Harmony Counselling Service - Restoring Balance, Happiness and Peace to Your Life
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:
- 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
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 child 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.
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!