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.

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Rachel Dasler

Clinical Team Leader

Individual, Couple and Family

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.

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

Viv Corrin

Viv Corin


Family, Couple, and Individual

Viv’s training supports narrative therapy, collaborative therapy, and solution-focused therapy solutions to counselling.

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, on-going 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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Hannah Saulbrey Ross

Counsellor and Mindfulness Teacher

Hannah’s approach is one of acceptance and respect for individuality, difference and diversity and she focuses on people’s areas of strength and ability while collaboratively exploring ideas and solutions.

Hannah integrates a variety of person-centred counselling approaches including Solution Focused Therapy, Polyvagal theory and Mindfulness-based practices such as Acceptance and Commitment theory.

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David Blackborow

Counsellor in Training

David has spent most of his working life in the hospitality industry however his new career path as a counsellor utilises a lot of the key skills gained through his customer focused training and own lived experiences.

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Ros Heathcote

Counsellor in Training

Since moving from the UK over 13 years ago, Ros has held various support, mental health, and counselling roles, working with children and families.  She has a special interest in neurodiversity – Autism Spectrum and ADHD and is experienced in parenting issues.

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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.

Kirsty McDowell

Counsellor in Training

Kirsty’s underlying belief is that each person is the expert in their own life, possessing the strengths and resources they need to create meaningful change. She sees her role as being to listen with care and respect while working with clients to explore choices and healing; that it is a privilege to be part of another person’s journey in this way.

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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.