Julie is a New Zealand born Kiwi, a mother, and a grandmother living in the Western Bay of Plenty. She is passionate about providing affordable, accessible, culturally sensitive counselling services to everyday New Zealanders, with a particular passion for supporting those impacted in some way by addiction. Her career working in the social sector has spanned more than 25 years, and her lived experience as a survivor of domestic violence gives her a deep understanding of Aotearoa's most vulnerable populations, and the ability to engage with people from all walks of life with empathy, compassion, and cultural sensitivity.
As well as running her part-time private practice, Julie works part-time for a kaupapa Maori Mental Health and Addiction Service, supporting clients with co-existing mental health and addiction challenges.
If you think Julie might be the right fit for you, but you're not 100% sure, or if you have any questions, just ring or email, whichever you're more comfortable with, and let's take it from there.
Call or Email Julie Bickers Counselling Services for a free 15 minute consultation now - 0800 627 024 x41
- Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Bank transfer, Cash, Electronic Funds Transfer, Mastercard
Accepted Insurance Plans
- Partners Life
- Southern Cross
- Sovereign Health
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.
- Years in Practice: 6 Years
- Membership: Drug and Alcohol Practitioners Association of Aotearoa New Zealand / Provisional
- Training: Addiction Studies / 2020
- Alcohol Use
- Drug Abuse
- Domestic Violence
- Dual Diagnosis
- Substance Use
- Trauma and PTSD
- Mood Disorders
Ethnicity: Other Racial or Ethnic Background and Pacific Islander
Types of Therapy
- Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
- Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
- Compassion Focused
- Culturally Sensitive
- Dialectical Behaviour (DBT)
- Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
- Motivational Interviewing
- Transactional Analysis
- Trauma Focused
Julie Bickers Counselling Services