Counselling is available either in person at my office in Westport or by Telehealth.
The initial consultation is to meet and discuss what you are wanting to get from counselling and what is available. We will also discuss whether you are eligible for funded counselling.
At the end of the initial session you will be able to decide if you wish to go ahead with further sessions.
What the focus of those sessions would be.
How many sessions are needed.
What approach the counselling will take and what you can expect at the end of our work together.
Counsellors, social workers and other social service practitioners engage in regular clinical supervision as part of their ongoing professional development and as a requirement of their professional registration. Increasingly other professions outside of social services are recognising the value of supervision for their employees and their businesses. Bernard completed his post-graduate supervision qualification through the University of Waikato and provides clinical supervision to an increasingly wide range of individuals and professions in both private and public sectors. If you or your organisation is considering supervision contact Bernard to discuss further.
In the current environment there is an increasing appreciation that individuals should not miss out on accessing support and services because of where they live and work or because of health or mobility constraints. Fortunately counselling and clinical supervision is now available and sometimes funded for individuals who are not able to attend in person appointments. Bernard will discuss the various options available to you so you can make the best choice for your circumstances. If your counselling is funded by ACC, Family Court, Victim Support, Work and Income or your employer EAP then it is available via Telehealth.