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About QVTP

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QV Therapeutic Perspectives

QVTP is an independent practice, providing a wide range of counselling services on the North Shore and in Rodney for individuals, couples, mens groups, and youth/adolescence, with special emphasis in self- esteem, anger management, stress disorders, and depression.

Steve de Quincey -Founder

Stephen de Quincey
(Bachelor Social Work (Hon), Post Grad Diploma Counselling,
Master Degree Counselling), (MNZAC), (EMDRAA).

QV Therapeutic Perspectives
Founder, practicing Counsellor, and Social worker.

My Approach

images (5)My approach to treatment is integrative: I don’t have a “one size fits all” philosophy, I draw on a cross-section of eclectic therapies, incorporating classical, modern and creative therapies.  I have developed and implemented highly successful social skills/ anger management interventions and programs, to help children, teens, adults, couples and families change the way they relate to themselves and others.  A high percentage of my business is from repeat clients and referrals from clients.

About Me

Music thrapyBesides my past experience as a Social Worker and Counsellor, in the mental health sector, I am a father of three boys and grandfather (more than once) and have been in multicultural relationships most of my life.
I am also a Qualified Tradesman Cabinetmaker, who has been a foreman and factory manager.
As an enthusiastic musician, composer, and producer of my own and others music (therapeutically and socially), I bring these skills into my therapy. I have participated in martial arts and alternative healing life skills on my life’s journey.

Skills and training

I have been in professional practice since 2000 and have facilitated a wide range of groups, including Anger Management Groups, and individual counselling for over 13 years and am a full member of ‘The New Zealand Association of Counsellors ‘(MNZAC) and a full member of the EMDR Association of Australia (EMDRAA).
Having studied, trained and practiced extensively, obtaining a Bachelor degree in Social work, Post Graduate Degree in counselling, and Masters in Counselling, my skills and qualifications have empowered me to counsel and practice in a wide range of therapies and modalities (as listed below), including music, hypnotherapy, EMDR and life coaching in my practice. This provides rewarding experiences and results.

images (4)Through QVTP, the diversity of my skills has enabled me to contract and provide programs to many other agencies (i.e.ManAlive, North Harbour Living without Violence, Strengthing Families, Raeburn House and Kidslink, etc.) with the flexibility to facilitate my own written programmes, for both youth and adults, and for external agencies.  This contracted work has included working in schools, providing group and 1:1 therapy sessions for youth, an area I thrive in.


QVTP Therapies:

  • Hypnotherapy
  • EMDR (Trauma-related therapies)
  • Solution Focused therapies,
  • Life Coaching – Interventions
  • Psychodynamic,
  • Gestalt/psycho-dramatic
  • Mindfulness and Neuroscience therapies
  • Transactional Analysis,
  • Music  & Art Therapy
  • Jungian analytical/ Play therapies
  • Narrative psychotherapies

Services Offered

  • Anger Management / respectful communication / self-awareness
  • Post Traumatic Stress
  • Youth Social Skills Development including in Schools Programmes
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Family Conflict
  • Gender Issues
  • Addiction and Compulsive Behaviours
  • Cultural Issues
  • Life and Career Transitions
  • Life Coaching
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Personal Growth
  • Trauma & Grief
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Couples Therapy
  • Social Work interventions for persons needing advocacy and/ or support with external agencies and Govt. departments.


Self-discovery and Healing can happen on many levels, physical and spiritual, so each therapy session and experience is individual to the client, I walked alongside and support you every step of the way.images (3)

QV Therapeutic Perspectives HomeQVTP’s Albany office provides a safe comfortable environment for you and/or your family members, loved ones to talk.

Stephen de Quincey – Counsellor

Steve de Quincey - Counsellor

B.Social Work (Hons), PGDip Counselling,
Masters Counselling, MNZAC, EMDRAA.


““My well being is definitely higher, and I have a much ‘healthier’ grasp on my mind and self and behaviour as a result of having attended your group and workshops over the years, and so in this I want to say it has... Read More

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