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About Me

Like you, I've been affected by the ups and downs of life which contribute to my passion to equip and empower others to ultimately thrive in life.     

 

I love giving birth to hope, meaning and self-efficacy without judgement but with a curious, compassionate and professional lens where your preferred outcomes for each appointment are paramount and if you're not sure what they might be - figuring it out together.    

  

It is an honour as well as a joy to be given the opportunity to journey, even if for a short time, with others.

"It's not what happens to us that matters, but our reaction to it that does."

Epictetus - Greek Philosopher

Qualifications

Funding options...

 

 

After completing my Counselling qualification in 2010 I began working in my own practice and have done so since, along with working in various other employed roles to both widen and develop my skill set.  I became a full member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors in 2019 and have a current Annual Practicing Certificate (renewed annually).

 

To reassure you of my commitment to ongoing learning, and as part of my membership above (voluntary) I am required to undergo professional development to not only uphold the New Zealand Association of Counsellors' Code of Ethics: Microsoft Word - NZAC Code of Ethics 2002 Revised 2020.doc. but to continue working towards my best practice as a professional.  All those registered with NZAC or NZCCA are qualified Counsellors.  

Additionally, I attend regular supervision (or mentorship) with a qualified and registered Counsellor to support this outcome.  

Sometimes topics discussed in sessions may be discussed in these however, your confidentiality is always assured.    

 

 

My experience is wide and varied working 14 years in private practice, employed as a Mental Health Clinician (PHO) and an EAP Counsellor along with working in therapeutic groups: 

 

Sexual Abuse

Depression

Anxiety

Anger

Abuse

Grief

Workplace support

Self-Esteem

Mental Health concerns

Life transitions

Parenting

Trauma

Stress

Self-care

OCD

Relationships

Addiction

Couples

 

I work with individuals, couples and young people.

 

 

 

All sessions and inquiries are treated with the utmost discretion*

 

I am available for face-to-face appointments in beautiful Alexandra, Central Otago or via phone or Zoom appointments both of which can be made via the Make a Booking button above or please email/call/text me with any inquiries you may have.

  • Zoom or phone appointments available on Mondays between 10am - 7pm weekly

  • In person appointments from the Alexandra Community House in Alexandra on Tuesdays between 11am - 7.30pm and Wednesdays 2pm - 7pm

 

Appointments include a shorter / initial option which I've created so you can meet me, discuss your needs/goals for counselling and get a feel for who I am and how I work to help you decide if we might be a good fit - no obligation.  

*Please note confidentiality is paramount however, there are exceptions to this; if concerns are present for yours or another's' safety, a referral, with your permission, will be made to a more appropriate service (or in addition to ours) to provide more immediate support for those concerned.   

Please note that all attempts will be made, where at all possible, with full consent. 

 

 

 

Initial appointments:            Individuals | 30 mins / $60 

                                               Couples | 40 mins / $85

 

Follow up appointments:    55 mins / $120

 

I understand the cost of counselling can sometimes be a barrier to getting the support we need why I'd like to remove financial barriers, where I can.

Very happy to chat about payment options, for example: setting up weekly payments to help spread out the cost, implementing a sliding scale to ascertain what is affordable for your situation as well as searching out funding options that might be available to you (please see below). 

 

I do understand that this can very much be the reality of life so please don't hesitate to ask.  

 

FYI: Fees are payable at the end of each session (I have an EFTPOS machine) alternatively, 7 days after an invoice is sent (unless prior arrangements have been made.)  Cancellations/reschedules incur no charge if all efforts have been made to give 24 hours' notice, only exceptions is in extenuating circumstances; emergencies, illness etc.  No notice/no shows incurs the full cost of session.

 

 

Please get in touch if you'd like to inquire into any of the following options as fee reductions may apply.

 

I am a registered clinician for:

 

Gumboot Friday Fund Free Counselling for all Young Kiwis – Gumboot Friday 

WINZ Supplier/Counsellor Disability Allowance - Work and Income 

A Change for Better Counsellor https://achangeforbetter.com/directory/alice-beattie/

ACC ISSC Registered Counsellor (Counselling and therapy (acc.co.nz)

EAP Clinician providing support to you and your family through your workplace - TELUS Health / Workplace Support / Raise 

 

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