Counselling on the Hibiscus Coast

Counselling is based upon drawing inner wisdom from within; working with you to make decisions, listen to your story, and walk beside you.

The most important part of therapy is feeling like there is a fit between you and the therapist. You should feel that you can open up and talk about anything you need to.

BHSc, Masters of Nursing (Hons), PGDip Couns Theory (Distinction), MNZAC, ACC Accredited (Sensitive Claims), RN (NZNC). See ‘About Kristal’ tab for more info.

Need help with?

  • Trauma Focused Therapy
  • Separation
  • Parenting support
  • Anxiety
  • Loss and grief
  • Illness
  • Depression
  • Work-related stress
  • Anger
  • Adjustment difficulties
  • Rainbow competent counselling

If you are unsure about your needs, please don’t hesitate to call.

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New Mum in need? I specialise in helping new Mum’s in need, or those trying to conceive and dealing with infertility – read more about how I can help here.

Wanting LGBTTIAQ+competent counselling? I provide gender identity and sexual orientation affirming counselling support. I have a strong knowledge base and competency in supporting Rainbow, Takatāpui and LGBTTIAQ+ identifying people. I engage with a specifically Rainbow competent supervisor, and have connections to resources or services that you may need.

How will I work with you?

I use a broad range of techniques which are carefully selected to fit your specific needs. I work with a solution-focused and strengths-based approach. These may include the integrated use of DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy) and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) techniques and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), narrative therapy, motivational interviewing and trauma informed approaches. My approach is culturally aware, and looks at how we can best work together to move life forward. I will endeavour to meet your needs in the counselling process.

Read my latest article ‘Finding a way through C-PTSD’ 2021


I have a strong commitment to your confidentiality. My work with you is supported by the NZAC Code of Ethics

Learn about what counselling is like:

Could you benefit from counselling?

My practice is a warm and welcoming space. I am LGBTTIAQ+ and polyam friendly, and open to people of all cultures and walks of life.  Naumai, haere mai.

Contact me on 0210681449