New Zealand

Maree Stachel-Williamson, Diploma in Counselling, B.A., Master Practitioner in NLP



With extensive experience over 14 years, I combine tools from a variety of therapies which aim to empower my clients and help them get unstuck.
I have a practical, down to earth approach and will help you make sense of your situation, but also help you find new ways of thinking and feeling. Together we’ll explore plans and next step options for creating the life you want.

People I work with:
People come to me with a wide range of issues. Some of the most common however are: anxiety, depression, grief/loss, self-confidence and relationship issues such as communication and getting through breakups.
My clients generally come to me feeling stuck in some way. The same thoughts and emotions keep going round and round in their head and they don't know how to change it.
It can be really tough trying to solve a big emotional issue by yourself and having someone who can listen without judgement, give you some new ideas and perspective can make a massive difference!  Online counselling & coaching takes it one step further - giving you total flexibility to write when you want and in the privacy of your own home or whereever you want. I'll be responding to your messages Monday-Friday New Zealand time.

About me and my approach:
I like to combine solution focused tools in my work such as NLP as well as mindfulness and person-centred counselling.
My own self exploration started in my late teens when I started exploring the power of the mind, yoga and meditation. Over the years I have explored various ways of integrating these and many other tools into my life and into the lives of my clients. My belief is that in order for something to be useful, it has to work for you. With this in mind, I help my clients start to make small changes that may not take much effort but can make a big difference to how they feel.
I like to find out from clients what they feel they need from me – Sometimes people have a particular wish such as wanting someone who can give another perspective, or to help them get unstuck, or to help them see other options. Let me know if you have any wishes like this.

What clients say about me:
Clients tell me they feel better after talking with me and that I am easy to confide in. They describe me as warm, caring and informative.

What I can offer you:
Skype sessions for clients in New Zealand

Face to face sessions in Christchurch, New Zealand

Message based counselling via the 7 Cups platform
Author of ebooks on female sexuality and the decision whether to have children:


Credentials Diploma in Counselling, B.A., Master Practitioner in NLP


In-Office Rate (per hour) $100-$130

Feedback & Reviews

Ratings: 12 | Reviews: 3
Helpfulness 5.0
Professionalism 5.0
Empathy 5.0
Response Time 5.0
Honestly I've just started talking to her but she's already wonderful. She's very professional, but doesn't make you feel like you're being talked down to. She keeps a good level of empathy and comfort.
So far Maree has been a tremendous help to me, and I'm very pleased with the quality of her responses.
I am very satisfied with Maree's service. She answers in less than 24 hours, she reads carefully your texts and she offers thoughtful suggestions to guide you. She has the talent to be both warm and professional, I strongly recommend her.




  • Christchurch 8041, NZ


  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Spirituality
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Self Esteem
  • Relationship Issues
  • Peer Relationships
  • Parenting
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Life Coaching
  • Lesbian Issues
  • Infidelity
  • Grief
  • Gay Issues
  • Family Conflict
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Depression
  • Coping Skills
  • Career Counseling
  • Bisexual Issues
  • Anxiety

Client Focus

  • Adults (18+)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Children (6 to 10)