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John | Relationship Coach, Couples Counsellor, Mediator

Relationship Coaching & Couples counselling Manly - Whangaparaoa
Laurence Street - Manly
0930 Whangaparaoa

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Relationship Coaching & Couples Counselling Manly - Whangaparaoa

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I'm John, I have been working as a relationship coach, couples counsellor, mediator and group facilitator for over 20 years in New Zealand and abroad.


My work has been with people and couples coming for private sessions, and in business, public and not-for-profit workplaces.


During that time and in previous roles, I have developed skill and ability in listening deeply to and understanding people so I can help them to solve problems and issues. Sometimes the problems are internal, sometimes interpersonal, and sometimes external.


In my office in Manly, Whangaparaoa I help people individually, and as couples, families and groups to resolve issues, stress and conflict in their relationships and lives.



Being present

Being present and listening deeply helps me to quickly gain an understanding of your context and needs (individual, couples, groups) without getting side-tracked with complexities and detail.


I hold this focus while helping you to understand yourself and your relationship more clearly, and deal with your challenges, unhelpful patterns, behaviour and emotions, then to find your own next steps forward.


You become more resilient to (relationship) challenges as they arise, more helpful to others around you and become a stronger role model to your families, partners and children, and to your social and workplace friends and colleagues.



Therapeutic and practical approaches

I use strength-based, therapeutic and practical approaches, which help people build understanding of responsibility, ownership and the courage to be honest.


Feeling positive, finding hope and enjoyment while dealing with the challenges are key components of the sessions and work together. People learning how to help themselves is an important component through practices of mindfulness, positive auto-suggestion and self-hypnosis.


For people wanting help to resolve relationship issues, (couples or other relationships), I use a simple approach which is very successful. The starting place is for people involved to commit to resolving the issues and to contribute to agreed ways forward. Once this is clear, the options can be discussed and next steps defined.


Would you like to know more or make an appointment, feel free to contact me.




Online therapy

I also offer counselling online and by phone.

Qualifications and registrations

  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Lincoln)
  • Diploma of Teaching (Auckland)
  • Diploma of Facilitation and Coaching (Zenergy Global)
  • Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy (NZ School of Clinical Hypnotherapy)
  • Certified EFT Practitioner (AAMET International)


Helping people and groups resolve issues, stress and conflict in their relationships and lives:

  • Personal relationships.
  • Couples counselling and coaching.
  • Communication breakdowns.
  • Career and workplace performance.
  • Professional development.
  • EAP services.
  • Men dealing with issues including anger and violence, relationship troubles and break-ups, sex and sexuality, family and performance both in and outside of the workplace.


Unfortunately, men have a greater tendency to NOT recognise let alone do something about their problems, issues and shortcomings.


So they’re less likely to get help when they need it - whether its practical and physical (often resulting in warning signals regarding physical health being ignored), emotional (generally showing up as negative emotional states that induce anxiety, stress and depression) or intellectual (lacking understanding but being unwilling to expose that to others and ask).


  • $150/hr including GST for individuals
  • $200/hr including GST for couples


Because I want this all-important work to be accessible for all, I offer flexibility regarding payments for those who need it. We can discuss this when you contact me.


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