Connected Life

Counsellor, MA, AThR

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Connected Life

Counsellor, MA, AThR

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

184 Hinemoa Street
Birkenhead, North Shore
Auckland 0626
Call Jo Harris
0800 627 003 x54
Offers online therapy

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Announcement icon During the RED traffic light setting in NZ, I am still seeing clients in person in my Birkenhead office. I also offer online sessions.

About

Successful counselling is based on the quality of the relationship between myself (the therapist) and you (the client). My approach is based on deep respect and non-judgemental acceptance for all people I work with. Utilising an element of creativity within therapy enables you to speak through art making, and reflection, because sometimes spoken words don’t exist for your experience. In my practice I offer counselling and arts therapy, professional supervision and coaching, and career development.
My therapy approach is holistic, and guided by Sir Mason Durie’s model of Te Whare Tapa Wha. It also draws upon a number of therapeutic frameworks such as Mindfulness, Person-centred, Positive Psychology, Strengths based, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). In our sessions we’ll explore what works for you and in this way, we’ll find the way forward.
For the last 20 years, I have worked as a counsellor, educator, facilitator, arts therapist and coach, in organisations and private practice. In the last 8 years I have focused in the area of grief, loss and meaning making for people living with life limiting conditions, and their family members. My joy is assisting people to find a way forward.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $140+

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 11 Years
  • Membership: Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association / Professional Member
  • Training: Masters of Arts in Arts Therapy (Clinical) is my main training: a multi modal approach. / 2013

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Massey University of Wellington / Post Graduate Diploma in Adult Education
  • Degree: Victoria University / Bachelor of Arts / 1997

Location

184 Hinemoa Street
Birkenhead, North Shore
Auckland 0626
Call Jo Harris
0800 627 003 x54
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Cities/Towns
Counties
Neighbourhoods
Website
Specialties
  • Bereavement
  • Anxiety
  • Career Guidance
Issues
  • Adoption
  • Alzheimer's
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Child
  • Chronic Illness
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Infertility
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Life Transitions
  • Obesity
  • Palliative care
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Terminal diagnosis
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • LGBTQ

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
Communities
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Single Mother

Treatment Preferences

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Expressive Arts
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Person-Centred
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Strength-Based
Modality
  • Individuals

Links

Our Website

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Last Modified: 8 Apr 2022
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Connected Life

Counsellor, MA, AThR