Donya Nee

Certified Practitioner since June 2022

027 277 6882
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Intuitive with rich life experience Donya is someone people naturally connect to and feel safe with.


Donya is the Mother of one lovely daughter and comes from an arts and wellness background with training in theatre and directing, holistic counselling, grief counseling, post graduate studies in community arts management, and dance and movement therapy. She has 16 years’ experience as a diversional therapist specialising in therapeutic care for people living with dementia. She has also been a Non-Violent Crisis Intervention instructor for nurses and caregiving staff for people with dementia for five years, as well as being a senior management team member for Dementia Care NZ. With a great respect for diversity and love of people and adventure, Donya has lived in countries such as Israel and Australia, exploring these countries extensively.

Donya’s journey into Havening began as an investigation into how the Havening techniques might benefit people living with dementia, and this has developed into an awareness of its applications for those in need in the wider community.


Donya embraces a holistic approach and a deep-seated awareness that we all hold the power to connect to our inner resources to overcome struggles and challenges. She is passionate about the potential of Havening to heal encoded trauma and provide us with the ability to change our current situations for the better and manifest healing, personal growth and fulfilment through our own connection to source.


“Havening to me is the science of natural  and I love how such a simple, nurturing technique has the ability to make such deep and longstanding changes for the clients I have worked with particularly those with old and deeply imbedded trauma. I am impressed by Havening’s ability to almost instantly down regulate agitation and distress in those who live with dementia and the simplicity in which it brings comfort, connection and a sense of safety to all”.


Donya works with people in a relaxed and natural way, employing her own diverse experience, intuition and a good dose of humour to help with  the healing process.


Self-development is fundamental to Donya’s personal journey and ongoing studies in the areas of Quantum Healing, Epigenetics and post graduate arts therapy studies are on the horizon to add to her tool kit.


Areas of specialization

Anxiety, Phobias, Low self-confidence, Low self-esteem, Public speaking, Relationship issues, Relaxation, Stress, Grief, Self-Belief, Self-Development, Belief Creation, Confidence, Empowerment, Bereavement


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June 2022

To Whom it may Concern,

After moving to Christchurch in April 2021 I was introduced to Donya Nee and said yes to doing Havening Sessions with Donya.

I found the Sessions to be remarkably helpful as I adjusted to the stressful circumstances that brought me to Christchurch.

During my Sessions with Donya I felt Safe and at ease with trying something different.
Donya was gentle, and with compassion she lead me through the Havening steps.
Donya listened carefully to to my words and I felt heard.

I would Wholeheartedly Refer anyone that needed help to the gentle caring services of Donya Nee.

I wish Donya well for the future and say a Huge Thank you for getting me through some tough times.
And once things settle down re Covid I would definitely be willing to go back for regular consultations.

Therefore, this is a letter to give high Recommendations for the highly professional and well informed services given by Donya Nee for anyone that would like to discover the valuable techneques of Havening, Because Donya does a Fantastic Job!!

Yes, Thank you Very much Donya Nee!!

Yours sincerely
Nola B.
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Lyttelton Christchurch
Blenheim Marlborough