Before choosing your health professionals, find out their views about vegetarianism. You will want a health professional who is up to date and positive about your lifestyle, and who is able to give you correct information and support should difficulties arise. A negative response to your vegetarianism or veganism from your health professional is likely to affect the quality of information and support you receive, and how you feel about your care. The following list of health professionals have been recommended to this list by members of the Christchurch vegetarian and vegan community. An asterisk * signifies a vegetarian or vegan health professional. All others are considered vegetarian-friendly. Please contact us if you are vegetarian or vegan and would like to recommend your health professional or if you are a vegetarian or vegan health professional and would like to be included on this list.
*Emotional Therapy – Annette is an Accredited Journey Practitioner (and a vegetarian for more than 40 years). This therapy can get to the real cause of any issue, whether it is a physical complaint or an emotional well-being issue. It is safe and natural way to discover and release emotions which are stored in the body, and causing life to be limited. Phone Annette on 021 2997 456 or check out her website on www.emotionaltherapy.co.nz
*Heike McCahon – Counsellor. Working with individuals and couples in private practice, using a wide range of therapies and meditation tools. Ph: 965 1064 / 027 227 5969. email@example.com. Website: www.familyconstellations.co.nz
*nWow! Consulting & Training – Services: Specialising in help for depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues and increasing self-confidence. “Fast and effective with brilliant results” Free 1/2 hour introductory consultation By appointment only. Contact: Maree & Jan Stachel-Williamson, 9 Matipo Street, Riccarton, Christchurch Ph: (03) 3883472; 021 0700 132 firstname.lastname@example.org www.nwow.co.nz
*Gestalt Therapy and Counselling – Sophie Toutain, who is a long-term vegan, works privately (call or text 021 104 5853) and at Home and Family Counselling and Support Services – te whare manaaki tangata, located 316 Hereford Street. Phone (03) 944 0635 or e-mail email@example.com.
*Maree & Jan Stachel-Williamson – Services: Specialising in help for depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues and increasing self-confidence. “Fast and effective with brilliant results” Free 30 min introductory consultation. By appointment only.Solution-focused counselling, Life Coaching, Hypnotherapy, NLP 9 Matipo Street, Riccarton, Christchurch Ph: 03-388 3472; 021 0700 132. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website:www.nwow.co.nz