Palmerston North Counselling

Palmerston North Counselling

✔ Relationship counselling
✔ Individual counselling
✔ Separation Mediation

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Solutions are possible

My name is Gail Bartlett-Harris. I offer a calm, reflective and non-judgemental space where solutions are possible. There is always a way through.

I’m a full member of The New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC). I’m also a member of the MFCA and the NZAPP, and I’m accredited by the Family Court, Primary Health Organisation and Family Dispute Resolution.

In my practice Palmerston North Counselling I offer individual counselling, couples counselling and separation mediation. I am highly experienced in relationship counselling and have been working with couples on their relationships since 2004.

Life throws us some curve balls! And sometimes having a professional non- judgemental ear is just what we need. We all need to be heard and ‘hearing’ is my speciality.

I can offer you a space to breathe; a space where judgement is suspended and through my compassion and understanding – solutions can be found. There is always a way through.

We can find a way through

Family and friends can be wonderful support; they want us to be happy – but sometimes their own knowledge of our situation and their own ideas of what would be best hinder their ability to really listen.

I can offer that professional ear. I can help you find your way through whatever it is you need to get through. Step into ‘The Quiet Room’ in central Palmerston North ; an open airy space that offers respite from the pressures and worries of the world outside.

Whether it is relationship counselling, separation mediation or individual counselling I offer a non-judgemental space and strategies to help you move forward. Contact me now – lets talk. We can find a way through.

Types of issues

I am experienced in working with both individuals and couples on a wide range of issues, including:

relationship counselling

Relationships and Marriage Counselling

Let me lead you towards clarity and connection. I have seen amazing ‘come-backs’; couples on the brink of separation finding the love they lost sight of again.

I can help with issues such as:

✓ Adultery, affair, infidelity
✓ Autonomy in relationship
✓ Communication problems
✓ Family problems

✓ Insecure in relationship
✓ Intimacy issues
✓ Relationship anxiety
✓ Relationship fights

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FDR Counselling and Mediation

FDR & Mediation

I have been doing mediation and Family Dispute Resolution Counselling (FDR) since 2007. I can can help to de-escalate conflict.

✓ Mediation and Separation Counselling
✓ Parenting, co-parenting and Step-parenting
✓ Separation mediation

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individual counselling - issues

Individual counselling – issues

Individual counselling can help you with you a wide range of issues, such as:

✓ Anxiety
✓ Depression
✓ Saying No!
✓ Self Esteem

✓ Anger Management
✓ Communication coaching
✓ Grief and loss
✓ Trauma

✓ Decision making
✓ Life transitions
✓ Work issues
✓ Work/Life balance
✓ Supervision

Some extra support?

Could you use some extra support in your life?

You can expect a professional, non-judgemental and compassionate counselling service.

Feel free to send me a message, book an appointment, or raise any questions you have.

Gail Bartlett-Harris
MNZAC, Counsellor, Registered with NZAC

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  • NZAC (New Zealand Association of Counsellors)
  • MFCA (Manawatu Family Courts Association)
  • NZAPP (New Zealand Association of Positive Psychology)
  • NZEI (New Zealand Education Institute)


  • Family Court
  • New Zealand Defense Forces
  • Primary Health Organisation (PHO)
  • FDC Centre (Family Dispute Resolution Centre)
  • Family Works (Presbyterian Support – FDR)

More about:


Counsellor Gail

I started my counselling career at a community agency working primarily with couples and families.

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