Pathways Counselling

Counselling is about working together to make sense of what is happening and finding ways to go forward. Often
our current patterns of behaviour, thinking and relating to ourselves and others have formed in reaction to past experiences. When these are not useful they can cause huge emotional stress. Becoming aware of these patterns and the things in us that drive them can be hugely useful in helping us to take charge of our lives and to change the things that we need to do so.
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My name is Karen Buckland and I am a counsellor in private practice operating under the name of Pathways Counselling Service. I have been a counsellor for 20 years and have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Masters in Counselling, both from Massey University. I am a full member of NZAC (New Zealand Association of Counsellors) and I am ACC accredited.

The areas that I find of special interest are:

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Domestic Violence
  • Survivors of sexual abuse
  • Relationship issues
  • Family Therapy
  • Eating disorders
  • Careers Counselling

I work with individuals, male and female, from teenagers to adults. I also work with couples and families. Sessions are 50 minutes to one hour long. It is usually best to meet weekly but other arrangements are possible. It is essential when sharing issues of importance that you feel confident and safe in relating to the counsellor. Please feel free to make initial contact with me by phone or email to further discuss the issues you would like to bring so that we can decide together whether I can help you. My fee is $115 per hour. However this is negotiable under certain circumstances. In some situations there is also funding available. Please feel free to enquire about this on the initial contact.