MNZAC, B.A., M. Couns (First Class Hons), Post Grad Cert (Counselling Supervision)
Professional SupervisorAverill has held positions in a range of organisations, including schools, universities, and many community organisations. She has been Chair of Highbury House, a National Executive Member of Playcentre and was, until recently, the secretary of the Auckland Branch of New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC).
Her particular interest still lies in helping people dealing with chronic and life-threatening illness and their families, and those experiencing loss and grief and existential distress. She also helps people with various psychological and emotional suffering, including anxiety, depression, trauma and abuse, relationship challenges, and general personal growth and adjustment issues.
She takes a holistic, person-centred, existential, and eclectic approach to counselling. Being a migrant herself, she is sensitive to cultural differences and their importance in the mind's journey to healing and has worked with people from various backgrounds and cultures.
She is fluent in Farsi/Persian and English.