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Shalom Counselling SERVICES
...walking towards wholeness
Margie uses the well-researched and beneficially proven Cognitive Behaviour Therapy along with Mindfulness and some Narrative Therapy in her counselling.
She has extended the behavioural work to include Acceptance, Commitment Therapy. Knowing that life events can severely interrupt one's life, she has developed a special interest in helping those who have experienced trauma to reintegrate and walk towards Post Traumatic Growth instead of disorder.
Margie also works with couples,
drawing from an eclectic range of resources, including John Gottman, Herman and Helen Hendrix, and Emotionally Focussed Therapy which pays attention to how a person's attachment style impacts their relationship.
Margie offers routine debriefings of four nights and five days for returning cross-cultural overseas workers from mission agencies. She also provides Critical Incident Stress Debriefing for those who have experienced a traumatic event. She 'walks alongside' others processing a significant life transition - such as work, place or role.
“I came to Margie with severe compassion fatigue after 5 years on the mission field, she helped me to unpack and process all that I had experienced. My time with Margie enabled me to return to the field and continue serving in a healthy way. I have continued to see Margie each time I return back to NZ, and every time I am amazed at her ability to create space for God to speak, and heal. I would highly recommend the counselling, debriefing and spiritual direction that Margie offers. The debriefing that Margie has facilitated for me has brought deep healing to my soul and given me tools to remain healthy and connected to God.” ~ Pip
Recognising that people contain a spiritual side as well which seeks meaning and purpose, Margie carries that awareness in her work generally, or meets with people specially for spiritual direction on request.
Margie also offers day and weekend retreats at restful sites in the North Island for people to have contemplative time and space to encounter God more fully.