Bay Counselling & Therapy Service

68 Tenth Avenue
(07) 578 0959

Trish Goldstone

I moved to New Zealand from England in 1987 to start a new phase of my life and was not sure what that new life would be.  I had a background in working in banks in London in a support role to senior directors and managers and I knew my passion was working with people but had not found the place where I thrived and was passionate about my work.  I undertook study in Human Resources but that was not for me.  I then volunteered for Lifeline and in 1998 went on to study for a Diploma in Counselling at the Human Development and Training Institute of New Zealand and finally found out what I was meant to be doing with my life.

 In 2002 I began working at Relationship Services Aotearoa in Auckland.  My experience in this organisation was invaluable as I was working with couples, individuals and families.  I was an accredited domestic violence facilitator, workplace supervisor, team leader, family court counsellor and EAP provider.  I have also worked in private practice throughout my counselling career, undertaking work with several organisations. 


Professional Qualifications & Professional Development

Diploma in Counselling (HD&T)

Graduate Diploma in Health Science (Psychotherapeutic Studies) (AUT)

Certificate in Supervision (HD&T)

Member NZ Association of Counsellors (MNZAC) (2003)

Family Court Counsellor

As a member of NZAC, I have a commitment to on-going professional development within my practice.  I attend regular professional supervision to ensure safe practice. 

My Practice

"Life doesn't just happen, we make it happen, and sometimes we need a companion on the journey."  This is my basic philosophy regarding the work that I do.  As a counsellor I am in someone's life for a period of time to help them work through issues that they might find difficult to discuss with family or friends.  I do this by:

   creating a confidential and safe place for you to discuss problems you are having in your life

   being someone who is non-judgmental, empathic and objective

   a person outside of your normal relationships who helps you to focus on the issues in hand

   helping you work through your thoughts and feelings, allowing you to see things from a different perspective

   assisting you to identify and overcome obstacles that prevent you from achieving your goals and motivating you to   accomplish more than you would alone


I have many years of experience as a counsellor which means that I have a wide range of tools for helping people in all sorts of situations. I am very open to whatever problems people have, and will adjust my counselling methods to suit your needs.  I have helped individuals and couples with:

   relationship issues

   grief and loss


   self-esteem and confidence building

   anger management


   assertiveness skills

   family issues

   career development

   workplace issues

   conflict resolution

   mediation regarding care of children

   workplace supervision


Hours Available:

Wednesday afternoons, Thursday and Friday

Please call the office (07 578 0959) or email to make a time that is suitable to you. 

I am also contactable on my mobile:   027 459 1478


My Fee

Fees apply to booking a 1 hour session

Individual counselling is $100 per session and couples counselling is $110.

We can discuss access to funding you may be eligible for through WINZ or your employer (EAP).