Springs of Life Christian Counselling
Are you looking for an effective professional Christian Counsellor who understands your faith and is recommended by client testimonials ?
We specialise in providing effective and confidential professional
Christian Counselling services
Choose a better life...
*Gain freeing insights *Recover & get closure
*Learn helpful new skills
*Gain positive thinking
*Make positive changes
Take your first step forward to a better life today...
Call Lynette on 021 422 400 today to book your appointment
Client Testimonial: "When I first decided to start counselling I didn’t even know what my issues were, all I knew was that I was extremely stressed and unhappy. Lynette broke down all my anxieties and helped to pinpoint the root causes. I was able to resolve my feelings and change my thought process."Read full testimonials on Testimonial pages
Counselling for wide range of issues including: *Change *Anxiety *Relationships *Depression *Anger *Grief *Loss *Childhood issues *Stress *Marriage *Dating
Convenient, quiet North Shore office 1 minute from Tristram Road motorway exit
Christian Counselling that empowers you to be restored, make changes and move forward to a better life
Do you feel stuck and unable to move forward?
You can be empowered through counselling to make the positive changes that you want in your life, so that you can move forward confidently with your life, work and relationships again. You can gain freeing insights and understanding about your life, learn helpful new skills if needed and recover and get closure from painful experiences in a safe place with the support of a caring, compassionate counsellor.
Lynette our qualified counsellor at Springs of Life Christian Counselling offers professional Christian Counselling services that integrates your Christian faith, Biblical beliefs and values to men, women and youth for a wide range of issues from grief and loss, stress, anxiety, anger, abuse (not sexual abuse), change and transition, trauma, depression, relationship issues, dating, marriage counselling, through to adult resolution of childhood hurts, decision making and feeling stuck and unable to move forward. See About Services page for a full list of services. Call Lynette on 021 422 400 to make your appointment today. (Or email me on the Contact Form below if you are unable to call or text)
"Working with Lynette has allowed me to move forward with my life in ways I would not have expected, and I continue to recommend her services highly"
Counselling can help you to have a better
quality of life. Are you experiencing ? ...
Not coping as well as usual?
Your normal emotional balance is "out"?
Disturbed or restless sleep?
Feeling unusually stressed or anxious?
Feeling angry alot of the time?
Unusual sadness and low moods?
A deep sense of grief or loss?
Continual feelings of guilt or regret?
Anxious or negative thoughts?
Difficulty concentrating on tasks?
Your usual level of confidence has gone?
Feeling alone . . . or misunderstood?
Being socially withdrawn?
Do you feel stuck ? . . . and
You can't find the way forward yourself?
A need to talk about your concerns?
If you are experiencing any of the above concerns and want help, call Lynette today to discuss your counselling needs and to make an appointment on Mobile 021 422 400 Landline 09 444 7702 - or email her on Contact Form. It is wise to get help and support for difficulties that we are experiencing in our lives early on so that they don't escalate in severity.
Choose a better life today...
be empowered to make the positive changes that you want in your life
grow in understanding about yourself and others
gain insights that bring freedom to your life
bring positive change to negative thought patterns
get healing and closure from painful experiences
restore your peace and emotional balance
achieve work/life balance
be equipped with new helpful skills
replace unhelpful behaviours with helpful ones
Improve your relationships
grow in confidence or self esteem
gain new hope and vision for your life
move forward with your life with confidence again
Call Lynette today on 021 422 400 or 09 444 7702 to make your appointment.
Lynette has been counselling for 14 years on the North Shore. You can read full testimonials on the Testimonial page.
Monday to Saturday and After hours / Evenings
Individual counselling fee is $87 an hour or 1 hour counselling session. There is no extra charge for GST.
Individual Counselling sessions are for 1 hour unless a longer 1.5 hour appointment is requested.
e.g. recommended for first session.
Marriage Counselling and Couple Counselling fees:
Longer sessions are needful because of the unique dynamics of couple counselling. Your choice may be influenced by your issues:
$127 for a 1 hour 20 minute session
$142.50 for a 1.5 hour session
There is no extra charge for GST.
Lynette at Springs of Life Christian Counselling is recommended and endorsed by client testimonials
"I can highly recommend Lynette as a counsellor. I was the type of person who never thought I could go to counselling but Lynette is very warm and caring and soon put me at ease. She is very easy to talk to and I soon found myself opening up. I got to a point in life where I just felt stuck and completely overwhelmed and didn’t know what to do. It really helped having someone to talk to and that had the skills to be able to help me work through things. She has helped immensely and now I feel I can move on in life with tools to help me to better cope with life’s stressors."
Jesus said "You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free"
"Lynette is a patient, kind and selfless listener. By helping me to reflect clearly on this painful time in my life, she helped me to see the value in knowing the truth about what really happened, allowing me closure on a period of my life that haunted me for almost two decades. I continue to recommend her services highly"
Do you feel depressed or anxious about the future? Or stuck and unable to move forward?
Call Lynette today on
Mobile: 021 422 400 or Landline: 09 444 7702
Client's Testimonial - Marriage Counselling 2018
"Counselling is something you never plan on needing and is something we were both reluctant to even consider for a long time. But, our marriage was dangerously close to over and we were both committed to making it work. We are so lucky that we found Lynette. She made something that we feared into something challenging, yet also such a breath of fresh air. She helped us identify challenges we faced both as individuals, and as a couple, and helped us to recognise some things that may cause these challenges and also ways to overcome them. Working with Lynette felt safe and we even had a few laughs along the way. The most important thing for us it that now, several months on from our final session with Lynette, our marriage is so much stronger and better thanks to the skills and habits we learned with Lynette. Working with her was not just a short term fix, but has really changed our marriage for the better long term. Lynette, thank you. We are so grateful for all of your kindness, hard work and support on our journey. God bless."
"The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and rescues those who are crushed in spirit."
"I am about to do a brand new thing. I will make Springs in the Desert so that my chosen people will be refreshed."
"He turns the desert into pools of water, the dry land into flowing springs."
"For He satisfys the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things."
Anxiety is persistent, excessive worry that interferes with a person's fuctioning such as sleep, appetite, concentration, and their ability to work and enjoy their life
* Do you want help to identify the historical cause or triggers of your anxiety and recover?
* Do you want help to learn some coping skills to manage anxiety if it is triggered?
Call Lynette on 021 422 400 today
Depression is a persistant low mood and may include feeling very sad or tearful; disturbed sleep or appetite; loss of interest in activities, feeling worthless or guilty...
* Do you want help to identify the root cause of your depression or low moods?
* Do you need help to manage depression symptoms, recover and move forward?
Call Lynette today on 021 422 400
Loss and Grief Counselling
Grief is a natural response that occurs following the loss of someone or something you care deeply about; with intense sadness, and painful emotions. Problems arise if grief becomes complicated, stuck or the level of psychological distress is high.
*Do you want help and support to process your grief and to move forward with life?
Call Lynette today on 021 422 400
Stress causes a stress reaction causing the release of adrenaline, stress chemicals and hormones in our body stimulating organs to increase activity. The fight, flight, freeze response is triggered causing symptoms such as tense muscles, headaches, stomach or chest pain, insomnia, anxious thoughts
*Do you need help to manage your stress?
Call Lynette today on 021 422 400
Anger can be the result of other feelings such as hurt, loss or grief. Out of control angry, aggressive behaviours can be learnt from parents and therefore can be replaced with new, learned healthy ways of coping, relating and communicating.
*Do you want help to identify and deal with historical anger caused by hurts or abuse? *Do you want to learn new skills to help you to communicate what you are feeling angry about and/or to manage your anger?
Call Lynette today on 021 422 400
*Couple Counselling - Do you want help to resolve issues or improve your marriage?
*Pre-marriage couple counselling to identify and resolve issues and prepare for marriage
*Individuals - relationship issues with dating, partner, family, friend, separation
* Do you have concerns about emotional or verbal abuse such as name calling and insults by a partner, family member or someone?
* Do you want help with your marriage, dating, separation or relationship concerns?
Call Lynette today on 021 422 400
To read our complete list of services - Click on "About services" at the top of Home Page
“Everything in life was going well on paper, however I had some mental roadblocks which were preventing me from getting full enjoyment out of my career and home life. At the time I couldn’t see the wood for the trees, so I decided I needed outside help to resolve some of the issues that were crippling me in moving forward. A few sessions with Lynette helped me restore my faith in myself, and to see issues from a less personal and more objective viewpoint. She helped me recognise why I felt the way I did, and to see things from a different perspective. My confidence has grown hugely during this time and overall I am much happier in my own skin. Lynette is caring, understanding and easy to talk to, and I highly recommend her to anyone going through difficulties in life that they want to address. ”
Female 35 years old
"Feeling lost and at the end of my tether, I sought help with Lynette as my life seemed to be a complicated maze of stressful moments, followed by periods of frustration and despair. I had no idea of why or how my life had become this confusing mass of internal turmoil..?? Lynette helped to provide a 'map' and a 'pathway' through my internal maze of feelings, and helped me identify the in-balances in my life, and helped me understand why I was where I was in my life. This coupled with tools to guide me on a journey of discovery of my own thoughts and feelings, I came out the other side of my journey looking back thinking that life really is wonderful, people really are amazing, and we all deserve to live life to the fullest".
"Unsure of what to expect, I began counselling with Lynette during a very stressful time in my life arising from a change in jobs that I quickly realised was not going to work out. Being someone who considers work to be integral with my persona, the impact of this situation was, at the time, severe. Lynette helped me to put my expectations of myself into perspective, preventing me from crumbling entirely following my departure from the job. At this time, Lynette helped me to dig out and squash the false beliefs driving my feelings of inadequacy and self-doubt, and equipped me with the practical tools that I needed to change my way of thinking about the situation. Sometime later I returned to counselling with Lynette to revisit and work through some more deep-seated events that have coloured my life, in particular the sudden death of my sister. Lynette is a patient, kind and selfless listener. By helping me to reflect clearly on this painful time in my life, she helped me to see the value in knowing the truth about what really happened, allowing me closure on a period of my life that haunted me for almost two decades. Working with Lynette has allowed me to move forward with my life in ways I would not have expected, and I continue to recommend her services highly".
Male 29 years old
"When I first decided to start counselling I didn’t even know what my issues were, all I knew was that I was extremely stressed and unhappy. Lynette broke down all my anxieties and helped to pinpoint the root causes. This in turn let me focus on what was really stressing me out and I was able to resolve my feelings and change my thought process. Lynette was good at listening to me and not being judgemental, she made me feel like what I was going through was perfectly alright and that I wasn’t the only one going through similar problems. I left each session feeling uplifted and calm. I will definitely return to Lynette if I ever need to again in the future".
"After many years of battling with grief due to the death of my parents, and having tried 2 other counsellors, my confidence in the counselling process had become somewhat diminished. Thankfully this was fully restored after meeting with Lynette for a course of sessions. I found Lynette's professional and approachable attitude very comfortable to be around which allowed me to open up on a level I had previously been unable to. Our work on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy was invaluable to my healing process and as a subsequence, with Lynette's help, I have been able to find that natural state of equilibrium I had been searching for. I cannot emphasize strongly enough how much these sessions changed my life in the way I think and deal with situations. I would, without doubt, highly recommend Lynette to anyone who is wanting to find balance and happiness in their life."
"When I first went to counseling with Lynette, I was unsure what to expect. I had been to other counselors and found that while there were temporarily helpful, I didn't see many lasting changes in my life which made me feel like I should be in counseling forever. Lynette was such a source of encouragement right from the start. Practically, Lynette was awesome at helping me learn new ways to think about situations that had paralyzed me in the past. I felt my confidence and perspective grow in a healthy way and I learned how to really combat and stop negative thoughts that had lead me towards depression in the past.
Lynette's Passion to provide effective counselling
Lynette is passionate about helping people to make the changes that they desire in their life and for hurting people to be restored, so that they are able to move forward confidently with their life, work and relationships again, and have a better quality of life as a result. She is a warm, compassionate person and her relational approach to clients and others is one of respect and acceptance. Lynette considers it a privilege to provide her clients with a safe, non judgmental and compassionate environment where they will feel heard, understood, and be empowered to make the changes that they desire in their life.
Qualifications and Professional Memberships
Lynette has a Graduate Diploma in Christian Counselling from Wesley Institute of Ministry and the Arts in Sydney, a Diploma of Ministry and she studied at the Australian College of Applied Psychology and attained Graduate Diploma in Crisis Counselling, Trauma Counselling and Loss Counselling (Grief). She has also done intensive Relationship therapy and Couple Counselling training with Ellyn Bader and Peter Pearson's approved trainers and also Relationship Counselling with Imago Therapy trainers in preparation for relationship and Marriage counselling. Lynette is a full member of the New Zealand Christian Counsellors Association and abides by their code of ethics. (You can access the code of ethics for NZCCA on the Links Page above) She does a minimum of 50 hours of ongoing training and professional development each year.
Counselling Style and Approach
Her counselling style and approach is integrative and eclectic, which means that she draws from a wide range of counselling modalities and skills, using what best suits each client's unique and individual needs, including Christian Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, person centered, solution focused, psychodynamic, gestalt therapy, Insight Focused Therapy and counselling models designed especially for particular issues such as depression, anxiety, crisis, trauma or grief and loss.
She was born in New Zealand and has been married to Paul for 41 years, and they have 3 adult children. They lived in Sydney for 7 years from 1998 as a family where she did her counselling and ministry training. This experience has given her personal insights which are helpful in her counselling work with clients who have issues such as grief due to relocation. She is also able to draw from the valuable insights that she has gained from her own experiences of journeying through some difficult and challenging life experiences. Lynette's own journey of restoration, her genuine love for people, and her desire to bring restoration, comfort and healing to the brokenhearted, were all part of the catalyst for her to become a qualified professional counsellor.
"I would, without doubt, highly recommend Lynette to anyone who is wanting to find balance and happiness in their life.”
Call Lynette today to make an appointment and discuss your counselling needs on her mobile: 021 422 400 or landline: 09 444 7702
9 Woodall Place,Totara Vale,
North Shore, Auckland, New Zealand
(Totara Vale is next to Sunnynook,
Glenfield and Wairau Park)
Monday – Friday 9am to 7.30pm by appointment
Saturdays 10am to 6pm by appointment.
Evening and same day appointments available
Call Lynette to make your appointment today
Mobile: 021 422 400 Landline: 09 444 7702
"The Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to captives, and freedom to prisoners;"... to comfort all who mourn"..."Giving them beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, the mantle of praise instead of fainting, that they may be called Oaks of righteousness the planting of the Lord, that He may