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Mobile: (027) 2424 624
Bachelor of Applied Social Sciences - Counselling
Diploma in Social Practice - Counselling
Full Member of N.Z.A.C - New Zealand Association of Counsellors
Member of the Bay of Plenty Therapy Foundation
Approved E.A.P Counsellor
Counselling for Individuals, Couples, Youth and Family’s
My name is Jenny and I was raised in a farming community in the South Island and then went to high school in Christchurch. I have also lived in Wellington, Auckland, Waikato and overseas, and I now make my permanent home in Tauranga. I have attended Canterbury University, Bay of Plenty Polytechnic and Wintec in Hamilton for my tertiary education.
Prior to becoming a counsellor I have worked in the investment, pharmaceutical, and engineering industries in various roles ranging from sales and marketing to accounting and office management / administration.
I have 3 children who are now in their early 20’s - either at Universities, living away from home, or in the process of beginning their adult self-sufficient life after completing University. The challenges involved in supporting them through this time of leaving home and returning and leaving again is ongoing.
Outside of work I enjoy running, gym, reading, relaxing, beach, travelling, watching sport and spending time with my family and friends.
I work with individuals, couples, youth and family’s. I have specific experience with at-risk youth and Family’s who are in crisis, along with relationship counselling for couples, where I primarily use E.F.T -Emotionally Focused Therapy.
I work with a range of issues; which includes but is not exclusive to:
I have a firm belief that people can change, that couples can learn to love again, that youth can be supported to make healthy choices through turbulent times and that families can find a way forward to where they feel secure, connected and loved within their family. I am dedicated to my counselling, to offering support, and to working collaboratively to find strategies and solutions for dealing with issues that have become overwhelming for people.
On-Going Professional Development & Supervision
I am dedicated to keeping informed and up to date with counselling practice and theory and I regularly attend various training sessions and workshops / seminar. I have regular external supervision including peer and cultural supervision.
I am available Monday to Friday with a wide range of session times.
Please call to find a time that suits you