Virginia Maskill

Virginia Maskill

Counsellor | Clinical Supervisor

Online Therapy Available

No bookings available. Contact for appointment.


Online Therapy


I offer confidential, non-judgemental individual and couples counselling, clinical supervision and NZ Traffic Authority Vehicle Reistatement Assessments. I am also a registered nurse of more than 30 years, and as a counsellor of more than 25 I have worked with people experiencing a wide range of relationship, mental health and substance use challenges. I also specialise in working with people living with bipolar disorder and other chronic mental health and/or physical health condition(s). I will help you find the solutions that are right for you, in a supportive, non-judgemental, and collaborative way. As there is no 'one size fits all', our work together will take into consideration your personality, your goals and past experiences, to help you find the skills and strategies to move forward. Counselling Training: I am trained in a variety of evidence-based therapy models including: - Interpersonal Psychotherapy - Interpersonal Social Rhythms Therapy (an effective therapy working with people with bipolar affective disorder) - Solutions focused therapy - Motivational Interviewing - Brief Interventions Registrations and Professional Memberships: - Member of the NZ Association of Counsellors (MNZAC) - Practitioner Member of the Drug and Alcohol Practitioners Association of Aotearoa-New Zealand (DAPAANZ) - Registered Clinical Supervisor - Registered Comprehensive Nurse (Nursing Council of New Zealand)


Masters in Health Sciences – with Credit (Mental Health) University of Otago,New Zealand 2009; Post-graduate Diploma in Health Sciences - with distinction (endorsed in Interpersonal Psychotherapy) University of Otago,New Zealand 2006; Post-graduate Diploma in Health Sciences – with distinction (endorsed in Addictions & Co-existing Disorders) University of Otago,New Zealand 2004; Bachelor of Nursing Nelson-Marlborough Institute of Technology,Nelson,New Zealand 1999; Diploma of Nursing Nelson Polytechnic,Nelson,New Zealand 1993; PhD candidate. Thesis focuses on the impact Type 2 Diabetes and other chronic conditions has on a person's self-idenity and how this affects their self-management practices. Submitting 2021



Client Type

adults, couples, families

Therapy Type

acceptance and commitment therapy (act), online therapy, solution focused therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (cbt), person centred therapy, strength based therapy


  • acceptance

  • addiction

  • alcohol or drug recovery

  • anxiety

  • attachment issues

  • anger management

  • break up and divorce

  • bullying

  • burnout

  • career change

  • chronic disease

  • coping issues

  • conflict management

  • communication skills

  • crisis management

  • cross-cultural difficulties

  • depression

  • desire issues

  • domestic violence

  • emotional control

  • family issues

  • feeling stuck

  • gender and sexual identity

  • goal setting

  • grief

  • grief and loss

  • identity

  • insecurities

  • lgbtiq issues

  • life changes

  • loneliness and isolation

  • mental health disorder

  • mistrust

  • motivation and purpose

  • performance anxiety

  • personal development

  • psycho-social problems

  • relationship issues

  • religion and spirituality

  • self esteem and confidence

  • sexual identity

  • sleep issues

  • social anxiety

  • stress

  • substance abuse

  • upbringing issues

  • work-life balance

  • workplace issues

  • affairs


Employment Assistance Programme (EAP)



Clinical Supervision



Couples or Family counselling



Individual Counselling



NZTA Assessment (Contact Virginia to discuss)



Couples or Family Counselling (recommended time)



Funding Options