Anxiety Therapists in Auckland

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Dr. Clare Calvert
Psychologist, PsychD, NZPsS Member
Verified Verified
Auckland 1052
I qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 2005 and am from the UK. I moved to New Zealand in 2009, where I worked part-time for Te Whatu Ora in adult mental health, and set up my private practice. I now work full-time in my practice. I work with adults over 18 and offer individual therapy. I can help you with anxiety, stress, mood, worry, assertiveness and emotion regulation. My aim in therapy is to provide a warm and safe space where we can work together on achieving your goals and ultimately become your own therapist. I pride myself on being approachable and easy to talk to.
I qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 2005 and am from the UK. I moved to New Zealand in 2009, where I worked part-time for Te Whatu Ora in adult mental health, and set up my private practice. I now work full-time in my practice. I work with adults over 18 and offer individual therapy. I can help you with anxiety, stress, mood, worry, assertiveness and emotion regulation. My aim in therapy is to provide a warm and safe space where we can work together on achieving your goals and ultimately become your own therapist. I pride myself on being approachable and easy to talk to.
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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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Samantha Patel
Psychologist, MSc, NZPsS Member
Verified Verified
Auckland 1052
I specialise in trauma, racial / sexual identity, behaviour change, dealing with migration, life changes, identity, anxiety and work-place stress.
Hi, I'm a registered psychologist with 20 years experience of working with clients. I take a holistic approach (spiritual, emotional, physical and cognitive), and recognise that we all have intersecting identities. I'm interested in my clients’ individual story and believe that they are the expert on themselves. We are all unique and it's a privilege to work with a client to support their sense of self and wellbeing. I offer short and long term therapy from a lens that is cross cultural and draws upon a range of approaches and theories. I am also registered with ACC (New Zealand) as a provider (ISSC Treatment).
I specialise in trauma, racial / sexual identity, behaviour change, dealing with migration, life changes, identity, anxiety and work-place stress.
Hi, I'm a registered psychologist with 20 years experience of working with clients. I take a holistic approach (spiritual, emotional, physical and cognitive), and recognise that we all have intersecting identities. I'm interested in my clients’ individual story and believe that they are the expert on themselves. We are all unique and it's a privilege to work with a client to support their sense of self and wellbeing. I offer short and long term therapy from a lens that is cross cultural and draws upon a range of approaches and theories. I am also registered with ACC (New Zealand) as a provider (ISSC Treatment).
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Brian Hughes
Psychotherapist, PBANZ
Verified Verified
Auckland 0632
Anxiety, depression and relationship problems can have us feel stuck and confused. It’s difficult to work out on our own why we do what we do, and how we can make things better. Sometimes we need a little help to create a rich and fulfilling life.
Anxiety, depression and relationship problems can have us feel stuck and confused. It’s difficult to work out on our own why we do what we do, and how we can make things better. Sometimes we need a little help to create a rich and fulfilling life.
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Rebecca Liao
Psychologist, MPsych
Verified Verified
Auckland 0618  (Online Only)
On leave until April 2024. Individual clients who have worked with me in the past have experienced a variety of difficulties including anxiety, depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), challenges related to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), emotional dysregulation, parenting issues, and post-abuse psychological recovery. Although I do work with a wide range of life stages, I particularly enjoy working with children (school-age), young professionals, and parents.
On leave until April 2024. Individual clients who have worked with me in the past have experienced a variety of difficulties including anxiety, depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), challenges related to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), emotional dysregulation, parenting issues, and post-abuse psychological recovery. Although I do work with a wide range of life stages, I particularly enjoy working with children (school-age), young professionals, and parents.
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D4 Counselling
Counsellor, MCouns, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Auckland 1052
My name is Gorgan Ng and I've been working with teenagers or young adults who identify as part of the geek culture or have an interest in gaming, anime, or superheroes. They may be struggling with issues such as wanting change in life, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, difficulty fitting in, or a sense of isolation. They need a safe and understanding space where they can freely express their interests and experiences without judgment. Their goal is to integrate the skills and insights they have gained from their geeky hobbies into their daily lives, improving their self-confidence, social connections, and overall well-being.
My name is Gorgan Ng and I've been working with teenagers or young adults who identify as part of the geek culture or have an interest in gaming, anime, or superheroes. They may be struggling with issues such as wanting change in life, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, difficulty fitting in, or a sense of isolation. They need a safe and understanding space where they can freely express their interests and experiences without judgment. Their goal is to integrate the skills and insights they have gained from their geeky hobbies into their daily lives, improving their self-confidence, social connections, and overall well-being.
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Christopher Oyston
Psychologist, MSc
Verified Verified
Auckland 1052
I am a clinical psychologist with extensive experience with a focus on providing therapy to adults and older teenagers experiencing a range of psychological changes negatively impacting on you and probably on those closest to you. These changes can include feelings of anxiety and depression brought on by the impact of external events, adjustments to changing circumstances or for reasons that seem inexplicable to you. I try to create a warm, supportive, collaborative and non-judgemental space for you to explore and better understand your current difficulties, and find a path to a more comfortable sense of well-being.
I am a clinical psychologist with extensive experience with a focus on providing therapy to adults and older teenagers experiencing a range of psychological changes negatively impacting on you and probably on those closest to you. These changes can include feelings of anxiety and depression brought on by the impact of external events, adjustments to changing circumstances or for reasons that seem inexplicable to you. I try to create a warm, supportive, collaborative and non-judgemental space for you to explore and better understand your current difficulties, and find a path to a more comfortable sense of well-being.
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Embodied Emotion
Verified Verified
Auckland 1042
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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Hilary Jackson: GoodTherapy
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Auckland 0604
Are you troubled by Stress, Hopelessness, Anxiety, Depression or Confusion? ​ Grieving the loss of someone or something? ​ Has Trauma burdened you with ongoing distress? ​ Do you wish to Create Change in any aspect of life or living? Come talk....
Are you troubled by Stress, Hopelessness, Anxiety, Depression or Confusion? ​ Grieving the loss of someone or something? ​ Has Trauma burdened you with ongoing distress? ​ Do you wish to Create Change in any aspect of life or living? Come talk....
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Tanima Rahman at Feeling and Healing
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Auckland 1041  (Online Only)
My name is Tanima Rahman, and my focus at Feeling and Healing is centered around offering quality counselling to all who seek it, and to remove cultural and/or language barriers for anyone in search for support in a safe and confidential environment. I am able to provide counselling services online to clients in English, Bengali, Hindi and Urdu, and understand the importance of offering a culturally sensitive, holistic approach to helping you navigate any personal challenges you wish to explore, be it Anxiety, Depression, Trauma or Grief. I can offer you guidance in nourishing your wellbeing and happiness - the first step is here.
My name is Tanima Rahman, and my focus at Feeling and Healing is centered around offering quality counselling to all who seek it, and to remove cultural and/or language barriers for anyone in search for support in a safe and confidential environment. I am able to provide counselling services online to clients in English, Bengali, Hindi and Urdu, and understand the importance of offering a culturally sensitive, holistic approach to helping you navigate any personal challenges you wish to explore, be it Anxiety, Depression, Trauma or Grief. I can offer you guidance in nourishing your wellbeing and happiness - the first step is here.
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Kriti Soni
Counsellor, MA, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Auckland 1023  (Online Only)
I have always had a passion and desire to help people become the best versions of themselves. I enjoy being the listening ear and the calm place people can come to and just be and share their struggles, but not only that, also celebrate their victories and I count this as a privilege. I have a passion for trauma work, as well as a wide range of other areas including but not limited to working with anxiety, depression, stress and time management, grief and loss, self-esteem and confidence issues.
I have always had a passion and desire to help people become the best versions of themselves. I enjoy being the listening ear and the calm place people can come to and just be and share their struggles, but not only that, also celebrate their victories and I count this as a privilege. I have a passion for trauma work, as well as a wide range of other areas including but not limited to working with anxiety, depression, stress and time management, grief and loss, self-esteem and confidence issues.
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Dr. Abdul Salam Kizhakkum Parambil
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Auckland 1024
I'm an ACC registered Clinical Psychologist practicing for the last 14 years. My special areas of interest include Borderline Personality Disorder and Social Anxiety. Helping my clients handle mood swings, interpersonal difficulties, dissociation and difficult emotions such as anger and anxiety form a major part of my work. I hold a Masters degree in Psychology and an MPhil and PhD in Clinical Psychology. I am registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board as a Clinical Psychologist and am a registered treatment provider with ACC.
I'm an ACC registered Clinical Psychologist practicing for the last 14 years. My special areas of interest include Borderline Personality Disorder and Social Anxiety. Helping my clients handle mood swings, interpersonal difficulties, dissociation and difficult emotions such as anger and anxiety form a major part of my work. I hold a Masters degree in Psychology and an MPhil and PhD in Clinical Psychology. I am registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board as a Clinical Psychologist and am a registered treatment provider with ACC.
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Auckland Mental Wellness Centre
Psychologist, MPsych, NZPsS Member
Verified Verified
Auckland 1051
Specialty include: Anxiety, Addiction, Child & Adolescent Mental Health Issues (ADHD, Autism, developmental and behavioural issues, learning difficulty), Chronic Pain, Depression, Life Transitions, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, Panic Disorder, Personality Disorder, Relationship Problems, Self Esteem, Sleep Disturbance/Insomnia , Trauma Related Disorder.
Auckland Mental Wellness Centre has a team of registered psychologists. We aim to provide professional, and confidential psychology service for children, adolescents, adults, and families. Our psychologists are experienced and certified supervisors to provide Clinical Supervision and Training for professionals. Our service include general and specialised psychological assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of relational, psychological, emotional, social and behavioural issues. We also do assessment report to Court and Immigration NZ.
Specialty include: Anxiety, Addiction, Child & Adolescent Mental Health Issues (ADHD, Autism, developmental and behavioural issues, learning difficulty), Chronic Pain, Depression, Life Transitions, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, Panic Disorder, Personality Disorder, Relationship Problems, Self Esteem, Sleep Disturbance/Insomnia , Trauma Related Disorder.
Auckland Mental Wellness Centre has a team of registered psychologists. We aim to provide professional, and confidential psychology service for children, adolescents, adults, and families. Our psychologists are experienced and certified supervisors to provide Clinical Supervision and Training for professionals. Our service include general and specialised psychological assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of relational, psychological, emotional, social and behavioural issues. We also do assessment report to Court and Immigration NZ.
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Crowning Jewels Counselling Service
Counsellor, NZCCA
Verified Verified
Auckland 2025
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, or are you worried, stressed, stuck or confused? Perhaps you have experienced trauma in your life. The trauma we faced yesterday can have a negative impact on our lived experience today, where we can feel hopeless, powerless and even struggle to live in our own skin because we think so low of ourselves. Perhaps you have suffered a loss and you just can't seem to find your way forward. Throughout my life, I have experienced a wide array of trauma, which is foundational to why I became, not just a registered ACC Social Worker, but also a qualified counsellor.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, or are you worried, stressed, stuck or confused? Perhaps you have experienced trauma in your life. The trauma we faced yesterday can have a negative impact on our lived experience today, where we can feel hopeless, powerless and even struggle to live in our own skin because we think so low of ourselves. Perhaps you have suffered a loss and you just can't seem to find your way forward. Throughout my life, I have experienced a wide array of trauma, which is foundational to why I became, not just a registered ACC Social Worker, but also a qualified counsellor.
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Miles Briggs
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Auckland 1024
My specialities are working with anxiety and depression, couples counselling and working with issues that particularly effect men.
Hi there, my name is Miles Briggs and I have been working as a counsellor and therapist since 1993. I have worked in private practice all this time and also for a family therapy agency for a total of 12 years. I have experience working with families, couples, children and individuals. I also supervise other counsellors and students.
My specialities are working with anxiety and depression, couples counselling and working with issues that particularly effect men.
Hi there, my name is Miles Briggs and I have been working as a counsellor and therapist since 1993. I have worked in private practice all this time and also for a family therapy agency for a total of 12 years. I have experience working with families, couples, children and individuals. I also supervise other counsellors and students.
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Claire Brown
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Auckland 1052
I have experience of helping people work through many kinds of difficulties including; anxiety, depression, relationship issues, feelings of loneliness, low mood and stress. As a counsellor I have a warm, empathic approach and am committed to providing counselling in a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment.
I have experience of helping people work through many kinds of difficulties including; anxiety, depression, relationship issues, feelings of loneliness, low mood and stress. As a counsellor I have a warm, empathic approach and am committed to providing counselling in a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment.
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Safe Space with Shagoon
MA
Verified Verified
Auckland 1010
My work assists adolescents and parents with parent-child relationship, behavioral concerns, anxiety, depression, peer relationships, adolescent issues, anxiety, stress, depression, self-esteem, developmental disorders and other life challenges.
I am an enthusiastic, energetic and reliable individual with a wealth of experiences combined with appropriate qualifications who has been supporting individuals through general, complex and diverse issues they may experience. I believe in creative yet simple ways to bring out positive emotional, social and cognitive changes in people. I have a diverse and comprehensive educational background from the University of Adelaide and Delhi (India). I have current police checks, all my DCSI screenings. Providing E-Counselling to NRIs and Indians. In one sentence, encouraging self care, positivity and mental health is my life’s passion.
My work assists adolescents and parents with parent-child relationship, behavioral concerns, anxiety, depression, peer relationships, adolescent issues, anxiety, stress, depression, self-esteem, developmental disorders and other life challenges.
I am an enthusiastic, energetic and reliable individual with a wealth of experiences combined with appropriate qualifications who has been supporting individuals through general, complex and diverse issues they may experience. I believe in creative yet simple ways to bring out positive emotional, social and cognitive changes in people. I have a diverse and comprehensive educational background from the University of Adelaide and Delhi (India). I have current police checks, all my DCSI screenings. Providing E-Counselling to NRIs and Indians. In one sentence, encouraging self care, positivity and mental health is my life’s passion.
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Glenda Irwin Grad Dip Hsc. (Psych)
Verified Verified
Auckland 2012
I'll help by teaching tools you'll use to calm your nervous system and feel free of anxious thoughts and stresses.
Amongst the most prolific mindfulness based therapists in Australasia Glenda has been quoted as saying her approach is "therapy with a coaching edge." Assisting clients with issues such as ADHD, substance abuse, BPD, grief, life coaching, relationships, trauma... In her experience, there isn't a 'presenting issue' that mindfulness and strength-based psychological interventions won't aid. 15 years experience in helping people learn to regulate their nervous system, and cope with life challenges, major life events. Ultimately, Glenda believes there is a place where all of us will experience life as "wild, precious, and purposeful."
I'll help by teaching tools you'll use to calm your nervous system and feel free of anxious thoughts and stresses.
Amongst the most prolific mindfulness based therapists in Australasia Glenda has been quoted as saying her approach is "therapy with a coaching edge." Assisting clients with issues such as ADHD, substance abuse, BPD, grief, life coaching, relationships, trauma... In her experience, there isn't a 'presenting issue' that mindfulness and strength-based psychological interventions won't aid. 15 years experience in helping people learn to regulate their nervous system, and cope with life challenges, major life events. Ultimately, Glenda believes there is a place where all of us will experience life as "wild, precious, and purposeful."
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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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Val Hayes
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Auckland 1011
My ideal client may be any age between 16 and 99. Motivated and curious. Ready to try some different ways of thinking and interacting with their body, feelings, mind and spirit. Open to exploring, with me ... their world view, how it has shaped life currently and how they would like it to look. Their issues may include relationships (parents, children, partner, divorce, colleagues etc) review and reset, anxiety, depression, self esteem, loss of direction, stuckness, ageing, loneliness, stereotyping. Their needs are typically to belong, be loved and respected with the goal of finding a peaceful heart and meaningful connections.
My ideal client may be any age between 16 and 99. Motivated and curious. Ready to try some different ways of thinking and interacting with their body, feelings, mind and spirit. Open to exploring, with me ... their world view, how it has shaped life currently and how they would like it to look. Their issues may include relationships (parents, children, partner, divorce, colleagues etc) review and reset, anxiety, depression, self esteem, loss of direction, stuckness, ageing, loneliness, stereotyping. Their needs are typically to belong, be loved and respected with the goal of finding a peaceful heart and meaningful connections.
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Anxiety Counsellors

What are the most common treatments for anxiety?

Talk therapy, particularly cognitive behavioural therapy, is the most common treatment for anxiety. Studies have shown it is equally effective as medication. Other forms of therapy are popular, depending on a patient’s experience. Exposure therapy, for instance, can be useful for people dealing with fears and phobias, or who have experienced traumatic events. Dialectical Behavioural Therapy may be useful for patients who need help with emotion regulation. Anxiolytic medications, like benzodiazepines, can also help with calming a person enough to focus on the skills they’ve learned, and physical exercise has been shown to help symptoms of anxiety across the board.

How long does therapy for anxiety take to work?

The amount of time needed to alleviate symptoms depends on the severity of a person’s condition. Some therapies may take 5-20 weekly sessions to show results. Anti-depressant medications typically take two to four weeks before a benefit is felt. Anti-anxiety medications are felt typically within 20-30 minutes. Medications are best used to offer a patient a better headspace in which to work on techniques learned in therapy. Exercise, improved sleep habits, and meditation are effective, but takes weeks or months to show results.

When should I seek treatment for anxiety?

Everyone feels anxious at times, but when anxiety causes disruption to your daily life, it may be time to seek help. Such disruption can be mental, physical, or both: having fear dominate your thoughts, avoiding situations or objects that bring on feelings of anxiety, or experiencing shortness of breath, sweating, dizziness, or panic attacks. When these symptoms are recurrent and distressing, it may be time to talk to someone.

How effective is treatment for anxiety?

Treatment for anxiety has been shown to be moderately to highly effective, according to a large body of psychology studies and analyses. For some people, treatment using CBT or exposure therapy alone is effective. Others respond best to a combination of medication and therapy.