Counselling Whangarei


For individuals and couples

Are you looking for a counsellor in Whangarei?

Ross Osborne and Ellen Altshuler are qualified counsellors and see individuals and couples from Whangarei and the Northland region. They are both a full member of The New Zealand Association of Counsellors.

In his practice Counselling Whangarei Ross brings expertise, warmth and experiened counselling for individuals. Ross has considerable experience working with an extensive array of client issues, including anger management, anxiety, depression, grief, parenting, stress.

Relationship counselling with Ellen

Ellen is specialised in couples counselling and she helps couples to connect with each other in a more intimate, loving and respectful way.

Relationship counselling >>

Individual counselling with Ross

All of us can reach a point in our lives where we need some extra support. Counselling and therapy is all about investing in you. Together we find the way forward that is uniquely best for you.

I offer you a safe, confidential and neutral space where you will be heard and seen for your own individual needs.

I have strong foundation of competency, which I continue to expand upon through training and supervision. I am an accredited and experienced supervisor of other counsellors.

You can expect me to provide you with a professional, confidential and compassionate counselling service.

Types of issues

I am experienced in working with clients on a wide range of issues, including:

anger management

Anger management

How to manage your angry feelings – and at the same time get your needs met without hurting yourself or others?

Anger management >>

anxiety counselling

Anxiety and fears

I can assist you with the feelings of anxiety by looking at the negative thought patterns that create anxiety, as well as exploring your current lifestyle to enable you to find balance and inner peace.

Anxiety and fears >>



Depression is a feeling of gloom and will also consist of low energy, tiredness and negativity about yourself and your purpose in life.

Depression >>


Grief and loss

Loss is something we all have experienced or will experience in our lives. Losing someone or something you love can be very difficult and painful.

Grief and loss >>

other issues

Other problems and issues

I have worked successfully with a wide range of issues, also including:

✓ Burnout and stress
✓ Being a perfectionist
✓ Being assertive
✓ Hyperventilation

✓ Jealousy
✓ Insecurity
✓ Low self esteem
✓ Panic attack

✓ Sleep problems
✓ Social phobia
✓ Worrying too much

A way forward

Often we feel alone in our struggles. Talking through our issues with a professional can lead to new understandings and realisations about ways forward and can help lighten the burden.

We will focus on YOU and not follow an agenda set by me. I listen to what matters to you and support you to make sense of your thoughts and feelings.

I understand that to meet with a counsellor can be a daunting thing, particularly if it is your first time in therapy.

My invitation to you is to explore what is bothering you, in a safe and non-judgemental space. Gently together we can bring this to the surface, shine a light on it and allow the shadow to disappear.

Extra support in life

Could you use some extra support in your life? Do you long for more happiness and joy? Do you want to find a way to be at peace in your relationships, with yourself and others? Counselling and therapy can help!

I see a lot of people from the Northland region: Whangarei, Raumanga, Kamo, Tikipunga, Maunu, Onerahi.

Feel free to send me a message. You can raise any questions you have, and tell me a little about your situation.

Ross Osborne
MNZAC, Counsellor, Registered with NZAC