Moving You Forward


Bonnie W. Payne, BSc, MA, Full Member NZCCA

Experienced Counselling Professional

*Not taking new clients 

I began my journey over 18 years ago, working as a counsellor with individuals and families in the church and community. This work began as a volunteer while I was completing my education and continued as a professional. 

Over the years I gained the following:

  • Bachelor of Science from Empire State College

  • Master of Arts from Austin Seminary in Pastoral Care & Counselling

  • Significant post graduate studies at a doctoral level in Psychology, including a course in Clinical Supervision

  • Internships in Addiction Counselling

  • Drive SOBA Facilitation Certificate 

  • Specialized in working with abuse, trauma and Autism Spectrum Disorder in children and adults

  • Member of NZ Christian Counselling Association (Registered Counsellor)

Please note: while I am registered with NZCCA, I see clients of all faiths and walks of life.

I have a deep respect of others, their beliefs and experiences. 

Andy Payne, BMin, MTh, Student Affiliate NZCCA

Working towards an MSc in Clinical Psychology from Massey University

Recently I made a career shift from pastoral ministry in the church to focus full time on counselling and psychology. I spent almost 30 years in the church doing youth and family ministry, relationship counselling, pastoral care and community ministries. I am currently pursuing a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from Massey University.

  • Bachelor of Ministry from Laidlaw College, 1999

  • Master of Theology from Laidlaw College, 2019

  • Student Affiliate with New Zealand Christian Counselling Association

  • Post graduate studies in Addictions, Positive Psychology, Social Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Workplace Psychology, Observations and Interviews

  • Prepare & Enrich Facilitator, Relationship Coach

  • Experience in special needs parenting and foster parenting

**Accepting Clients. Student Counsellor Rate.

022-640-6978 Andy, mobile



Need help to overcome obstacles your in life? I use an array of communication skills to provide counselling services that give you the tools for success. In addition to 1-on-1 consultations and group sessions, I regularly host workshops and seminars for people who are interested in developing new tools for coping.


Life throws many surprises at us, and while we cannot predict the outcome of any situation, we can take control of how we respond to certain situations. With my counselling sessions, you’ll learn how to navigate any relationship issue.


This service is a favorite among many of my clients, as it is often times one of the keys to a happier, healthier life. My job is to give you the tools and techniques to achieve a balanced and fulfilling lifestyle. After several sessions, you will become well-versed at handling issues whenever and wherever they arise. Call now to schedule a session.

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