Steve Gore

Due to high demand I have suspended online booking. Please call 07 578 0959 to book me. Please book in at least 3 sessions on concurrent weeks. These can be cancelled but if you only book on session it is unlikely that, by the time we meet, there will be a free time within a month and this will be disruptive to therapy.

I use narrative practices in my counselling. Narrative therapy explores the “stories” of our lives, and the meanings we have made of those stories, or meanings others have given to us. Our time together should be as useful and relevant as possible, so we move at a pace that suits you, and the direction of our work is guided by you. I will check in with you frequently to see if our work is helpful or not. My room is a space where we can explore what is going on for you in a safe, confidential, non judgemental way.

You can book me online here or call us on 075780959 to arrange an appointment.

How long will it take? Some people find what they are looking for from counselling very quickly and only need one or two sessions. Others take longer. Sometimes, in dealing with the problem the person has come to work on, we unearth a more deeply hidden issue and that becomes a new focus of our work together.

I moved to the Bay about twelve years ago with my partner and two boys. I love being here and mountain bike, tramp and do a bit of paddle-boarding to recharge. I enjoy listening to music and working on little projects on our lifestylish block. My life experiences include a few trips around the world, being a full time father for 15 years, being a teacher and a professional photographer, and a lot of adventures in our beautiful country.

If you have any questions about working with me please email me at If you are ready to make a booking you can do this online

I hope that you find what you are looking for and it helps you in your life, whether with me or with someone else.

My quals are Master of Counselling, Bachelor of Social Science (psychology). I am a full member of New Zealand Association of Counsellors.

Areas of Work

Relationships. –Please note:  due to loading I am NOT taking on couples/relationship work at this time.  

Grief and loss

Anxiety and stress


Sexual abuse and trauma – ACC registered

Depression and esteem

Fee / Hours

My hours are 8am-5 pm Monday – Thursday. .

Individuals: $125 (inc gst) per 1 hour session.

Other work, such as workshops, by negotiation

Book online or by calling 075780959 Mon-Thurs 8.30am-5pm