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About My Services at Harmony Counselling Service

Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Saturday - Monday: Closed

Harmony Counselling Service

My Specialty Areas

I can assist you in restoring harmony, balance, and peace in your life from a range of life struggles including:
  • Anxiety & Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Work or Relationship Difficulties
  • Experiences of Grief & Loss
  • Family Harm & Anger Management
  • Sexual & Gender Identity Related Issues
  • Emotional Regulation Problems
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Chronic Pain or Health Issues
  • Self-Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Separation Issues
  • Redundancy & Career Change
  • Past Trauma or Current Critical Incidents
  • Hoarding & Clutter Behaviours
  • Phobia's
  • Difficulties Regarding Intimacy
  • Career Issues & Changes
  • Managing Self-Harm Behaviours & Suicidal Thoughts
  • Addictions or Compulsive Behaviours

If the issue troubling you is not listed – feel free to phone me directly, Counsellor Gaye Mallinson at 022-357-0010 to discuss your particular needs. I provide Individual (Adults, Children& Youth), Couple and Family counselling sessions in person at my consulting room at 50 Croziers Rd, St Albans, Christchurch or via Skype, Teams, Facetime or Phone. 

I am trained in many methods of therapy approaches including somatic based therapies and can teach you emotional regulation skills where this may be of benefit for you also.


I work with people both from primarily a Person-Centred Therapy (PCT) approach which is based on the core principles of empathy, genuineness, and acceptance, including the culturally holistic approach of the Te Whare Tapa Wha Maori model. 


I then utilise Integrative Therapy which can incorporate techniques, concepts and practical, simple strategies from Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) or Pet Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Brainspotting (BSP), Acknowledgement and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotional Freedom Therapy (EFT - Tapping), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Solutions Focused Therapy (SFT), Gestalt Therapy, Imaginal Exposure Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Imago Relationships Therapy, Child Play Therapy (CPT), Trauma Informed Yoga Therapy (TIY) based on Yin, Restorative & Yoga Nidra styles, Pranayama Breathwork Therapy and various others when required, changing them to suit your needs as therapy progresses. 

I can also utilise various assessments where helpful and refer you to your doctor with a copy of your assessment, to assist the medical staff for further treatment where it may be required. 

If you would like to see an overview of the pros and cons of Telehealth (online video link counselling), check out the following link:

I can also provide individual counselling sessions for children and youth. I incorporate age appropriate Child Play Therapy to support their positive engagement, to assist them to safely discuss their issues, and to help them achieve the harmony, peace, and happiness that they desire. I commonly find children and youth are particularly fond of utilising my 'Pet Therapy' animals within their sessions, which promotes their overall positive engagement and enthusiasm, making it easier for them to relax and talk more openly.

I am able to offer a set number of free sessions if you are an employee and eligible for the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for counselling with Benestar, Raise, Instep and Vitae through your employer. 

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 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.

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

Harmony Counselling Service

WINZ Subsidy is Available to Eligible Clients

If you are already on a WINZ or StudyLink benefit, a low-income earner or student, you may be eligible for the WINZ counselling subsidy which pays for your sessions including additional funding for travel expenses to attend your sessions. Ask me, your GP or WINZ regarding how to claim – it's quite simple! 

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