Jess Stevens

Jess Stevens

  • BA, Psychology & Women’s Studies (University of Auckland)
  • PGDIP, Counselling (Unitec)
  • PGCert, Social Theory (AUT)
  • Registered Practitioner, DAPAANZ
  • Provisional Member, NZAC

I have six years experience as a counsellor and I am completing further post-graduate study in Psychology. Over the last six years, I have spent time working within a variety of NGO and DHB settings.

In my private practice I have specialised in working with people around a wide range of issues such as the following:

  • Feelings of depression
  • Exploring identity
  • Building motivation
  • Overcoming self-doubt
  • Developing self-care
  • Self-reflection
  • Making things right after messing up
  • Grief
  • Workplace issues
  • Study stress
  • Body image
  • Relationship dynamics
  • Healthy boundary setting
  • Exploring sexual identity
  • Relationship break-ups
  • Feelings of anxiety and worry
  • Changing a behaviour
  • Feelings of stuck-ness
  • Building self esteem
  • Building confidence
  • Achieving goals
  • Feelings of anger
  • Working through guilt or shame
  • Stress management
  • Career direction
  • Alcohol and drug use
  • Friendship issues
  • Family dynamics
  • Isolation and loneliness

My training focused on Narrative Therapy, which strongly influences my work with clients. I also incorporate Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Motivational Interviewing approaches into therapy. You will find that my counselling style is warm, non-judgemental and encouraging.

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