Central Counsellors

Home & Family Counselling – Central

344 Mt Eden Road Mt Eden 1024

Booking and Enquiries:

Phone 09 630 8961

Email via contact page.



Executive Director

Shelley Anderson started in the position of Executive Director in March 2014 however she is not new to Home and Family. Prior to this role Shelley was the North Shore Manager of Home and Family Counselling for eight years.



Counsellor – Individuals and Couples

Anne has been working as a counsellor at Home and Family Counselling for about 20 years. She has had extensive training and experience in a wide range of counselling approaches, enabling her to work with a variety of adults and couples.


Counsellor – Families

In recent years Meryl has worked with parents/caregivers to help them understand and support their young children (4 years old and under) who are experiencing emotional difficulties.


Counsellor – Families, Couples, Individuals, Children, Adolescents, and Supervision

John is a member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC) and his professional practice includes working with families, couples, individuals and adolescents. John also provides supervision for students and practitioners.



Counsellor – Individuals, Adolescents & Couples

Sherry was born and lived in China until moving to New Zealand in 2001. She has completed an honours degree in psychology and has just completed a degree in counselling, also with honours, both from the University of Auckland.


Counsellor – Families, Couples, Individuals.

Viv’s training supports narrative therapy, collaborative therapy and solution-focussed therapy approaches to counselling. Viv believes counselling is a calling and is very committed to her work as a counsellor.

Viv is a provisional member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC).



General Counselling for Individuals and Couples. Working with men who have undergone trauma. Supervision

Peter is an experienced counsellor whose career in helping people started when he began his nursing training in 1978. His qualifications include NZ Registered Nurse, Certificate in Counselling in Mental Health and Diploma in Counselling.


Counsellor/Practice Manager. Families, Couples, Individuals and External Supervision

Dee is an experienced Family Therapist who enjoys working with all kinds of families including those in blended, same sex, and single parent configurations. She has many years of practice working across culture with families. Dee trained in Functional Family Therapy and this informs her work along with other models.


Families, Couples, Individuals

Rachel has experience helping people with anxiety, depression, PTSD, addiction, eating disorders, self-harm, sexual distress, relationship and parenting challenges, life transition and work issues, and completes her Master of Counselling degree at the end of November 2017. Rachel holds a Master of Counselling degree and is a provisional member of NZAC.