What clients say


A few of my (past) clients wrote about their experience of counselling with me, so that you have a better idea of what to expect. You can read these testimonials here below.

When I came to see Shanti, I was suffering from depression that has been with me for over 15 years. After just four sessions, I feel motivated, strong, healthy, fun and most importantly…HAPPY again. I don’t even remember the last time I felt like this.

I’m overjoyed with the progress I made with Shanti and would recommend her to anyone and everyone!


Shanti really helped me get through a bit of a rough patch. She helped me with my stress and anxiety levels, by guiding me through some steps and methods to help get me to a happier place. She was never judgemental, and always let you talk as much (or as little) as you want. Being my first time seeing a counsellor, it was important to me that I found the right person – and I believe that I did with Shanti.


I would like to express my gratitude at the assistance you provided me. Your care, understanding and non-judgemental attitude allowed me to speak openly and freely about my issues and this allowed us to work on them.

I say us because I didn’t feel alone and felt you were walking alongside me in my journey and genuinely cared about the process, the outcome and me as a person.

I found you to be honest and easy to talk and you were able to put things in a way that allowed me to work through my issues. You are certainly a great counsellor with a caring heart. Thank you.


Shanti is a great listener and helped me to come up with a plan to resolve difficulties I was having in my marriage. Heartily recommended.


Hi Shanti, I would like to express my thanks to you for providing me with what has been a most beneficial series of sessions. You created a safe and comfortable atmosphere where I felt I was talking to a trusted friend. Your professional approach was exemplary and enhanced by a genuine caring attitude. I would certainly recommend you to anyone requiring your specialist services.

Kindest Regards


Shanti has been one of the main tools that I have used in getting my anxiety levels under control and able to live day to day with them. Shanti listened to me, being nor judging or negative. She gave me strategies to support me in having good sleeps (which I needed) and building confidence up in myself. I can not speak highly enough of my sessions with Shanti. Thank you so much Shanti.


What clients say:
I'm overjoyed with the progress I made with Shanti and would recommend her to anyone ... ››
Counselling New Plymouth - Shanti Rajan Counselling Dunedin
7 Crawford Street
9016 Dunedin