Bonnie Payne

Position: 
Counsellor
Area of Expertise: 
addiction, depression, anxiety, trauma and CBT
Contact: 
www.gracecentre.co.nz or call 09-393-1077

I graduated in 2003 with a Masters degree in counselling and hold many post graduate hours in Counselling Psychology at a doctoral level. An American by birth, I am a Kiwi by choice (married to a Kiwi) and have called Whangarei home for over seven years. I operate my own private counselling practice called The Grace Centre, in the Tui Medical Centre complex at 425 Maunu Rd.

See www.gracecentre.co.nz or call 09-393-1077.

My counselling experience began over 16 years ago. I have worked on staff in large churches, for the DHB and in private practice. Specialising in addiction, depression, anxiety and trauma. I treat men, women, youth and children. My modalities include: cognitive behavioual therapy, trauma focused-cognitive behavioural therapy, and solution focused therapy. I also do some work with art therapy and play therapy. I have also seen a number of clients for professional supervision and employer paid counselling. 

Besides being a counsellor, I am also a mother of three small children and an active foster mother--working with children with special needs. I have a special interest in infertility, adoption, Autism and ADHD.

My professional membership is with NZCCA--New Zealand Christian Counselling Association.