Bernard Smith

Bernard Smith


In Person Therapy Available

Next available Monday, Dec 5th



I am an experienced counsellor, clinical supervisor and member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC) providing a professional counselling and clinical supervision on the West Coast in Westport. Appointments are available either face to face or on Zoom. I have contracts with Family Court, Victim Support, a number of EAP providers and am ACC registered for sensitive claims. If you are experiencing difficulties in your personal life, relationships or in achieving your goals I am able to help you clarify the issues and identify solutions. The counselling approach used is client-centred and I utilise Cognitive Behaviour therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy along with elements of other treatment modalities. Clinical supervision is available for counsellors, social service practitioners and other professionals. I adhere to the NZAC Code of Ethics and engage in clinical supervision.


Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling (University of Waikato) Diploma in Applied Counselling with Psychotherapeutic Studies (Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology)



Client Type

adults, elderly, men, women

Therapy Type

attachment theory, cognitive behavioural therapy (cbt), Humanistic Psychology, mindfulness, narrative therapy, online therapy, person centred therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, solution focused therapy, trauma therapy


  • abuse

  • anger management

  • anxiety

  • attachment issues

  • behavioural issues

  • break up and divorce

  • bullying

  • burnout

  • career change

  • change and transition

  • childhood trauma

  • chronic disease

  • communication skills

  • conflict management

  • coping issues

  • crisis management

  • death and dying

  • decreased libido

  • depression

  • desire issues

  • disability

  • disconnection

  • disenfranchised grief

  • domestic violence

  • end of life

  • family issues

  • feeling stuck

  • goal setting

  • grief

  • grief and loss

  • harmful sexual behaviour

  • identity

  • identity transition

  • insecurities

  • issues

  • life changes

  • loneliness and isolation

  • mental health and wellbeing

  • mental health disorder

  • mistrust

  • motivation and purpose

  • parenting

  • performance anxiety

  • personal development

  • phobias

  • pornography addiction

  • post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd)

  • pre-marital preparation

  • professional development

  • professional supervision

  • relationship issues

  • religion and spirituality

  • self esteem and confidence

  • sexual abuse

  • social anxiety

  • stress

  • substance abuse

  • suicide ideation

  • trauma

  • work-life balance

  • workplace issues


Counselling consultation


$100 NZD

Or free if your organisation uses Clearhead to provide wellbeing support

Funding Options

ACC Sensitive Claims


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