About Debbie Penlington

For many years I have really enjoyed working with people – as a nurse, a career counsellor, a counsellor and a supervisor. I am passionate about the positive difference counselling can make in peoples’ lives. I use a non judgemental, warm, empathetic, accepting approach to create a relationship of trust with my clients, as the counselling work we do together is influenced by the strength of our relationship.

While I enjoy all counselling work my particular areas of interest are couples counselling; building self confidence, assertiveness and self compassion; working with individuals or couples experiencing sexual problems, including the impact of cancer on intimate relationships; anger management; career counselling; parenting; trauma, loss and grief; health and wellness; workplace stress, burnout and conflict resolution.

I also provide supervision for those in the helping profession or management positions.
Why not give me a call to discuss what is possible.
Phone me on 027 824 7518 or email debbie@optionscounselling.co.nz

Debbie Penlington

  • Master of Counselling
  • Registered Nurse
  • Graduate Diploma in Career Development
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Supervision (with Distinction)
  • Member New Zealand Association of Counsellors
  • Fellow- College of Nurses Aotearoa
  • Associate Member Career Development Association of New Zealand