Meet Annarah Herd

I am passionate about working with your body/mind and spirit connectedness, empowering your “vision of life”, to become the “true you, that were born to be”.

"We seem to become what we think we are", limiting us from all that there is for us, giving us more peace, clarity, love, fun and purpose on many levels of our life.

"We seem to become what we think we are", limiting us from all that there is for us, giving us more peace, clarity, love, fun and purpose on many levels of our life.


I have been working with Body/Mind/Spiritual Awareness Coaching for over 20 years and been counselling professionally since 2010, and became an ACC registered counsellor for Sexual Abuse in 2016.

My gifts of insight and intuition, (Holy Spirit inspired), have always been a part of my Inner Healing Practice, enhancing and helping me to unravel and reveal the hidden unconscious aspects that may be blocking your progress. Transforming unwanted behaviour patterns and worn out beliefs help clear the way for your true potential, self-control and amazing possibilities that might not have been considered before.

My life has been my teacher for understanding myself and others and learning about how one can recover and become normalized again to live an everyday life after experiencing trauma and abuse, divorce, grief, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, suicidal ideation, etc. My experience of being a victim of Childhood Sexual Abuse, has also given me the compassion, learning and understanding to do the work that I so love today. - to walk alongside... empower and support others..... to find their strengths... passions.... their gifts.... their lost sense of fun and joy.... through all the beliefs, the barriers and blocks that they have taken upon themselves through their experiences of their own and what others have placed upon them.

My strong Faith, has given me strength, that courage, and that hope and faith to know that there is always a way through and the light does shine again as the layers are cleared away and the true you is revealed….


My Therapeutic Style

I work with a holistic, mindful, spiritual approach, working to promote positive change, helping you to understand, the blocks and unhelpful patterns you want to change. Discover your gifts, personality style, dreams and goals and also making sense of the present by looking at what has shaped your thinking and feelings through past experiences. This helps to understand why and how you relate to yourself and others.  I am based in spiritual Christian beliefs, but discuss and work with what feels comfortable for you in our therapeutic relationship.

I use a range of techniques and models to tailor the sessions to your individual requirements including;          Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Client Centered Therapy, Life Coaching, Mindfulness, Art Therapy, Creative Writing, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Spiritual Inner Healing, Inner Child Journeying, Personality Analysis and Relaxation Techniques.

My Experience

I have worked in my own Private Practice since 1995 as a Body/Mind therapist. I worked as a massage therapist with Neuromuscular. Shiatsu, Relaxation techniques, Holy Spirit led hands on healing, aromatherapy, flower essences and developed my own Inner Healing Waters, to balance and release emotional blockages. In 1995 studied a Diploma of Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), and an Art Therapy Cert in 2000, and Life Coaching in 2003, plus many other professional development courses to enhance my knowledge of our physical, emotional, spiritual and mental aspects and their impact on each of these levels as we navigate through our life…. I have also had experience with alternative natural well-being diets including Preservative/Additive Free, Gluten, Dairy and sugar free, raw, organic etc as our mind processes and energy levels are also impacted by what we eat.

Many of my clients had suffered sexual abuse and this inspired me to train more professionally to become a counsellor.

I started training at Weltec in Auckland in 2007 and completed my Diploma in Counselling in 2010. I have worked as an Alcohol and Drug Clinician, in a rehab organisation as well as at Hamner clinic. Also worked in a number of Colleges with adolescents, plus my own private practice as well. Many of these clients were victims of physical and sexual abuse trauma.

My next most amazing dream, that manifested, was when living in Hamilton for a short while, I was approached by a Christian based supplier to be considered for application as an ACC Provider for Sexual Abuse. And in April 2016, I was approved… Wow!... what a Divine gift…I never thought I would ever become ACC Registered due to not having a degree, but my experience got me through!

Currently my main work is as an ACC Provider for Sexual Abuse Counselling, plus private clients. I work with young people from age 13 years and other individuals and occasional couple work but prefer to see them individually for the first few sessions. Over the years. I have also organised and facilitated groups for Personal and Spiritual Growth and Tools for Everyday Living, including Relaxation and Mindfulness techniques.

I am ACC Registered, WINZ registered and have been a full member of the New Zealand Christian Counselling Association (MNZCCA) since 2010.


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