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Ellen Altshuler | EFT - Relationship Counselling

7 Cooke Street
1015 Whangarei
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EFT - Relationship Counselling Whangarei






For (unfunded) online private practice counselling see: online relationship counsellors




Hi, my name is Ellen Altshuler. I practice Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples in Whangarei. I’ve been a Counsellor for about 25 years, working with couples, individuals, and families.


EFT Relationship Therapy is for couples who want

  • to break away from the cycle of arguing, blaming, silence, and frustration.
  • to reconnect and develop safe emotional connections.


Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is a wonderful counselling process for guiding couples to deepen their intimacy, closeness and connection, while healing the bruises and bumps.


It helps couples to rebuild trust where it has been broken.  It provides a safe platform for couples to find their way to feeling loved and accepted.


In relationship counselling we focus on the emotional bond between partners and I help you to rebuild your loving connection. EFT helps partners experience more openness and trust with each other


It is an evidence-based,  highly effective approach to relationship  counselling.  



About me

I gained my counselling qualification 25 years ago at HD&T Institute in Auckland, after studying Family Therapy at the Genesis Centre in Whangarei.


My subsequent professional development has involved study in a diverse range of therapeutic frameworks and methods including Gestalt therapy, Psychodrama,  Process Oriented Psychology, Narrative therapy and Couples counselling. I have been a member of New Zealand Association of Counsellors since 1993.


 My current focus is on Couples and Relationship Counselling in Whangarei.


I am an accredited FDR (Family Dispute Resolution) mediator contracted to Family Works Northern .


Contact me for an appointment today. Take the first step towards change.



Qualifications and registrations

  • Counselling qualification - HD&T Institute in Auckland
  • Family Therapy - Genesis Centre in Whangarei
  • Family Dispute Resolution (FDR)  Accredited Mediator
  •  Emotionally Focused Therapy Level 2


  • Other Professional development including:  Gestalt therapy, Psychodrama,  Process Oriented Psychology, and Narrative therapy




  • $95 for an initial consultation
  • $115 for couples counselling

Availability (Opening hours)

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday -
Sunday -



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