Milly

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You don't have to go it alone



Kia ora


Do you experience your thoughts, feelings, body and relationships as chaotic, overwhelming, stuck or numb? If so, you are not alone.


Within our complex internal worlds we all have different parts or aspects of our personality. These parts can hold conflicting beliefs, emotions and ways of being which can cause us emotional distress, difficulty in relationships and self-sabotaging behaviours.


Counselling is an opportunity to explore how experiences of shame, trauma, loneliness and injustice have impacted us and develop strategies for acceptance, healing and enhanced wellbeing.


Whether you are dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, or wanting to understand yourself more, I am here to help you navigate your internal landscape with compassion and curiosity.




NZAC Provisional Registered Counsellor

About me


I'm Milly (she/her), born and raised in Aotearoa New Zealand. I am a creative, community focused person with a passion for connecting with people.


I am a trained counsellor and have been practicing for seven years. My own life experience of seeking professional support is what gave me the passion to work in this field, as I know just how important it is to have someone alongside you in the moments that feel the hardest. Therapy can be daunting but my approach is warm, safe and human.


I work with a range of different needs, and have specialised knowledge in addiction, anxiety, depression, family violence and intergenerational trauma. My approach is shaped by theories such as internal family systems, trauma informed practices, transactional analysis and CBT. With this, I work collaboratively to find the best fit for the person in front of me, making sure to keep up to date with new research and theoretical knowledge to provide the best possible support.


I am an intersectional feminist with a desire to challenge societal constructs that contribute to poor wellbeing.


FAQ

How much do you charge?

Counselling sessions are $110 (NZD)/ €65 for 50 minutes


Do you offer in person counselling?

Currently I am only offering online counselling sessions and these are delivered via zoom. This may change in the future.


What frequency do you recommend?

During the initial phase of counselling, I usually recommend weekly sessions. This is to build a strong foundation and for realisations made during sessions to have more potency. However, this can always be discussed to ensure a frequency which is manageable for your current life demands.


How long does counselling take?

This is entirely up to you and what you are engaging in counselling for. During the initial sessions we discuss your goals for therapy and reflect back on these throughout our work together.




If you are in New Zealand and need urgent assistance you can contact the following services:


Free call or text 1737 any time for support from a trained counsellor.


Lifeline - 0800 543 354 (0800 LIFELINE) or free text 4357 (HELP).


Suicide Crisis Helpline – 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO).


Book a session

 If you are interested in exploring counselling with me,

I would love to hear from you!


You can book an appointment directly here

Or email me for enquiries

millydarlingcounselling@gmail.com


If you are not sure about starting the counselling process, or wonder whether we are the right fit, get in touch for a free 15 minute consultation.