Selena Serra

Selena Serra

Counsellor
In Person Therapy Available
Next available Monday, Mar 4th
Location
Biography

Kia ora, my name is Selena, and throughout my personal and professional life, I meet and enjoy connecting with people from all walks of life. I work well with all genders and cultural backgrounds. The practice of counselling is my passion; It’s a practice that seeks to empower people. I have been working with youth and adults as coach for over 6 years and since 2019 as a qualified counsellor. Privacy and confidentiality are very important to me, and I bring to the practice the most respect for all no matter what your story is. Honesty, promoting safety and wellbeing, and to seek to increase opportunities for clients are core values I bring to my practice. Working in rural communities often comes with the challenge of multiple relationships. I consider having healthy boundaries extremely important to bring safety to the relationship with my clients and the community. As an Italian woman living in New Zealand for over twelve years, I am learning the complexities of this society and the importance of bi-cultural and multi-cultural practice. Understanding that there isn’t one way to look at and be in this world is important to me; and when applied to my practice this brings an open view and acceptance of differences. I have travelled and lived in various countries around the world, learning about different cultures. Strength-Based approaches like Solution-Focused therapy is my preferred modality next to the basic core conditions of Person Centered Counselling. I also enjoy the Cognitive Behavioural approach to understand the link between our thoughts, emotions, and behaviours. I am currently training to become a Child-Centered Play Therapist and from February 2022 I will be working with children from the age of 5. I offer counselling in Italian and English.

Qualifications

Bachelor degree in Counselling and Child Centered Play Therapy Stage 1 and 2a.

Languages

Client Type

adolescents, women, men, gender diverse, elderly, children, adults

Therapy Type

strength based therapy, solution focused therapy, person centred therapy, online therapy, mindfulness, existential, cognitive behavioural therapy (cbt)

Specialisations
  • work-life balance
  • workplace issues
  • upbringing issues
  • trauma
  • substance abuse
  • suicide ideation
  • stress
  • sleep issues
  • sexual intimacy
  • sexual identity
  • social anxiety
  • sexual abuse
  • self harm
  • self esteem and confidence
  • religion and spirituality
  • relationship issues
  • psycho-social problems
  • professional development
  • post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd)
  • phobias
  • personality disorder
  • personal development
  • performance anxiety
  • parenting
  • obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd)
  • motivation and purpose
  • mistrust
  • migrant adjustment
  • mental health disorder
  • mental health and wellbeing
  • loneliness and isolation
  • life changes
  • lgbtiq issues
  • issues
  • insecurities
  • identity
  • harmful sexual behaviour
  • grief and loss
  • grief
  • goal setting
  • gender and sexual identity
  • feeling stuck
  • family issues
  • emotional control
  • educational difficulties
  • domestic violence
  • disenfranchised grief
  • disconnection
  • disability
  • desire issues
  • depression
  • decreased libido
  • death and dying
  • cross-culture relationships
  • cross-cultural difficulties
  • crisis management
  • coping issues
  • conflict management
  • communication skills
  • chronic disease
  • childhood trauma
  • child behaviour and development
  • career change
  • burnout
  • bullying
  • break up and divorce
  • body image and eating disorders
  • behavioural issues
  • autism
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • attachment issues
  • anxiety
  • anger management
  • alcohol or drug recovery
  • affairs
  • addiction
  • acceptance
  • abuse
Services
Selena Serra
60min
$70 NZD
Or free if your organisation uses Clearhead to provide wellbeing support
Funding Options

I Am Hope

SUPPORTED BY
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