Therapists in Auckland

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Photo of Anna Riley, Psychotherapist in Auckland, Auckland
Anna Riley
Psychotherapist, PBANZ
Verified Verified
Auckland 0622
Life can be challenging. At times, we can feel overwhelmed, lost, anxious, depressed, lonely – other times we might experience something painful and unexpected that really throws us off balance. Whether it’s for a short time or a long time, it can be profoundly helpful to have someone empathic and honest to talk to about what you are experiencing.
Life can be challenging. At times, we can feel overwhelmed, lost, anxious, depressed, lonely – other times we might experience something painful and unexpected that really throws us off balance. Whether it’s for a short time or a long time, it can be profoundly helpful to have someone empathic and honest to talk to about what you are experiencing.
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Counselling Psychologist and EMDR Therapist
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Auckland 1011
Hi, I’m Dr Marianne McGoldrick and am a UK-trained, registered Counselling Psychologist. If you are feeling anxious or uncertain, low in mood or have found it hard to get past difficult experiences in your life or family of origin, I can help. I work with men and women who are experiencing difficulties such as stress or anxiety, depression, mood fluctuations, low self-esteem, anger, interpersonal issues or more enduring difficulties related to early life/attachment. I have a special interest in working with trauma and PTSD including neglect, abuse, child/adult sexual assault and Armed Forces veterans experiencing combat trauma.
Hi, I’m Dr Marianne McGoldrick and am a UK-trained, registered Counselling Psychologist. If you are feeling anxious or uncertain, low in mood or have found it hard to get past difficult experiences in your life or family of origin, I can help. I work with men and women who are experiencing difficulties such as stress or anxiety, depression, mood fluctuations, low self-esteem, anger, interpersonal issues or more enduring difficulties related to early life/attachment. I have a special interest in working with trauma and PTSD including neglect, abuse, child/adult sexual assault and Armed Forces veterans experiencing combat trauma.
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Jenny Cooper
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Auckland 1071
Welcome. Life can be hard, messy and challenging for many reasons and we often become stuck in a negative space, trying the same strategies to ‘feel better’, only to find things often get worse. My aim to is help you get ‘unstuck’ and move towards a life that feels meaningful, purposeful, and aligns with what you value. I have worked with a diverse range of people and provide a safe, non-judgmental, and compassionate space to explore your experiences and improve your well-being. Clients I work with present with a variety of mental health concerns, including anxiety, stress, depression, past trauma and addiction.
Welcome. Life can be hard, messy and challenging for many reasons and we often become stuck in a negative space, trying the same strategies to ‘feel better’, only to find things often get worse. My aim to is help you get ‘unstuck’ and move towards a life that feels meaningful, purposeful, and aligns with what you value. I have worked with a diverse range of people and provide a safe, non-judgmental, and compassionate space to explore your experiences and improve your well-being. Clients I work with present with a variety of mental health concerns, including anxiety, stress, depression, past trauma and addiction.
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Guy Cousins
Psychotherapist, MA, PBANZ
Verified Verified
Auckland 0624
If modern life seems overwhelming, if you’re anxious or depressed, or struggling with relationship issues, I offer a calm and supportive space to allow you to make meaningful changes in your life.
If modern life seems overwhelming, if you’re anxious or depressed, or struggling with relationship issues, I offer a calm and supportive space to allow you to make meaningful changes in your life.
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Mary Spencer - Jungian Orientated Therapy
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Auckland 0620
Understanding ourselves and becoming more aware of what works for us, is a way we can learn to live a more meaningful life. I have over 18 years experience, helping people to change patterns of thoughts, feelings and behaviour that are creating problems within their lives.
Understanding ourselves and becoming more aware of what works for us, is a way we can learn to live a more meaningful life. I have over 18 years experience, helping people to change patterns of thoughts, feelings and behaviour that are creating problems within their lives.
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Donna Frost Consultancy Limited
Verified Verified
Auckland 2019
I believe everyone has a purpose. I believe the answers to finding that purpose is a journey. The experiences you encounter while on that journey will lead you toward various pathways challenging the choices you make at the intersections in your life. The value of your experiences is the learning you gain, and the courage you develop to recognize that it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks. What matters...is you. Its your journey.
I believe everyone has a purpose. I believe the answers to finding that purpose is a journey. The experiences you encounter while on that journey will lead you toward various pathways challenging the choices you make at the intersections in your life. The value of your experiences is the learning you gain, and the courage you develop to recognize that it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks. What matters...is you. Its your journey.
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Lynette Adams
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Auckland 0630
I am an accomplished, skilled and committed counsellor who has extensive experience in working with couples and individuals. I support people with relationships, separation, family, parenting, stress, anxiety and personal development. My approach is warm and collaborative, and I offer a safe space for you to tell your story and to be vulnerable. While we focus on your goals, your hopes, ideas, values and experiences are heard, respected, and valued. My work with couples not only addresses the issues, but also includes reconnecting partners and to create your preferred relationship.
I am an accomplished, skilled and committed counsellor who has extensive experience in working with couples and individuals. I support people with relationships, separation, family, parenting, stress, anxiety and personal development. My approach is warm and collaborative, and I offer a safe space for you to tell your story and to be vulnerable. While we focus on your goals, your hopes, ideas, values and experiences are heard, respected, and valued. My work with couples not only addresses the issues, but also includes reconnecting partners and to create your preferred relationship.
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Stefanie - Relationship Therapist
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Auckland 1010
Stefanie has over two decades of experience working as a couples therapist and social worker. She trained internationally in New Zealand, USA, Germany and Australia. Stefanie enjoys working with a wide variety of couples of diverse cultural, ethnic and sexual backgrounds. She offers communication training, assertive attendance, art therapy and mindfulness in her therapy practice and she always enjoys a good laugh with her couples! Counselling sessions can be offered in English or in German. After hours appointments and video call appointments are also available!
Stefanie has over two decades of experience working as a couples therapist and social worker. She trained internationally in New Zealand, USA, Germany and Australia. Stefanie enjoys working with a wide variety of couples of diverse cultural, ethnic and sexual backgrounds. She offers communication training, assertive attendance, art therapy and mindfulness in her therapy practice and she always enjoys a good laugh with her couples! Counselling sessions can be offered in English or in German. After hours appointments and video call appointments are also available!
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Photo of Hamish McIntosh, Psychologist in Auckland, Auckland
Hamish McIntosh
Psychologist, MSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Auckland 0632
I often hear people describe feeling unsettled, on edge or not their usual self after a significant health event (such as cancer). As a psychologist with training in health psychology, I am passionate about helping people adjust to, and recover from, these changes.
I often hear people describe feeling unsettled, on edge or not their usual self after a significant health event (such as cancer). As a psychologist with training in health psychology, I am passionate about helping people adjust to, and recover from, these changes.
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Marinda Grimbeek
Psychologist, MPsych
Verified Verified
Auckland 2010
In our current world people are expected to enter into a competitive and turbulent world of rapid changes. Skills that are needed would be flexibility, versatility, innovation, creativity, self motivation (to enable a person to make his or her own choices and act on them) social skills (this includes respecting one self as well as understanding and respecting others and their values and cultures), emotionally competent (to be compassionate towards others, to understand and manage uncomfortable emotions), courage and coand confidence (to be responsible to be able to learn from their mistakes and to keep on trying).
In our current world people are expected to enter into a competitive and turbulent world of rapid changes. Skills that are needed would be flexibility, versatility, innovation, creativity, self motivation (to enable a person to make his or her own choices and act on them) social skills (this includes respecting one self as well as understanding and respecting others and their values and cultures), emotionally competent (to be compassionate towards others, to understand and manage uncomfortable emotions), courage and coand confidence (to be responsible to be able to learn from their mistakes and to keep on trying).
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Photo of Joanne Meldrum, Counsellor in Auckland, Auckland
Joanne Meldrum
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Auckland 0610
Joanne facilitates therapeutic conversations that opens up space to reflect and explore what is important to you and what you accord value to, by making meaning of your emotional, behaviours and thought processes, through understanding how problems effect the relationships you have with yourself and others. The insight that Joanne has, has led to an understanding that when your core needs/values are compromised, this usually is the cause for conflict. ​
Joanne facilitates therapeutic conversations that opens up space to reflect and explore what is important to you and what you accord value to, by making meaning of your emotional, behaviours and thought processes, through understanding how problems effect the relationships you have with yourself and others. The insight that Joanne has, has led to an understanding that when your core needs/values are compromised, this usually is the cause for conflict. ​
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Photo of Voyage Counselling (Rosie Brown), Counsellor in Auckland, Auckland
Voyage Counselling (Rosie Brown)
Counsellor, NZCCA
Verified Verified
Auckland 0610
It is my vision to create a safe, confidential, non-judgmental, kind and caring space for clients to explore and make sense of their life experiences and work towards goals. I am flexible and compassionate in my approach and walk alongside my client whilst honouring and respecting their autonomy and providing confidentiality. You can read more about my practice at voyagecounselling.co.nz.
It is my vision to create a safe, confidential, non-judgmental, kind and caring space for clients to explore and make sense of their life experiences and work towards goals. I am flexible and compassionate in my approach and walk alongside my client whilst honouring and respecting their autonomy and providing confidentiality. You can read more about my practice at voyagecounselling.co.nz.
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Photo of Bridget Stella Wilson, Counsellor in Auckland, Auckland
Bridget Stella Wilson
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Auckland 1010
I specialise in treating people with addiction, as well as their families. I believe the disease of addiction is one that we can recover from and that it's a health problem that can be treated successfully. My approach is client-centred using modalities including motivational interviewing, CBT and the 12 Steps. I studied at the Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies in Minnesota, USA, graduating in 2009. I am registered with the New Zealand Addiction Practitioners' Association, Dapaanz, a professional organisation with a code of ethics. I am also a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT).
I specialise in treating people with addiction, as well as their families. I believe the disease of addiction is one that we can recover from and that it's a health problem that can be treated successfully. My approach is client-centred using modalities including motivational interviewing, CBT and the 12 Steps. I studied at the Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies in Minnesota, USA, graduating in 2009. I am registered with the New Zealand Addiction Practitioners' Association, Dapaanz, a professional organisation with a code of ethics. I am also a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT).
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Unconventional Organisation
MA
Verified Verified
Auckland 1024
Using research-backed neurodiverse strategies to build effective systems and help alleviate feelings of overwhelm and anxiety.
Using research-backed neurodiverse strategies to build effective systems and help alleviate feelings of overwhelm and anxiety.
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Fiona Smorag
Verified Verified
Auckland 0622
Waitlist for new clients
Are you living with grief, anxiety, depression, past trauma, or major life changes? Or would you like to manage your working life? If you are looking for new ways to improve your mental health, or would like to feel more fulfilled, connected and at peace with yourself and your relationships, I can help.
Are you living with grief, anxiety, depression, past trauma, or major life changes? Or would you like to manage your working life? If you are looking for new ways to improve your mental health, or would like to feel more fulfilled, connected and at peace with yourself and your relationships, I can help.
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Photo of Chantel Nixon, Psychologist in Auckland, Auckland
Chantel Nixon
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Auckland 1025
Sometimes we all need space to reflect on what’s going on or to talk with someone outside our immediate circle. Therapy is a confidential space that can help you to develop the insight and skill you need to work through difficult or challenging experiences and find ways to live a life with greater resilience and purpose. My approach is empathetic, warm and non-judgemental. I work flexibly and collaboratively with my clients and believe in tailoring therapy to meet their individual needs.
Sometimes we all need space to reflect on what’s going on or to talk with someone outside our immediate circle. Therapy is a confidential space that can help you to develop the insight and skill you need to work through difficult or challenging experiences and find ways to live a life with greater resilience and purpose. My approach is empathetic, warm and non-judgemental. I work flexibly and collaboratively with my clients and believe in tailoring therapy to meet their individual needs.
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Photo of Melisa Cane-Franzetti, Counsellor in Auckland, Auckland
Melisa Cane-Franzetti
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Auckland 1021  (Online Only)
UNIQUE I don’t believe in “one solution fits all”. So I do an initial assessment and get to know you and your therapy goals. I train in different methods and techniques and tailor the session to your needs. HOLISTIC My approach to well-being and happiness is holistic. I look at the different elements in your life and your environment to better understand where you are at right now and what you need. I work on being present, mindful, and accepting. EMPOWERING I believe in giving people tools to apply in their lives outside of the therapy room. I like to give people the autonomy to make choices and perfect their reflective skills.
UNIQUE I don’t believe in “one solution fits all”. So I do an initial assessment and get to know you and your therapy goals. I train in different methods and techniques and tailor the session to your needs. HOLISTIC My approach to well-being and happiness is holistic. I look at the different elements in your life and your environment to better understand where you are at right now and what you need. I work on being present, mindful, and accepting. EMPOWERING I believe in giving people tools to apply in their lives outside of the therapy room. I like to give people the autonomy to make choices and perfect their reflective skills.
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Photo of Averil Lagerman, Counsellor in Auckland, Auckland
Averil Lagerman
Counsellor, MA, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Auckland 0620
Not accepting new clients
I am closed to new clients and not waitlisting at this time.
I am closed to new clients and not waitlisting at this time.
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Photo of Sarah Peck, Psychotherapist in Auckland, Auckland
Sarah Peck
Psychotherapist, PBANZ
Verified Verified
Auckland 0814
I aim to offer a supportive and confidential space to explore and gain insight into the relationships with ourselves and others. I can help to identify unhelpful patterns that can sometimes leave us feeling stuck and unable to move forward. I work with clients who are experiencing grief, anxiety, low mood, issues with self-esteem, relationships, body image, binge eating behaviours and chronic dieting. I can also support those who are experiencing big changes in their life including adjustments to parenthood or chronic illness.
I aim to offer a supportive and confidential space to explore and gain insight into the relationships with ourselves and others. I can help to identify unhelpful patterns that can sometimes leave us feeling stuck and unable to move forward. I work with clients who are experiencing grief, anxiety, low mood, issues with self-esteem, relationships, body image, binge eating behaviours and chronic dieting. I can also support those who are experiencing big changes in their life including adjustments to parenthood or chronic illness.
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Photo of Clatyr Create life according to your rules, Counsellor in Auckland, Auckland
Clatyr Create life according to your rules
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Auckland 0632
I'm removing any emotional blocks, Resistance, fear and insecurities to allow you to manifest the life of your dreams! Manifest your ideal relationship, money, health and live the life you always dreamed of!
I'm removing any emotional blocks, Resistance, fear and insecurities to allow you to manifest the life of your dreams! Manifest your ideal relationship, money, health and live the life you always dreamed of!
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Auckland

300+

Average cost per session

$155

Counsellors in Auckland who prioritize treating:

82% Anxiety
73% Depression
72% Stress
70% Self Esteem
66% Relationship Issues
59% Trauma and PTSD
54% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

69% Southern Cross
33% AIA
33% Partners Life

How Counsellors in Auckland see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
22% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Auckland?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Psychologists listed in the directory are registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board under the Health Practitioners Competency Assurance Act 2003 (HPCA Act). To be listed in the directory, psychotherapists must be registered through the Psychotherapists Board of Aotearoa New Zealand. Counsellors listed in the directory should have a minimum training of NZQF 6 or higher, and many are registered with a professional body, such as the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for counsellors in New Zealand, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Psychologists, counsellors, and psychotherapists  can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and supervised, practical experience that enable them to do so in New Zealand.

Psychologists possess a minimum of a master's degree in Psychology and are registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board. Psychotherapists typically hold the equivalent of a Master's or Doctorate Degree in Psychotherapy, depending on their programme of study. Many psychotherapists have themselves undergone psychotherapy as part of their training. In order to be a member of NZAC, Counsellors must have a bachelor's or master's degree in Counselling and complete ongoing professional development and education.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, the cost of a therapy session in New Zealand could be between $100 and $200. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. To access these services you will need to be assessed and referred by your GP or family doctor. However, you will have limited choice regarding the specialist and the length of treatment that will be assigned to you. In addition, Community Mental Health and Addiction services are also available through your local District Health Board (DHB).

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Professionals registered with the Boards and/or who are members of professional organisations are obligated to uphold client confidentiality unless there is a legal reason that requires them to disclose information. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there is the potential or known harm to the client or others, or a court order, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.