Frequently Asked Questions
In couple counselling - marriage counselling, relationship counselling or pre-marriage counselling, the counsellor aims to give you both equal time and attention. This will help you each to get your side of the story across, without interruptions or rows.
Marriage counselling or relationship counselling can be very helpful even if your partner doesn't want to go. The counsellor will be able to help you without judging either one of you and remaining aware of 'the empty seat'.
Relationship coaching is a life coaching specialization that helps people find greater fulfilment in their personal relationships. A relationship coach can help you set relationship goals, understand your current partnership, thrive inside your marriage, grieve a lost loved-one, or take your long-term romance to the next level.
Relationship coaches also work with people who are not yet in a relationship. They will work with singles who have a history of troubled relationships, who have difficulty knowing what they want in a relationship, or just want to stay on track with their plan to find a deeper connection with someone.
You can come on your own and make significant changes within yourself which will benefit your relationship. Even though your partner will not come we can work on the part you play in the patterns and dynamics of your relationship. Doing this will generally have positive effect on how you function as a couple.
Yes. Your confidentiality is of utmost importance. I am a member of the NZAC and adhere to their code of ethics in regards to confidentiality.
Usually, I can book individual or couples sessions with you within a week at the latest.
Individual and couples sessions are 60 minutes.
Relationship intensive five-day couples counselling - 3- 4 hours daily
Relationship Counselling or Coaching for Individuals- $90 per session.
Book and pay for 3 or more sessions in advance, you will get a discount of $10 per session. ($80 per session)
Relationship Counselling for Couples- $100 per session.
Book and pay for 3 or more sessions in advance, you will get a discount of $10 per session. ( $90 per session )
Online Sessions: $80 per hour session
Relationship intensive: Five-day couples counselling- equal 12- 14 sessions of weekly counselling - $1,500
Payment by internet banking, cash, eftpos. Credit cards- only can be used for payment of multiple sessions or the Relationship intensive five-day counselling.
Monday - 8 am - 7 pm
Tuesday- Online Only
Wednesday- Online Only
Thursday- Online Only
Friday - 8 am - 7 pm
Face to Face: Monday- Friday
14 Park Avenue, Averlon, Lower Hutt
Online Sessions: Tuesday-Thursday
Scheduling a counselling session involves a reserved amount of time especially for you, a minimum of 24 hours’ notice is required for rescheduling or cancelling an appointment. Unless we reach a different agreement, the full fee will be charged for sessions missed without notification.
I am happy to reschedule your appointment when you provide the 24 hours’ notice.
Yes, Online Sessions : Tuesday - Thursday 8am- 7pm
For the best outcome for Relationship, coaching and counselling are possible when appointments are scheduled and attended regularly.
Every person is different, however, current research suggests that it can take at least 3-4 months of relationship counselling/coaching to establish long lasting changes.
Together we decide how often you will attend, based on your needs and schedule, which may be weekly, fortnightly or monthly. In my experience, clients that have the most positive outcome from relationship counselling usually attend weekly for the first five weeks.