace issues, parenting issues, relationship issues and anger problems.
I provide a safe, empathic, and collaborative space in which I offer psychological assessment and treatment to children, teenagers and adults. Treatment planning and interventions are designed with the client and outcomes are monitored. I have had the privilege to work with a range of people, to support and empower them to reach the goals they desire. I have worked with low moods, depression, anxiety, self-harm, loss and grief, stress, workplace issues, parenting issues, relationship issues and anger problems.
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Outcome Focused Therapy
Counsellor, MA, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
My unique expertise lies in helping clients live their preferred lives despite the obstacles and challenges they face. The energy of my work is focused on the description of clients aspirations, not an understanding of the clients problem. The focus of our session is directed toward what you want to achieve as opposed to what you want to leave behind. This is why it is highly valuable among individuals (adults, adolescents) couples, and groups
My unique expertise lies in helping clients live their preferred lives despite the obstacles and challenges they face. The energy of my work is focused on the description of clients aspirations, not an understanding of the clients problem. The focus of our session is directed toward what you want to achieve as opposed to what you want to leave behind. This is why it is highly valuable among individuals (adults, adolescents) couples, and groups
0800 627 050 x79 View 0800 627 050 x79
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Christchurch Anxiety & Depression Therapy
Verified Verified
I am a trained Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and a Mental Health Nurse with over 18 years experience working in Mental Health. I  work with people affected by a range of mental health conditions and I am passionate about helping people gain control of their lives and empowering them to move forward. CBT takes a collaborative approach meaning we work together to reach your goals, giving you a good understanding of whats happening for you, strategies to be able to manage it and time to off load and problem solve anything else happening in your life.
I am a trained Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and a Mental Health Nurse with over 18 years experience working in Mental Health. I  work with people affected by a range of mental health conditions and I am passionate about helping people gain control of their lives and empowering them to move forward. CBT takes a collaborative approach meaning we work together to reach your goals, giving you a good understanding of whats happening for you, strategies to be able to manage it and time to off load and problem solve anything else happening in your life.
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Laura James
Counsellor, MCouns, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Hi there, I'm Laura, registered counsellor for the past 14 years. I have worked with a variety of clients with an array of personal challenges with a special interest in working with families in addiction, trauma, grief, anxiety and depression. My focus is on facilitating and exploring with clients ways to develop their inner resource and cope with triggering situations, fostering therapeutic relationships and helping clients to achieve their goals and support long term wellbeing.
Hi there, I'm Laura, registered counsellor for the past 14 years. I have worked with a variety of clients with an array of personal challenges with a special interest in working with families in addiction, trauma, grief, anxiety and depression. My focus is on facilitating and exploring with clients ways to develop their inner resource and cope with triggering situations, fostering therapeutic relationships and helping clients to achieve their goals and support long term wellbeing.
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Online Counsellors

Is online therapy as effective as in-person?

Numerous studies suggest that online therapy can be as effective as in-person therapy. However, further research is needed to determine if online therapy provides the same benefits across all client populations. Individuals with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, or those who may benefit from in-person check-ins, like those with eating disorders, may not experience the same level of benefit from online therapy. Nonetheless, the success of online therapy, much like in-person therapy, often hinges on the quality of the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the client rather than the specific modality of therapy used.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of therapy conducted online?

One of the main advantages of online therapy is its convenience for both clients and therapists. It also allows clients who require specialised therapy to access a wider range of professionals than they could with only in-person sessions. Additionally, online therapy may be a more affordable option in some cases and often offers the same insurance benefits as in-person therapy. However, online therapy may not be suitable for everyone, especially those who value face-to-face interaction with a therapist. Therapists may find it more challenging to assess clients accurately in an online setting due to reduced nonverbal cues on camera. There is also the increased risk that disruptions caused by external factors, such as technology malfunctions, can hinder the therapy session. For these reasons, many therapists offer a "hybrid" therapeutic approach, alternating between seeing clients in-person and online.

Is online therapy suitable for children and adolescents?

Just like with adults, the accessibility and convenience of online therapy can greatly benefit children and adolescents. In fact, children and adolescents may be more accustomed to navigating online platforms than older adults, making online sessions feel more natural for them. Teens might also be interested in using additional online tools, such as therapist-recommended apps, as an adjunct to online therapy sessions. Apps for developing CBT skills, practicing mindfulness exercises, or tracking thoughts and moods can be helpful for teens receiving therapy. However, it's important to note that not all therapeutic modalities are well-suited to online therapy, especially those used with younger children. For example, play therapy, which helps younger children express their emotions, often requires in-person sessions to be fully effective.

Can I receive prescriptions and medication management with online therapy?

The ability for psychiatrists to prescribe medications through online therapy varies based on the medication and the states where the medical professional and client are located. While many prescribing regulations were relaxed during the COVID-19 pandemic, some states still enforce rules, especially concerning controlled substances, which may mandate an in-person visit before prescribing. Generally, however, medical professionals can prescribe non-controlled substances through online therapy sessions just as they do during in-person sessions.