My intention as a counsellor is to create a space where people feel safe to talk about their deepest feelings and struggles, to walk alongside people through pain and distress, as well as celebrate their triumphs – big or small.
Counselling can be a profoundly healing journey, personal growth and meaningful change can be achieved through the process. While it is not easy to open up about struggles, pain or trauma, I am committed to supporting, hearing, and helping you make sense of the tough stuff.
I work from a relational person centred, strength based approach, this means finding out what is important to you and helping you to build on the hopes and values you hold.
A little about me. I was raised in Tauranga but have spent the last 6 years living in Hamilton. My husband and I decided to move back to the Bay to be closer to family and we are so happy to be settling here. I have two very cool children who are eight and three years old, they bring so much joy, noise and fun. I love exercise and fitness. In 2020 I decided to challenge myself by becoming a group fitness instructor with Les Mills, which is a really fun “hobby-job” for me!
I decided I wanted to be a counsellor when I was in high school, the challenges my peers and I were experiencing made me realise I wanted to become someone who could help when others were having a tough time. I completed my study at Wintec in Hamilton because I wanted to focus on mental health and addictions, and was fortunate to be employed by my final placement agency in my third year of study, a youth drug and alcohol support service. Most recently I have been working as a guidance counsellor at Hamilton Girls’ High School supporting students and their whanau through a variety of issues. Throughout my career so far I have seen the impact that counselling can have on people’s lives.
Areas of Work
- adolescents, teenagers and young people
- students and young adults
- sexuality and gender diverse folk
- anxiety and overthinking
- self esteem and confidence building
- family and relationship issues
- personal growth and development
- eating disorders and body image issues
- burnout and self care
- resilience building
- mental and emotional distress
Education & Qualifications
Paetahi Tumo Korero Bachelor of Counselling
Provisional Member of NZAC – New Zealand Association of Counsellors
Availability & Fee
I am available Mondays and Wednesdays – 9am to 2pm, outside of these hours, evenings or Saturdays can be negotiated.
Individuals – $115 (gst inclusive)
Couples – $120 (gst inclusive)
To make an appointment you can do so by calling Sharyn on 07-578-0959 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am also contactable on my mobile: 021 0283 8153