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Forget the Mistake, Remember the Lesson. Contact Harmony Counselling Service to Restore Balance, Happiness and Peace to Your Life

Harmony Counselling Service - Restoring Balance, Happiness and Peace to Your Life

Where Your Healing Matters the Most

Whatever you’re going through, know that there is hope. Let me help you find that hope.

At Harmony Counselling Service in St Albans, Christchurch, New Zealand, I assist you or your loved ones with a range of difficult life issues to restore balance, happiness, and peace through various techniques or strategies of 'talk therapy’ and somatic (mind/body) healing methods.

I work primarily from both a Person-Centred Therapy (PCT) approach, whilst also utilising the Te Whare Tapa Wha Maori model for holistic cultural concepts. However, I can utilise other methods such as somatic based therapies, including  the teaching of various emotional regulation skills to suit your specific needs during each and every session. These can include the following approaches:

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  • Narrative Therapy
  • Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) or Pet Therapy
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotional Freedom Therapy (EFT - Tapping)
  • Acknowledgement and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Solutions Focused Therapy (SFT)
  • Trauma Informed Yoga Therapy (TIY)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Child Play Therapy (CPT)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Imaginal Exposure Therapy
  • Imago Relationships Therapy
  • Brainspotting Therapy (BSP)
  • Pranayama Breathwork Therapy
Harmony Counselling Service

Why Attend Harmony Counselling Service?

I will listen patiently to you, always with empathy, genuineness and without judgement, to help you find the solutions you desire for your life. I always encourage honest discussion and feedback within our sessions so I can adjust my style to fit what you need as your needs may change.

I offer counselling services for Adults, Couples, Children and Youth as well as Family relationship therapy sessions. 

Animal Assisted Therapy or 'Pet Therapy' is a growing area of therapy where animals are utilised within your therapy sessions to support increased comf​ort and engagement, reduce stress levels and encourages communication when feeling anxious in session. You may choose to hav​e either 'Maggie' a Poochon Dog or 'Molly' a Burmese Cat in your sessions to gain the additional benefits of pet therapy.

I utilise various assessments when appropriate to measure the severity of a specific problem, as well as determining your progress within therapy. I can provide a copy of these for your doctor to assist you further where requested.

You may be eligible to access as an employee, a fully funded Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for counselling with Benestar, Raise, Instep and Vitae through your employer as I am an approved Counsellor with these organisations.

If you have experienced sexual harm and wish to access ACC Sensitive Claim funded counselling, as an ACC approved provider I can support you with lodging a claim, along with fully funded therapy.


I also facilitate ACC fully funded Trauma Informed Yoga Group Therapy courses for clients who already have an existing and accepted sensitive claim, and are currently seeing a ACC Sensitive Claims approved therapist. Courses are run in school terms four times per year for 9 weeks each. You may choose to complete Level 1 Yoga (Beginners Yin & Restorative styles), Level 2 (Intermediate Yin & Restorative styles)  Yoga or, Yoga Nidra (Relaxation/Meditational style) courses. In each course you will also learn various emotional regulation skills to further support mood management. These classes are all available online, as well as in person in Christchurch city.

I can also offer a set number of fully funded sessions if you have been impacted by being a victim of a serious crime including sexual violence (if you are unable to access an ACC approved sensitive claims therapist) or natural disaster via a Victim Support Victim Assistance Scheme (VAS) referral.

The Cerebral Palsy Society provides Cerebral Palsy clients a set amount of funding to provide payment for your counselling sessions, which I am always happy to accept.

If you have a chil​d diagnosed or being treated with cancer, the Child Cancer Foundation can provide a set number of funded sessions to provide therapy support during such an emotionally challenging time.

If you are under 25 years old you may wish to access a limited number of fully funded child, youth and young adult sessions from Gumboot Friday New Zealand via I Am Hope charity organisation.

If you are an existing WINZ or StudyLink client, low income earner or student you may be eligible for subsidised sessions from WINZ.

I provide a non-judgemental, supportive and equal service for all people including those with physical or intellectual disability, all ethnic groups, people identifying as LGBTQI+, all forms of spiritual or religious beliefs, sex workers, people who have committed crimes and people from other 'minority' groups.

I am happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have before your first session during a phone discussion about my practice and approach. This allows you to initially assess if I am the right counsellor for you, and for me to ensure I am suitable to assist your needs or specific problem. If I’m not, I am happy to refer you to another therapist who specialises in the area of your needs.

Harmony Counselling Service is available from my Christchurch consulting room at 50 Croziers Rd, St Albans, Christchurch. If you are unable to attend my consulting room due to time restraints, health issues or are a long distance away, we can arrange to undertake your sessions via Skype, Teams, Facetime or telephone. If by phone, I will call you to avoid any call costs to you.

Call me today, Counsellor Gaye Mallinson on 022-357-0010 at Harmony Counselling Service to discuss your needs and arrange an appointment. Let me help you begin the journey to free yourself from your life troubles!

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