Virginia Maskill

Virginia Maskill

Counsellor | Clinical Supervisor


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Highlighted specialties
anxietyaddictionalcohol or drug recoveryattachment issuesacceptance
Biography

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)

Qualifications

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

Languages

English

Specialisations

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

Client

Adults

Couples

Families

Therapy

Acceptance and commitment therapy (act)

Online therapy

Solution focused therapy

Cognitive behavioural therapy (cbt)

Person centred therapy

Strength based therapy

Fees

Clinical Supervision

$110

60 minutes

Individual Counselling

$110

60 minutes

Couples or Family counselling

$110

60 minutes

NZTA Assessment (fee negotiable)

$550

60 minutes

Employment Assistance Programme (EAP)

Free

60 minutes

Or free if your employer offers therapy via Clearhead.

Locations

- 30 Lincoln Rd, Hoon Hay, Christchurch, 8024