Counselling that specialises in... Person-Centered Therapy ~ Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ~ Cognitive Behavioural Therapy ~ Interactive Drawing Therapy ~ Solution-Focussed Therapy ~ Child-Centered Play Therapy

Who we are

We would like to introduce ourselves and Footprints - a highly regarded counselling service we offer in the New Plymouth area.

We have reputable, professional and extensive backgrounds in education, social work and counselling. As registered members of New Zealand Association of Counsellors our professional practice operates in accordance with the NZAC Code of Ethics. We hold current counselling qualifications, with a commitment to ongoing evidence-based professional development.


Dee Costello (MNZAC)

B.A. (Psych. & Ed.)

Dip. Teaching (ECE)

Dip. Child & Adolescent Counselling

Carol Pritchard (MNZAC)

B.Ed. (Ed. & Psych.)

Dip. Teaching

Dip. ECE

Dip. Counselling

Dip. Special Needs in Ed

Our Purpose

Footprints is dedicated to providing a respectful, compassionate & confidential counselling service that empowers children, adolescents, individual adults, couples and families to;

We use a variety of growth-promoting therapeutic approaches including:

Our business name Footprints and slogan "With You on the Journey" encapsulate our philosophy that we are all travellers on a journey, helping each other on the way.

Location and contact details

Operating from our counselling rooms at Moturoa, New Plymouth, we offer both daytime and evening appointments (Monday - Friday) at very competitive prices. An answering service is available for you to leave messages at anytime and we will contact you at the earliest opportunity in work hours.

If someone is in danger please phone NZ Police 111 or the TDHB Mental Health Assessment & Brief Care (ABC) Team: 0508 292 4672.

p. 06 2811149


a. 73 Whiteley Street Moturoa, New Plymouth

Our Value Base

We endeavour to always uphold professional relationships based on:

What you can Expect

Our expectations of you are

At the conclusion of your counselling we would welcome your feedback so that we can keep improving our service to the community.


We hope your experience with Footprints is both positive and helpful for your journey.