Denise Kuek, MNZAC,
MEd Couns. (1st Class Hons)
PGDip.Ed Couns. (Merit)
Ph: 021 296 1746
Denise is a well qualified and experienced counsellor and a full member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors. For more than 8 years she has been counselling people of all ages: adults, older adults, adolescents, and children. These include couples and students at primary, secondary, and tertiary level, and agency work at various locations in Auckland.
People come to Denise with a variety of issues and needs: for general counselling, couple relationships, grief, loss, stress, anxiety, anger, conflict, self-esteem, decision-making, communication, work, employment, study, relationships, pregnancy, baby loss, abortion and post-abortion, cultural, migration, illness and disability.
She is warm and sensitive in her approach. Her life experience of being married to an Asian, having lived overseas, and bringing up a family means that she is able to relate well to people of different cultures and ethnic backgrounds and ages.
Denise uses a predominantly Client-centred approach to which she integrates elements from a number of other counselling approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis and Narrative Therapy. She also uses creative methods such as Drawing Therapy, Sandtray Therapy and Writing and Action Methods.
She is a trained facilitator for Pre-Enrich, a Marriage preparation and enrichment course for couples, a trained workshop facilitator for Advanced Care Planning and a facilitator of workshops for Conflict Management and Communication. She is also passionate about running support groups for women who are affected by Post-Abortion trauma or grief.