About Galyna

passion for therapy and counselling

Galyna Ashayeva

As a qualified and experienced Auckland-based counsellor and therapist I believe I have the knowledge, understanding and skills to guide you on the path to harmony as an individual and with your partner.

A member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC www.nzac.org.nz ), I have a strong focus on marriage and couple counselling, individual counselling, and cognitive behavioural therapy. My specific areas of expertise include sexual and intimacy issues, cross-cultural couple counselling, the impact of immigration on identity, and overall psychological well-being.

As a therapist and counsellor I believe strongly that people have the ability to live fulfilling lives and enjoy harmonious relationships with other individuals, with the inner self, and with the universe. I believe the level of an individual’s happiness is dependent on both personal comfort and reaching harmony in all types of relationships.

I use a systematic, holistic approach when counselling couples and individuals that takes into account your environment, culture, physical and emotional health, your beliefs, spirituality, life-style, and stage of life. I can give you the tools to develop a loving, respectful relationship with yourself and others.

I guarantee complete confidentiality, respect and support of your individual circumstances, and a high level of professionalism to guide you on your journey of self-exploration and harmonious relationships with your partner and other individuals.

New Zealand has been my home since 1999 when I moved from the Ukraine and the historically significant city of Sevastopol. I am fluent in English, Russian and Ukrainian, and am constantly working on both professional and personal development.