Depression Therapists in Auckland

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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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Stephen Schaapveld
Psychologist, MSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Auckland 1021
Perhaps you are struggling with an issue such as; - Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Employment issues, Motivational problems, Self-esteem/confidence, Men’s issues, Adjustment issues, or the ups and downs of life.
I am a highly experienced New Zealand trained and registered Psychologist who holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Health Psychology, a Masters of Science in Psychology with First Class Honours, and a Bachelor of Science from The University of Auckland.
Perhaps you are struggling with an issue such as; - Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Employment issues, Motivational problems, Self-esteem/confidence, Men’s issues, Adjustment issues, or the ups and downs of life.
I am a highly experienced New Zealand trained and registered Psychologist who holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Health Psychology, a Masters of Science in Psychology with First Class Honours, and a Bachelor of Science from The University of Auckland.
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Nadav Avny - Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Auckland 1072
Are you feeling stressed? Struggling with anxiety? Suffering from depression? Coping with the impact of trauma? Working through grief? Keen to improve your wellbeing? Experiencing relationship difficulties? Dealing with challenges at your workplace? Lacking a sense of direction or purpose in your life? Navigating complex life changes? I am registered as a Clinical Psychologist with the New Zealand Psychologists Board. My clinical psychology training was psychodynamic. I later completed training in Integrative Psychotherapy, focusing on Gestalt and Existential Psychotherapy, and I have been
Are you feeling stressed? Struggling with anxiety? Suffering from depression? Coping with the impact of trauma? Working through grief? Keen to improve your wellbeing? Experiencing relationship difficulties? Dealing with challenges at your workplace? Lacking a sense of direction or purpose in your life? Navigating complex life changes? I am registered as a Clinical Psychologist with the New Zealand Psychologists Board. My clinical psychology training was psychodynamic. I later completed training in Integrative Psychotherapy, focusing on Gestalt and Existential Psychotherapy, and I have been
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Dr. Maia Eremin
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Auckland 2014
Waitlist for new clients
I am a registered clinical psychologist with over fifteen years of experience working within the public sector and in private practice in Auckland. I offer psychological services for people who are seeking professional help to deal with life concerns they may be struggling with, including mild difficulties or more serious mental health issues. I am skilled in treating adults and older adults presenting with a wide range of psychological challenges including anxiety, depression, adjustment to stressful life events, relationship problems, grief and bereavement etc. I enjoy working with couples.
I am a registered clinical psychologist with over fifteen years of experience working within the public sector and in private practice in Auckland. I offer psychological services for people who are seeking professional help to deal with life concerns they may be struggling with, including mild difficulties or more serious mental health issues. I am skilled in treating adults and older adults presenting with a wide range of psychological challenges including anxiety, depression, adjustment to stressful life events, relationship problems, grief and bereavement etc. I enjoy working with couples.
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Jenny Cooper
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Auckland 1071
Welcome. Life can be hard, messy and challenging for many reasons and we often become stuck in a negative space, trying the same strategies to ‘feel better’, only to find things often get worse. My aim to is help you get ‘unstuck’ and move towards a life that feels meaningful, purposeful, and aligns with what you value. I have worked with a diverse range of people and provide a safe, non-judgmental, and compassionate space to explore your experiences and improve your well-being. Clients I work with present with a variety of mental health concerns, including anxiety, stress, depression, past trauma and addiction.
Welcome. Life can be hard, messy and challenging for many reasons and we often become stuck in a negative space, trying the same strategies to ‘feel better’, only to find things often get worse. My aim to is help you get ‘unstuck’ and move towards a life that feels meaningful, purposeful, and aligns with what you value. I have worked with a diverse range of people and provide a safe, non-judgmental, and compassionate space to explore your experiences and improve your well-being. Clients I work with present with a variety of mental health concerns, including anxiety, stress, depression, past trauma and addiction.
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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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Elaine Allison
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Auckland 0620
Waitlist for new clients
Elaine often works with those who have ADHD, anxiety, OCD, depression, life coaching, relationship, work, parenting issues etc.
Elaine is a Senior Registered Psychologist in New Zealand and a Registered Clinical and Counselling Psychologist in the UK. Elaine has lived in New Zealand for over 25yrs. Elaine helps her clients using a warm, empowering approach to assist her clients achieve their goals in the most appropriate way. Using a wide variety of approaches such as CBT, positive psychology, DBT and mindfulness etc. Elaine has over 27 years experience working with adults, teenagers, children and families. Elaine has worked in the UK and New Zealand within the Health Service, NHS, G.P. surgeries, Social Services, Special Education and in private practice.
Elaine often works with those who have ADHD, anxiety, OCD, depression, life coaching, relationship, work, parenting issues etc.
Elaine is a Senior Registered Psychologist in New Zealand and a Registered Clinical and Counselling Psychologist in the UK. Elaine has lived in New Zealand for over 25yrs. Elaine helps her clients using a warm, empowering approach to assist her clients achieve their goals in the most appropriate way. Using a wide variety of approaches such as CBT, positive psychology, DBT and mindfulness etc. Elaine has over 27 years experience working with adults, teenagers, children and families. Elaine has worked in the UK and New Zealand within the Health Service, NHS, G.P. surgeries, Social Services, Special Education and in private practice.
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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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Janette Symes
MSc
Verified Verified
Auckland 1011  (Online Only)
I integrate a variety of therapies to work collaboratively to address each client’s specific issues. This may range from dealing with anxiety to grief, depression to trauma, emotional or relationship issues, or long-term health conditions. The therapies can help people develop enhanced coping skills to deal with the negative experiences that life throws at us. It gives people the opportunity to work through trauma, recognise strengths and gain skills to manage extreme emotions, improve relationships, and enjoy a life that is in line with their values.
I integrate a variety of therapies to work collaboratively to address each client’s specific issues. This may range from dealing with anxiety to grief, depression to trauma, emotional or relationship issues, or long-term health conditions. The therapies can help people develop enhanced coping skills to deal with the negative experiences that life throws at us. It gives people the opportunity to work through trauma, recognise strengths and gain skills to manage extreme emotions, improve relationships, and enjoy a life that is in line with their values.
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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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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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Alison Redwood
Counsellor, MNZCCA
Verified Verified
Auckland 0630
I work with individuals and couples who are dealing with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, relationship problems and managing strong emotions. I listen first - providing a safe non judgemental space. Working with a range of evidence-based modalities such as cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) for correcting negative thinking patterns, EFT Couples therapy to deepen connection, intimacy, and Solution Focussed therapy to offer practical and brief support to improve resilience and coping. As a Christian I often have clients specifically seeking support that weaves their faith into their healing journey.
I work with individuals and couples who are dealing with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, relationship problems and managing strong emotions. I listen first - providing a safe non judgemental space. Working with a range of evidence-based modalities such as cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) for correcting negative thinking patterns, EFT Couples therapy to deepen connection, intimacy, and Solution Focussed therapy to offer practical and brief support to improve resilience and coping. As a Christian I often have clients specifically seeking support that weaves their faith into their healing journey.
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Fathimath Amira
Counsellor, PhD, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Auckland 1052  (Online Only)
Do you feel stuck, confused, frustrated, depressed, stressed or anxious? Have you had a distressing experience or difficult childhood that is not letting you move on? Are you struggling with emotional or binge eating? I am committed to assisting you explore the ‘story’ behind your challenges and help identify the ‘message’ that your symptoms may be trying to convey.
Do you feel stuck, confused, frustrated, depressed, stressed or anxious? Have you had a distressing experience or difficult childhood that is not letting you move on? Are you struggling with emotional or binge eating? I am committed to assisting you explore the ‘story’ behind your challenges and help identify the ‘message’ that your symptoms may be trying to convey.
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Madhu Chandra
Psychotherapist, MPsych, PBANZ
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Auckland 0626
I offer psychotherapy in Birkenhead, Auckland and online. Psychotherapy counselling 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.
I offer psychotherapy in Birkenhead, Auckland and online. Psychotherapy counselling 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.
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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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Chantel Nixon
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Auckland 1025
I can support you with a range of difficulties, including anxiety, depression, stress, family & friendship issues and emotional distress.
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.
I can support you with a range of difficulties, including anxiety, depression, stress, family & friendship issues and emotional distress.
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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Trish Mancer
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Auckland 0630
Empowering people to become courageous in a quest to change their life story is my passion. I offer a range of services to facilitate this including counselling, life coaching, mentoring and parent coaching. I work with individuals, couples and families struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, conflict, self-harm, suicide ideation, relationship issues and mid-life crises. I also have a particular passion for working in the area of maternal mental health. I am currently offering the majority of my work online with a few appointments offered face to face in order to meet the needs of everyone.
Empowering people to become courageous in a quest to change their life story is my passion. I offer a range of services to facilitate this including counselling, life coaching, mentoring and parent coaching. I work with individuals, couples and families struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, conflict, self-harm, suicide ideation, relationship issues and mid-life crises. I also have a particular passion for working in the area of maternal mental health. I am currently offering the majority of my work online with a few appointments offered face to face in order to meet the needs of everyone.
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Garey - Couples Counsellor
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Auckland 2025
"Using a combination of therapeutic approaches, I help clients deal with the issues that cause them to feel trapped in their lives – the hurts, frustrations and expectations that lead to depression and anxiety.
There are times in life when we all need someone to talk to, who will not judge us or make us feel ashamed. I seek to provide a place where women and men are able to process the disappointments of life that lead to unhelpful behaviours and difficult relationships. In my work with couples and individuals, I provide a safe environment where both people can explore the issues that have caused them to build walls rather than bridges between them. I have years of experience helping clients to identify the triggers for unhelpful and destructive behaviours and offer ongoing support to choose new directions and pathways towards their goals
"Using a combination of therapeutic approaches, I help clients deal with the issues that cause them to feel trapped in their lives – the hurts, frustrations and expectations that lead to depression and anxiety.
There are times in life when we all need someone to talk to, who will not judge us or make us feel ashamed. I seek to provide a place where women and men are able to process the disappointments of life that lead to unhelpful behaviours and difficult relationships. In my work with couples and individuals, I provide a safe environment where both people can explore the issues that have caused them to build walls rather than bridges between them. I have years of experience helping clients to identify the triggers for unhelpful and destructive behaviours and offer ongoing support to choose new directions and pathways towards their goals
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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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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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Depression Counsellors

What is the goal of therapy for depression?

Therapy for depression has several major goals. One is to relieve the mental pain of depression, which distorts feeling and thinking so that sufferers cannot see beyond their current state of mind or envision feeling better. Another is to give people the mental tools to recognise and correct the kinds of distorted thinking that turn a problem into a catastrophe and lead to despair. Therapy also teaches people how to process negative emotions in constructive ways, so they have more control over their own emotional reactivity. And it helps people regain the ability to see themselves positively, the motivation to do things, and the capacity for pleasure.

What happens in therapy for depression?

Perhaps most important, no matter the type of therapy, patients form an alliance with the therapist; that connection is therapeutic in itself, plus it becomes an instrument of change. Patients learn to identify and to challenge their own erroneous beliefs and thoughts that amplify the effects of negative experiences. They learn to identify situations in which they are especially vulnerable. And they learn new patterns of thinking and behaving. They may be given “homework” assignments in which they practice their developing skills. In addition, good therapists regularly monitor patients to assess whether and how much the condition is improving.

What therapy types help with depression?

Several types of short-term therapy have been found effective, each targeting one or more areas of dysfunction. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) helps clients challenge their negative thoughts and beliefs, learn new behavioral strategies, and curb reactivity to distressing situations. Behavioural activation (BA) is a form of therapy often used in conjunction with CBT; it focuses on engagement in rewarding activity as a pathway to changing negative feelings and disturbed mood. Another widely used approach is interpersonal therapy (IPT), which targets the social difficulties that both give rise to and get exacerbated by depression. Therapists may combine approaches as needed.

Can therapy for depression be done online?

Studies have found that online therapy can be highly effective for treating depression, although it may be more challenging to build a good therapist-patient alliance on screen than in person—at least at first. However, online therapy can offer considerable advantages. Accessibility and convenience are tops among them. Some people actually find it easier to talk about problems online than in person. While online therapy typically limits visibility of facial expression and body gestures that give important nonverbal cues to a patient’s state of mind, it can give therapists a glimpse into a patient’s world and life, providing information that can be highly useful in guiding therapy.

How effective is therapy for depression?

Many studies show that therapy is highly effective provided that patients complete the prescribed course of therapy, commonly 16 to 20 sessions. Over the long term, it is more effective than medication and the effects are more enduring. As a result, psychotherapy has the power not just to relieve current suffering but to prevent future episodes of the disorder. Therapy reverses the dysfunction in neural circuitry that disposes individuals to a negative view of themselves, the world, and their future and they acquire coping techniques, problem-solving skills, and understanding of their own vulnerabilities that are useful over the course of a lifetime.