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What is Counselling? 

Counselling provides a confidential forum to meet with a trained and experienced professional – either a Counsellor or Psychotherapist – to explore issues which may be creating a sense of stuckness, difficulty or disharmony in our life and to focus on areas that are important to you. Several factors can impact on our general sense of wellbeing, both emotional or physical. Common issues include personal, family and social relationships or issues at work. 

The essence of counselling is a relational experience. It provides the opportunity to be respectfully listened to and to focus on issues and concerns which we want to find a way to work through.

Why would I need to see a Counsellor?

Clients come with a range of issues that they want to explore. Common problems we encounter include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Conflict – in relationships and work places
  • Feeling stuck and general patterns of dissatisfaction
  • Transition and life stage issues
  • Trauma – psychological, physical and sexual
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Loss and grief
  • Parenting
  • Separation
  • Parenting
  • Chronic health conditions
  • Chronic pain
  • Recovery from illness or injury

How can Counselling help?

Active+ Therapists and Counsellors, guide and support clients in better understanding themselves. They look at how we relate with others and identify strategies, behaviours and responses which will support meaningful change, allowing us to find our way through the issue.

The link between our emotional and physical wellbeing has been validated by neuroscience and our therapists use this information in our therapeutic work to create wellbeing. It’s not always about a quick fix, and we usually suggest that it might take a number of counselling sessions before clients start to see a difference.

Not all therapy is the same

At Active+, we will assess your needs and recommend the right therapy for you. Active+ has well trained and experienced Psychotherapists and Counsellors who are dedicated to working with our clients holistically; creating health in mind and body.

Our Therapists come from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures so we can find the appropriate therapist for your needs. We offer the following counselling services:

  • Somatic (or body approaches)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Acceptance commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Narrative therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Eye movement desensitisation reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Solution focused therapy
  • Trauma and yoga psychology
  • Psychodrama
  • Family constellation

Where it will be helpful to our clients, we engage the support of our Active+ colleagues; Physiotherapists, Yoga Instructors, Massage Therapists and others, providing a holistic team approach.

We are also able to accept referrals for those requiring private counselling services. For further information contact our Head Office team who will help you find the best provider to match your requirements. 

For urgent assistance, please contact the Suicide Crisis Helpline on 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO). Need to talk? Free call or text 1737 any time for support from a trained counsellor.