Silja Baer

Session Type

  • Face to face
  • Online


  • Tuesday and Thursdays 9am - 5pm in Paraparaumu
  • Otaki by appointment


Silja works mainly from strength based, collaborative and narrative therapy approaches, she also draws from other therapy models like CBT; trauma focused CBT; Motivational Interviewing, Systemic Family Therapy; Tihei-Wa Mauri Ora; Te Whare Tapa Whā; Transactional Analysis; Appreciative Inquiry.

Silja considers herself as being a guest in another person’s life and coulture. She therefore always tries to learn more about the environments, customs and values of the people she meets and then tailor her work to the individual needs and circumstances.

Professional Membership

  • NZ Association of Counsellors (NZAC)

Areas of Expertise

  • Addictions
  • Anger or violence issues
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Career Guidance / Development
  • Couples therapy
  • Family issues
  • Grief & Loss
  • Stress
  • Workplace performance and relationships

Qualifications / Training

Online Booking Instep