About me

My Approach

I draw on a range of approaches and techniques depending on the nature of the presenting issues and the needs of the client. With a client-centred basis, I draw upon mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Solution-focused Brief Therapy (SFBT).

My counselling is available in person or online through Zoom or Skype. I work with individuals of all cultures, religions, genders and sexual orientations. I am passionate about social justice and decolonisation, and am committed to ongoing training.

Kia ora, I'm Emma

I'm a fully registered counsellor based in Whakatū (Nelson), Aotearoa.


I began my counselling journey in 2007 when I volunteered for Youthline in Christchurch. After realising I had a passion and natural ability, I then moved to Wellington and completed a counselling diploma. Since then, my counselling experience has mostly been with women and young adults, with roles at the Wellington Women’s Health Collective, Evolve Youth, Wellington Women’s Refuge, and Victoria University. My group facilitating experience includes a women’s depression group, anxiety management groups at university, and most recently mindfulness workshops.

In my spare time I am a big fan of hiking and exploring our beautiful country, making compost, reading and drinking tea.

My Training
Certified Mindfulness Practitioner

Ovio Mindful Solutions 2019

Diploma in Counselling

Wellington Institute of Technology 2010

Bachelor of Arts

Majoring in Psychology 2006