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Auckland Counselling Support Service

We provide free, inclusive, wrap-around ACC counselling and assessment services in the Auckland Region for anyone of any age who has experienced sexual abuse - children, young people and adults.
Once matched with your preferred counsellor, they will guide you step by step to work out whether you would like us to apply for financial assistance from ACC for you.
From here your counsellor will work to develop a plan to support your short or longer term needs.
Information about our great team of experienced, highly skilled counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists and psychiatrists who are available to support you is below.
Please contact the Support Centre at ph: 09 376-6645 or to talk with someone about how we can help or to get further information.



Karen Adams2

Name: Karen Adams
Qualification: Registered Psychologist
Special Areas of Expertise: Trauma, Sexual Abuse.
Approach: Client-centred.

Andrew Macgregor1 

Name: Andrew Macgregor

Qualification: Registered Psychotherapist MNZAP
Special Areas of Expertise: Trauma
Approach: Inclusive, supportive approach to therapy.

Geoff Garton 3


Name: Geoffrey Garton
Qualification: Level 8 Counsellor
Special Areas of Expertise: Psychodynamic Therapy/Trauma Therapy
Approach: Client-centred.


Karolle G2

Name: Karolle Gjaltema
Qualification: Masters in Clinical Psychology, Post Masters Diploma in Clinical Psychology
Special Areas of Expertise: Somatic Mind Body Psychotherapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing)
Approach: Tailored to the clients’ needs incorporating a mix of client-centred, mind body, CBT, schema therapy, process oriented, mindfulness, and systemic modalities.


Sue Nicholls 4


Name: Sue Nicholls
Qualification: Bachelor of Counselling
Special Areas of Expertise: Youth, Relationships, Parenting, Life Stages, Stress, Burn Out and Anxiety
Approach: Client-Centred therapy, CBT, Family therapy, Mindfulness

Josie Young 3

Name: Josie Young

Qualification: Diploma in Counselling, Diploma in Violence and Trauma Studies, Certificate in Women’s Studies
Special Areas of Expertise: Lesbian Women, Domestic Violence, Trauma
Approach: Person centred therapy, time line therapy, Transactional analysis, C.B.T, Mindfulness.

Helen Harris


Name: Helen Harris
Qualification: Bachelor of Counselling
Special Areas of Expertise: Adult/Women, Cultural: Christian
Approach: I enjoy helping clients towards understanding, healing and meaning in their lives. I value a holistic view of personhood, incorporating spiritual values.


Chris Johannis3


Name: Christine Johannis
Qualification: Diploma of Counselling and Psychotherapy (Psychosynthesis)
Special Area of Expertise: Depression, anxiety, trauma recovery, difficulties with food and body image, relationship issues, lack of meaning and direction
Approach: I work alongside my clients in a safe and respectful way, helping them to manage presenting symptoms as well as working towards the desired growth and change.






Name: Charlotte Bell
Qualification: Post Graduate Psychotherapy, MNZCCA, Registered Psychotherapist
Special Areas of Expertise:
Charlotte sees clients at the Life Unlimited rooms in Ponsonby, Auckland. Her work is client centred with an integrative gestalt and psychodynamic approach, incorporating a Christian spiritual perspective. She also incorporates psychosomatic integrative psychotherapy
Approach: Charlotte works in a way to build a trusting relationship where clients have the opportunity to deal with past trauma using a range of modalities. Charlotte is a qualified psychotherapist, having worked in this field for more than 30 years. She utilises a holistic model bringing together approaches which respect and work with clients spirituality, body responses and emotions in order to move through trauma to finding life giving ways of being, living more in the present. Charlotte has trained in Integrative Gestalt, Somatic Psychotherapy, Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy and Mindfulness


Nicky Baigent2

Name: Nicky Baigent
Qualification: Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy. Bachelor (Hons) Drama and Theatre Arts
Special Areas of Expertise: Working with adults who have suffered childhood and recent sexual abuse, Depression, Anxiety, Personality Disorders
Approach: Psychodynamic with a Client-Centred focus. I also use Art Therapy, Sand Tray Therapy, and Gestalt Therapy when helpful. I work with CBT also. Overall approach is holistic, and I’ve been working with Trauma/Abuse since 2002.

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Name: Amber Davies

Qualification: MHSc in Psychotherapy (Hons), Grad Dip Psychosocial Studies, Accredited PsychoSomatic Integration Practitioner
Special Areas of Expertise: Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Adolescents, People diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder
Approach: Amber is a hopeful, warm and honest person. She works from a client-centred approach, tailoring the therapy to the individual with a dual focus on: creating a trusting and open relationship with the person, and working collaboratively to determine clear goals to enhance wellbeing. Amber has worked in a range of roles over the last 10 years in mental health, clinical leadership and youth development. She is an experienced group facilitator and works with both adults and adolescents.

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