Talking with me you will feel safe, heard, supported and resourced. 

I will help you gain the tools you need to know yourself better, heal from past hurts and manage life’s challenges moving forward. 

 

Areas of Special Interest

  • Spiritual Awakening
  • Building confidence and authenticity
  • Traversing change
  • Managing anxiety
  • Trauma healing
  • Grief and loss
  • Stress management
  • Relationship issues
  • Building self awareness
  • Creativity

Counselling Services

Be who you want to be! Ratna can assist you to build up an inner tool-kit so you can identify & change what isn’t working in your life & your relationships. With self awareness, you will be able to observe any anxiety, depression & confusion, and learn to use what life gives you to create transformation & fulfilment.

Ratna offers you the experience of feeling deeply heard & respected. Her genuine, non-judgmental guidance & support, helps you learn to receive, relax & trust more in relationship.

You can:

  • Learn to enjoy life more!
  • Build more social connectedness
  • Change unhealthy patterns
  • Regulate & manage emotions
  • Increase creativity & productivity
  • Live with purpose & inner peace
  • Feel deeply connected & satisfied

Often the obstacles we face in life contain within them the very building blocks we need to form a stronger & more purposeful self. With help you can learn how to turn obstacles into opportunities. Counselling gently explores what appears to be holding you back i.e. limiting out-dated beliefs/traumas. When we learn how to identify how limiting beliefs form in your life, there is increased choice & ability to change and live your full potential.

Counselling  Approach

Ratna is trained in Psychosynthesis, a form of psycho-spiritual psychology. She can help you to know yourself better; to differentiate & understand what is going on for you on all levels: body, feelings, mind & spirit. She guides you to establish an embodied, grounded, effective way of being in practical everyday life. The process also supports you to grow spiritually. In confidential, caring & relational ways, Ratna works within a holistic framework; understanding that we all have our own answers within. You will be given space, encouragement & guidance to explore & discover your own solutions.

Background and Experience

Ratna has been working as a counsellor since 2010, both on the phones as a Lifeline volunteer & face to face in private practice. Ratna is a firm believer in walking your talk & that to be a good counsellor one needs to look deeply at themselves in an ongoing way. She has undertaken extensive work in spiritual practice & personal therapy, and has experience being in the clients’ seat. She can confidently guide & be alongside anyone walking their own healing path.

FAQs

Q Registrations and Memberships

- Registered with the NZ Association of Counsellors (MNZAC)

Q Qualifications

- Diploma of Psychosynthesis Counselling

Q Testimonials

"Ratna is a friend and colleague of mine and she is an exceedingly kind and caring person. My experience of being in her presence is easy and comfortable as her warmth and authenticity and ability to listen permeates in our connection as friends.

Ratna is deeply passionate about authenticity and spirituality and has an innate ability to discern with insight what could be going on inside oneself. I have experienced this coming from her passionate, spiritual insightfulness and walking the talk throughout her life journey."
Avril Spain, Counsellor MNZAC

Q Appointments

Normal business hours.

Q Fees

- ONLINE DEAL: first three sessions $80 per hour, then normal fee after that.
- Normal fee: $110 per full one hour session.
- WINZ subsidies welcome.

Q Payment Options

Cash or bank deposit.