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Your Therapists

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Maria Simon

Areas of special interest: Anxiety, depression, relationships, grief, domestic violence, managing anger, supporting those with a loved one with dementia or alzheimers.

Maria has a passion for emotional and mental wellness and desires to support others in becoming their true and authentic selves.  Prior to becoming a counsellor, Maria worked in corporate banking, education, commercial real estate and the security industry . Maria has been a counselling studies tutor and facilitated groups in agencies dealing with domestic violence.  Maria can work bi-culturally and has counselled many clients of different ethnicities.  She holds each client with empathy, care and respect for where they are at and will work at your pace. Maria is a person centered counsellor and uses a number of modalities in the therapeutic process to support her clients in the struggles they are experiencing.

Birkenhead - Mon & Tues, alternate Fridays

Auckland City - Wed & Thurs, alternate Fridays

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Linda Carswell

Areas of special interest: Anxiety, depression, relationships, grief, infertility,

Linda is passionately interested and curious about her clients and she acknowledges the courage it so often takes to come to counselling.  Prior to being a private counsellor, Linda worked in business sales and administrative roles for the Auckland DHB.  Alongside private practice, Linda has worked as a counselling studies tutor and supported individuals and families at hospice.  She offers a professional, safe and confidential environment to focus on empowering you to achieve your goals, Linda truly loves to listen and hear your story with respect and without judgement. Linda will work alongside you to identify your existing strengths and resources, help you learn new skills that you can use to make positive changes in your life going forward. 

Birkenhead - Wed & Thurs, alternate Fridays

Auckland City - Mon & Tues, alternate Fridays