Hi, I am Sue McCoy I hold a Bachelors in Counselling and registered with the New Zealand Association of Counsellors MNZAC since 2009.

I started working in the helping profession in the 1990’s as a youth and community worker discovering a passion for helping people. I started training and took up my first counselling role in 1998 where I worked for 2 years as a guidance counsellor. My next role was for three years providing short term counselling/support in workplaces. This was followed by five years as an agency counsellor which was excellent grounding for my next move into private practice where I have been for the last 9 years.


  • Bachelor of Counselling
  • NZAC professional membership
  • Anger Change Accreditation
  • Certificate in Supervision
  • Certificate in Addiction Studies

Want to know more?

If you have questions about counselling or want to know more, please contact Sue McCoy.

About Counselling

Well-being is a complete integration of mind, body and soul and when there is a struggle going on it can be difficult to work out which part or parts of us are causing the problem.  Counselling is primarily about surfacing perceptions, beliefs and behaviours so the client can understand themselves better.

What to Expect

When approaching counselling especially for the first time and/or meeting a new counsellor it is possible that you will be nervous. Talking about personal issues is challenging and people can have strong emotions and physical feelings particularly just prior to the first session. Discover some pointers to try and help with this.


There are lots of questions that you may be asking yourself prior to counselling.

How can I prepare myself for counselling?

What can I do to help with the nerves?

Can I bring a support person?

What if I’’m nervous about going to my appointment?


Your session cost will be confirmed with you prior to counselling (or at the first session) and payable prior to or at each session via cash, online banking or bank deposit. In some cases sessions will be shorter or longer but generally the same fee is charged.


Worry, fear. anxiety, stress or an extra or an extra low mood that wont't go away? Counselling can help.

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

-Brené Brown