ZOOM Online sessions are available for those who prefer this platform.
Face to Face sessions are available at
Albany House,  
23 Auburn Ave, Riccarton,
(Face to Face sessions are not available under Covid-19 Red Traffic Light conditions).
Please use the Book An Appointment form.

*Is life tripping you up in spite of your efforts?
*Are you looking for play, joy, satisfaction and creativity in your life?
*Do you desire to experience deep wisdom and insight?
*Do you long for more presence, emotional intimacy and responsiveness with relationships around you?

When life impacts upon us and we have our ‘buttons pressed’, there is an opportunity to turn toward healing.
In counselling sessions, these are some of the issues covered: 
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Book an Appointment

ZOOM Online sessions are available any time.

To book an appointment, first select a day that shows white and it will reveal available appointment times. Select a time that shows white. If it is grey, it is not available. When you have selected a time, the Personal Information booking form will open for you to enter required booking information. PLEASE NOTE-Thursday is only ONLINE.

There are now some face to face appts now on Wednesdays.

You will receive a confirmation by email or SMS. Please check your junk mail if you don’t receive a confirmation email.

* To cancel the booking, please use the booking link you receive by email or SMS.
* After you have cancelled the appointment, book another appointment here.
Bookings cancelled less than 24 hours before the appointment may incur a fee – refer to the counsellor.

You have the right to ask for a copy of any personal information we hold about you and to ask for it to be corrected if required. Please write to us at admin@depthcounsellor.co.nz.


Shirley Prendeville

I have been counselling since 1995 – it is my passion. 

My practise includes a Jungian Perspective, Embodied psychology, Whole Body Focusing, NVC Communication. These approaches give meaning and depth to your journey.

When not counselling I love spending time with family, having fun, adventure, foraging, and playing the djembe drum (along with many other activities).

Life is trying to show us what requires our attention. ALL symptoms are an indication we have disconnected from the capacity to know how to ‘read’ it. Just as we grow physically for the rest of our lives, so too does the psyche require growth. Let’s cooperate with that process.

Over the years these three pieces of writing have defined and informed my practice…..

“Bless those who curse and revile me, for they are my greatest gifts”
Tibetan proverb

“We should not try to get rid of a neurosis, but rather to experience what it means, what it has to teach, what its purpose is”
C G Jung

“Do not brace yourself against suffering- try to close your eyes and surrender yourself, as if to a great loving energy.”
Teilhard de Chardin


Depth Counsellor is located at

Albany House, 23 Auburn Ave,
Riccarton, Christchurch 8041

For urgent contact, call Shirley on phone 021 257 6045, otherwise, complete the contact form below. Book an appointment through the booking form on this website. Go to Book an Appointment.

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    Workplace dynamics can and do get tricky at times – prevention and remediation is the answer.

    Group onsite support

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    One on one counselling

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