Sue McCoy Counselling is a confidential and safe place to find support.


Hi I am Sue McCoy, I hold a Bachelors Degree in Counselling and have been registered with the New Zealand Association of Counsellors or NZAC since 2009. I started working in the helping profession in the 1990’s. I am passionate about my work as a counsellor. Please feel free to contact me for an appointment and or a discussion about what counselling offers.


Professional Development & Supervision

Sessions can include self care, work review, work-life balance, setting and reviewing goals.

Individual Counselling

Worry fear anxiety, stress or a low mood that won't go away, counselling can help.

Trauma Counselling

Trauma is a deeply disturbing experience resulting from single or multiple events such as bullying, sexual abuse or domestic violence.


Anger is generally a mask for other deeper emotions which counselling can help to surface and resolve.

Health & Wellbeing

Professional counselling offers a non judgemental space to draw out your story, help you relieve pent up emotions and explore feelings of anxiety, low mood or distress.

If you want to go fast go alone if you want to go far go together.

- African Proverb


I am passionate about my work and proud of the qualifications I have achieved.  In addition to this and the annual training that is important for this role, I have seen the value of counselling first hand. This is in my own journey as a child to parents now deceased, a marriage partner, as Mum to two children (now in their twenties) and as a friend and a colleague in the workplace. This is the professional and personal base from which I offer counselling.


I have written about change a lot over the years and to say I have been fascinated by the idea of change could be a bit of an understatement. Having deeply wanted change myself at different times I can see that I have wavered between a deep confidence that change is truly possible and a…

Mentally & Emotional Healthy

Good health in the area of your moods and emotions is when you are able to manage your feelings and deal with problems. This does not mean you need to be completely on top all the time but indications of good health are being able to recover after a time of difficulty or make decisions…

The Place of Tears

There are many sayings that come to mind when thinking about crying. Ones like; stop that crying, cry baby, boys don’t cry and even a song title big girls don’t cry deriding the idea that it’s not okay to cry. As regular crier myself, I am always surprised by how determined many people are not…

Vulnerability is not weakness; it’s our greatest measure of courage

-Brené Brown