Helen Mounsey is our South Island Regional Director and one of our Christchurch therapists
As regional director, it is my job to direct you to the therapist who is most suitable for your needs. We have three therapists operating in the South Island region. All reside in Christchurch but for those who live further afield we are available for Skype sessions.
I have a private practice in the suburb of Spreydon, Christchurch. Both the location and parking are easy to find, and appointments are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
I have particular training and interest in individuals and couples who come with emotional and sexual intimacy concerns, including the wish to repair from infidelity, compulsive sexual behaviours, surgery and trauma related matters. Sexual desire and arousal problems are also an important part of my work.
I also provide consultancy for a range of issues which impact on the sexual functioning of individuals and couples – e.g. depression, stress, parenting, anxiety, grief and loss and major life changes. I worked for a number of years in high schools so have a strong interest in parenting and families.
I have been involved in sex therapy for over 15 years and completed the Advanced Sex Therapy training in 2006. I have worked with relationship issues in general for over 25 years.
I believe most people want to work out practical solutions which they can sustain in their often busy lives. Confidentiality is always paramount. I am accountable to the Code of Ethics of NZAC. I use a range of approaches, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Narrative therapy, Attachment theory, and both Imago the Developmental Model for couple work.