ZOOM Online sessions are available for those that would prefer this platform.
Face to Face sessions are available at Albany House,  
23 Auburn Ave, Riccarton.
Please use the Book An Appointment form and select a location.

*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: (click on the word below for more information).

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“It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.” Joseph Campbell
Whatever is causing us unrest, distress or angst, gives us an opportunity to develop and grow.
Some issues need to be solved and some processed, for example – grief needs to be processed.
The role of therapist is to facilitate your answers by inviting us to gently develop our capacity and understanding, and thereby find those answers.

To book an appointment, first – click on a day that shows white and it will reveal appointment times. Select a time that shows white. If it is grey, it is not available. When you have selected a time, the booking form will enable you to enter required booking information.
ZOOM Online sessions are available any other day – select ZOOM Online as the location.
You will receive a confirmation by email or SMS. To cancel the booking, please use the booking link you receive by email or SMS. After you have cancelled the appointment, please 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 original training was from a Jungian Perspective. 

Embodied psychology gives meaning and depth.

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, or complete the contact form below. You may also book an appointment through the booking form on this website. Go to Book an Appointment.

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Workplace Support

I have many years of workplace support experience and offer short term manager referral work to employers and HR’s who want to support their staff and the workplace well-being.

Can I help you to manage the well-being of your staff?

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

Group onsite support

This will give your employee a greater sense of meaning and well-being.

One on one counselling

I can respond to onsite staff support for critical incidents.

I provide a sounding board for an employee, giving them a confidential arena in which to find their own solutions to manage any issues or learn new skills).


This leads to more productivity.