Counselling Services

Please register through our contact page or call the office to arrange an appointment. Face to face and online/phone support available.

Our resident counsellor Bridget Farmiloe has completed a Master of Counselling Studies at Massey University and is a Full Member of NZAC.  Bridget joined us at the beginning of 2018 and is committed to supporting women and working collaboratively with clients towards positive outcomes. Bridget can work with women experiencing issues such as grief and loss, coping with change, anxiety and depression as well as offering strategies for parenting, communication and building confidence and self esteem.  Bridget works with a pluralistic approach and draws on a number of modalities dependent on client needs. Six free sessions are available with Bridget for women with dependent children 18 years and under. WINZ subsidised counselling is also available for eligible women.

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Kia ora koutou. My name is Tonja Oliver and I am a student counsellor currently studying towards my Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling at Auckland University. I have been a Registered Midwife and Nurse for 25 years and have a passion for working with women as they navigate the twists and turns life can bring us. I prefer to work in partnership with women as together we explore ways to deal with an issue that is meaningful to that individual. I love working with women of all ages and a variety of concerns that may bring someone to seek counselling. Areas of special interest include emotional eating, miscarriage, infertility, stillbirth and navigating change as a woman. As I am a student, I have both a field supervisor and attend clinical supervision. All work is kept confidential.

I’m a married Mum of two girls who, when I’m not working, enjoy catching up with friends, walking my two beautiful Golden Retrievers and dabbling in some interior design.

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We welcome enquiries from student counsellors looking for a placement.