Central Counsellors

Home & Family Counselling – Central

344 Mt Eden Road Mt Eden 1024

Booking and Enquiries:

Phone 09 630 8961

Email via contact page.


Shelley Anderson

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.

Shelley also provides supervision for students and practitioners. 

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Rachel Dasler

Clinical Team Leader

Individual, Couple, and Family; and Supervision

Rachel is from New Zealand and has also lived in London for 10 years and Singapore for 8 years. Rachel is interested in working with people who might be struggling in some ways with anxiety, stress, grief, coping in relationships, or having concerns with parenting.  Rachel also provides supervision for students and practitioners. 

John Carney


Family, Couple, Individual, Children, Adolescent; and Supervision

John is a member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC) and has over thirty years’ experience working with families, couples, and individuals including children and adolescents. John also provides supervision for students and practitioners

Rosa McClean-Stewart

Rosa McClean-Stewart


Individual, Couple & Family

Counsellor/Practitioner, or Kaiwhakamahereora: the person who supports you to plan your own well-being

All of us get thrown off balance at times:  distressing events, ongoing stress and tiredness, unresolved grief or hurts from the past, fears for the future, and tensions in our relationships all impact on our bodies and minds in ways that impede our natural ability to live purposeful and fulfilling lives.

Cash (Clarence) Fillis


Individual, Couple, Children & Family

Clarence (aka Cash) regards counselling as a devotion to assisting others in a collaborative journey to achieve their goals, overcome barriers and to explore alternatives in their lives which will create meaning, fulfilment, harmony and stability.

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Eileen Haung


Individual, Couple and Family

Eileen was a Medical Lab Scientist at the Auckland Hospital prior to becoming a counsellor 10+ years ago. She was trained at Laidlaw College and is currently a member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors. Eileen is fluent in two languages; English and Mandarin; and two dialects; Cantonese and Taiwanese.

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David Legg


Individual, Couple, and Family; and Supervision

David has worked as a full-time counsellor since he completed a Diploma in Counselling and Family Therapy in 2003. He also has trained for eight years with the Auckland psychodrama training centre.

David also provides supervision for students and practitioners. 

Supporting people with, grief, anxiety, loneliness, depression, addictions, and relationship difficulties, David has a love for working with couples and is part qualified as an Imago therapist and also is also using skills learned from Susan Johnson’s Emotional Focused Therapy to support creating loving and intimate relationships.

Dean Leftus

Dean Letfus

Counsellor In Training

Dean has owned and operated a variety of businesses over a 30 year period, before moving to Fiji and engaging in charity work for the last 10 years. He has always tried to assist others to become all they could be, and in pursuing that goal for himself, began a more formal counselling career.  Dean’s current areas of special interest are in trauma, somatic-based therapy, and IFS.

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Jacqui Basham

Counsellor In Training

Jacqui is in her third and final year of a Bachelor of Health Science – Counselling Major at Auckland University of Technology (AUT).

Her learning at AUT has enabled Jacqui to take on board various types of therapy including narrative, person-centered and transactional analysis and she has worked with clients who have experienced trauma, relationship issues, depression, grief and loss. Jacqui is passionate about supporting and sitting alongside clients on their journey to overcome difficulties in their life and move towards achieving their goals to create a more meaningful and contented way of being.

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Deanna Wharton

Counsellor in Training

Deanna has a BSc (Psychology) and is currently studying for a Master of Counselling at The University of Auckland. She integrates a variety of counselling approaches with a special interest in Mindfulness-based practices and facilitates Mindful Parenting courses.

Sophie Rushmer

Counsellor in Training

Sophie is currently studying for a Master of Counselling at Auckland University. Sophie is a person-centred counsellor who is passionate about empowering people to find their own pathway in a non-judgemental, safe space. Sophie believes in walking alongside people to work together through difficulties and gain insights into emotions, behaviours and thoughts.