Carole Garratt


027 55 11 777

Counselling provides a time and place for you. We all have so many changes in life – in relationships, emotions, thoughts, workplaces, plans, ideas, goals.  There are times in life of challenge and sadness, discouragement, change and even lost hope at times.  Sometimes we are the one initiating and wanting the change and other times someone else or simply circumstances are.  I love to be with clients in that space where I can hear your concerns with empathy and compassion around the areas of concern you bring.  Together, without judgement you are free to explore your thoughts and feelings, to find clarity, to be supported to find options and possible ways forward for your life. 


I am married with three adult sons, two daughters-in-law and five grandchildren.  I am a trained Primary School teacher and English as a Second Language teacher.  For 18 years my husband and I owned a computer business with several employees.

After that, we moved to Hamilton and I trained as a counsellor, working there for more than 15 years in agencies and private practice.

I love to spend time with my husband, grandchildren and our wider families and friends.  Together we enjoy travel, food, gardening, music, Christian activities, nature, the beach, sport and reading. 

We recently (since Covid19) have moved from Hamilton to Omokoroa nearer to one of our sons, to friends and to the beach (and away from the fog).

Professional Qualifications & Membership

Diploma in Counselling

Bachelor Applied Social Science (Counselling)

Post Grad Cert Alcohol & Other Drugs

Cert in Professional Supervision

Imago Couples’ Therapy (Level 1)

I am a Full Member of NZCCA and abide by their Code of Ethics, Supervision & Professional Development

Areas of Work:

Relationships – Individuals & Couples

Work Issues

Anxiety & Stress


Grief & Loss

Mid-Life Challenges & Opportunities


Issues of Faith  

Coping with Change


Availability & Fee

My days of work are Monday and Tuesday

Individuals – $120

Couples – $130

Supervision $130

Book online or by calling the office (07 578 0959) to make a time that is suitable to you.