Hadiyyeh began practising as a nutritionist after graduating with a Masters in Nutrition in 2003.  She soon realised that many clients also shared their social, inter-personal and other stress-related problems and would benefit from professional mental health counselling.  Hence she pursued her Masters in Counselling and since graduating in 2009, has been utilising a holistic approach.

The many strategies of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Hadiyyeh’s therapeutic specialisation, are very effective in treating the whole person – physical, mental, social and spiritual.  Through exploring thoughts, beliefs and assumptions, the client and counsellor together aim to bring about change in emotions and behaviour and to develop skills for effective functioning.  She has considerable experience addressing nutrition-related conditions – Obesity, Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol etc. and psycho-social disorders – Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Grief, Relationships, Parenting, etc.  She works with adolescents, adults, families and groups.

Hadiyyeh’s practise is multi-cultural and inter-faith.  Born in Iran, lived in Jamaica and Israel, married to an African and now in New Zealand, her life is an example of crossing boundaries to understand, accept and respect all cultures.

Other treatment modalities offered as part of above therapies or on their own: Essential Oils, Reiki and Reflexology

Essential Oils or Concentrated Plant Extracts

Essential oils are the naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants.  Essential oils give plants their distinctive smells, protect plants and play a role in plant pollination. In addition to plant benefits, essential oils extracted from plants can be enjoyed for their beautiful fragrance. These compounds are called volatile because they change state quickly. When you first open a bottle of essential oil, you instantly notice that the aroma is potent and you can smell it typically even from some distance. The physical and chemical properties of the volatile aromatic compounds that compose essential oils allow them to quickly move through the air and directly interact with the olfactory sensors in the nose. 

Such unique properties make essential oils ideal for inclusion in aromatherapy, such as diffusing these compounds from plants to help maintain a healthy mind and body, as well as other applications. The type of volatile aromatic compounds present in an essential oil determines both the oil’s aroma and the benefits it offers.  Commonly, aromatherapy is used for it’s relaxing and calming effects while other services such as Reiki, Reflexology or Counselling are provided to the client.

Over 3,000 varieties of volatile aromatic compounds have been identified to date. The nature of an essential oil varies from plant to plant, within botanical families, and from species to species. The delicate ratio of aromatic constituents found in any given essential oil are what make it unique and give it specific benefits.  Essential oils can be used for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. They can be used as single essential oils or in complex essential oil blends depending on user experience and desired benefit.  

Reiki Channeling

Reiki Channeling is a healing system that channels universal life-force energy. This system was originally developed in the early 1900s in Japan.  Rei means spiritual wisdom, and ki means energy, so Reiki means spiritual energy.

Reiki is applied through non-invasive, non-manipulative gentle touch.  In short, Reiki gives you what you need, whether it’s a release of tension or an energy boost, or both.   Reiki is:

– Gentle: Reiki’s touch is soft and light.

– Harmless: Reiki can have only positive results.

– Natural: You don’t need any equipment or tools.

– Healing: The highest level of healing is the goal of Reiki.

– Balancing: Reiki will balance your energy levels.

– Relaxing: The top reason to try Reiki is to feel the bliss of deep relaxation.

– Energizing: If you’re drained of energy, Reiki will revive you.

The underlying philosophy of Reiki is that if a person’s energy is low, they are more likely to be unwell or stressed. If it is high, however, they are more capable of being happy and feeling well. Reiki will not cure illnesses or disease, but it may help your body to feel more energised and heal itself.


Reflexology: Reflex Points in Hands and Feet

Reflexology originated about five thousand years ago in ancient civilisations such as Egypt and China.  There are hundreds of reflex points on our hands and feet and these areas are associated with glands, organs and parts of the body.  Applying pressure to these specific points can reduce pain and anxiety and promote circulation, relaxation, and healing in the body.

Reflexology does not use any sort of medication, merely a specific type of massage at the correct locations on the hands or feet.  The body’s energy flow is thought to follow certain routes or zones, connecting every organ and gland with an ending or pressure point on the feet, hands or another part of the body.  When the available routes are blocked, and a tenderness on the body points to such a closure, then it indicates some ailment or condition in the body that may be somewhere other than the tender area.  The massaging of particular reflex points enables these channels to be cleared, restoring the energy flow and at the same time healing any damage.