Making an Appointment


My usual day for appointments is Friday each week (appointment times are between 9 am and 5.30 pm).  
Other days and times are possible, by arrangement.

To book an appointment contact me directly:

By phone or text on +64 21 83 44 13
By email at nigel@narrativepathways.com
or click on the Contact Me here.

If you call, be ready to leave a message with your name and phone number, as I may be with a client. Tell me a few time options for a callback. 

I will return your text, email or phone within 24 hours to discuss your requirements and let you know my available appointment times.


Fees


Free Counselling
You may be eligible for free sessions if your employer offers EAP (Employee Assistance Programme).    Check with your H.R.   I am available under EAP contracts with Workplace Support (EAP Works), Benestar EAP, and Instep EAP.

WINZ:  If you receive a benefit you can apply through your G.P. for WINZ to subsidize your counseling with me.

Session Charges
For individual counseling appointments, my standard fee is $140 per one-hour appointment.  Depending on your financial situation, this can be negotiated between $100 and $140 – please let me know if that makes it more possible for you.  

Couples or longer sessions (eg. 90 minutes) are negotiated above this rate, please just ask.

I offer a limited number of “reduced rate” counseling agreements to people when finances are an issue.   

Please ask me about this if that is your situation. I am committed to helping people who are committed to overcoming problems and willing to find a fee that can work for us both.

All other services are offered for a negotiated rate that reflects my costs and preparation/delivery time. Please ask, I’m very amenable to what can work for us both.

Appointment Options
I have a dedicated consult room in my home (Mt Albert), however in some circumstances meeting in your home or another venue may be more supportive to you or your family – we can discuss this when arranging appointments. 

Click on the Location for further information and to see a map. 

Counselling Appointment Times
My usual day is Friday, between 9 am and 5.30 pm. 
Some later times, evenings, and alternate days are available by arrangement.  Please ask. 

Contact me to make an appointment. We can discuss what times work best for you within my available session times or existing evening commitments (Use the “Contact Me” button above).

In Your Home or My Consult Room?
I offer a comfortable, homely, counselling space in my Mt Albert home.

See my Contact page for a map.

However, I also offer a unique service in that I can come to you. For some clients, this offers a more accessible, non-threatening experience for appointments.

This can be ideally suited for children or teenagers who might feel more relaxed and empowered on their own turf rather than in a strange “office”. It’s also helpful for family therapy sessions, by making it easier for everyone to be there.  

All I require is a distraction-free space (no phones, TV, music, etc) and that the session is protected from interruption (no additional fee for my travel).

For more information click on FAQ.