Counselling Ashburton


Empowering people

Are you looking for a therapist or counsellor in the Ashburton region?

My name is Linda Waitokia. In my practice Counselling Ashburton I offer individual counselling and couples counselling. I have more than 20 years of experience in the health sector and I’m in private practice since 2005.

I am passionate about empowering people to make positive changes in their lives and assisting them to reach their goals.

Qualified counsellor

As a qualified counsellor I have professional memberships with New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC) and DAPAANZ.

I’m also an ACC approved counsellor.

I’m a member of Therapycounselling – Network of therapists and counsellors in NZ.

Qualifications & Certificates
✓ Bachelor Degree in Alcohol & Drug Studies (2003)
✓ Certificate in Supervision (2004)
✓ Certificate in Social & Community Work (2005)

Types of issues

I’m specialised in:

✓ Addictions (and affect on family)
✓ PTSD & Trauma (sexual abuse and effect on childhood development)

Other areas of experience and expertise include:

✓ Anger Management
✓ Anxiety and fear
✓ Burnout, stress and tension
✓ Depression
✓ Eating disorder

✓ Grief and loss
✓ Hyperventilation
✓ Low self esteem
✓ Marriage problems
✓ Relationship issues

My wide range of life experience provided a platform for me to also train as an addictions counsellor with a special interest in effects of addiction upon family members.

A safe space

I offer you a safe, confidential and neutral space.

I incorporate a holistic approach and believe we can achieve inner happiness and reach our true potential when these aspects are in balance: Emotional, mental, physical and spiritual health.

Could you use some extra support in your life?

Feel free to send me a message. You can raise any questions you have, and tell me a little about your situation.

Linda Waitokia
MNZAC, DAPAANZ, Counsellor, Registered with NZAC

Contact me

Counsellor Linda:
I am passionate about empowering people to make positive changes in their lives.
Member of:
✔ ACC Approved
Counselling Ashburton
220 Walnut Avenue
7700 Ashburton
Route description to my practice