Sharla Watene

Sharla Watene

Counsellor | Family Therapist

In Person Therapy Available

Location

Biography

Sharla first began counselling in 2008 and has been in private practice in New Zealand for the 3 years. Prior to this, Sharla worked in private practice while living and teaching at University in Hawaii. Sharla works with both male and female clients from all ethnic groups ranging from adolescent age to adulthood. She also has extensive experience and knowledge working with couples, families, and other relationships. Sharla’s preferred methodology of working from clients is through Cognitive Behavioural Therapy although she utilises an integrative approach to treatment including mindfulness practices, Solution Focused Therapy, and Experiential therapies. In addition to counselling, Sharla also has experience teaching at a University level for Family Science and Parenting. Sharla is passionate about utilising a systemic approach to treatment in treating not only the individual but enhancing all aspects of that individual’s life and relationships.

Qualifications

Bachelor in Child Development,Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy,Post Graduate Diploma in Drug and Alcohol,Counselling Member of NZ Association of Counsellors

Languages

English

Client Type

adults, women, men, families, couples, adolescents

Therapy Type

family systems, existential, acceptance and commitment therapy (act), relational counselling, solution focused therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (cbt)

Specialisations

  • workplace issues

  • life changes

  • substance abuse

  • abuse

  • grief and loss

  • gender and sexual identity

  • post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd)

  • childhood trauma

  • burnout

  • stress

  • anger management

  • self esteem and confidence

  • anxiety

  • depression

  • parenting

  • cross-culture relationships

  • relationship issues

Fees

Individuals

$120

50min

Couples

$140

50min

Couples-Extended

$150

90min

Funding Options

ACC Sensitive Claims

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