Glenys Henshaw

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With my little helper, Beaudie, who sometimes comes to my sessions



Primary to my counselling is the importance of the therapeutic relationship. I see my role is to provide the conditions for the therapeutic relationship to develop and be maintained. A place that is safe and non-judgemental 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 focus on your strengths and resources rather than the things that aren’t going so well, or your pathology. I respect your experiences and uniqueness and individuality and work with these. I trust, given a supportive environment, you will make positive choices and changes to your life.

I work in the areas of grief and loss; with trauma – recent and past; with anxiety, stress and depression; with difficulties around food – over and under eating; and in the area where the client experiences a lack of motivation and self esteem.  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.

I have worked in the health sector and education sector at secondary and tertiary levels.  I have run my own business which included employing staff.  I have worked for a large private sector organisations and for a government department. I have worked in primary industry in New Zealand.  I have worked and lived in small communities and large cities, within New Zealand and around the world.   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.

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