COUNSELLOR, RELATIONSHIP THERAPIST
(Seeing clients Online)
At Moving Forward Counselling Services we believe every person has the right to be heard.
No matter what problem or issue you may be experiencing we want to give you a voice to express what is inside you. We believe you have a solution for your situation and all you need is someone to listen well, and help you discover what you need to thrive.
We exist to help move people from brokenness to wholeness. To bring families together and to equip people to make a difference in their world.
Our lead therapist has a lifetime of experience: Trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) recognised as being helpful for depression and anxiety; Narrative Therapy which is effective in working with issues such as anger, rejection, sexual addiction; Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT) recognised as being effective in helping couples develop and improve their relationship. He is a member of NZCEFT (NZ Community of Emotional Focused Therapists) & has completed Level 1Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
Garey has experience working in a pastoral setting for 20 plus years so understands most issues people experience throughout life. He works with men helping them address issues of anger, addiction to porn, parenting issues. He also works with couples. He is trained in offering supervision to people in helping professions such as church workers and pastors.
He offers a confidential client-centred approach, with appointments in the evenings and Saturday mornings.
For a free consultation, call or email to chat about your situation.
If you are interested in his qualifications they are: BComm, BTheol, BCounselling, Cert Supervision, Cert Domestic Violence, Cert Tertiary Teaching, Emotionally Focused Therapy EFT (Externship Level), Gottman Couples Therapy Level 1,Provisional Member of NZAC. Trained at Auckland University. Manukau Institute of Technology & Bethlehem Tertiary Institute.
IS COUNSELLING FOR ME?
No matter what you're going through, sometimes you need to talk to a person skilled at listening and understanding what you are experiencing. We believe every person has the solution within for their particular issue, and we will walk with you to help you discover what it is.
Garey is passionate about providing men a place to share their issues and concerns in a nonjudgmental environment.
Guys, you will be able to talk about anything no matter how embarrassed you may feel. Depression, anxiety, porn addiction.
Do you have communication issues in your relationship? Somehow you are not connecting with your partner and feeling alone?
We can help. Garey is trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy a recognised therapy for deepening your emotional connection and Gottman Therapy, based on 35 years of relationship research bringing helpful skills to improve communication and deepen intimacy.
When things are difficult at home having a place where you can talk as a couple that is a safe place can be instrumental in deepening your love for each other.
If you are not sure if you need counselling give us a call for a free consultation where we can chat about your situation and help you decide if counselling will be of help to you.
If you're feeling suicidal please call:
0800 543 354
Lifeline New Zealand
Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week
How many sessions do I need?
The number of counselling sessions will be dependent on many things, including, the nature of the issue and the level of the effect of the issue on the individual person. After the first visit your counsellor will be able to give you an idea of the number of sessions that will be required in a more detailed way.
How long do sessions take?
Individual sessions are generally 1 hour long.
How much does counselling cost?
How do I make a complaint?
If you are not comfortable with the service we provide, we would ask in the first instance if possible, that you discuss this with us directly, as we would hope that we could resolve the issue together. If this is not an option, you may write to: The Secretary, New Zealand Association of Counsellors, PO Box 165 Hamilton or for further information on the complaints procedure for NZAC.
Notice of change or cancellation of appointment is necessary and appreciated. Your time slot is reserved exclusively for you, so please arrive promptly to obtain your full session. If you are unable to attend an appointment, a 24-hour cancellation notice is required so that someone else may be given that time slot. Half the fee is payable if you cancel within the 24 hour period. If you must cancel or reschedule due to an emergency, please notify us as soon as possible.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
10 out of 10 for feeling heard and understood and working on what
I want to talk about.
Thanks for your God Centred support during a trying time. Your considered understanding, empathy and guidance was so helpful. You also challenged me to think about myself, my feelings and how these may have an impact on my relationships with others and how to ensure these were channeled to help my relationships.
Really appreciate everything you have done, Garey.
Garey creates warm, genuine, and engaging relationships with his clients. He is able to form rapport readily, and puts clients at ease.