ACC Counsellors

Covid level 1 : Most of the team have transitioned back to face-to-face work, however some will continue working online. Please enquire with the individual therapists.

NB: Please be aware that Covid and lockdown has brought a lot of issues to the surface for many people, including a spike in demand for ACC services. The result is that most ACC therapists are currently full and have waitlists. Kia kaha.

Sensitive claims for sexual violence

When we are sexually abused or violated it can effect us in many different ways, physical, emotional, mental & spiritual. This is compounded when we are betrayed by people we know. One common reaction is to loose trust both in other people and ourselves. So we understand the courage it takes to reach out for help and healing.

Fully funded (free) counselling is available for anyone who has experienced sexual abuse or sexual assault. This may be for events anytime in the recent or distant past. This is available through ACC or directly though ACC approved therapists. To receive funding, you must use an ACC registered therapist.

The lasting impacts of sexual trauma might include depression, anxiety, sexual difficulties, PTSD, inexplicable bouts of anger, relationship difficulties, lack of assertiveness, self-esteem, eating disorders, body image, and many other disturbances.

The following therapists are registered ACC counsellors for sensitive claims, including for sexual abuse and sexual assault.

You are warmly invited to contact any of them for a discrete chat about their services and the process of lodging an ACC sensitive claim.

ACC Registered

Albany

Moira Speed PhotoMoira Josias

Adults & couples. All general issues: anxiety, depression, anger, grief, relationships etc. Also: ACC sexual abuse, mental health issues, Personality disorders & BPD.

Ellerslie

Tracey Barnard  PhotoTracey Barnard

Adolescents, adults & couples. All general issues: anxiety, depression, anger, grief, relationships etc. Also: ACC sensitive claims, sexual abuse, PTSD & life transitions.

Herne Bay

Helen Packard PhotoHelen Packard

Adults & couples. All general issues: anxiety, depression, anger, grief, relationships etc. Also: Sexuality & Gender identity, ACC registered, Sexual abuse, Trauma, Life transitions, Personal growth.

Howick & Remuera

Bogusia Loksa headshotBogusia Loska

Adolescents (16+) & adults. All general issues: anxiety, depression, anger, grief, etc. Also: ACC sexual abuse, Loneliness, trauma, emptiness, emigration, relationships, Sex, sexuality & intimacy

Pakuranga

Daniel Harrison PhotoDaniel Harrison

Adults & couples. All general issues: anxiety, depression, anger, grief, relationships etc. Also : ACC sexual abuse, separation, identity, spirituality.

Pakuranga & Parnell

Mohan Herath's PhotoMohan Herath

Youth (15+), adults, couples & families. All general issues: anxiety, depression, anger, grief, relationships etc. Also : ACC sexual abuse & Family therapy

Ponsonby

Richard Fox's PhotoDr Richard Fox

Adults & couples. All general issues: anxiety, depression, anger, grief, relationships etc. Also: ACC registered, Sexual abuse, trauma & PTSD, Hakomi, stress & burnout, sexual abuse.

Whangaparaoa

Estelle Lloyd's PhotoEstelle Lloyd

Adolescents, adults & couples. All general issues: anxiety, depression, anger, grief, relationships etc. Also: ACC Registered, Life transitions, Self esteem, Body image, Separation, Parenting, Workplace bullying.

Community outreach

Recommended free sexual abuse resources :

  • Help (crisis support plus phone & face-to-face counselling)

  • Find support (ACC website)