WELCOME TO PATHWAYS COUNSELLING SERVICE
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 $120 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.
M. Counselling, B.Ed
Pathways Counselling Services
I currently counsel at my home office
Pathway Counselling Services
Some areas of interest
- Adolescent issues
- Anxiety and depression
- Grief and loss
- Self esteem and Identity issues
- Stress and Workplace Issues
- Parenting and Family Relationships
- Communication Skills
My name is Helen Armstrong, and I have recently moved to Taupo after living overseas for 3 years. I have been counselling for 10 years and have a Masters in Counselling from Massey University and a Bachelor of Education from Otago University. I am a full member of NZAC (New Zealand Association of Counselling)
I am passionate about counselling, and believe that when people are able to share honestly and are really listened to in a caring, trusting and non judgemental environment, they can make great changes in their lives.
My approach is to work alongside you in a respectful, understanding and accepting manner, helping you to rediscover your uniqueness and the vision and wisdom that may have been lost due to life’s challenging situations.
My role as a counsellor is to support you, respect your views and to help you to find your own insight and understanding of your problems. My particular emphasis is to work with individuals and families to find strengths they may not have recognised, and to allow those stories of resilience to emerge so they can be used as a support in times of difficulty and crisis.
As we are individuals with our own personalities and unique difficult situations to face, I will use counselling strategies that best fit you and your circumstances. Some of these may include Solution Focussed Brief Therapy (SFBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Drawing Therapy (IDT).
I enjoy working with a wide variety of people, and have worked in a range of settings with children, adolescents and adults. I have experience working in New Zealand and overseas in private practice, in a healthcare centre and as a Guidance Counsellor in a large Secondary School for 6 years.