Empowering you to make changes and
restore balance to your life
Living an extraordinary and joyful life is about ending the mental suffering when events outside of your control occur.
With training and qualifications in Counselling, Psychology, and NLP, I will empower you to manage and overcome grief, trauma, anxiety, and phobias; so that you will restore and enjoy confidence, self-esteem, health, well-being, and better relationships.
The desire to reflect light into dark places and to help people heal is what drives me. As such, I am committed to helping you navigate whatever challenges you are facing in a safe, respectful, and non-judgmental space.
I work with adults of all ages and welcome cultural and gender diversity.
With your permission, I will walk alongside you, harnessing a variety of therapeutic techniques tailored to fit your individual needs.
You will be empowered to take control of the issues you are experiencing, make the changes you desire, and restore balance to you life; so that you can
live the life you love.
From helplines to articles, audio and video clips, case studies, research findings, personality tests, book reviews, memes, and musings...
Here you will find a variety of useful resources to assist you on your journey towards gaining and maintaining balance in your life.
Policies / Fees
Although I am based in Christchurch, thanks to the wonders of technology, we can meet in cyberspace - either in the comfort of your home or any other location of your choosing - all you need is internet access.
Individual sessions are 60 mins
Couples sessions are 90 mins
About Franciska (she/her)
The desire to reflect light into dark places and to help people heal is what drives me.
I was 35 when the world around me came crumbling down. After years of trying to be everything to everyone, I found myself burned out and suffering from a variety of emotional and physical health issues. I was stressed, distressed, and desperately unhappy. Then my marriage ended and my vision of what the future entailed, completely wiped away.
Enter grief. Then survival mode. Followed by healing. And a process of transformation.
I learned the importance of having balance in life. Then found my calling.
Today I have the pleasure of helping others manage and overcome grief, trauma, anxiety, and phobias; and empower people to restore their self-esteem, confidence, health, wellbeing, and better relationships.
I pride myself in my authenticity and unconditional positive regard towards everyone I have the privilege of meeting. As such I have built my practice around inclusiveness and feel blessed to have earned the trust of members of the Rainbow and LGBTQI+ communities.
I work with adults from all over Aotearoa New Zealand, so that they may enjoy better, more fulfilling lives.
"I had really lost the ability to be there for myself and didn't know how to get out of an unhealthy relationship. After just three sessions with Franciska, I felt stronger, more in control and had real clarity on what I wanted and deserved. The tools that she gave me to move forward and out of that relationship were so helpful and relevant to my situation. I am finally excited about my future again! Thank you Franciska for your knowledge, relatability, humour and warmth! I would recommend you in a heartbeat. "
Mandie, Auckland (2022)
"Franciska is consistently warm, friendly and engaging. She always treated me with the utmost respect, never pushing me to talk about anything before I felt ready to. I can honestly say that some of the insights I gained during my sessions with Franciska have been life-changing, and as a member of the LGBTQI+ community, I felt completely safe and free to be myself with her. I absolutely recommend Franciska to anyone wanting a kind and empathetic counsellor who will also help you to achieve real change."
Claire, Wellington (2022)
"You are so annoyingly good at this shit. Thank goodness."
Luke, Auckland (2022)
Christchurch / Nation-Wide
Mobile: 021 555 068