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ACC Sensitive Claims Counsellor

Shane is an ACC Approved Sensitive Claims Counsellor. Contact him on 0800 899921 or 027 58 99921

Therapy & Counselling

Improve your personal or professional life. Qualified and experienced personal therapist and counsellor. Contemporary, compassionate and confidential.


Court Reports

As supplier to Family, District and High Courts in the Southern Region, Talking Shop is an expert provider of professional drug and alcohol assessments and recommendations. Contact us to learn more.

Driver Licensing

Talking Shop is an approved Assessment Centre for NZTA Section 65 (Disqualified Driver) relicensing. Find out more.

Firearms Licensing

If you've had your firearms license revoked, under some circumstances, Talking Shop can assist you to present a comprehensive drug and alcohol assessment demonstrating your competence to possess and use firearms. Contact us to learn more.


An experienced professional director and entrepreneur, Shane Pleasance MBA, R/N, PGCERT is also a professional director and is open to supporting your company to achieve more. Shane is also a member of the Addiction Practitioners' Association.


Driver Licensing

Talking Shop is authorised by the Ministry of Health and NZTA to conduct Section 65 Assessments.

In order to speed up the registration process with NZTA, please text me on 027 5899921 and provide me your full name, date of birth, address and contact phone number, or email them to me on shane@talkingshop.co.nz

You will then be provided with a FormPack to complete, which you can return in the envelope provided or bring with you to the assessment.

The assessment will take up to an hour. Have offices in Invercargill, or can come to you by arrangement.

You may then be required to provide urine and blood samples at the laboratory.

Once we have the results, you will be directed to attend your GP or a Medical Officer for a final assessment. Please consider enrolling with a GP if you have not already.

Once our assessment is completed, a recommendation is made to NZ Transport Association, who will advise you of the final recommendations, which may include attending treatment.

May incur a fee, please enquire.



We are authorised as assessors for NZTA to undertake the assessment to remove the restriction on your licence and have your AID removed. The process is similar to that above, and there are costs to you. Please contact us.


Serving Queenstown, Lakes, Otago, Oamaru, Timaru Regions and all of Southland, with offices in Invercargill and Dunedin.
Can usually come to your place, appointments made by arrangement. Email or text is best, as cellphone poor at my office.
027 58999 21 | Free phone 0800 899921

Box 561, Invercargill. Southland Community House, 46 Kelvin Street, Invercargill.
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