About

Kia ora, thanks for connecting and your interest in of working with me. It can be daunting working with someone for the first time or someone you haven’t met before.

If you want to work with me then feel free to book through the following link.

https://www.clearhead.org.nz/practitioners/George.Gribbin

For some employers this is covered if they are part of the clear-head scheme. I do offer private remote appointments (via phone, skype, zoom).

If this doesn’t work for you or you are an employer and would like to discuss working together with your staff, please fill out the form below.

About me

To make you feel more comfortable about connecting, here is a little bit about me, if you are interested.

Hi, I am George a counsellor, partner, father and bee keeper!

I work in a large co-educational school in Christchurch full-time as a high school guidance counsellor. I love the work, it is dynamic and no day is the same. This has given me a large range of experience across a range of issues. I have also been offering onsite Well-being sessions at 2 Degrees Christchurch. It has been going really well now able to have moved able to offer services during the lock-down period to 2 Degrees Nationwide. I also hold a trust-board on the Korowai Youth Well-being Trust on behalf of Youth 298 a youth one-stop-shop offering a fantastic service to our rangatahi of Christchurch.

Prior experience working with people with disabilities and mental health challenges supporting them into work. I have a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Education) and a Master of Counselling endorsed with first class honours. I am a provisional member of NZAC.

We all have mental health, like we have physical health. One of the things that I do for my mental health is that I have a bee hive. Our conversations, will be looking at simple manageable things that you can do to look after your mental health within these unprecedented times.

The space is confidential and independent, the only time as a counsellor when I have to break confidentiality is if I have any concerns of your safety. With my work at I pride myself on keeping the client in control of their information; by being very clear in exceptions of confidentiality, keeping the client informed of process, transparent about storage of their information and who I will be telling if I must break confidentiality due to safety concerns.

I practice good self-care through embedding the Five Ways to Wellbeing in my every day. I also have a keen interest in music, playing the clarinet, soprano, alto saxophones and part of a local jazz band. My fiancée (Emily) and I also have our first daughter together, Olivia, who is 16 months. Emily works for the All Right? Campaign as a Mental Health promoter. They have some really good resources to check-out. They are currently working nationwide with Mental Health Foundation on Well-being messaging in response to the Covid-19 outbreak.

https://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/ and https://www.allright.org.nz/

I look forward to connecting.

What People Say

‘George provides onsite counselling for our people at 2degrees in Christchurch following the launch of ‘2degrees Together’ our mental and emotional wellness programme. We wanted to extend our programme to not only raise the awareness of mental and emotional wellbeing but to support our People who may be going through a tough time.  We asked George to help by providing easy access to 1:1 confidential counselling.  The impact has been huge for those who would not necessarily have access to counselling.  The fact he has been solidly booked for every session since 2018 is testament to the value our people place on having George support them and he has proven an excellent fit for our culture. Thank you George!’

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