Bernard Smith

Bernard Smith

Counsellor
Online Therapy Available
Next available Tuesday, May 28th
Location
Online Therapy
Biography

I am an experienced counsellor, clinical supervisor and member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC) providing a professional counselling and clinical supervision on the West Coast in Westport. Appointments are available either face to face or on Zoom. I have contracts with Family Court, Victim Support, a number of EAP providers and am ACC registered for sensitive claims. If you are experiencing difficulties in your personal life, relationships or in achieving your goals I am able to help you clarify the issues and identify solutions. The counselling approach used is client-centred and I utilise Cognitive Behaviour therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy along with elements of other treatment modalities. Clinical supervision is available for counsellors, social service practitioners and other professionals. I adhere to the NZAC Code of Ethics and engage in clinical supervision.

Qualifications

Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling (University of Waikato) Diploma in Applied Counselling with Psychotherapeutic Studies (Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology)

Languages

English

Focuses

women, men, elderly, adults

Therapy Type

trauma therapy, solution focused therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, person centred therapy, online therapy, narrative therapy, mindfulness, Humanistic Psychology, cognitive behavioural therapy (cbt), attachment theory

Specialisations
  • workplace issues
  • work-life balance
  • trauma
  • suicide ideation
  • substance abuse
  • stress
  • social anxiety
  • sexual abuse
  • self esteem and confidence
  • religion and spirituality
  • relationship issues
  • professional supervision
  • professional development
  • pre-marital preparation
  • post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd)
  • pornography addiction
  • phobias
  • personal development
  • performance anxiety
  • parenting
  • motivation and purpose
  • mistrust
  • mental health disorder
  • mental health and wellbeing
  • loneliness and isolation
  • life changes
  • issues
  • insecurities
  • identity transition
  • identity
  • harmful sexual behaviour
  • grief and loss
  • grief
  • goal setting
  • feeling stuck
  • family issues
  • end of life
  • domestic violence
  • disenfranchised grief
  • disconnection
  • disability
  • desire issues
  • depression
  • decreased libido
  • death and dying
  • crisis management
  • coping issues
  • conflict management
  • communication skills
  • chronic disease
  • childhood trauma
  • change and transition
  • career change
  • burnout
  • bullying
  • break up and divorce
  • behavioural issues
  • attachment issues
  • anxiety
  • anger management
  • abuse
Services
Counselling consultation
60min
$100 NZD
Or free if your organisation uses Clearhead to provide wellbeing support
Funding Options

ACC Sensitive Claims

SUPPORTED BY
nib foundation
msd
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