Master of Counselling (1st Class Hons)
Bachelor of Communication Studies
CELTAProvisional Member of the NZ Association of Counsellors (ProvMNZAC)
Mobile: 028 461 6708
I provide person-centred counselling to help with stress, anxiety and depression related to life transitions such as migration, returning home from life overseas, relationship crisis, grief, loss, and career change.
Any kind of change, loss or transition can be overwhelming – I help clients safely work through the challenging and tricky emotions that might come up during these experiences. Counselling helps ‘change’ become ‘opportunity’: a call to make new sense of the world, cultivate richer self-understanding, and foster growth in behaviour and relationships.
I pay deep non-judgmental attention to clients’ stories. With an understanding that people exist in a network of relationships, I utilise various therapeutic techniques to help clients come to their own realisations. I offer short-term goal-oriented counselling and longer-term therapy, or a combination of the two. I am open to engaging with clients’ unique philosophical or spiritual perspectives.
I have worked as a lecturer on the Bachelor of Applied Counselling programme at Manukau Institute of Technology, where I taught courses on counselling and human development. I have experience counselling across cultures in the international tertiary education sector, and in the community with clients from various backgrounds at the Citizens Advice Bureau.
Talking Works Profile: https://www.talkingworks.co.nz/dir/Peter+James.html