Our Providers

Here are the profiles of some of our Providers. Have a scroll through to see which one might suit you.

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Mobile: 021 305 532

Locations: My office is at 434 Heretaunga St West, Hastings (close to EIT Hastings, next door to The Roast Shop, and opposite Bunnings Trade). Parking outside is $1/hour, there is free parking on the streets nearby. We are on all the major routes to and from Napier, Havelock North, Clive and Flaxmere. We have tea, coffee, and Milo. We also have toilet facilities.

Skills and Experience: I work with individuals and families/support people/whānau. I am a Full Member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC).

Cultural Experience: Experience in Te Reo Māori, Māori art therapy, rongoā (natural medicines), Te Whare Tapa Whā, Te Wheke, de-colonization work. Hold a Bachelor’s degree in Māori art. Extensive experience in kaupapa Māori services.

Specialist area: Sexual violence, family violence, mental health & addictions. I am approved to provide therapy and Supported Assessment for ACC Sensitive Claims.

Qualifications/Style of Therapy: Qualifications: NZ Certificate of Adult & Tertiary Teaching (in progress), Certificate in Supervision (Unitec), Bachelor of Arts (Education), Bachelor of Māori Art, Graduate Certificate in Health Science (Addictions), Postgraduate Diploma with Merit in Education (Counselling & Guidance), Master of Counselling, PhD Candidate (Te Puna Wānanga, Faculty of Education & Social Work, The University of Auckland).

 I have experience in cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, Te Whare Tapa Whā, Interactive Drawing Therapy (IDT), solution-focused therapy, family systems theory, the ecological/systems framework, transactional analysis, person-centred, narrative therapy, response-based practice, and art therapy.

How long have you been practising: I have been working in mental health, addiction, domestic violence, family and sexual harm, and counselling since 2008.

I can be contacted on 021305532 or by emailing annareeves.counselling@gmail.com

 My website is www.soulcounselling.co.nz

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Mobile: 027 366 1514

Locations: Lower Hutt, Wellington: Monday to Friday Appointment times upon arrangement

Skills and Experience: I hold a Bachelors degree in Counselling (B.Couns.), and am a Provisional Member of the New Zealand Association of Counselors.

Cultural Experience: I have worked with a wide variety of cultural background. Predominantly I have worked with European Pakeha, Maori, Pacific Islanders and people who identify from the Rainbow Community.

Specialist area: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Anger and aggression management, Relationship issues, Teenage mental health and development, LGBTQI issues and challenges, Trauma, Sexual abuse, Harmful sexual behaviour.

Qualifications/Style of Therapy: I work in an integrative manner, employing a variety of different modalities and techniques to help my clients in whatever way works best for them. More information on these methods can be found on my website www.nigelsutcliffe.com

How long have you been practising: I have been practicing for 3 over years now, but I have been working in the mental health system for over 6 years.

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Mobile: 027 654 0137

Locations: Kapiti Coast

Skills and Experience: Counsellor with experience in Trauma (sexual abuse and other), Anxiety/Stress, Depression, Grief, deteriorating health conditions (particularly hearing), anger management, relationship/communication skills, in search of life’s meaning or a new direction in life, confidence/self-esteem building.

Cultural Experience: My work has predominantly been with NZ European/Pakeha and Maori, mainly with older children/adolescents and adults. I have limited experience in working with other cultures but work in a culturally sensitive manner open to working with and understanding you, in respect of your culture and/or spirituality.

Specialist Area: Trauma, Anxiety/Depression, Deteriorating Health Conditions (particularly hearing and related conditions). Older teens/adults.

Qualifications/Style of Therapy: Diploma in Health & Human Development and a Bachelor of Counselling.

I work in a way that suits you, drawing on many different modalities including Client-Centred counselling, Acceptance Commitment Therapy (including Mindfulness), Interactive Drawing Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Te Whare Tapa Wha.  The therapeutic relationship that we develop during therapy is of paramount importance to the way I work, in a holistic and non-judgmental manner.

How long have you been practising: 6 years

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Mobile: 022 650 8534

Locations: 2 Woodward Street, Wellington (Tuesdays), Porirua and Mana on the other week days.

Skills and Experience: 8 years clinical experience as a Counsellor, Lead Counsellor, Clinical Director and Post and Antenatal Distress Wellington.

Specialist Area: Women, Post and Antenatal counselling.

Qualifications/Style of Therapy: Eye Movement Desensitisation Therapy (EMDR), Drawing Therapy, IMAGO Relationship Therapy.

How Long Have You Been Practising: 5 years (post graduation).

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Mobile: 021 112 0163

Locations: Albany, Wednesdays. Ponsonby, occasionally for one-off appointments/assessments

Skills and Experience: ACT, Mindfulness, CBT, EMDR, Trauma therapy, Psychological assessments for mental injury, Expert witness report for refugee/immigrants, Neuropsychology assessments (Intellectual Disability, Developmental disorders, cognitive functioning assessments)

Cultural Experience: New Zealand, Korea, Taiwan, China, Maori, Pacific Island.

Specialist Area: Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Cultural crashes, Immigration issues, Intergenerational issues, Adjustment issues, Lifestyle changes, Growing resilience.

Qualifications/Style of Therapy: Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Massey).

How Long Have You Been Practising: over 9 years

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Mobile: 020 4196 5093

Locations: The Practice, 85 The Terrace, Wellington CBD - Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays

Skills and Experience: I am a professionally registered clinical arts therapist.  I am passionate about using the arts to help people to overcome barriers and increase their resilience. 

I have experience working with adults, young people and children who have found arts therapy useful for self-development, managing anxiety, depression, emotion regulation, interpersonal struggles, working through traumatic experiences and navigating grief, loss and change. I have a particular interest in working with the relationship between physical sensations, emotions and wellbeing.

Specialist Area: Arts Therapy

Qualifications/Style of Therapy: Bachelor of Arts (criminology, sociology), Post-Graduate Diploma (primary school teaching), Master of Arts in Clinical Arts Therapy (First-Class Honours). Registered Arts Therapist (ANZACATA).

My clients and I work creatively, using a variety of active arts processes (including visual arts, dance/movement, drama, writing) within an attentive, non-judgmental therapeutic relationship.

I work in a client-centred way and aim to capitalise on your strengths. I also draw on skills in mindfulness, self-compassion-focused psychotherapy, sensorimotor psychotherapy and narrative therapy.

Please note, Louise will be on maternity leave between August 2019 and February 2020.

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Mobile: 022 1099763

Locations: 115 Lower Stuart St, Dunedin

Skills and Experience: Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Experience working with survivors of sexual assault and abuse.

Cultural Experience: Experience living in India and Germany as well as NZ.

An understanding of Third Culture Kid/Global Nomad issues.

Qualifications/Style of Therapy: Gestalt psychotherapy and person centred counselling.

How Long Have You Been Practising: over 8 years


Mobile: 027 5789 362

Locations: Wellington

Skills and Experience: men and women victims of sexual abuse, individually and in group settings both in prisons and in community settings.  Problems including anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, personality disorders, gender identity disorder.

Specialist Areas: men and women over 17 years. sensitive claims, working with victims of sexual abuse, trauma, PTSD, gender identity disorder, personality disorder, depression, anxiety.

Qualifications/ Style of Therapy: MA in Clinical and Applied Psychology, Registered Clinical Psychologist. 

How Long Have You Been Practising: over 30 years.

I use a CBT framework for my work and base my interventions around the needs of the person using a variety of models including DBT, schema therapy, mindfulness etc.  I concentrate on assisting people to recognise what is causing their difficulties, their triggers and symptoms and assisting them to develop skills to help them to manage these difficulties and to live more fulfilling lives.


Social Worker

Mobile: 021 937 020

Locations of work: Wellington, Porirua, Hutt valley, Kāpiti

Skills and experience: Wellington, Porirua, Hutt Valley, Kapiti

Cultural Experience: Intermediate level of Te Reo Māori. Currently studying through Te Ataarangi.

Specialist Area: Disability

Qualification / Style of Therapy: Masters of applied Social Work. BSc in Psychology

How long have you been practising? 13 years

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Mobile: 021 047 5127

Locations: locations in Dunedin City, North Dunedin and Mosgiel

Skills and Experience: Gill has worked across the age range including with children, young people, adults and families. Counselling experience including trauma, abuse, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and loss.

Cultural Experience: Cultural competency training. Multicultural and LGBT friendly

Specialist Areas: Trauma in adults and young people.

Qualifications/ Style of Therapy: Master of Professional Practice (Counselling); Diploma in Social and Community Work; Bachelor of Occupational Therapy. Registered Social Worker and Occupational Therapist. MANZASW. Preferred styles of counselling are client centred, strengths focussed, and incorporate mindfulness practices.

How Long Have You Been Practising: Over 20 years working in the mental health/ well being area. Eleven years working as a counsellor.


Mobile: 020-41661470

Locations that you work (including days and times if you want): Silja works from locations in Paraparaumu, Otaki and Levin

Skills and Experience: Adults; Children and Adolescents; Older Adults; Relationships, including couples and families; Parenting; Separation; Anxiety; Depression; Domestic Violence; Anger Management; Physical Ill-health and disability; Vision Impairment; Grief & Loss; Gambling and other addictions; Abuse incl. sexual abuse

Cultural Experience:  I am German and grew up in a multi-cultural environment. Prior to coming to New Zealand, I visited many countries and lived for some years in The Netherlands.

In my work I consider myself as being a guest in another person’s life and culture. I therefore always try to learn more about customs and values of the people I meet.

I use cultural supervision to further my cultural knowledge.

Specialist Area: Sexual abuse; Domestic Violence; Anger management; childhood abuse; Parenting/Family work; Disability; work with offenders.

Qualifications/Style of Therapy:  MCouns (Hons); Dipl. Paed; MNZAC. I trained in Narrative Therapy and further attended training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; Motivational Interviewing; Systemic Family Therapy; Transactional Analysis; Appreciative Inquiry; strengths-based and client centred practice

How long have you been practising: I have been practicing as a counsellor/ social worker since 1999


Mobile: 027 440 4024

Provider Type: ACC pre-cover and treatment

Locations that you work (including days and times if you want): Wellington City (61 Hopper St, Mt Cook). Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9am till 5pm with evenings by negotiation

Skills and Experience: Counsellor with experience in childhood trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, anger, attachment, relationship issues and recent trauma

Specialist Area: Trauma related to childbirth. Support for parents of special needs children. 

Qualifications/Style of Therapy:  Person centred, CBT, Transactional Analysis, Interactive Drawing Therapy, Psychodynamic, Mindfulness

How long have you been practising: 7 years as a counsellor, 32 years as a Registered nurse and midwife


Mobile: 027 527 8482

Location of work: Kapiti Coast. My main base is in Paraparaumu but would consider
travelling between Paekakariki and Otaki

Provider Type:  ACC ACC pre-cover and treatment

Skills and Experience: Playroom work with children (Child Psychotherapy using play and creative arts). Support with childhood anxiety (CBT approach). Emotion regulation strategies. EMDR level 2 trained. Parent/caregiver support. Parent/caregiver-child relational therapy. Incredible Years trained – ages 2-8 (Behavioural strategies).

Cultural Experience: I have had cultural supervision and draw on this when required. I work with children and families from Maori, NZ, European, Pacific Island and other cultural backgrounds.
I trained in London where I worked with many children from a range of cultural and racial backgrounds.

Specialist Area: Therapy with children aged 1 – 13.  Working with parents and caregivers. Parent-child relationships. Children in foster care, whanau and home for life care.

Qualifications / Style of Therapy:  Masters Degree in Child Psychotherapy. Certificate in Counselling.  I draw on a range of theoretical perspectives including: attachment theory, psychodynamic psychotherapy, person centred therapy. I have an interest in the neuroscience of behaviour. 

How long have you been practicing: 12 years – 5 years in training and 7 years post-
qualifying practice.

Registered with the Psychotherapist Board of Aotearoa New Zealand (PBANZ).
Full member of NZ Association of Psychotherapists.


Mobile: 0274 792 022

Location of work: Monday to Thursday - First Floor, 83 Moray Place, Dunedin up from The Rialto

Provider Type:  ACC ACC pre-cover and treatment

Skills and Experience: ACC, Family Court Counselling. Individuals, couples and families. Family Therapy.

Specialist Area: ACC. Family Court

Qualifications / Style of Therapy:  Teacher and Trainer in Narrative Therapy. MA (Applied) in Social Work, Licentiate in Theology, Post Graduate Certificate in Social Service Supervision, CQSW. MANZASW.

How long have you been practicing: Since 1979

Graeme also provides external clinical supervision.


Land line: 04 233 2498

Mobile: 021 453 235

Locations of work: Mana

Provider Type: ACC pre-cover and treatment and ACC assessments 

Skills and Experience: Women and Historic Sexual Abuse

Cultural Experience: NZ European, Maori, Pacific Island

Specialist Area: Sexual Abuse. Trauma Treatment and Recovery

Qualifications/Style of Therapy:  CBT/ Client Centred/ Interactive Drawing Therapy/ Psychodynamic/ Narrative

How long have you been practicing: 30 Years

I am a Christian and work in the psychological and spiritual dimensions if the client desires


Mobile: 021 654 339

Location of work: Paekakariki, Kapiti Coast

Provider Type: ACC pre-cover and treatment 

Skills and Experience:  Social-work experience with children and systemic family work. Counselling experience with children, couples, and trauma.

Cultural Experience: Multicultural and LGBTI-friendly

Specialist Area: Children; couples; trauma in adults and children

Qualifications / Style of therapy:  B.Couns.; MNZCCA; MNZAC (provisional), Play therapy with children; Narrative and CBT

How long have you been practising: 9 years in Social Work and 3 years in Counselling.

For more information about Derek and his work, check out the web-site: www.borlandcounselling.com


Mobile: 022 399 5344

Email:  pennyebray@gmail.com

Location of work: 101 Dee Street, Invercargill. Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm

Provider Type: ACC pre-cover and treatment and ACC assessments

Skills and Experience: I returned to Invercargill 5 years ago, after many years in Dunedin. I worked for the Rape and Abuse Support Centre Southland as a Sexual Abuse Counsellor. In 2012 I applied and received ACC Registration and am now continuing to work as a Sensitive Claims Counsellor for ACC under contract to TheraMAS.

Cultural Experience: During my time in Dunedin, I had a 14 year affiliation with Moana House; eventually becoming one of the Therapists on staff. I remain forever grateful for the experience which significantly enhanced my Bicultural Practice and may commitment to 'biculturalism' in Aotearoa. 

Specialist Area: All clients over the age of 10 are welcome to meet with me to see if we are a good match.

Qualifications/Style of Therapy:  MNZAC, Post Graduate Certificate in Health Sciences (Endorsed in Addiction and Co-Existing Disorders). Diploma in Counselling, Client-centered (Rogerian). Whare Tapa Wha, Psychodynamic Models-of-Practice.

How long have you been practicing: 10 years 


Mobile:  021 262 4645

Locations of work: Kapiti Coast and occasionally Wellington

Skills and Experience:  Social Work, Counselling, Management, Teaching

Cultural Experience: Kiwi and Austrian

Qualification / Style of Therapy: BSW, MSW, Strength based, Environmental Model, Task Model

How long have you been practising: 30 years


Mobile: 021 941 679 

Website: mindbranch.co.nz

Location of work: Rotorua

Skills and Experience:  Psychological assessment and treatment from child to adult with developmental, mental health, and/or complex needs. Cognitive and neuropsychological assessment. Group therapy. Wellbeing coaching, consulting, training and education with individuals and organisations. Extended research on positive human development (e.g., savouring, happiness, satisfaction and meaning). University lecturing. Supervision and mentoring. 

Cultural Experience: Maori, Samoan, New Zealand European, North American

Specialist Area:  ACC sensitive claim pre-cover, assessment and treatment. Male and female sexual and physical abuse survivors. Wellbeing coaching, education and research. Cognitive, neuropsychological and personality assessments. Depression, anxiety, trauma, body-image and complex and enduring difficulties from young, to older, adults. Complete mental health, i.e., flourishing. Supervision. 

Qualifications/Style of Therapy: PhD (Psychology); PGDipClinPsych; BSc Hons (First Class) from Victoria University of Wellington.  Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Positive Activity Intervention (PAI), Schema Therapy, Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Skills Training, and Unified Protocol for Emotional Disorders. 

Erica’s style is a warm person-centred focus on complete mental health; utilising, a combination of evidence-based therapies and client strengths, values and personally relevant positive activities to decrease suffering while increasing resiliency and flourishing.

How long have you been practising: Since August 2011. 


Mobile: 021 535 430

Locations of work: Main office in Hamilton

Provider Type: ACC pre-cover and treatment & Assessment

Skills and Experience: Psychological assessment and treatment of children, young people, adults and families; ACC sensitive claim assessment and treatment; ACC physical injury assessments; EAP support

Cultural Experience: New Zealand European, Maori

Specialist Area: ACC sensitive claim assessment and treatment, sexual abuse, anxiety and stress, depression, eating disorders, children and youth, adults, supervision, cognitive and personality assessments

Qualifications/Style of Therapy: Clinical Psychology (Post graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness. 

How long have you been practicing:  9 years. Worked in the Waikato area for a number of years before moving to Central Otago 2 years ago.


Mobile: 027 6229116

Locations of work: Coastlands, Paraparaumu on Wednesdays and Thursdays 9.00am to 5.00pm.

Provider Type: ACC pre-cover and treatment.

Skills and Experience: Men and women, adults, older adults, young people, gay, bi, straight and unsure

Cultural Experience: Maori, Chinese, Indian, Samoan, Cook Island Maori, Tongan, Korean, Niuean, Japanese, NZ European Pakeha

Specialist Area: Sexual trauma for all including men and young people (not children).  Professional supervision.

 Qualifications/Style of Therapy: I use EMDR regularly and draw on many modalities including CBT, MBCT, IDT, TA, EFT, NLP, DNMS and sandtray

How long have you been practicing: 25 years


Land line: 07 8556445

Mobile: 021701692

Locations of work: Hamilton East

Provider Type: ACC pre-cover and treatment 

Skills and Experience: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Males, Females, Older Adults, Children, Adolescents, Prisoners. 

Specialist Area: Sexual Abuse survivors, Children and Adolescents and adults

Qualifications/Style of Therapy: CBT , Narrative therapy, Interactive Drawing Therapy

How long have you been practicing: 25 years


Land line: 07 8864038 

Mobile: 0274512500 

Locations of work: Waikato region 

Skills and Experience: Lynda has been a Social Worker in four schools in Tokoroa for 14 years, working alongside children and their whanau. Since August 2015 she has worked private practice “Insight Solutions” as a Social Worker providing social work for ISSC clients. 

Cultural Experience: Maori, PI, European 

Specialist Area: Children, Child Protection

Qualifications: Approved ACC ISSC SW, Registered Social Worker, ANZASW Member, Dip Child Protection, Dip Social Work 

How long have you been practising: 15 years


Land line: 09-443-7114

Mobile: 021-422-711

Locations of work:  68b Pemberton Ave, Glenfield, Auckland Mon-Fri (9am till 6pm), Sat (9am-12noon); Paremoremo Prison; Mt Eden Prison

Provider Type: ACC pre-cover and treatment and ACC assessments 

Skills and Experience: Males, Females, Older Adults, Adolescents, Prisoners, intellectual disability, mental health consumers, couples

Cultural Experience: Maori, Samoan, Cook Island Maori, Tongan, NZ European Pakeha

Specialist Area: Sexual Abuse, Male survivors, Adolescents, Mental health consumers, Prisoners, Intellectual disability

Qualifications/Style of Therapy: Registered psychologist (MSc, PhD), Registered psychotherapist (MHealthPrac), Psychosynthesis (Dip Couns & Dip Psychotherapy), NZAP Certificate in Advanced Clinical Practice; Relational psychotherapy; Humanistic psychotherapy, Transpersonal psychotherapy, John Briére approach.

How long have you been practicing: 25+ years

Mark also provides supervision- AUT PG Certificate in Clinical Supervision. Website is www.drmarkhaxell.co.nz


Mobile: 0210 2929 002

Locations of work:  First  Floor, Braemar House, 32 The Terrace, Wellington

Provider Type: ACC pre-cover and treatment

Skills and Experience:  Matthew trained in psychoanalytic psychotherapy in England, working in public services and independent practice for several years before returning to New Zealand in 2008.  Along the way Matthew has gained extensive experience of working with people of all ages from young children to older adults.

Cultural Experience: Matthew has experience of working with people of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds, including Maori and Pacifica people.

Qualifications/Style of Therapy: Matthew understands sexual abuse can impact people is a wide variety of ways, particularly if it took place over a period of time, and/or if occurring at a young age.

Matthew’s approach is valuable for those curious about the impact their experiences have had upon them, and are interested in exploring that with him. His approach is less about instructing people what to do.

How long have you been practicing: Matthew has been working with survivors of sexual abuse for more more than 20 years.


Mobile: 0220104034 

Locations of work: The Practice, 85 The Terrace, Wellington.

Provider Type: ACC pre-cover and treatment and ACC assessments 

Skills and Experience: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Males, Females, Older Adults. 

Cultural Experience: NZ European/Pakeha, Maori, Chinese, Indian, Samoan, Cook Island Maori, Tongan 

Specialist Area: Sexual Abuse, Female and Male survivors 

Qualifications/Style of Therapy: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), EMDR (Level 1), Psychotherapy, Compassion based therapy. 

How long have you been practicing: 22 years

My aim in therapy is to tailor my approach, from the styles I have training and experience in, to best suit my clients’ individual needs and preferences, and that achieves good outcomes.


Mobile: 027 4477 107 

Locations of work: Cambridge

Provider Type: ACC pre-cover and treatment

Skills and Experience: Selina is available to work with Female, Male, Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Young Adults, Older Adults, Parents, Couples and Family Inclusive therapy. She has been counselling since 1996 and has specialised in sexual trauma since 2001.

Cultural Experience: NZ European, Maori, Chinese, Indian, Samoan, Cook Island Maori, Tongan, Korean

Specialist Area: Adult survivors of childhood sexual trauma; current sexual trauma; PTSD; Relationship Issues; Spiritual Crisis; Parenting Concerns, Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Anger.

Qualifications/Style of Therapy: MNZAC, MAAZPA, BPhED, Dip. Teaching, Dip. Counselling & Groupwork. Selina uses a client centred approach. She has attended training in a range of modalities, including Trauma Therapy, TA, EFT, Psychodrama, Narrative Therapy, Family Therapy & Mindfulness. 

How long have you been practicing: 15 years

Selina is also a Group-work provider.


Mobile: 021 178 3044

Locations of work: Kapiti Coast 

Skills and Experience: Please see my website for a detailed description of my skills and experience http://www.emmastherapy.com/

Cultural Experience:  My ‘cultural experience’ has been largely determined by the demographics of the area I work in. As such my work has been predominantly with NZ European/ Pākehā, Māori, women and young people. I also have limited experience of working with Pasifika and Asian clients and welcome referrals from other cultures. I aim to work in a culturally sensitive manner mindful of my own cultural lenses and am committed to understanding the cultural context in which you live in relation to the presenting issues. 

Specialist Area: I provide counselling for adolescents and adults. 

Qualifications/Style of Therapy:   PGrad Dip HealSc (Mental Health), PGrad Cert HealSc (Family & Systems Therapies), Dip Arts Psychology, Dip Child & Ado Guidance Counselling, Certificate in Supervision, Certificate in Adult Teaching. 

My approach is strength- based and I draw from a broad range of counselling and psychotherapy approaches to fit the unique needs of each person. These include: Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Interactive Drawing Therapy (IDT), Brain- based Therapy, Attachment based Therapy, Systems Therapy and Narrative Therapy. 

How long have you been practicing: I have been practicing as a counsellor for over 19 yrs. I have worked with survivors of trauma and abuse for over 17 yrs.


Mobile: 09 948 5070 or 021 941 040

Locations of work:  Pakuranga, Auckland

Skills and Experience: Caroline is a trained Psychosynthesis Psychotherapist and Counsellor with 6+ years’ experience working with women, men and young adults over 18 years on a one-to-one basis in her private practice situated in a peaceful garden setting in Auckland’s eastern suburbs. 

Cultural Experience:  NZ European, Maori, Asian 

Specialist Area:  Sexual abuse trauma, PTSD, attachment trauma, depression, anxiety, body image issues and eating disorders

Qualifications/Style of Therapy:   Diplomas in Psychosynthesis Counselling and Psychotherapy
Registered PBANZ, Member NZAP and IARRP

How long have you been practicing: 6 years

I hold a strong respect for cultural, spiritual and systemic (family) factors that impact on a person’s lived experience.  My aim is to work in an empathic and collaborative way, and to provide a safe, holding and supportive environment to work through difficulties and overcome what stands in the way of living life to its full potential


Mobile: 027 444 2816

Locations of work:  Prime Property House, 2 Woodward Street, Wellington.

Skills and Experience:  Adults 18+, Males and Females

Cultural Experience:  NZ European, Maori, Pacific, LGBTI

Specialist Area:  Sexual abuse & trauma survivors, Relationships, Anxiety & Stress, Depression, Self-identity, Grief, Anger.

Qualifications/Style of Therapy:   B. Couns; MNZAC; ACT Therapy; Mindfulness

How long have you been practicing:  10 years

Gail also provides Professional Supervision.


Landline: 06 356 9081

Mobile: 0274 77 9234

Locations of work: 1st floor, Grand Hotel Building cnr Church Street and the Square, Central Palmerston North City. Also in Feilding (if required), Manuwatu prison. Monday to Thursday: 9am - 5pm.

Provider Type: ACC pre-cover and treatment 

Skills and Experience: I work with adults of all ages, from 18 and up. Men and Women; Whanau; People of diverse sexual orientation; Disabilities and Mental health issues.

Cultural Experience: Maori and Pakeha New Zealanders

Specialist Areas: Good understanding of cultural diversity

Qualifications / Style of Therapy: Whare Tapa Wha, Narrative,  Abuse Focus Model, Psycho Educative, IDT, Relational / CBT / NLP techniques

How long have you been in practicing: 16 years

I work with people in a relaxed way, I am a compassionate and insightful Practitioner, taking learnings from my upbringing and Maori world view and combining with the training and experience that I have learnt along my journey.

I tend to train annually in this topic of sensitive issues, so that I stay upskilled in my work. I am passionate about helping people and feel that if I can use my skills and insight to help a person in their healing then I am doing what I am supposed to do. I work in a safe, ethical and confidential way with people.


Land line: 03 4731157 / 0274331137

Mobile: 0274331137

Locations or work: Dunedin and Invercargill (alternate weeks)

Provider Type: ACC pre-cover and treatment and ACC assessments 

Skills and Experience:  ACC, Family Court counselling, Individuals, couples, families - family therapy

Specialist Area: ACC, Family Court

Qualifications/ Style of Therapy: BA, MEd(Couns), PGDip(Couns). Feminist therapy, CBT, Family Therapy

How long have you been practicing: 20 years


Mobile: 020 4107 1741

Locations or work: Level 2, 15 Daly Street, Lower Hutt.

Provider Type: ACC assessments 

Skills and Experience:  Psychological assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of adolescents and adults across a full range of mental health, behavioural, and personality difficulties. Evidence-based group therapies.

I have worked for the Southern District Health Board and the Hutt Valley District Health Board as a Clinical Psychologist, with moderate-severe mental health disorders. 

Cultural Experience: New Zealand European, New Zealand Maori.

Specialist Area: Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Sexuality and Gender issues.

Qualifications/ Style of Therapy: Post-graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Psychology from the University of Otago.

I provide Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye-movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy skills (mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness skills).

I am able to use these evidence-based interventions flexibly and tailored for individual needs. 

How long have you been practicing: 6 years