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Photo of Vanessa Gardner - Inward Journey Counselling, NZAC - Provisional, Counsellor
Inward Journey Counselling
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional

Inward Journey Counselling

Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional (she, her)

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
Christchurch 8013
Let's Connect 0800 447 359 x20
Photo of Vanessa Gardner - Inward Journey Counselling, NZAC - Provisional, Counsellor
Kia ora! Ko Vanessa toku ingoa. My pronouns are she/her and I am an experienced and qualified counsellor registered with NZAC. I specialize in providing therapy for individuals who have experienced trauma and other significant disruptions in life. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process, and I work closely with my clients to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses their unique needs and goals.
My counselling approach is non-judgmental and I can help with grief, anxiety, depression, interpersonal issues, self-esteem, lifestyle changes, addiction, sexuality, neurodivergence, and trauma. I also specialise in rainbow and gender affirming counselling. If you or your young person are struggling with these issues, i'm a safe person to to talk to.
I strive to create a safe and affirming environment for you to explore your thoughts and feelings, and work together to set and achieve your goals. I understand that accessing counselling can be daunting and try to make the process as easy as possible. Sessions can be held face-to-face, online or phone. Find out more at inwardjourneycounselling.org
Call or Inward Journey Counselling now for a free 15 minute consultation - 0800 447 359 x20

Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Inward Journey Counselling

Christchurch 8013

0800 447 359 x20
$120 Per Session  
I see individuals, families and groups  
Let's Connect 0800 447 359 x20
Photo of Vanessa Gardner - Inward Journey Counselling, NZAC - Provisional, Counsellor

Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Inward Journey Counselling

Christchurch 8013

0800 447 359 x20
$120 Per Session  
I see individuals, families and groups  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $120
  • Couple Sessions $170
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by Bank transfer, Cash, Electronic Funds Transfer, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
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I can accept Gumboot Friday, Disability Allowance and some insurances. Please get in touch and ask if you would like help with this.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - 0800 447 359 x20
Photo of Vanessa Gardner - Inward Journey Counselling, NZAC - Provisional, Counsellor
Inward Journey Counselling
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
"
I can accept Gumboot Friday, Disability Allowance and some insurances. Please get in touch and ask if you would like help with this.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - 0800 447 359 x20
Photo of Vanessa Gardner - Inward Journey Counselling, NZAC - Provisional, Counsellor
Inward Journey Counselling
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional

Qualifications

    Counsellor: Vanessa Gardner

  • Verified by Psychology Today Membership with New Zealand Association of Counsellors Vanessa Gardner
  • In Practice for 3 Years
  • Membership with New Zealand Association of Counsellors Provisional Member
  • Attended Bachelor of Applied Counselling, Degree, Graduated 2022
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On the pathway towards becoming a registered psychologist through post graduate study.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - 0800 447 359 x20
Photo of Vanessa Gardner - Inward Journey Counselling, NZAC - Provisional, Counsellor
Inward Journey Counselling
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
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On the pathway towards becoming a registered psychologist through post graduate study.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - 0800 447 359 x20
Photo of Vanessa Gardner - Inward Journey Counselling, NZAC - Provisional, Counsellor
Inward Journey Counselling
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional

Specialties and Expertise

Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bisexual
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Child
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Lesbian
  • LGBTQ
  • Mood Disorders
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Psychosis
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Do these issues align with your needs? or 0800 447 359 x20
Photo of Vanessa Gardner - Inward Journey Counselling, NZAC - Provisional, Counsellor
Inward Journey Counselling
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Do these issues align with your needs? or 0800 447 359 x20
Photo of Vanessa Gardner - Inward Journey Counselling, NZAC - Provisional, Counsellor
Inward Journey Counselling
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional

Client Focus

Age

Children (6 to 10)
Preteen
Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Family
Group

Communities

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

Age

Children (6 to 10)
Preteen
Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Family
Group

Communities

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

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centred
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or 0800 447 359 x20
Photo of Vanessa Gardner - Inward Journey Counselling, NZAC - Provisional, Counsellor
Inward Journey Counselling
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or 0800 447 359 x20
Photo of Vanessa Gardner - Inward Journey Counselling, NZAC - Provisional, Counsellor
Inward Journey Counselling
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional

Location

Primary Location

Inward Journey Counselling

Christchurch 8013

0800 447 359 x20

Nearby Areas

Counties

Call for a free consultation now - 0800 447 359 x20
Photo of Vanessa Gardner - Inward Journey Counselling, NZAC - Provisional, Counsellor
Inward Journey Counselling
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Call for a free consultation now - 0800 447 359 x20
Photo of Vanessa Gardner - Inward Journey Counselling, NZAC - Provisional, Counsellor
Inward Journey Counselling
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional