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Petone Team

Senior Counsellor

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Sabina Larsen

Director, Senior Counsellor

Administrator

Jess Hargreaves

Office Manager

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Brigid Devcich

Counsellor

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Robert Nelson

Counsellor

Office Location

Wellington Office
158 Navigation drive Whitby.

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday
09:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Contact Details

Phone: 022 096 9258
Phone: 021 207 6968

Palmerston North Team

Senior Counsellor

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Sabina Larsen

Director, Senior Counsellor

Counsellor

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Robert Nelson

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Office Manager

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Becky Chikasha

Counsellor

Office Manager

Jess Hargreaves

Office Manager

Office Location

9/86 Grey Street, Palmerston
North, 4716

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday
09:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Contact Details

Phone: 022 096 9258
Phone: 021 207 6968

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We believe at Reach Out counselling that every person has a story to tell. No matter how big or small your story may be, we believe we can better equip you to cope, strategize and live life to the fullest. We all have potential and we all have a purpose for our lives. We would like to counsel you into living that very purposeful life. 

Director, Senior Counsellor

Sabina Larsen

Kia Ora,

 

My name is Sabina, I am registered as an ACC provider and I have a membership with NZCCA. I have worked as a counselor for over 6 years and I have experience in working with people from all walks of life who are dealing with a wide range of issues.

​I am originally from Zimbabwe and I have been living in New Zealand for the last 13 years. I am open-minded and curious to listen and learn about my client’s world views, identity, and culture person-centered counseling, acceptance, treatment therapy, CBT, and DBT. I use solution-focused trauma intervention. I provide some psychoeducation in all areas where appropriate and I always want the best for my clients.

I work together with the client to build their strength, resilience, and emotional wellbeing. After developing new skills, my clients find themselves feeling more settled and motivated to find solutions to their problems.

Counsellor

Brigid Devcich

I have a diploma in counseling. I am a mother of 8 children (tamariki) and soon to be 7 grandchildren (mokopunas).

​I feel privileged to journey creatively with individuals as they discover their strengths and develop courage, resilience, and find hope. 

​I believe person-centered care is very important. I have experience with people affected by anxiety, depression/sadness, parenting issues, post-natal depression, stress, workplace issues, burnout, trauma-informed care, and family violence.

​What can you expect from me – confidentiality, to be treated with respect, collaborative care (working together), and a non-judgmental listening ear.

Counsellor

Robert Nelson

My name is Robert Nelson and I am from Wellington originally. I have recently returned to New Zealand after having spent most of my life overseas, and am married with children. My journey working in the mental health field began 12 years ago.  Prior to that, I have enjoyed separate careers in both music and sales.
I have NZAC Provisional Membership. My approach in counseling is person-centered, meaning that therapy is based around what the client discusses in session and that focuses and goals for personal growth arise organically from these discussions. I firmly believe there is hope in almost all difficult situations, and that positive change is within each individual’s power. I am a trained depth psychological therapist, which means that I will often use myth, legend, and archetypes as a way to understand what clients may be experiencing, and to help us identify the personal journey of the client by studying the markers of where they have been, where they are, and to help imagine how their lives can be different.

I also utilize acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive-behavioral and motivational interviewing in session, and provide my clients with psychoeducation to help them develop useful tools to address their problems. I have worked with substance use disordered individuals, individuals with dual diagnosis concerns, bipolar, and major depressive disorders, life transitions, self-esteem, suicidality, anxiety, personality disorders, trauma and grief.

I look forward to meeting you where you are at, and getting to know how best to deal with your concerns in a non-judgmental, safe and supportive therapeutic space.

Manager / Counsellor

Becky Chikasha

I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Massey University. 

I am a firm believer that one has the strength to change their environment with the navigator’s assistance. 

My main approaches throughout have been client-focused, strength-based, and environmental-based therapy. 

I enjoy working with people of different backgrounds and helping create a difference in whatever way possible

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Office Location


Online Counselling Available

Palmerston North Office
9/86 Grey Street,
Palmerston North 4716

Opening Hours

Monday – Fridaday
8 AM – 5:00 PM

Contact Details

Petone Office
Phone:
022 096 9258
021 207 6968