• emdr
  • Relationship Problems
  • Supervision
  • Workplace problems
  • Hope
  • Violence

Irene Begg of Talkin Headz Counselling

Irene has a long history in the Social Services field which began in the early 1990's in Victims Support, then in Womens Refuge as a Non Maori Co-Ordinator. She also spent 8 years as a Generic Social Worker, Supervisor, Care & Protection Co-Ordinator for Child Youth & Family. Irene was employed by Ngati Awa Social & Health Services as one of the Social Workers in Schools a new initiative by MSD from 2000-2005 in the Eastern Bay of Plenty working with predominantly Maori whanau in three Decile One to Three Primary Schools.

Recently Irene has worked as a Practice Manager for Methodist Social Services in Palmerston North and then began counselling fulltime for Relationship Services Whakawhanaungatanga in Palmerston North & Whanganui providing relationship counselling to couples, Family Court Counselling and Domestic Violence Programmes for both male and female Respondents and Protected Persons

Irene started Talkin Headz Counselling, her own private practice in Rotorua in March 2009.

Irene has a wealth of experience in trauma counselling and is the only therapist in Bay of Plenty / Waikato region offering EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing) Therapy for Post Traumatic Stress, anxiety, panic attacks, depression and phobias. Irene also provides relationship and individual counselling, child and family counselling, working with teenagers with problematic behaviours, and youth offenders. Family violence, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, single parent families and blended family issues. Irene has experience in counselling disabled and deaf clients, gay and lesbian couples and clients whom are victims of discrimination in its various forms.

Irene has a National Diploma in Counselling and is a long term member of Association of Counsellors and Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers. Irene has completed Modules 1 & 2 EMDR Therapy Training as per EMDR Institute of America Protocols.