Glenys Henshaw 

I am working from the Cashmere area of Christchurch and look forward to you contacting me.

Primary to my counselling is the therapeutic relationship. I see my role to provide the conditions for this to be developed and be maintained. A place that is safe and non-judgmental that allows you, my client, to express your thoughts, feelings and emotions without prejudice. A place where you feel listened to.   A relationship which is responsive and caring, that allows you self-exploration, growth and healing. A place for you to just be.  I trust, given this supportive environment, you will make positive choices and changes to your life.

I work with clients from 20 years of age and over; in areas of grief and loss; with trauma – recent and past; with anxiety, stress and depression.   I am a provider for ACC, for people who have experienced sexual abuse.

I come to counselling with a large kete of experiences and an open mind.   I hold a belief that all our experiences, both good and bad, were and are for a reason, and make us who we are.

My experiences include work in the Health and Education sector; in small and large businesses; in New Zealand and overseas.    I have worked with and for different nationalities and ethnic groups.  From this background I bring an open mind and acceptance of new experiences and challenges.

My counselling style is a person centred approach using tools and techniques from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Solution Focus therapy, Narrative Therapy and others.

I do not do EMDR.

Session fee: I work a sliding scale for fees between $115.00 – 145.00 per session



Emma Hockley

Emma Hockley Dec 2015 (3)I am a Registered Psychologist working with individual adults and older adults to improve well-being and teach new skills, within a biopsychosocial model. In other words, a holistic approach. The wider cultural, environmental and spiritual context in which we live and work has an impact on, and is a source of, our health and happiness.

I offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Positive Psychology approaches and strategies – as well as others appropriate and useful to you.

I also provide pain education and self-management strategies for chronic pain (pain is an emotional experience as well as a physical one which is why psychologists are involved at the outset).

Feeling overwhelmed, or in pain, or continually being triggered by old memories is distressing.  But think of it as a signal. What’s going on? What needs to change?  Let’s work together to make things better.

As a psychologist I bring knowledge, skills and evidence-based approaches to the therapy relationship and as a person I bring compassion and respect.  I value all the chapters in my work life – assessment, career counselling, stress management in the UK; counselling and coaching in Christchurch through the earthquake era, and achieving registration as a psychologist in Aotearoa/New Zealand in 2016.  I’m grateful for the opportunity to share time with amazing people I’d never have met if it weren’t for my chosen field of work.

My profession is regulated by The Psychologists Board and I am a member of the NZ Psychological Society and the British Psychological Society.  I’m also a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Master NLP Practitioner and a member of the NZ Pain Society.

Session fee: $180/hr

Contact: 027 907 3020

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Nishal Pinto

Nishal PintoI am a Clinical Psychologist registered with the New Zealand Psychology Board and a full member of New Zealand Psychology Society. I come with an extensive academic training in clinical neuro psychology and over 13 years of experience in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of a wide spectrum of mental health conditions. I work with clients ranging between the age of 15 to 85 including adolescents, adults, couples, parents, and families from different background for psychological assessments and psychotherapy.

My areas of practice include treating common mental health conditions such as depression, generalised anxiety, social anxiety, panic attack, chronic pain, stress, trauma, phobia, obsessive compulsive disorder, personality disorders, sexual dysfunction, relational issues, addictions, eating disorders and not so common conditions such as bipolar affective disorder and schizophrenia. I have a special interest and experience working with cancer patients. I am proficient in providing various types of therapies such as cognitive-behaviour therapy, dialectic behaviour therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, couple therapy and sex therapy. I offer a holistic treatment which is tailor made catering to the requirements of the clients integrating various therapeutic schools of thoughts in clinical psychology. I incorporate practice of yoga and meditative approaches in treating mental health issues.

I am committed to providing a safe environment in therapy with an empathetic and non-judgemental approach, where one can confidently bring up concerns which could be resolved in a collaborative manner thereby becoming your own therapist in the long run. You can visit me not only to fix mental health issues but also to learn ways to live, love and laugh so that your lives become more worth living.

Available on weekends between 9am to 5pm.

Session fee: $180/hr

Contact: 027 359 2557

Tony Ross 

Member NZAC

Finding a counsellor with whom you can connect and develop a therapeutic relationship can be a daunting task.  Over the past 10+ years I have offered counselling in agencies, schools and private practice and worked with clients from 16 years old and above.  As a counsellor, part of my role is to work with you to encourage the positive changes you’d like to make.  What I bring is a non-judgemental environment where positive change can happen.  It is a safe, collaborative and confidential space, which recognises that everyone’s normal is different and that your experiences are unique. 

I work in areas of bereavement, grief and loss, anxiety, trauma, life transitions and the kind of life challenges that are often too difficult to name or describe. 

I have integrated various counselling philosophies into my practice but central to my approach is the person centred modality.  Dave Mearns, former Director of the Counselling Unit and Professor of Counselling at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow describes the essence of person centred counselling as follows; “The person-centred counsellor must always remember that they are a guest within the client’s world of experience.”  This statement resonates strongly with me, as it is central to my beliefs and identifies that the client is the expert of their own life within our counselling alliance.

Session Fee:     I use a sliding scale for fees which range between $110.00 – $140.00 per session


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