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Counselling is available to children, adolescents, adults and families. All counselling is based on an assessment and an intervention plan.


Supervision is available to professionals working in the social service sector.  The practice framework for supervision is reflective, with a strengths-based and collaborative approach.

Social Work

Social work services are offered to empower clients to achieve their potential through advocacy, mediation, brokerage, facilitation and consultation.  

Trauma Sensitive Yoga

Trauma Sensitive Yoga has been proven to be an effective adjunct treatment for PTSD, offering a holistic approach that considers both the mind and the body. 

Therapy Sessions
Our Approach

APT Services Ltd is committed to providing a professional and accessible counselling, supervision and social work service in a safe, caring and supportive environment.

Jo Hutchings

Jo has 35+ years of experience in mental health services. She has worked in various Social Work and Therapist roles such as Medical Social Worker, Counsellor for Child Adolescent and Family Mental Health Services, Youth Drug & Alcohol Social Worker, and Social Worker/Counsellor with Presbyterian Support in North Canterbury. Since 2005, she has been running her Private Practice (APT Services Ltd). 

Getting Help

If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health concerns, it's important to seek help. APT Services Ltd offers a range of resources and support to help you on your journey to wellness.






Trauma Centre Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) provides a “bottom-up” adjunctive treatment approach to trauma and this is fundamentally through the development of physical and emotional regulation

(Emerson, 2015; Emerson et al., 2009)

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