Therapists in Point Chevalier, Auckland

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Melika Jamal Hassan
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified
Point Chevalier, Auckland 1022
As the founder of MH Counselling, I believe Mental Health is fundamental to living a fulfilling life. MH Counselling is about prioritizing you as a client and providing support to gain your empowerment for you to deal with life's issues. I use different therapy techniques to work with different clients with different needs. Current available days and times: Monday-Friday Face to Face 9am-5pm /with Online- I am able to do night-time including weekends if that is suitable. Fees are 50-60 min session $65 for -Students -Retired -Having Physical and Mental health Disability and $85 for Others.
As the founder of MH Counselling, I believe Mental Health is fundamental to living a fulfilling life. MH Counselling is about prioritizing you as a client and providing support to gain your empowerment for you to deal with life's issues. I use different therapy techniques to work with different clients with different needs. Current available days and times: Monday-Friday Face to Face 9am-5pm /with Online- I am able to do night-time including weekends if that is suitable. Fees are 50-60 min session $65 for -Students -Retired -Having Physical and Mental health Disability and $85 for Others.
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Valentina Bargiacchi
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified
Point Chevalier, Auckland 1026
I am passionate about helping people through their change and growth process. With over 10 years experience as a counsellor, I am able to offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space for you to explore any challenges you face. I provide both short and long-term therapy with an approach that is warm and respectful; that gives you the space to explore thoughts and feelings to gain greater clarity and insight; that works alongside you to find new ways of coping; and supports you to identify goals, strengths and values. Together we can work to find solutions so you can live a rich and meaningful life.
I am passionate about helping people through their change and growth process. With over 10 years experience as a counsellor, I am able to offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space for you to explore any challenges you face. I provide both short and long-term therapy with an approach that is warm and respectful; that gives you the space to explore thoughts and feelings to gain greater clarity and insight; that works alongside you to find new ways of coping; and supports you to identify goals, strengths and values. Together we can work to find solutions so you can live a rich and meaningful life.
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Suzy Morrison
Counsellor
Verified
Point Chevalier, Auckland 1022  (Online Only)
My counselling specialty is working with people who are having problems with their alcohol or other drug use. I also work with family and friends affected by someone else's use of alcohol or other drugs. If you are curious about the impact alcohol is having on your life, I offer a confidential space to assess the pros and cons and explore options for change. Initially the alcohol and/or other drugs were probably working well, soothing distress and providing confidence and connection. Sometimes it’s difficult to know whether the alcohol is still the solution or part of the problem. It helps to talk.
My counselling specialty is working with people who are having problems with their alcohol or other drug use. I also work with family and friends affected by someone else's use of alcohol or other drugs. If you are curious about the impact alcohol is having on your life, I offer a confidential space to assess the pros and cons and explore options for change. Initially the alcohol and/or other drugs were probably working well, soothing distress and providing confidence and connection. Sometimes it’s difficult to know whether the alcohol is still the solution or part of the problem. It helps to talk.
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Prudence Anne Fisher
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Point Chevalier, Auckland 1025
I am a clinical psychologist registered with both the New Zealand and Australian Boards. I have over 27 years experience working with women in women's health, couples, individuals and young women. I work within a contextual model that understands distress, anxiety and depression arise from our lives which sits within a positive psychological model. This enables me to identify what restrains and enables individuals wellbeing and assist them find alternative ways of being in the world.
I am a clinical psychologist registered with both the New Zealand and Australian Boards. I have over 27 years experience working with women in women's health, couples, individuals and young women. I work within a contextual model that understands distress, anxiety and depression arise from our lives which sits within a positive psychological model. This enables me to identify what restrains and enables individuals wellbeing and assist them find alternative ways of being in the world.
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Dr. Andrew Greaves
Psychologist, PsychD
Verified
Point Chevalier, Auckland 1025
Life can throw us all sorts of challenging experiences, and at times we can get stuck - in mood, behaviours, relationships and in unhelpful patterns or ways of coping. It can be hard to know how to navigate through these difficulties. Psychological therapy is about making sense and meaning from events and discovering new ways of relating to ourselves and to others. I provide therapy according to your goals and needs with the intention of helping you being closer to the person you want to be and be doing the things that are important to you.
Life can throw us all sorts of challenging experiences, and at times we can get stuck - in mood, behaviours, relationships and in unhelpful patterns or ways of coping. It can be hard to know how to navigate through these difficulties. Psychological therapy is about making sense and meaning from events and discovering new ways of relating to ourselves and to others. I provide therapy according to your goals and needs with the intention of helping you being closer to the person you want to be and be doing the things that are important to you.
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Aaron O'Connell
Psychologist, PsychD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Point Chevalier, Auckland 1025  (Online Only)
If you are considering psychological therapy, we are here to give you a brief overview of how the process works, what to anticipate, and how to make the most of your sessions. Please contact me directly to see if I am the right person to help you. CBT and ACT are modern, well-structured, and time-limited therapy approaches. The first session typically follows a structured process, where I ask a series of questions to gain a comprehensive understanding of the key psychological processes that may be contributing to your distress. At the end of this session, I often provide a verbal summary to ensure that it resonates with you.
If you are considering psychological therapy, we are here to give you a brief overview of how the process works, what to anticipate, and how to make the most of your sessions. Please contact me directly to see if I am the right person to help you. CBT and ACT are modern, well-structured, and time-limited therapy approaches. The first session typically follows a structured process, where I ask a series of questions to gain a comprehensive understanding of the key psychological processes that may be contributing to your distress. At the end of this session, I often provide a verbal summary to ensure that it resonates with you.
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Margo Regan
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified
Point Chevalier, Auckland 1025  (Online Only)
Specialised in Relationship Intensives. MNZAC Registered with NZAC, specialising in relationships and areas that frequently impact relationships such as addiction, pornography addiction, anxiety, and sexuality. . Having trained with world-renowned teachers and worked in international world-leading addiction residential treatment centres, facilitated relationship workshops, designed and led corporate programmes and speaks on communication, emotional intelligence, relationships and resilience at conferences. Regularly asked for media commentary on national print, radio and tv.
Specialised in Relationship Intensives. MNZAC Registered with NZAC, specialising in relationships and areas that frequently impact relationships such as addiction, pornography addiction, anxiety, and sexuality. . Having trained with world-renowned teachers and worked in international world-leading addiction residential treatment centres, facilitated relationship workshops, designed and led corporate programmes and speaks on communication, emotional intelligence, relationships and resilience at conferences. Regularly asked for media commentary on national print, radio and tv.
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Chantel Nixon
Psychologist, MA
Verified
Point Chevalier, 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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Embodied Emotion
Point Chevalier, Auckland 1025
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.
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JC Coetzee Clinical Psychologist Auckland Parnell
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Point Chevalier, Auckland 1025
I am a Specialist Trauma Therapist and Clinical Psychologist. I have psychology offices in Parnell Auckland and Ponsonby Auckland. I also offer remote/online services. I work with individuals and couples from diverse backgrounds, nationalities, and cultures. With more than 21 years of experience, I specialize in providing psychotherapy to individuals and couples from diverse backgrounds, nationalities, and cultures. I am a member of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists. I offer psychological services such as individual psychotherapy for adults and teens, as well as couples therapy at my Auckland Psychology offices.
I am a Specialist Trauma Therapist and Clinical Psychologist. I have psychology offices in Parnell Auckland and Ponsonby Auckland. I also offer remote/online services. I work with individuals and couples from diverse backgrounds, nationalities, and cultures. With more than 21 years of experience, I specialize in providing psychotherapy to individuals and couples from diverse backgrounds, nationalities, and cultures. I am a member of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists. I offer psychological services such as individual psychotherapy for adults and teens, as well as couples therapy at my Auckland Psychology offices.
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Christine Cowan-James
Psychologist
Verified
Point Chevalier, Auckland 1025
I am a person-centred and collaborative therapist who works with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, and debilitating stress. I provide support for addiction recovery, and assist with trauma processing and healing. I have experience working with young people who are struggling with transitioning through to adulthood, and adults who are facing major life changes and challenges. As a certified resilience coach, I support resilience building through the development of skills and strategies to maximise the ability to bounce back from adverse experiences.
I am a person-centred and collaborative therapist who works with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, and debilitating stress. I provide support for addiction recovery, and assist with trauma processing and healing. I have experience working with young people who are struggling with transitioning through to adulthood, and adults who are facing major life changes and challenges. As a certified resilience coach, I support resilience building through the development of skills and strategies to maximise the ability to bounce back from adverse experiences.
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Adriana Thomas
Psychologist, PhD, MNZCCP
Verified
Point Chevalier, Auckland 1025  (Online Only)
Update: Available for online appointments only Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Mondays in Ponsonby between 9:30-2:30pm. I am a registered clinical psychologist helping adults, young people, couples and families to understand life’s challenges whilst working towards positive changes and a meaningful existence. My aim is to help you understand and gain more insight about yourself, relationships and values.
Update: Available for online appointments only Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Mondays in Ponsonby between 9:30-2:30pm. I am a registered clinical psychologist helping adults, young people, couples and families to understand life’s challenges whilst working towards positive changes and a meaningful existence. My aim is to help you understand and gain more insight about yourself, relationships and values.
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Mihili Alexander
Psychotherapist, MPsych, PBANZ
Verified
Point Chevalier, Auckland 1025
Not accepting new clients
I am a Registered Psychotherapist and Supervisor with over 10 years of experience working in Mental Health in New Zealand. I offer short term counselling and long term therapy to adults, couples and young people (16+ years). I have experience working with a broad range of issues, most of which are listed below on my profile. I have special interest in working with difficulties related to high sensitivity (HSp), ADD/ADHD, major life changes (e.g. parenthood), pre and post natal depression, trauma and chronic stress.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist and Supervisor with over 10 years of experience working in Mental Health in New Zealand. I offer short term counselling and long term therapy to adults, couples and young people (16+ years). I have experience working with a broad range of issues, most of which are listed below on my profile. I have special interest in working with difficulties related to high sensitivity (HSp), ADD/ADHD, major life changes (e.g. parenthood), pre and post natal depression, trauma and chronic stress.
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Online Therapists

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Vanessa Garcia H
Psychologist, MSc
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hi, I am a Health Psychologist that takes a holistic approach to wellbeing. My areas of specific interest are anxiety, health-related trauma/PTSD, specific phobias, optimising sleep and wellbeing.
Hi, I am a Health Psychologist that takes a holistic approach to wellbeing. My areas of specific interest are anxiety, health-related trauma/PTSD, specific phobias, optimising sleep and wellbeing.
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Charmaine Bright @ Bright Wellbeing
Verified
1 Endorsed
Auckland 0630  (Online Only)
My approach draws on traditional and alternative counselling and coaching modalities. I use these approaches to empower my clients and my practice is strongly grounded in spirituality and energy psychology. Nourishment and healing are facilitated through energy-integration, visualisation, inner-child work and support in recovering a sense of self.
My approach draws on traditional and alternative counselling and coaching modalities. I use these approaches to empower my clients and my practice is strongly grounded in spirituality and energy psychology. Nourishment and healing are facilitated through energy-integration, visualisation, inner-child work and support in recovering a sense of self.
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Becky Bradley
Counsellor, MCouns
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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Couples Therapy Auckland
Psychologist, PhD, MNZCCP
Verified
I am a Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board. My practice is situated in Auckland's Ponsonby area, but I also provide remote/online services. With more than 21 years of experience, I specialize in providing psychotherapy to individuals and couples from diverse backgrounds, nationalities, and cultures. As a member of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists, I offer psychological services such as individual psychotherapy for adults and teens, as well as couples therapy. I also conduct assessments for Adult ADHD, Adult Autism, and PTSD.
I am a Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board. My practice is situated in Auckland's Ponsonby area, but I also provide remote/online services. With more than 21 years of experience, I specialize in providing psychotherapy to individuals and couples from diverse backgrounds, nationalities, and cultures. As a member of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists, I offer psychological services such as individual psychotherapy for adults and teens, as well as couples therapy. I also conduct assessments for Adult ADHD, Adult Autism, and PTSD.
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Farah Elnashi
Counsellor, MA
Im here to support you achieve your goals no matter what they are; from reducing anxiety, increasing motivation, working on selfcare and resolving trauma, to just being happier
Im here to support you achieve your goals no matter what they are; from reducing anxiety, increasing motivation, working on selfcare and resolving trauma, to just being happier
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The Global Therapy Room
Counsellor, MA, AThR
Verified
Kia ora, welcome. I offer online Art Therapy, Psychotherapy and Mental Health Counselling to clients from various parts of the globe. I work Online, Phone call, Text / WhatsApp, face-to-face in Parnell (waitlist) and Walk & Talk sessions in Mt Eden, Mt Roskill and Royal Oak areas. My work uses tools and skills covering a range of psychodynamic and integrative practices; ACT, Play/Creative Therapy modalities and behavioural methods, such as DBT and CBT. I prefer to understand how clients are struggling and work adaptively to suit their needs, neuro-capabilities and personality.
Kia ora, welcome. I offer online Art Therapy, Psychotherapy and Mental Health Counselling to clients from various parts of the globe. I work Online, Phone call, Text / WhatsApp, face-to-face in Parnell (waitlist) and Walk & Talk sessions in Mt Eden, Mt Roskill and Royal Oak areas. My work uses tools and skills covering a range of psychodynamic and integrative practices; ACT, Play/Creative Therapy modalities and behavioural methods, such as DBT and CBT. I prefer to understand how clients are struggling and work adaptively to suit their needs, neuro-capabilities and personality.
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Dr. Mojan Fadaei
Counsellor, PhD, NZAC - Provisional
Verified
If you need help for your life transitions, decision making, goal planning, coaching, and basically moving forward in your life, I can help you using a holistic and strength based, positive and uplifting approach. Our past is dead data, so going through them over and over doesn’t help much. It just gives us clues to re-evaluate and move forward with clarity of mind and SMART action plan.
If you need help for your life transitions, decision making, goal planning, coaching, and basically moving forward in your life, I can help you using a holistic and strength based, positive and uplifting approach. Our past is dead data, so going through them over and over doesn’t help much. It just gives us clues to re-evaluate and move forward with clarity of mind and SMART action plan.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Point Chevalier, Auckland

10+

Average cost per session

$195

Counsellors in Point Chevalier, Auckland who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
77% Stress
69% Depression
69% Trauma and PTSD
69% Self Esteem
62% Relationship Issues
62% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

21 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Southern Cross
50% Sovereign Health
50% AIA

How Counsellors in Point Chevalier, Auckland see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Point Chevalier, 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.

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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.