Jennifer Dcosta Relationship Therapist LGBTQ Friendly Practice

Jennifer creates an LGBTI friendly environment to support individuals from diverse ethnicities, genders, and sexual orientations.

Communication, Family Counselling, Mental Health, Addiction, Cross-cultural Issues, Burswood, Auckland

PGDipCouns, MPsy


Jennifer is an extremely experienced clinician with both New Zealand and international experience.  She holds a postgraduate diploma in counselling and a Masters in psychology.  Client’s describe her as friendly, approachable and wise.

She has worked in the fields of Addiction and Counselling for the past 23 years and uses a range of counselling approaches which include client-centered Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis (TA) and Motivational Interviewing (MI). Jennifer also uses couple therapy approaches like Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Gottman Method that support couples in their journey to a healthy and loving relationship.

She often works with people, who for reasons of ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation have the experience of being different or ‘other’ within their local community or culture. She consciously employs a LGBTI friendly practice and offers the unique experience of being a migrant herself, so is able to offer therapy that addresses adjustment issues, grief and loss.

Jennifer works with family therapy approaches that recognise and promote community connections and is committed to helping clients create healthy relationships within personal and community contexts. 

Since 2001 Jennifer has worked as a Clinical Supervisor, Drug and Alcohol Counsellor, Methadone Case Manager, and Residential Support Worker in New Zealand. Prior to that, Jennifer practised as a Counselling Psychologist providing Student Guidance Counselling for 4 years in Mumbai and also a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Applied Psychology University of Mumbai, India.

Jennifer also provides clinical and cultural supervision to counsellors and health professionals.

Please note: The price outside of New Zealand may vary from the stated price because of changes in the exchange rate. The scheduling window will have the exact price.