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Break free from anxiety , depression and relationship challenges + Feel understood in your Christian worldview

At Khaya Christian Counselling it is all about helping you to be EMPOWERED , OVERCOMING and THRIVING (EOT) in the full life that is meant to be yours.

Let me help you… start your journey to wholeness today

Anxiety, depression and relationship challenges can devastate your life if left unchallenged

If left unchallenged issues evitably grow and can consume every part of your life.

Insidiously they can rob you of the full life that is meant to be yours to live, leaving you feeling trapped , helpless and hopeless.

Don’t wait any longer. Take back your  life today.

You deserve a tailored solution just for you

You are unique. You experience life and its challenges differently to everyone else.

So why should counselling be one size fits all???

You deserve more than just a cookie cutter experience.

This is why you will receive counselling that is tailored just for you…


You are never just another aim is to walk your journey with you..You can walk in confidence because of:

  1. A proven history of satisfied clients
  2. A combined 26 years of experience in healthcare
  3. An integrated Christian counselling framework

3 Steps Plan to Wholeness

  1. Explore
  2. Gain Insight
  3. Learn and relearn

We will explore the issues together

We will gain insight into the challenges that you face

We will strategise what you need to learn and relearn to conquer and break free from these challenges.

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Pricing is for 2024. Pricing subject to check without notice. If you are experiencing financial difficulties please raise the issue at your initial phone contact.

Overcoming anxiety, depression and relationship challenges


“In this world there will be trouble”…. these are some of Jesus’ infamous words in John16:33.. true words indeed.

Unfortunately, some troubles are more devastating than others such as depression, anxiety , OCD , addictions and relationship challenges just to name a few.

These challenges are the merciless and brutal thieves that terrorise you , stealing your peace , killing your dreams and destroying everything that you love.

The THIEF leaves you feeling beaten, confused , shameful , guilty and powerless.

This cannot go on and should not go on.

The truth is you can take your life back from the THIEF  and banish him from your life once and for all.

With a bit of help you can overcome anxiety , depression and relationship challenges. 

You can build the life that you long to live for yourself and your family.

Let me help you conquer and evict the THIEF and break free from the challenges that plague your life just like many others I have helped before you.

I will take the time to listen, help you understand what is holding you back , figure out a way forward and stand with you in your battle to win the life that is rightfully yours.

You have the power to change the direction of our life TODAY.

You are only one click away… you can take charge of your life and take the first step on your journey to living a whole and full life.

Click the button below to book a free 15 minute phone consultation with me or just call 0416059457

I look forward to hearing from you.

Meet Derek

Click on the video to watch a short message from counsellor and psychotherapist, Derek Leung

What former clients have said about their experience with Derek :

“I was experiencing social anxiety based off an extremely low self-esteem and poor self-image.”

How was the original issue affecting your daily life ?

“I never felt comfortable in public places as I was extremely paranoid of complete strangers or people I knew talking about my appearance. I felt constantly stressed and worried in all scenarios as this would take up the forefront of my mind at all times.”

How did it make you feel ?

“This compounded my feelings of social anxiety and self-hate. It translated to making everyday tasks (eg. taking the bus to uni) extremely difficult, leading to increased stress resulting in public and private breakdowns.”

How would you describe your experience with Derek ?

“Derek is the perfect combination of personal and professional. He is easy-going whilst conveying constant empathy. He isn’t afraid to say it how it is and tell me things I need to hear, which I will always be thankful for. I loved my time with Derek and counselling became something I wanted to go to, not a checklist item.”

How much has the original issue change since you started ?

“I’m not one to believe that anxiety is something that switches off. It lingers around at different intensities and it might be something that stays with me forever. But through my time with Derek my anxiety has ungripped its strangle-hold on my life. It’s intensity has diminished, and it doesn’t debilitate me nor does it dominate my thinking. I am in the best phase of my life on a psychological level.”

What can you do now that you can’t do before?

“Go out in public without the constant stress and worry present. Come home after a day in public without hating myself more. Catch the daily bus to uni or even sit in a restaurant without my anxiety compounding day after day.”

What did you learn ?

“I am more aware of my thoughts and how my body reacts to triggers and why knowledge of this is so important. I can then utilise mindfulness strategies to avoid battling with these thoughts but instead exist alongside them. I learnt that my self-image problem was not face-value and there was a lot underneath that needed to be unpacked and explored to help me understand why my anxiety was manifesting itself this way.”

How do you feel about having your issue resolved/decreased ?

“Absolutely stoked and surprised. Initially I couldn’t fathom the thought of living with anxiety for the rest of my life or seeing it improve at all. Yet, now I have achieved both of these.”

Why someone should come to counselling and get started?

“My biggest problem prior to counselling was I thought I knew my mind and thoughts to the greatest degree. Counselling revealed to me how much I needed to learn about my mind and body and how surface level issues which seem so obvious are related to other parts of your life and how you are living. I battled with my problem for multiple years prior but now through 2 years of counselling I wonder why I didn’t get started sooner.”


Male , 20's facing anxiety , social anxiety , low self esteem

“When I came for counselling, I had no idea how much I was about to learn about myself.  I’d been seeing myself through a fogged mirror, and Derek helped me to see how the issues I face today are closely connected to my family, my past, and my beliefs about myself.”

Male , 20's facing porn addiction and self image challenges

“Derek is a great listener and has the ability to be able to understand and analyse your situation very quickly. He is very practical and simple in his explanation and it has had a great positive effect on my life. “

Male , mid 40's facing anger issues

“The professional concern, insight and empathy I have received through Khaya Counselling has led to considerable gains in my mental health. This has allowed me to enjoy a better quality of life in terms of family relationships, career and leisure pursuits.”

Male , late 20's facing anxiety , obsessive compulsive thoughts challenges

“Working with Derek has provided me with some essential tools that have greatly improved my emotional confidence. I feel that I ‘ve learnt how to control my thinking and emotions to the point that I feel fully capable to live and function as I had always imagined but never thought possible”

Male , 30's , facing anxiety , obsessive compulsive thougthts and depression

“It was a rewarding experience for me… instead of being spoon fed with advice all the time, I had  very constructive conversations where my situations and feelings were heard and understood and at the same time I got encouraged and empowered.”

Male , 40's facing marital challenge, anxiety , unresolved grief

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Derek The Counsellor TV : Anxiety and Sleep


You can definitely do things to help you get on top of your struggle against anxiety. Sleep is an important part of self care but sleep impacts on how your brain functions which in turn impacts on your ability to regulate anxiety. In this video we explore the relationship between sleep and anxiety. Hope this helps. There are more resources available at the Exclusive section of this website. Go to the top menu and scroll down to “Exclusive content”.

Derek The Counsellor TV: Busting Depression Myth 1

Busting “You have depression becuase you don’t have enough faith.”

As if struggling with depresion is not hard enough , there is a myth that floats around in Christian cirles that says someone has depression because he or she does not have enough faith.  In this video we are going to explore and bust this myth.

There are more resources available at the Exclusive section of this website. Go to the top menu and scroll down to “Exclusive content”.


Derek The Counsellor TV: Busting Depression Myth 2

Busting “You have to pray more , read the Bible more and go to church more” (to cure your depression)

Although reading more Bible , praying more and going to church more regularly are activities that we embrace as Christians to build our faith, these activities just might not work for those struggling with depression. In this video we will bust this myth and explore alternative ways to connect with God to grow your faith.

There are more resources available at the Exclusive section of this website. Go to the top menu and scroll down to “Exclusive content”.


Derek The Counsellor TV: Busting Depression Myth 3

Busting “I don’t want to antidepressants because I want something natural”

Many Christians and non-Christians believe that taking antidepressants is “bad”. In this episode we will explore how this idea keeps you trapped in depression and why taking antidepressants is ok and can be an important part of your healing journey.

There are more resources available at the Exclusive section of this website. Go to the top menu and scroll down to “Exclusive content”.


Derek The Counsellor TV: Busting Depression Myth 4

Busting “I don’t want to antidepressants because God is going to heal me “

Many Christians are hesitant to take antidepressants because they are taught that it is a sign of lack of faith. In this episode we will explore why this statement is far from tthe truth. We will explore why and how God might choose to heal you through antidepressants as part of the solution.

There are more resources available at the Exclusive section of this website. Go to the top menu and scroll down to “Exclusive content”.