heliflight aviation advisor

Sara McKay Specialist in Aviation EAP Counselling


Employee Assistance Programme

Sometimes we need a helping hand to make the changes we want to see in ourselves and in our lives. Counselling can help unlock the keys to making those changes and guide you to becoming the person you want to be or even just a helping hand to get you through life’s hurdles.
Aviation has unique challenges particularly the stresses placed on relationships and family with touring positions (month on month off) or remote locations or even the demands of airline schedules.
I understand the issues having been in management of a busy helicopter company and being married to a helicopter pilot for the past 34 years. We also lived as an expat family in Indonesia when my husband was running an aviation company out of Jakarta.
I understand the personal challenges and in particular the stress this often brings to a relationship.
I have experience with lots of differing cultures and in particular a mixed culture company.
Often our personal struggles can magnify issues at work whether real or perceived. I can help you to bring some order to these issues.
I am passionate about helping people of all ages and from all walks of life. I work with issues such as anxiety, depression, grief and loss, self-esteem and confidence, trauma, relationship issues, loneliness, and stress management. I am qualified with Bachelor in Counselling and trained in Person Centred Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. I am able to offer a counselling approach that best suits you and your situation.
I draw on my life experiences with many losses and changes which have strengthened me and enable me to bring compassion, trustworthiness, respect, non-judgment, and genuine caring.

  • Stress Anxiety
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Grief and Loss
  • Anger Management
  • Relationships
  • Life Transitions
  • Work Place Issues
  • Studying Pressures

I offer an EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) service to companies for their employees- if your company does not already have a contract with an EAP company, or I have a direct service with individuals and couples.
I offer my services virtually worldwide which is often the most convenient means of regular counselling for many. Face to face counselling can be arranged as I travel frequently or in my practice in Auckland NZ.
Feel free to email me confidentially and direct at sara@hope-counselling.co.nz and my company website is www.hope-counselling.co.nz

“Please contact me if you would like my rates or some guidance on next steps.”