Sharla Watene

Sharla Watene

Counsellor | Family Therapist
In Person Therapy Available
Location
Biography

Sharla first began counselling in 2008 and has been in private practice in New Zealand for the 3 years. Prior to this, Sharla worked in private practice while living and teaching at University in Hawaii. Sharla works with both male and female clients from all ethnic groups ranging from adolescent age to adulthood. She also has extensive experience and knowledge working with couples, families, and other relationships. Sharla’s preferred methodology of working from clients is through Cognitive Behavioural Therapy although she utilises an integrative approach to treatment including mindfulness practices, Solution Focused Therapy, and Experiential therapies. In addition to counselling, Sharla also has experience teaching at a University level for Family Science and Parenting. Sharla is passionate about utilising a systemic approach to treatment in treating not only the individual but enhancing all aspects of that individual’s life and relationships.

Qualifications

Bachelor in Child Development,Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy,Post Graduate Diploma in Drug and Alcohol,Counselling Member of NZ Association of Counsellors

Languages

English

Focuses

adolescents, couples, families, men, women, adults

Therapy Type

cognitive behavioural therapy (cbt), solution focused therapy, relational counselling, acceptance and commitment therapy (act), existential, family systems

Specialisations
  • relationship issues
  • cross-culture relationships
  • parenting
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • self esteem and confidence
  • anger management
  • stress
  • burnout
  • childhood trauma
  • post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd)
  • gender and sexual identity
  • grief and loss
  • abuse
  • substance abuse
  • life changes
  • workplace issues
Services
Individuals
50min
$120 NZD
Couples
50min
$140 NZD
Couples-Extended
90min
$150 NZD
Or free if your organisation uses Clearhead to provide wellbeing support
Funding Options

ACC Sensitive Claims

SUPPORTED BY
nib foundation
msd
moh