John Wenger, DipCouns, MBACP
Waterloo Business Centre
109-117 Waterloo Road
I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor and psychotherapist and Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I work with clients on short (6-12 sessions) and longer-term, more in-depth bases, depending on the needs of each individual.
How I work
It is essential for me to build a solid therapeutic alliance with everyone I work alongside and find ways that suit each person best. While my initial training was in a person-centred approach, I have also learnt and apply other humanistic, cognitive and psychodynamic approaches in my practice because one size does not fit all. Every person who comes to counselling or psychotherapy brings their own unique questions, needs and preferences. My aim is to tailor sessions to suit that uniqueness so that people can find their own answers to their own questions.
How I can help
I work alongside people who are dealing with all kinds of issues, including, but not limited to, anxiety, relationship issues, depression, family issues, career and life choices, affairs and betrayals, separation and divorce, abuse, anger management, bereavement, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, sex and sexuality, LGBT-related issues and stress. All of this is done in the strictest of confidence.
Your first session
At your first session with me, we will go over some of the questions your asking yourself, some of the things you would like to be better in your life and what your hopes are for yourself, your relationships and your life in general. Over this first session, you will also have a chance to work out if I am the best person to work through things with you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I began my career in counselling and psychotherapy in the late 1990s working as a trained volunteer on the crisis hotline for Youthline in Auckland, New Zealand. Realising how much I loved the work, I decided to undertake formal training at the Human Development and Training Institute where I gained my Diploma in Counselling, concurrently with training in psychodrama at the Auckland Training Centre for Psychodrama, which I had begun in 1998. From 2000-2006, I worked with a community therapy agency and in 2000, I also opened my private counselling and psychotherapy practice. Over the years, I have worked with a wide variety of people dealing with a range of issues.
As part of my private practice, I have also facilitated life skills groups for adolescent boys, trained teachers in mental health promotion programmes for the NZ Mental Health Foundation, provided anti-harassment workshops for the NZ Human Rights Commission, trained new crisis hotline volunteers at Youthline, established and provided supervision for Youthline’s Alternative Education school and provided training and support to a range of Auckland schools on sexual safety and anti-harassment.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£75 per 50 minute session for individuals
£85 per 50 minute session for couples and families
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client