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Family therapist/counsellor

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Hugh Douglas

Areas of Specialisation

  • Family therapy
  • Couple counselling
  •  Mentoring
  •  Men’s issues
  •  Improving communication and understanding between Men and women
  • Conflict resolution
As a counsellor, I completed my training later in life.  Sometimes, therapists and counsellors use very complex psychological language which turns clients ‘off’ receiving help when they need it most.  I see my broad life experience as a strength and I know I am able to ‘get alongside’ clients by using everyday language.  Clients sense that I’ve walked in their shoes and that they can trust me with their deeper issues.  I help them begin to address issues which prevent them from participating and enjoying life as fully as they would like to.
My goal is that clients learn to become their own therapist over time.  I am continually humbled by their courage and determination as they embark on their journey to change
I have completed a Diploma in Violence and Trauma Studies and a Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy Studies at AUT.  I am in the process of becoming a member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC).

Experience and Continuing Education:

  • Counsellor at the South Kaipara Men’s Trust in Helensville;
  • Man Alive, Henderson.
  • Face-to-face counsellor at Youthline, Ponsonby (on-going);
  • Advanced Personal Development Course with Youthline;
  • State of the Nation Symposium” multiple presenters, hosted by Warwick Pudney, QSO.
  • "Impact Therapy,” Dr Ed Jacobs (West Virginia University) at AUT.
  • "Working with Shame,” Dr Tony Lake.
  • "Men as Fathers and Providers” Warwick Pudney (AUT) and Keith Tudor (Associate Professor, Head of the Psychotherapy Dept., AUT).

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Please use the provided contact information  to arrange a meeting or if you would like to talk to me.

09 413 9946
021 558 102



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10 Awaroa Road, Helensville, 0800
Tel:  027-8008081