Therapists in Auckland District

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Photo of Gill Gellert, PBANZ, Psychotherapist
Gill Gellert
Psychotherapist, PBANZ
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
Life can provide many challenges, which may prevent us from living our lives to the full. Psychotherapy provides a way of exploring thoughts, emotions and behaviours, many of which may be unconscious, that adversely impact our day to day lives. Behaviours that may have once served us well, may now be hindering our lives and relationships in the present. By understanding ourselves more fully, we can enrich our lives and relationships. Psychotherapy is a gift to ourselves.
Life can provide many challenges, which may prevent us from living our lives to the full. Psychotherapy provides a way of exploring thoughts, emotions and behaviours, many of which may be unconscious, that adversely impact our day to day lives. Behaviours that may have once served us well, may now be hindering our lives and relationships in the present. By understanding ourselves more fully, we can enrich our lives and relationships. Psychotherapy is a gift to ourselves.
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Amrit Kaur
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
As a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years experience, I work hard with my clients to understand and decode the language of emotions. I help with everything from "problems of living" such as workplace stress, challenges associated with injuries, relationship problems, grief and loss to more serious conditions such as anxiety, depression, trauma and dissociations that require more advanced training. As an ACC therapist, I help people thrive after sexual abuse, childhood abuse or neglect, and family violence. I also enjoy working with private clients to navigate the challenges that come withprofessional and business success.
As a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years experience, I work hard with my clients to understand and decode the language of emotions. I help with everything from "problems of living" such as workplace stress, challenges associated with injuries, relationship problems, grief and loss to more serious conditions such as anxiety, depression, trauma and dissociations that require more advanced training. As an ACC therapist, I help people thrive after sexual abuse, childhood abuse or neglect, and family violence. I also enjoy working with private clients to navigate the challenges that come withprofessional and business success.
0800 627 004 x81 View 0800 627 004 x81
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Emma Ellis Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MA, PBANZ
Verified Verified
Auckland 0604  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
We cannot change others, but we can change ourselves. Counselling and Psychotherapy is a relationship with a therapist who can assist you in exploring and developing new ways to be responsive to old, entrenched, destructive, stuck and defensive patterns in your life that cause stagnation and suffering. We can all learn to be responsive rather than reactive. Therapy and counselling is a supportive, warm and non-judgmental space to learn about yourself and to create new ways of being. Growth and the creation of these new ways of being are available to everyone. For some this takes a short time, others longer.
We cannot change others, but we can change ourselves. Counselling and Psychotherapy is a relationship with a therapist who can assist you in exploring and developing new ways to be responsive to old, entrenched, destructive, stuck and defensive patterns in your life that cause stagnation and suffering. We can all learn to be responsive rather than reactive. Therapy and counselling is a supportive, warm and non-judgmental space to learn about yourself and to create new ways of being. Growth and the creation of these new ways of being are available to everyone. For some this takes a short time, others longer.
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Sarah Jones Counselling
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Sarah Jones Counselling provides accessible and discreet help and advice for drug and alcohol addictions either in-person or from the comfort of your home via teletherapy. Drug and alcohol addiction affects people in different ways so treatment goals and follow-up support is tailored to meet the needs of each individual client, this can include: An Abstinence Approach - completely avoiding a substance for an individuals lifetime can be taken or A Harm Reduction approach - Developing practical strategies to reduce the negative consequences of substance misuse.
Sarah Jones Counselling provides accessible and discreet help and advice for drug and alcohol addictions either in-person or from the comfort of your home via teletherapy. Drug and alcohol addiction affects people in different ways so treatment goals and follow-up support is tailored to meet the needs of each individual client, this can include: An Abstinence Approach - completely avoiding a substance for an individuals lifetime can be taken or A Harm Reduction approach - Developing practical strategies to reduce the negative consequences of substance misuse.
020 4170 3811 View 020 4170 3811
Photo of Ivor Tomasevich, PBANZ, Psychotherapist
Ivor Tomasevich
Psychotherapist, PBANZ
Verified Verified
Personal counselling and psychotherapy from a highly trained professional with over 25 years of international experience. Assisting adults with difficult personal situations or emotional stress: Relationship difficulties with a partner / family or at work; Feeling at unease or anxious or upset; Feeling "down" or depressed; Being diagnosed with Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, etc.
Personal counselling and psychotherapy from a highly trained professional with over 25 years of international experience. Assisting adults with difficult personal situations or emotional stress: Relationship difficulties with a partner / family or at work; Feeling at unease or anxious or upset; Feeling "down" or depressed; Being diagnosed with Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, etc.
0800 627 004 x99 View 0800 627 004 x99
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Suzi Wallis
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
My name is Suzi Wallis (she/her). I am here to support you with tools and strategies, to achieve the changes you want. We will work towards the best possible outcomes for you and your situation. If you wish to explore the past, we will do that at a pace that's comfortable for you. The counselling I offer is about making change, and making change stick. Clients regularly leave sessions with several things to work on between appointments. I have been working with clients since 2002, and offer a variety of modalities to assist you. I offer in-person sessions in Ellerslie North, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, Aotearoa.
My name is Suzi Wallis (she/her). I am here to support you with tools and strategies, to achieve the changes you want. We will work towards the best possible outcomes for you and your situation. If you wish to explore the past, we will do that at a pace that's comfortable for you. The counselling I offer is about making change, and making change stick. Clients regularly leave sessions with several things to work on between appointments. I have been working with clients since 2002, and offer a variety of modalities to assist you. I offer in-person sessions in Ellerslie North, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, Aotearoa.
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Thrive With Therapy
Psychologist, MSc
Verified Verified
Kia Ora. I am Suhaila Latif Ameer, a dual registered Clinical Psychologist (South Africa); (New Zealand), with 14 years of experience. Whether you are struggling with a mood disorder, coming to terms with loss, relationship issues or a diagnosis, wanting to make sense in the aftermath of abuse or trauma, seeking personal development or requiring an ASD or ADHD assessment and report, Thrive with Therapy can offer professional psychological support. I provide a contained space to assess, evaluate, treat and facilitate your transformation into a Thriving You! Thank you for choosing me to walk this journey with you!
Kia Ora. I am Suhaila Latif Ameer, a dual registered Clinical Psychologist (South Africa); (New Zealand), with 14 years of experience. Whether you are struggling with a mood disorder, coming to terms with loss, relationship issues or a diagnosis, wanting to make sense in the aftermath of abuse or trauma, seeking personal development or requiring an ASD or ADHD assessment and report, Thrive with Therapy can offer professional psychological support. I provide a contained space to assess, evaluate, treat and facilitate your transformation into a Thriving You! Thank you for choosing me to walk this journey with you!
0800 627 003 x61 View 0800 627 003 x61
Photo of Melanie Woodham, MPsych, Psychologist
Melanie Woodham
Psychologist, MPsych
Verified Verified
I am a Clinical Psychologist and have been registered since 1999. My specialist area is working with children, adolescents, young adults and parents/families using a wide range of therapeutic modalities. My profile information details my assessment and treatment approaches.
I am a Clinical Psychologist and have been registered since 1999. My specialist area is working with children, adolescents, young adults and parents/families using a wide range of therapeutic modalities. My profile information details my assessment and treatment approaches.
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Photo of Hetty Gaskell-Hahn, MPsych, Psychologist
Hetty Gaskell-Hahn
Psychologist, MPsych
Verified Verified
I am a registered psychologist helping adults and young people to understand and work through life's challenges and work towards positive change. I'm passionate about helping people reach their full potential. I believe that everyone has the capacity to heal and grow, and I'm here to support you on your journey. I'm committed to developing a safe, warm, respectful & non-judgmental space, for you to achieve your goals in therapy. If you're ready to start your journey to healing and growth, I invite you to contact me today. I look forward to hearing from you.
I am a registered psychologist helping adults and young people to understand and work through life's challenges and work towards positive change. I'm passionate about helping people reach their full potential. I believe that everyone has the capacity to heal and grow, and I'm here to support you on your journey. I'm committed to developing a safe, warm, respectful & non-judgmental space, for you to achieve your goals in therapy. If you're ready to start your journey to healing and growth, I invite you to contact me today. I look forward to hearing from you.
0800 447 359 x88 View 0800 447 359 x88
Photo of Becky Bradley, MCouns, NZAC - Provisional, Counsellor
Becky Bradley
Counsellor, MCouns, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Auckland 0620  (Online Only)
I am an experienced Counsellor with a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology. I support clients with varying issues, from anxiety, relationship difficulties and body image to eating disorders and trauma. Growing up in several different countries has given me a deep appreciation for people of diverse cultures, identities and backgrounds, and has informed my open-minded understanding and acceptance of others. With experience providing long-term, trauma-informed counselling, I offer a safe, collaborative and non-judgemental space where you can feel heard, supported and work towards your goals.
I am an experienced Counsellor with a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology. I support clients with varying issues, from anxiety, relationship difficulties and body image to eating disorders and trauma. Growing up in several different countries has given me a deep appreciation for people of diverse cultures, identities and backgrounds, and has informed my open-minded understanding and acceptance of others. With experience providing long-term, trauma-informed counselling, I offer a safe, collaborative and non-judgemental space where you can feel heard, supported and work towards your goals.
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Embodied Emotion
Verified Verified
Greetings. My name is Hamish and I'm here to support you in making peace with anxiety and strong emotions. My modality is a "bottom-up" therapy, based on awareness of emotions in the body. We can spend our lives avoiding, resisting, and guarding against unpleasant feelings and situations. My invitation is for you to find a safe, supported space, where you can learn to be present with your emotions, without feeling overwhelmed. You will learn to pivot from distress to calm, without ignoring difficult feelings, to relax and move THROUGH difficult emotions, and you will take the lead in your own healing.
Greetings. My name is Hamish and I'm here to support you in making peace with anxiety and strong emotions. My modality is a "bottom-up" therapy, based on awareness of emotions in the body. We can spend our lives avoiding, resisting, and guarding against unpleasant feelings and situations. My invitation is for you to find a safe, supported space, where you can learn to be present with your emotions, without feeling overwhelmed. You will learn to pivot from distress to calm, without ignoring difficult feelings, to relax and move THROUGH difficult emotions, and you will take the lead in your own healing.
0800 627 003 x34 View 0800 627 003 x34
Photo of Anna Keyter, MA, NZAC - Provisional, Counsellor
Anna Keyter
Counsellor, MA, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Auckland 1052  (Online Only)
I work mainly with adults online, using Zoom. My clients come from various backgrounds, including all sexual or religious orientations. I walk alongside you to decide on your treatment plan. If you experience depression, anxiety, work-related or relationship issues, you could benefit from my service. I work with you to realise your goals by working from an eclectic (various therapies) perspective to support you.
I work mainly with adults online, using Zoom. My clients come from various backgrounds, including all sexual or religious orientations. I walk alongside you to decide on your treatment plan. If you experience depression, anxiety, work-related or relationship issues, you could benefit from my service. I work with you to realise your goals by working from an eclectic (various therapies) perspective to support you.
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MindFlex
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
Being flexible in the way that we think and being open to change is essential for developing and strengthening positive psychological wellbeing. Being psychologically fit is the foundation of a vital life. We all have ingrained habits, beliefs, rules, behaviours and ways of thinking about the world. Some of these provide us the tools to navigate our lives in a positive and flexible way and some can be severely restrictive, impacting us all in unique ways, from complex mental health issues to performance related difficulties in our work and relationships.
Being flexible in the way that we think and being open to change is essential for developing and strengthening positive psychological wellbeing. Being psychologically fit is the foundation of a vital life. We all have ingrained habits, beliefs, rules, behaviours and ways of thinking about the world. Some of these provide us the tools to navigate our lives in a positive and flexible way and some can be severely restrictive, impacting us all in unique ways, from complex mental health issues to performance related difficulties in our work and relationships.
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Martin Putt Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, PBANZ
Verified Verified
Sometimes we all need the space to take time out to reflect on what's going on with us; or to talk to someone outside our immediate family and friends, a trained and experienced professional, who can assist us to think and feel deeper into our life, work and relationships. As we do this we begin to feel more human, more in balance and more able to warm up to our own spontaneity, vitality and creativity in response to what is required- be it coming to some resolutions, developing or strengthening aspects of ourselves, moving forward, or 'leaning into' our lives in a more dynamic or committed way. Therapy assists.
Sometimes we all need the space to take time out to reflect on what's going on with us; or to talk to someone outside our immediate family and friends, a trained and experienced professional, who can assist us to think and feel deeper into our life, work and relationships. As we do this we begin to feel more human, more in balance and more able to warm up to our own spontaneity, vitality and creativity in response to what is required- be it coming to some resolutions, developing or strengthening aspects of ourselves, moving forward, or 'leaning into' our lives in a more dynamic or committed way. Therapy assists.
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Photo of Cobus du Plessis, MA, Psychologist
Cobus du Plessis
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Therapy is a specialized conversation, which is both a science and an art. It creates a deep relational connection and a safe space, where we can heal, grow stronger, or just move forward. We do this by discovering who we are, what we want, and how to get there. I am passionate about meeting people, journeying with them, facilitating change, and watching as they become more at ease within themself, with others, their world, and spirituality.
Therapy is a specialized conversation, which is both a science and an art. It creates a deep relational connection and a safe space, where we can heal, grow stronger, or just move forward. We do this by discovering who we are, what we want, and how to get there. I am passionate about meeting people, journeying with them, facilitating change, and watching as they become more at ease within themself, with others, their world, and spirituality.
0800 447 264 x31 View 0800 447 264 x31
Photo of Chantel Nixon, MA, Psychologist
Chantel Nixon
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
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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Moira Howson
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
Moira has worked with adolescents and adults, helping them with a range of presentations including anxiety, phobias, depression (low mood), grief and loss, trauma, relationship issues, transitions in life, work-stress/burnout and managing ADHD. Moira has a MSocSci (Org. Psych) and a MHSc (Hons)/PGDip in Counselling Psychology. She is a Registered Counselling Psychologist with the NZ Psychologists Board and is a member of the NZ Psychological Society. She offers online consultations to clients across New Zealand and is available to see clients in person on Auckland's North Shore.
Moira has worked with adolescents and adults, helping them with a range of presentations including anxiety, phobias, depression (low mood), grief and loss, trauma, relationship issues, transitions in life, work-stress/burnout and managing ADHD. Moira has a MSocSci (Org. Psych) and a MHSc (Hons)/PGDip in Counselling Psychology. She is a Registered Counselling Psychologist with the NZ Psychologists Board and is a member of the NZ Psychological Society. She offers online consultations to clients across New Zealand and is available to see clients in person on Auckland's North Shore.
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Ruth Anne McConnell
Counsellor, PhD, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Relational poverty is all around us, showing up inside us: self-bullying talk (at the roots of low self-esteem and depression); between us and others (Whanaungatanga: inter-personal difficulties, work-place stress and relationship problems); as well us at a psycho-spiritual level (Wairuatanga): feeling alone and unconnected spiritually to a deity or higher power. I offer support in all of these areas of wellbeing, through counselling, supervision and professional development training around attachment issues which include anxiety, stress, depression, relationship issues, grief and loss, and trauma.
Relational poverty is all around us, showing up inside us: self-bullying talk (at the roots of low self-esteem and depression); between us and others (Whanaungatanga: inter-personal difficulties, work-place stress and relationship problems); as well us at a psycho-spiritual level (Wairuatanga): feeling alone and unconnected spiritually to a deity or higher power. I offer support in all of these areas of wellbeing, through counselling, supervision and professional development training around attachment issues which include anxiety, stress, depression, relationship issues, grief and loss, and trauma.
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Photo of Ria Tsai, MPsych, Psychologist
Ria Tsai
Psychologist, MPsych
Verified Verified
Auckland 1052  (Online Only)
Ria is a Counselling Psychologist. She has worked in a variety of mental health settings specializing in depression, anxiety, addictions, sexual abuse and harm, trauma/PTSD, relationship and sexuality issues. Ria has a specialised interest in healthy relationships and self-growth. She has worked with women, men and adolescents from different cultural backgrounds with neurodiversity, intellectual disabilities and the forensic population.
Ria is a Counselling Psychologist. She has worked in a variety of mental health settings specializing in depression, anxiety, addictions, sexual abuse and harm, trauma/PTSD, relationship and sexuality issues. Ria has a specialised interest in healthy relationships and self-growth. She has worked with women, men and adolescents from different cultural backgrounds with neurodiversity, intellectual disabilities and the forensic population.
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Jean Annan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
I am a registered educational psychologist with an interest in the emotional well-being of young people. My clients are young people who wish to manage their emotional responses such as anxiety and stress. I also work with children’s parents and teachers to design support for children. A key focus for me when working with young people, their families and their schools is the creation of safe and respectful environments for everyone involved.
I am a registered educational psychologist with an interest in the emotional well-being of young people. My clients are young people who wish to manage their emotional responses such as anxiety and stress. I also work with children’s parents and teachers to design support for children. A key focus for me when working with young people, their families and their schools is the creation of safe and respectful environments for everyone involved.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Auckland District

400+

Average cost per session

$155

Counsellors in Auckland District who prioritize treating:

83% Anxiety
74% Depression
71% Self Esteem
71% Stress
67% Relationship Issues
58% Trauma and PTSD
55% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

68% Southern Cross
32% AIA
30% Partners Life

How Counsellors in Auckland District see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Auckland District?

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.