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John Dawson | Coach, Counsellor, Mediator

Coaching & Counselling Manly - Whangaparaoa - Auckland
Laurence Street - Manly
0930 Whangaparaoa
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Coaching & Counselling Manly - Whangaparaoa - Auckland

I'm John Dawson, I have been working as a coach, counsellor, mediator and group facilitator for over 20 years in New Zealand and abroad.


My work has been with people coming for private sessions, and in business, public and not-for-profit workplaces.


During that time and in previous roles, I have developed skill and ability in listening deeply to and understanding people so I can help them to solve problems and issues. Sometimes the problems are internal, sometimes interpersonal, and sometimes external.


In my office in Manly - Whangaparaoa I help people individually, and as couples, families and groups to resolve issues, stress and conflict in their relationships and lives.



Being present

Being present and listening deeply helps me to quickly gain an understanding of your context and needs (individual, couples, groups) without getting side-tracked with complexities and detail.


I hold this focus while helping you to understand yourself more clearly, and deal with your challenges, unhelpful patterns, behaviour and emotions, then to find your own next steps forward.


You become more resilient to challenges as they arise, more helpful to others around you and become a stronger role model to your families, partners and children, and to your social and workplace friends and colleagues.



Therapeutic and practical approaches

I use strength-based, therapeutic and practical approaches, which help people build understanding of responsibility, ownership and the courage to be honest.


Feeling positive, finding hope and enjoyment while dealing with the challenges are key components of the sessions and work together. People learning how to help themselves is an important component through practices of mindfulness, positive auto-suggestion and self-hypnosis.


For people wanting help to resolve relationship issues, (couples or other relationships), I use a simple approach which is very successful. The starting place is for people involved to commit to resolving the issues and to contribute to agreed ways forward. Once this is clear, the options can be discussed and next steps defined.


Would you like to know more or make an appointment, feel free to contact me.




Online therapy

I also offer counselling online and by phone.

Qualifications and registrations

  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Lincoln)
  • Diploma of Teaching (Auckland)
  • Diploma of Facilitation and Coaching (Zenergy Global)
  • Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy (NZ School of Clinical Hypnotherapy)
  • Certified EFT Practitioner (AAMET International)


  • $150/hr for individuals
  • $200/hr for couples


incl. GST.


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