Debbie Buddle (Councillor & Clinical Nutritionist)

Debbie is a Solutions Focussed Counsellor that provides tools and techniques to support you outside the Counselling space. She is a registered NZAC provisional member.

Being both a Nutritionist and a Counsellor enables her to offer a complete service to her clients, as supporting the body and mind connection is an important factor to overall health and well-being.

Debbie works with Domestic Violence, Trauma, Sexual Abuse, Grief, Anxiety, Life challenges, Depression, Eating Disorders, Women’s health, Addictions, Parenting and other mind and body related challenges.

We all have stress to deal with in our lives and certain types of stress and trauma can trigger a cascade of biochemical changes that help create the perfect environment for ill health. It could be a death of a family member, separation, divorce, personal injury, job pressures, financial problems, change in living conditions, challenges with children or parents, relationships, trauma, grief, purpose in life, illness or food related issues. Anxiety and stress can be sickening but whether we choose to let the stress become distress is the critical issue.

Debbie is also a meditation and mindfulness coach. Learning to respond over reacting is a powerful tool. Debbie focuses on changing the stress inducing environment by providing coping strategies such as mindfulness, meditation, mind mapping and other management techniques.


Bachelor Applied Counselling

Diploma Clinical Nutrition

Diploma Naturopathy

Diploma Mindfulness and Meditation

ACC therapist for sensitive claims


  • Person Centred Approach
  • Solutions Focussed (SFT)
  • Narrative Therapy (NT)
  • Focussed Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (FACT)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Trauma-Informed Care Therapy (TIC)
  • Te Whare Tapa Whā