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The counselling process facilitates self-awareness, self-acceptance and the possibility of learning new ways of being in the world. I provide my clients - children, adolescents and adults - with a confidential and supportive environment in which to explore their inner world and their relationship to family, friends and colleagues.

My strengths are in:

  • building a relationship based on partnership, confidentiality and trust.
  • listening respectfully with non-judgemental compassion to my clients' stories.
  • believing that each person has the creative ability to find the best solutions to his or her difficulties that will enhance and enrich their lives.
  • seeking on-going feedback from clients to improve the counselling process.

Issues and concerns that I have assisted people with include:

  • mediation (Family Court)
  • loss and grief
  • stress, anxiety and depression
  • relationship difficulties, family dynamics
  • trust, intimacy, sexuality
  • self esteem and confidence
  • work related issues
  • parenting difficulties, behavioral problems
  • life transitions
  • anger and violence
  • communication and conflict resolution.

Supervision: I have a certificate in supervision, and have enjoyed providing this service to other counsellors, trainee counsellors, teachers and social workers since 1998.

Psychodrama and group-work: Psychodrama is an effective, enlivening, experiential method, that I use with individuals and groups. In psychodrama the drama of life is enacted, because 'action speaks louder than words'. It can be used as both a rehearsal and a preparation for living the kind of life you want to live. Experiencing psychodrama offers possibilities for change and human evolution, for individuals, groups and society.

Mentoring/Coaching: I provide individual and group mentoring to people in organisations and businesses. I have establised and run several businesses in my earlier working life and have founded and worked in several community organisations.

Funding for counselling: Funding can be accessed through a variety of means, including: oneself, WINZ, Nelson Bays PHO - doctor's referral, Relationships Aotearoa, Community based social service agencies such as the GB Community Workers and Motueka Family Service Centre.

Simon may be contacted for appointments - his contact details are on the right of this page.



RESIDENTIAL WEEKEND:    750 Mccallum Road, Takaka
7.30pm Friday 15th to Sunday 17th March, 4pm

We invite you to join us in the comfort of our home set in the natural beauty of Rainbow Valley, 20 minutes drive from Takaka in Golden Bay.

This will be a weekend of personal development using Psychodrama and groupwork. Psychodrama is a group method developed to expand self expression and spontaneity - the spontaneity that generates creative, effective ways of being and relating. You will have the opportunity to re-create the relationships that challenge you, explore a mystery that intrigues you, or to bring your vision into reality.

Simon is a qualified psychodramatist and Carol is a qualified counsellor and advanced psychodrama trainee. We have been using psychodrama for over thirty years for personal growth and as the core modality in our work as therapists. We are enlivened by the intimacy and sense of community that builds during residential groups.

The group will be limited to ten participants. To enrol or for more information phone us at 525 8542, or email

Investment: $250 waged, $200 unwaged. Part HANDs OK. Bring your breakfast food and lunch food to share. To secure your place email your details and send deposit of $50, or full amount to PO Box 108 Takaka, 7172.

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