Athena Hemming | Relationship Counselling
|75 Totara Park Road Totara Park
5018 Upper Hutt
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Relationship Counselling Upper Hutt - Hutt Valley
My name is Athena Hemming. You're welcome for relationship counselling and couples counselling in Totara Park, Upper Hutt.
It's not just children who grow up and change. We all keep changing thoughout our lives which effects our relationships. We often forget that relationships need to grow and change as well.
Understanding and communication can solve a lot of problems and learning to express yourself can create closer relationships. Learning to express all emotions helpfully can be transforming.
I have a wealth of relationship and parenting experiences.
MAY 2020 How did Clovis - 19 influence sessions with me?
When we went into lockdown, level 4, most of my clients decided to wait until we could resume face-to-face counselling, but not all. I noticed that some couples seemed comfortable chatting on the phone about their situation. We could discuss events, goals for the future [including obstacles] and individual belief patterns. Those clients saw improvements and for some it meant that I got to know their circumstances so that we hit the ground running when things start to return to full social contact. Of course though, energetically speaking it doesn't feel quite so supportive for change and transformation by Skype or phone.
While we were in Level 4 lock down Andy and I were completely involved with unpacking and settling into our new home here in Totara Park . By some miracle we managed to find, secure and then, 1 week before lockdown, move into this home. Some of you may know we bought some land in Akatarawa and were going to build (this was a dream of Andy's) . Then our builder went into liquidation and half a year later we decided to sell our beautiful land and look for a house. House hunting (and with 2 teenage young men) was a huge challenge.
So nothing turned out the way we thought it was going to but actually after 2 years it's a happy ending for us.
During our time renting in Lower Hutt I feel as though I re-acquainted myself with running my own business as a counselor. During the 6 months before the lock down I was doing around 15 (no more than 20) sessions a week, working evenings and Saturdays mostly with couples. Many people come fortnightly after the first few weeks. I've been enjoying my work and remembering how wonderful it is to be a small part of helping individuals and couples achieve their goals and feel happier.
I'm hoping that when we go into level 2, or even better, when the Clovid - 19 crisis is behind us, I will again have clients in my session room at home here, my sons will go back to cooking dinner at night (I'm often working 5-6pm) and we'll all be a little wiser.
One of the beauties of working part-time is that I can be flexible, so please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
In the course of our couples counseling and also one on one counseling my wife and I not only resolved the situation, but also made some important discoveries about our own individual selves; what created the situation we had reached, the personal things that pushed our buttons, our personal needs and desires. Athena helped make sense of nonsensical decisions on my part, and the reasons behind the deterioration of my wife and my relationship, mostly a communication breakdown.
Relationship therapies offered
- ✓ Couples counselling
- ✓ Emotionally Focused Therapy
- ✓ Family Dispute Resolution
- ✓ Marriage counselling
- ✓ Mediation
- ✓ Pre Marriage counselling
- ✓ Relationship Counselling
Areas of counselling I can help with
- ✓ Addicted to love
- ✓ Adultery, affair, infidelity
- ✓ Autonomy in relationship
- ✓ Cheating
- ✓ Closed or open relationship
- ✓ Commitment phobia
- ✓ Communication problems
- ✓ Cultural differences
- ✓ Divorce & separation
- ✓ Emotional infidelity
- ✓ Family problems
- ✓ Fear of abandonment
- ✓ I want a relationship
- ✓ Insecure in relationship
- ✓ Intimacy issues
- ✓ Jealousy
- ✓ Love sick
- ✓ Marriage problems
- ✓ Midlife crisis
- ✓ Relationship anxiety
- ✓ Relationship fights
- ✓ Self love
- ✓ Sex addiction
$90 per session of 1 hour
Availability (Opening hours)
|Monday||11am - 8:30pm|
|Tuesday||11am - 8:30pm|
|Wednesday||11am - 8:30pm|
|Thursday||11am - 8:30pm|
|Saturday||9am - 5pm|
- ✓ 35+ Relationship Counsellors
- ✓ In New Zealand, also online
- ✓ Marriage & Couples therapy
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