Trauma and PTSD Therapists in North Shore, Auckland

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Photo of Marie Franklin, Psychotherapist in North Shore, Auckland, Auckland
Marie Franklin
Psychotherapist, MPsych, PBANZ
Verified
Verified
I’m a psychotherapist passionate about supporting mental and emotional well-being. I work with trauma , anxiety and depression mostly, and I’m particularly interested in relationship issues including working with couples, as well as self esteem issues. I also practice ecotherapy, where nature assists in the healing!
0800 627 050 x41
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North Shore
Auckland 0626
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Simon Banks
Psychotherapist, MA, PBANZ
Verified
Verified
Together we would explore your history, your family of origin, your way of being in relationship (your attachment style) and also any trauma (defining trauma as anything that was too overwhelming to feel alone).
Perhaps you have tried strategies that no longer work. Perhaps you have had support before and would now like to try it again or continue where you left off. Perhaps there is something specific that you would like to gain more insight into and healing from. Whatever your reason for coming, you will find a safe, non-judgemental and accepting environment where you will have a confidential space to bring whatever you would like to work through at a pace and depth that feels safe to you.
0800 627 004 x62
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North Shore
Auckland 0624
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Vanessa Trajano
Counsellor, PsychD, MNZAC
Verified
Verified
Extensive clinical training and practice, in a psychodynamic and trauma informed approach and posteriorly integrating essential evidence based therapies, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), with an Attachment-Based orientation.
I've been practicing in the field of clinical psychology for over 12 years, along with different clinical contexts, I had opportunity to work with mood and anxiety disorders , trauma , complex trauma , psychotic disorders, personality disorders, oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), autism, Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), selective mutism, bullying, suicidal ideation, cycle of domestic violence, addictions, complex grief, adjustment/anxiety related to retirement and immigration, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, attachment-based family interventions. All cases varied in age groups
0800 627 024 x27
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North Shore
Auckland 0632
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Michelle Lu
Psychotherapist, PBANZ
Verified
Verified
I worked within the hospital system (ADHB) to learn about the physical manifestation of stress, anxiety, depression, CPTSD, PTSD , intergenerational trauma , body dysmorphia, racial conflict, cross cultural friction, and more.
Kia ora, welcome, and 你好! Psychotherapy is a commitment between two individuals to sit together in a space filled with history. To start this soulful exploration together takes commitment, courage, and curiosity. I enjoy providing a sensitive, confidential, connective space for clients. So if, you’re grappling with issues or experiencing various impact of COVID lockdown, relationships, or physical symptoms of stress, it might be time to reach out and enquire for support.
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North Shore
Auckland 0626
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Fiona Smorag
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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.
0800 627 004 x94
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North Shore
Auckland 0622
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Sunitha Ramnarayan
Counsellor, NZCCA
Verified
Verified
I have experience working with anxiety, depression, self harm, trauma , family issues and couples counselling I have experience with highly functioning highly anxious clients, as well as emigration challenges and marginalised communities.
It’s my privilege to come alongside during periods of challenges. My clients include teenagers, young adults,couples, families and older adults seeking healing and restoration. I am interested in how our bodies, minds, souls and spirit all give wisdoms and healing. I use both body focused “bottom up” and cognitive methods “top down “ modalities of therapy to integrate a fully inclusive healing journey. My ethos is founded on a Strength based Person Centred counselling. My method of engagement in therapeutic relationships is deeply respectful of your own wisdoms and strengths, offering a collaboration where we learn from each other.
0800 627 004 x76
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North Shore
Auckland 0632
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Franciska Neuhäuser
With training and qualifications in Counselling, Psychology, and NLP, I will empower you to manage and overcome grief, trauma , anxiety, phobias, and low moods; so that you will restore and enjoy confidence, self-esteem, health, well-being, and better relationships.
0800 627 003 x12
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North Shore
Auckland 0622
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Joanne Meldrum
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
• Individuals, couples and groups • Acceptance and Commitment therapy • Narrative Therapy • Developmental model - Working with Couples • Trauma responses • Holistic Healthcare models - Te Whare Tapa Wha (mental, physical, spiritual and social) Mindfulness and Meditation techniques • Understanding Trauma Responses • Anger and Anxiety Management skills.
I facilitate confidential conversations that open up space for an exploration of problems associated with traumas (micro or macro) and focus on what it means to you to reconnect back to self/identity by using developmental models of therapeutic change. The knowledge that I have developed over the past 15+ years, has led to an awareness that when core beliefs/values are compromised, maladaptive defence emotional/behavioural patterns are created as a pattern of survival. My practice is in understand this conflict to improve relationships, by noticing what gets in the way of you living a life of value, purpose and vitality.
0800 627 050 x22
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North Shore
Auckland 0622
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Moira Howson
Psychologist
Verified
Verified
Moira has worked with adolescents and adults, helping them with a range of presentations including anxiety, phobia, depression (low mood), grief and loss, trauma , relationship issues, transitions in life, chronic health concerns and work-stress and burnout. At times we all feel stuck and seek support to make decisions, move forward and find more meaning in our day to day lives.
0800 627 003 x35
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North Shore
Auckland 0630
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Nick Joseph
Psychotherapist, PBANZ
Verified
Verified
Thank you for taking the time to view my profile and to find out how I can help you. I believe reaching out for help is a courageous and brave step towards your journey of healing, change and growth. I work with individuals and couples in a safe, supportive and confidential environment to allow you the space to feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible; whilst working through the difficulties and challenges you are currently experiencing. I work with a range of presenting issues including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief and loss, trauma , abuse, and more. I am ACC approved for sensitive claims.
0800 627 004 x18
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North Shore
Auckland 0620
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Shivana Ramanjam
Psychotherapist, PBANZ
Verified
Verified
I work alongside individuals through life changes, social challenges, trauma , and inner turmoil.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist and I work with adults over the age of 18. I offer individual therapy in a safe therapeutic space where individuals can explore and understand themselves better. Therapy is a pathway that can help individuals to become more in tune with their authentic selves and strengthen their relationships with others. Psychotherapy aims to add depth to life and relational experiences by assisting individuals to understand what is causing them mental distress. Through greater self-awareness and exploration, individuals are likely to experience an increase in emotional, professional, and relational growth.
0800 627 024 x11
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North Shore
Auckland 0626
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Shannon Tilston
Counsellor, MA, MNZAC
Verified
Verified
I specialize in Gottman Method Couples Counseling, DBT, CBT, Mindfulness, Conscious Loving, and Trauma -Informed Care.
It is my goal that individuals leave the counselling experience feeling more empowered and hopeful in facing a personal or relationship issue that once felt insurmountable. I am passionate about offering you techniques for overcoming hardship and uncertainty. With the right strategies and insights, you can learn to master your internal experience, enhance overall pleasure, and build a healthier relationship with yourself and your loved ones.
0800 627 024 x85
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North Shore
Auckland 0622
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Annetta Bouius
Psychologist, MSc, MNZCCP
Verified
Verified
Curious about understanding your uniqueness or wondering what your life might be like if you had therapy? With over 25 years of experience, Annetta works with adults and older adolescents. As a potential client, you may have concerns about your ability to feel happy or connected to people, or you may have neurodiversity, such as Autism or ADHD, you want to understand. Annetta offers assessments and therapy for a range of concerns.
0800 627 050 x69
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North Shore
Auckland 0626
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Gerry Douglas for EMDR Therapy
Counsellor, MNZCAA
Verified
Verified
Gerry Douglas works professionally as an EMDR Clinician, Relationship Counsellor, & Learning Difficulties Remediation Specialist. His ethnic heritage is Scottish and Pacifika (Fijian and Samoan). He has a warm inclusive manner and more than 25 years of experience. Gerry’s professional point of difference, for both counselling and the remediation of various learning disabilities, incorporates resetting the neurophysiological substrate that underlies and facilitates behaviour. Many reasons for seeking counselling, and the underlying source of numerous learning disabilities, are directly linked to neurophysiological dysregulation.
0800 627 050 x88
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North Shore
Auckland 0622
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Wendy Wang
Counsellor, MA, NZAC - Provisional
Verified
Verified
My name is Naifang Wang. You can call me Wendy. I’m from Shanghai in China. I have been living in Auckland since 2017. I completed a Graduate Diploma in Arts in Psychology at Massey University in 2021. I also hold an NZQA accredited level 9 Master’s Degree in mental health. My experience as a psychological counselor involves individuals, couples, families and children. If you have any problems with emotional distress, problem solving, personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family problem, children's development, repetive dream work, etc., please contact me.
0800 627 024 x60
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North Shore
Auckland 0629
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Joseph van Zoomeren
Psychotherapist, PBANZ
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Psychotherapy is a deeply personal journey. This journey is unique to each individual, where the journey may begin with seeking purpose in the person’s life or seeking to make meaning of life and its mysteries. It may involve seeking relief from emotional pain and suffering or unbearable feelings. It might also consist of confronting shadows from your past or healing from a traumatic past event. I see my work as a psychotherapist as accompanying you on your journey together, where I hope to support you in finding growth, balance, and a sense of harmony and peace. I also offer K9-assisted therapy.
0800 627 003 x71
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North Shore
Auckland 0632
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Connected Life
Counsellor, MA, AThR
Verified
Verified
Successful counselling is based on the quality of the relationship between myself (the therapist) and you (the client). My approach is based on deep respect and non-judgemental acceptance for all people I work with. Utilising an element of creativity within therapy enables you to speak through art making, and reflection, because sometimes spoken words don’t exist for your experience. In my practice I offer counselling and arts therapy, professional supervision and coaching, and career development.
0800 627 003 x54
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North Shore
Auckland 0626
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Madhu Chandra
Psychotherapist, MPsych, PBANZ
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I offer psychotherapy in Birkenhead, Auckland. Psychotherapy is a counselling service that helps to understand who we are deep down, how our life experiences have affected and shaped us and how this sometimes leads to self-defeating behaviours, a lot of which happens unconsciously. These can manifest as stress, anxiety, depression or feeling overwhelmed - making life challenging.
0800 627 003 x37
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North Shore
Auckland 0626
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NOL
Counsellor, MNZCAA
Are you feeling stressed in your workplace or burnt out? Do you have relationship or parenting issues and need to find clarity around your thoughts? Some wounds never show on the body that is deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds. Anything human is mentionable, and anything mentionable can be more manageable. When we talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary.
North Shore
Auckland 0622
Not accepting new clients
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Ale Held
Psychologist
Verified
Verified
Alexandra (Ale) Held is an NZ-trained and registered psychologist and a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA). She is experienced in working with a variety of challenging behaviours across adults, adolescents, and children in a range of settings, providing a high level of behavioural assessments and interventions. She is experienced in implementing intensive Behaviour Support Services, based on the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis. She works from a non-aversive framework to increase positive behaviour, increase positive interactions, develop skills, and decrease the occurrence of challenging behaviours.
0800 627 050 x93
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North Shore
Auckland 0629
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Trauma and PTSD Counsellors

When should I seek treatment for trauma?

Not everyone who undergoes trauma needs therapy to heal, but many do. If, after experiencing a traumatic event, you find yourself struggling with symptoms such as nightmares, dissociation, irritability, or emotional numbness—especially if these symptoms last more than a month and are severe enough to interfere with your daily functioning—you may benefit from seeking out therapy with a trauma-informed provider.

How long does trauma therapy take?

Different types of therapy for trauma unfold on different timelines. Prolonged exposure therapy and cognitive processing therapy, for example, each take about three months, while trauma-informed CBT may last anywhere from 8 to 25 sessions. Other approaches, especially those that are less structured or that incorporate elements from multiple modalities, may be more open-ended, though many patients report feeling better within the first few months of treatment.

What happens if trauma is left untreated?

Unaddressed trauma can have serious—even devastating—effects on relationships, career, and day-to-day functioning. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can lead people to distrust or lash out at others, making it difficult to maintain intimate relationships; it can also trigger symptoms such as flashbacks or hyperreactivity that can interfere with a person’s ability to function effectively, personally and/or professionally. Some sufferers turn to drugs to find relief. Symptoms may lessen on their own with time, but there is no guarantee that PTSD will resolve on its own.

Can PTSD come back after treatment?

It is possible for PTSD symptoms to recur months or years after successful treatment. This is because, like most mental health disorders, it is not possible to “cure” PTSD, and stressful life events may cause symptoms to recur in even the most resilient individuals. There is no shame in re-experiencing PTSD symptoms nor in returning to therapy when such relapses occur; indeed, many forms of trauma therapy explicitly encourage periodic “maintenance sessions” to reinforce coping skills and ensure that symptoms stay manageable.