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Coaching & Counselling

The coaching and counselling process is, in many ways, an educational experience. The individual can learn more about him/herself, but also acquires new skills to help them deal more effectively with challenges they are facing.

Who do we help?

Our experienced life coaches and counsellors can offer a wide range of support including, but not limited to:

  • Giftedness
  • Self-identity, self-worth and self-actualisation
  • Planning, time management and other executive functioning skills
  • Motivation and goal setting
  • Bullying
  • Communication and relationships
  • Work/life balance
  • Depression and mood swings
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Grief and loss
  • Advocacy – empowering our clients to speak up and access the support they need.

Coaching & Counselling team

Melanie Wong

Dr Melanie Wong


PhD, MEd, PGDipCounsTh, BEd

Mel is a counsellor and life coach. She originally trained as a teacher and has an extensive interest in giftedness and creativity.

Prakash C Grover

Prakash Grover

Registered Psychologist and SLT

MA (Psy), MA (Soc), BSc (Speech and Hearing), PGDip Counselling

Prakash is skilled in assessing and supporting individuals with learning and behaviour difficulties and a member of the New Zealand Speech-language Therapists’ Association.

Aurelia Escoto-Kemp

Aurelia Escoto-Kemp

Registered Educational Psychologist

MA (Psych), MEd (Ed Psych), PGDip (Ed Psych)

Aurelia offers cognitive, educational, and psychological assessments that identify an individual’s strengths and specific needs in order to promote best outcomes within their learning environment, and/or recommend Special Assessment Conditions for examinations. She offers consultancy services for parents and counselling services for children and adults.


Coaching and counselling fees are determined by individual providers. Please consult them for details.