Counsellors & Psychotherapists

Our approach is holistic encompassing the spiritual, emotional and physical nature of people.


Grad Dip Psychotherapy, Dip OT, Cert Bib Couns; Reg Psychotherapist #PB385
MNZCCA (Life Member), Approved by ACC

Charlotte works as a psychotherapist, facilitating the Life Unlimited counselling team.

She works with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, family issues, sexual and other abuse, eating disorders and addiction.

Charlotte has a special interest in early childhood deficits and abuse (developmental trauma), and how they impact on adult life. Her work is client centred with an integrative gestalt and psychodynamic approach, incorporating a spiritual perspective. She also incorporates psychosomatic integrative psychotherapy. This approach weaves together somatic psychotherapy, developmental needs meeting strategy and lifespan integration.

Charlotte also integrates neurofeedback into her therapy. This approach involves utilising the brain’s capacity for neuroplasticity to train the brain to function in optimal ways. She uses findings from neuroscience which show how trauma in particular interferes with brain development to assist clients to overcome these difficulties.

Charlotte trained in Biblical Counselling with YWAM and in Psychotherapy at AUT. She has also completed the Spiritual Directors Formation Programme with Spiritual Growth Ministries and trained in Neurofeedback with the Neurotherapy Institute in Melbourne, Australia.


MNZCCA, Adv Dip Couns, Adv Sex Therapy Cert STNZ, Gottman Couples Therapy L2, EFT Trained Level 2, Trained Supervisor, MNZVPA (NZ Violence Prevention Assoc), Appl. Adv Dreamwork Cert.

At present Charles sees clients at “Life Unlimited” in Mount Albert, “Phoenix House Counselling Centre” and in Private Practice in Henderson. Charles is also a registered counsellor for Victims Support New Zealand NZPD (NZ Police).

Charles trained in counselling in London UK and has been working in the field for about 30 years. For the past 15 years he has been working at a men’s agency as a facilitator in living without violence courses and anger management programmes for groups and individuals. He works closely with MOJ (Ministry of Justice), DOC (Department of Corrections), and advocacy in court. His role also includes one on one specialist counselling for men.

Charles has special interests in working with couples, including sexual functioning/difficulties. He uses leading research-based counselling methods which have proved to be highly effective in resolving conflict in couple relationships.

Charles also works in other areas including depression, self-esteem, anxiety, grief, loss, trauma, Sexual abuse (Non-ACC) Supervision, dream interpretation and spirituality. He is passionate about working within different cultures and various backgrounds. He receives regular bi-cultural supervision to ensure his work is bi-culturally sensitive and respectful.

Charles works in a relational way with his clients. He believes that if counselling is to be effective it is essential that clients get a strong sense of the “right fit” with their Therapist. He tailors his style and counselling method to what seems to fit for each individual, this can involve being goal focused or just getting alongside people for support. The approach will be determined following the initial assessment you have with him.

For more information, please refer to the website.

Looking forward to working with you.

Ann Welcome

Therapist/Clinical Supervisor

Member of Dapaanz, NZCCA, ACC Sensitive Claims Therapist

If you are struggling with life transitions, migration issues, feeling stuck, anxiety, trauma, depression, behavioral and substance addictions, grief, stress and feeling overwhelmed, Ann would like to invite you to discuss how you can work together. Ann believes for the therapy to be effective, the work should be holistic and include working with the emotions, cognitions and body as they are inter-connected.

Ann provides support with:

Life transitions, migration issues, anxiety, trauma, depression, behavioural and substance addictions, grief, stress and feeling overwhelmed and spirituality.

Ann supports individuals and couples in their journey to discover what a rich, purposeful and meaningful life could look like. In the midst of being stuck, Ann can help you to focus on what’s happening for you in the present and explore ways in which you may make some movements towards your life goals.

This exploration will be done in a non-judgemental, safe, compassionate environment, so that what you are saying is heard, which often will evoke one’s own inner wisdom and healing (whole being). New ways and new skills of dealing with life issues will be explored eg communication, boundaries, managing difficult thoughts and emotions, grounding skills and working with the body, mindfulness.

Please call for a free conversation about how you can work together in a safe and respectful environment.


Bachelor of Counselling, Approved by ACC. MNZCCA

Helen sees clients at the Life Unlimited rooms in Dominion Road, Mt Eden, Auckland. She works with individuals across a range of issues including life transition, stress and burnout, anxiety and depression, grief and loss, and the effects of sexual, spiritual and other abuse. She is approved by ACC for working with sexual abuse issues.

Helen is interested in the effects on our wellbeing from difficult life events such as trauma and prolonged stress, and likes to work with people towards regaining their personal sense of value and engagement in life, emotionally, relationally, and spiritually.


Reg Comp Nurse, Spiritual Director, Cert. Biblical Counselling, MNZCCA, Celebrant, VCANZ.

 Liz lives in Wānaka and offers personal counselling to adults and couples on many issues with a speciality in working with people with cancer and grief.

 Liz believes in the power of listening to facilitate healing and reconciliation in relationship with others and to one’s Self.

 Liz facilitates the Death Café in Wānaka and has a specialist interest in sustainable death care. With her team ‘Final Acts of Kindness’ she offers home support and guidance to families who choose a natural dying process.

Liz also works as a marriage and funeral celebrant helping couples and families create beautiful and meaningful ceremonies. Click here for more information


Registered Provisional Member with NZAP, MA Psychodynamic Counselling, University of London. Rose offers individual therapy and sees clients from the Life Unlimited rooms on Dominion Road. Understanding how our past experiences affect us in the present can help bring about change and a more fulfilled life. Therapy with Rose will provide you with a safe space to explore these issues and express your feelings freely.

Rose has a welcoming and gentle manner and brings experience working with low confidence, spiritual crises, life transitions, difficulties in family relationships, depression, anxiety, and emotional distress following pregnancy loss. Rose’s approach is grounded in psychodynamic theory, but she gleans wisdom from Internal Family Systems, interpersonal neurobiology, polyvagal theory, and experiential approaches. She also offers neurofeedback to support therapy. Rose incorporates a spiritual perspective into her practice.

Rose trained at Goldsmiths, University of London, and in neurofeedback with the Neurotherapy Institute in Melbourne in 2019. She is currently undergoing the Advanced Clinical Practice pathway with the NZAP. She has previous experience in the charity sector with a focus on maternal mental health and women in prison.

Rose is currently on maternity leave until October 2023.


Dip Tchg., TTC., BD., PG.Dip Ed(Couns)., Cert. Supervision., MNZCCA.
Ph:09 8339829 or Email:

Rob sees clients at the Life Unlimited rooms in Mt Albert and also in Massey. He works in a range of areas specializing in male issues, marriage and relationships, anxiety, depression, burnout, life and career transitions and spiritual crisis. He has twenty years of ministry experience, and also has worked in social work, teaching, management, and labouring gangs.

Rob’s training in counselling includes studies with the University of Auckland, Manakau Institute of Technology, Imago Institute for Relationships, International Institute for Emotionally Focused Relationship Counselling, Solutions Unlimited Family Therapy Training (Rick Whiteside), Unitec & New Zealand Center for Supervison & Mentoring, Bible College of New Zealand and Booth College of Mission.

Robs approaches to counselling include Client centered, Gestalt, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Strategic Therapy, Imago Relationship Therapy,and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy.

Rob offers certificated ministry supervision and mentoring for those preparing for ministry, or for persons in ministry situations. He has done graduate study on maintaining wellbeing amidst the complex dynamics of ministry life.

He has assisted tutoring trainee counsellors at Laidlaw College, and offers specialist counselling and supervision for trainee counsellors.

Rodger Chesterfield

MPsychotherapy (Hons), MCom (Hons), BE, PGrad Dip Arts, Grad Dip Health Sciences, Grad Dip Tertiary Teaching, Cert Treaty of Waitangi Studies.

Registered Psychotherapist, PBANZ.

EFT (Emotional Focused Training) externship and the Imago Fundamentals Training in couples therapy have been completed.

Rodger was brought up in a working-class family in New Zealand. Married for over 30 years, he has three adult children and several grandchildren. After graduating from Auckland University he worked in large corporate organisations, and subsequently became a Senior Lecturer at AUT university, teaching in management related subjects. He has also been a small business coach.

Rodger has completed a Masters of Psychotherapy at AUT University and is working as a registered psychotherapist.

Rodger has a Christian world view recognising that spiritual values are important in life. This perspective informs his therapy work. He works with men, women, and couples in a range of age groups from 20’s onwards. He works with clients from a variety of backgrounds having a wide range of issues including, but not limited to, depression, stress, anxiety, significant life changes, spiritual life issues, and relationship difficulties.

Rodger’s approach to therapy begins with understanding the client, building an effective supportive, empathetic relationship, understanding the aspirations of the client, and mutually discovering the approach that will be most beneficial for each client.

Key hallmarks of Rodger’s therapy include ensuring clients feel heard, listening to their story, engaging respectfully and empathetically with client insights, experiences, and feelings.

Rodger has been actively involved in shared leadership at his local church for many years.

Rodger sees clients at Life Unlimited, 415 Dominion Rd, and in Campbells Bay, North Shore.

Contact: Ph / TXT / WhatsApp 021 079 7000


Birgit Whelan

Master of Psychotherapy (First Class Honours), Master of Arts in Christian Spirituality (Distinction), BA Hons (Distinction), LLB, BA, Grad Dip Psychotherapy Studies, Fitness Instructor and Exercise to Music Instructor (Premier Fitness, UK).  

Registered Psychotherapist (PBANZ).

 Birgit offers warm and supportive psychotherapy for individuals, and has a gentle, sensitive approach.

Psychodynamically trained, Birgit assists her clients with an exploration of their particular experiences and challenges, in a way which seeks greater self-understanding, and the possibility of constructive change and growth.

Birgit’s academic and vocational background is diverse, and includes training in the areas of spirituality, ministry, and health and fitness. This learning also informs her therapeutic approach, which is integrative of the spiritual, physical, and emotional aspects of human experience.

Her areas of special interest include relationships and attachment, relationship difficulties, separation and divorce, grief and loss, stress and burnout, care-giver stress and burnout, depression and anxiety, perfectionism and shame, relationship with God and spirituality, dreams, spiritual crises, deconstruction or reconstruction of faith, spiritual abuse, emotional abuse, life transitions, self esteem and confidence, women’s issues, personal purpose, meaning and growth.

Birgit is currently working in person (in rooms on the North Shore in Auckland) and online.

If you would like to get in touch with Birgit to arrange a meeting, please feel welcome to email her at the address below.


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I look forward to my sessions with Charlotte -

they are a safe space where I express all aspects of my life and feelings. I learn and grow to know the deeper parts of me that have been hiding and I come away feeling more whole and hopeful.

I have been receiving Neurofeedback for the 2 years that I have been having therapy.

When I first received neurofeedback I noticed a significant change in my ability to be up and motivated in the mornings. Now I am also more aware of when I am living out of a ‘fight flight’ response and have greater awareness and tools to calm and be centred. These changes have significantly helped me to live a healthier, more balanced life.