ABOUT

About me

I have always had a passion and desire to help people become the best versions of themselves. I enjoyed being the listening ear and the calm place people could come to and just be and share their struggles, but not only that, also celebrate their victories. 

I grew up in South Africa in a culture rich community where I learned a lot about supporting each other and caring for people no matter where you come from. I moved to New Zealand in 2012 and pursued studies in Speech Therapy as well as Social Anthropology, but ultimately found my passion in counselling and haven't looked back since. 

I have a passion to see people reach their full potential and heal from their pain and trauma in order to flourish as individuals.

How I work

What I help with
I have a passion for identity work, as well as a wide range of other areas including but not limited to working with anxiety, depression, relationship struggles, stress and time management, grief and loss, self-esteem and confidence issues.

Counselling and COVID
I offer counselling online during the Traffic Light system, and hope to return to in person later on when things have calmed down a bit.

Languages
I am bilingual and offer counselling in both English and Afrikaans. 

Who I Work with
I work with young people and adults, men and women like you. I would love to support you in flourishing and living your best life, without baggage from the past holding you back. 

Qualifications
I hold a Bachelor of Counselling Qualification gained through Laidlaw College, New Zealand. I am a trained Person-Centred and Narrative Therapist and am continuously taking part in professional development to expand my practice, knowledge and training to support those I work with in the best way I possibly can. I am a provisional member of NZAC. 

Carmia Isaachsen counselling graduation photo

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