About Us


Do you need assistance to work through life's challenges that are too big to manage by yourself? For trusted, qualified, private counselling and psychotherapy services to assist you to achieve more fulfilment and happiness in life contact Steffen Lindner.

Providing affordable private counselling and psychotherapy services for individuals, couples, families or groups in a confidential and safe environment to assist you to achieve more fulfilment and happiness in life.

Counselling & Psychotherapy Treatment
Steffen can share his extensive experience and knowledge to assist you to understand, improve and heal those parts of your personality that you find difficult, and to be better equipped to understand challenging situations. Steffen's counselling and psychotherapy is available for individual sessions (men, women and couples) or group sessions focusing on family or team dynamics.

● Marriage or couple counselling and relationship issues - understanding what is causing conflict in your relationship and growing together in partnership
● Separation or break ups
● Relationship Intimacy and Sexual Health
● Systemic family constellation work
● Self-esteem and self-confidence issues
● Anxiety
● Life challenging situations
● Burn out or lack of motivation
● Stress
● Grief and trauma
● Anger management
● Mild depression
● Support for men
● Fatherhood and motherhood
● Father-Son Bonding
● Trust issues
● Migration issues - culture shock or homesickness, orientation in a new cultural environment
● Team building or group facilitation sessions
● Facilitation of empowerment workshops for personal grows and emotional wellbeing
● Facilitation of men's group.

A Time And Location To Suit Your Needs

Therapy sessions can be booked at a flexible time to suit your individual or group needs (including after hours and weekends). Book in a session with Steffen at:

● Steffen's private practice room on 5 Coghill Street - a discrete and charming environment in the middle of town
● A location of your choice
● Via Skype - location is not a problem to provide you with ongoing support.

Qualifications and Memberships

Steffen has over 20 years of experience and training in counseling, psychotherapy, mental health and social services in both New Zealand and Germany. Steffen is a well respected practitioner and regarded for building trusting relationships with his clients to assist them to achieve improved mental health and ongoing wellbeing. Steffen is fluent in both English and German.

● Certificate of Psychotherapy (Germany)
● Master Social Work (Germany)
● Post Graduate Diploma Education (Germany)
● Assistant in the Institute for Integral Studies (Germany)
● Studies in Psychology with special focus on diagnostic, counselling and treatment of individuals, families and groups
● Studies in Sociology, Philosophy and Intercultural Pedagogic
● Studies and training are undertaken at University of Dusseldorf, Germany (1991-1993), University of Cologne, Germany (1995), University of Duisburg- Essen, Germany (1995-1999), Scholarship University Rhodes, Greece (1997), University of Montreal, Canada (1994).

New Zealand
● Social Worker (Whitianga Social Services)
● Facilitator Anger Management (Family Safety Services)
● Member of Essentially Men Network
● Facilitator of Pathways to Manhood
● Designer and facilitator of the Father-Son Bonding Initiative
● Founder and Director of the Embassy of Friendship.