Therapists in Clarks Beach

Photo of Angela Carter, NZAFT, Counsellor
Angela Carter
Counsellor, NZAFT
Verified Verified
Clarks Beach 2122  (Online Only)
As Bessel van der Kolk notes, trauma is specifically an event that overwhelms the central nervous system, altering the way we process and recall memories. “Trauma is not the story of something that happened back then," he adds. "It's the current imprint of that pain, horror, and fear living inside people.” I am a well-established health professional who has dedicated my professional life working on releasing trauma in a natural, nurturing way, returning my clients to their natural state of wholeness. I call this "The Journey Home". I work from a neuroscience perspective. Harmonizing all aspects of our being Mind, Body and Soul
As Bessel van der Kolk notes, trauma is specifically an event that overwhelms the central nervous system, altering the way we process and recall memories. “Trauma is not the story of something that happened back then," he adds. "It's the current imprint of that pain, horror, and fear living inside people.” I am a well-established health professional who has dedicated my professional life working on releasing trauma in a natural, nurturing way, returning my clients to their natural state of wholeness. I call this "The Journey Home". I work from a neuroscience perspective. Harmonizing all aspects of our being Mind, Body and Soul
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Photo of Helena Groot, NZAC - Provisional, Counsellor
Helena Groot
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waiuku 2123
My name is Helena and I am a qualified registered counsellor working in the Franklin area. I believe it takes a village to raise a child, so I encompass this in my work with children and adolescents by including the whanau where possible. I am a passionate, caring counsellor with the desire to assist young and old in finding their true potential.
My name is Helena and I am a qualified registered counsellor working in the Franklin area. I believe it takes a village to raise a child, so I encompass this in my work with children and adolescents by including the whanau where possible. I am a passionate, caring counsellor with the desire to assist young and old in finding their true potential.
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Brett - Relationship Counsellor
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Kingseat 2580
Brett has over 10 years’ experience working as a counsellor in South Auckland. He has three locations in South Auckland - Karaka, Manurewa and Pukekohe and is available Monday to Friday. He has trained in different modalities to meet the needs of diverse clients. He matches his approach to your particular issues and needs, ensuring you get optimal results for your time spent in therapy. He is able to offer understanding and perspective, to both men and women and is passionate about helping couples to reconnect and enjoy a happier relationship.
Brett has over 10 years’ experience working as a counsellor in South Auckland. He has three locations in South Auckland - Karaka, Manurewa and Pukekohe and is available Monday to Friday. He has trained in different modalities to meet the needs of diverse clients. He matches his approach to your particular issues and needs, ensuring you get optimal results for your time spent in therapy. He is able to offer understanding and perspective, to both men and women and is passionate about helping couples to reconnect and enjoy a happier relationship.
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Online Therapists

Photo of Ataya Kanji, PBANZ, Psychotherapist
Ataya Kanji
Psychotherapist, PBANZ
Verified Verified
Auckland 1011
I seek to meet my clients where they are, sensitively feeling into what it might be like to be you, with respect, openness and warmth. I have a particular interest in guiding individuals through the intimate process of working through emotional pain and early relational trauma. I tend to focus on what is happening in the client/therapist relationship. How do you feel about the way we are working together? What does the connection between us feel like today? Examining relational patterns in this immediate way can help us discover what it means to engage non-defensively and authentically with ourselves and with life.
I seek to meet my clients where they are, sensitively feeling into what it might be like to be you, with respect, openness and warmth. I have a particular interest in guiding individuals through the intimate process of working through emotional pain and early relational trauma. I tend to focus on what is happening in the client/therapist relationship. How do you feel about the way we are working together? What does the connection between us feel like today? Examining relational patterns in this immediate way can help us discover what it means to engage non-defensively and authentically with ourselves and with life.
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Wellbeing Counselling
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Pukekohe 2120  (Online Only)
Kia ora, my name is Halen and I'm a registered counsellor. I provide online counselling therapy to individuals and couples. Online counselling can be convenient and allows you to access counselling services from the comfort of your own home. I have worked with individuals and couples facing a variety of issues and challenges including anxiety and low mood, anger, loneliness, issues with porn, intimacy issues, chronic pain, endometriosis as well as life transitions to name a few. I provide an online space that is non-judgemental, where you are heard and where you can comfortably unpack anything of importance to you.
Kia ora, my name is Halen and I'm a registered counsellor. I provide online counselling therapy to individuals and couples. Online counselling can be convenient and allows you to access counselling services from the comfort of your own home. I have worked with individuals and couples facing a variety of issues and challenges including anxiety and low mood, anger, loneliness, issues with porn, intimacy issues, chronic pain, endometriosis as well as life transitions to name a few. I provide an online space that is non-judgemental, where you are heard and where you can comfortably unpack anything of importance to you.
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Photo of Valentina Bargiacchi, MNZAC, Counsellor
Valentina Bargiacchi
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
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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Photo of Mnthali Price, PsychD, MNZCCP , Psychologist
Mnthali Price
Psychologist, PsychD, MNZCCP
Verified Verified
Orewa 0931
We all have times in our lives when we feel stuck or like something just isn't going right - life isn't playing out the way we hoped. Sometimes we can muddle our way through this on our own, and at other points it can be helpful to reach out and walk this part of your path with support. I'm a Clinical Psychologist with 8 years experience working with children, youth, and adults to help them better understand their experience and move towards living a valued and meaningful life, negotiating barriers to this as we go.
We all have times in our lives when we feel stuck or like something just isn't going right - life isn't playing out the way we hoped. Sometimes we can muddle our way through this on our own, and at other points it can be helpful to reach out and walk this part of your path with support. I'm a Clinical Psychologist with 8 years experience working with children, youth, and adults to help them better understand their experience and move towards living a valued and meaningful life, negotiating barriers to this as we go.
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Photo of Christine Murphy, MNZAC, Counsellor
Christine Murphy
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Auckland 0610
You may have been feeling anxious or disconnected for a while now but you just can't quite put your finger on it. Perhaps you are suffering from a major loss or the ongoing pain of unresolved issues. Whatever you are going through, when you have had enough and want to make change in your life, I am here to walk beside you while you navigate your way through your inner world. As we go along, I will provide the support you need to gain insight and clarity about what is happening, as well as empowering you to discover your own solutions, inner resources and strengths.
You may have been feeling anxious or disconnected for a while now but you just can't quite put your finger on it. Perhaps you are suffering from a major loss or the ongoing pain of unresolved issues. Whatever you are going through, when you have had enough and want to make change in your life, I am here to walk beside you while you navigate your way through your inner world. As we go along, I will provide the support you need to gain insight and clarity about what is happening, as well as empowering you to discover your own solutions, inner resources and strengths.
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Liz Kite
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Waharoa 3474
Feeling lost or stuck? Let me help you find your way. I can walk with you on your journey with the tools and education that guided me. You will help understand yourself under the umbrella of warmth and empathy. I will help you redesign your life and start new beginnings. It may be addictions or toxic relationships or just feeling stuck. Whatever it is I will help you find your passion and self esteem in a creative way.
Feeling lost or stuck? Let me help you find your way. I can walk with you on your journey with the tools and education that guided me. You will help understand yourself under the umbrella of warmth and empathy. I will help you redesign your life and start new beginnings. It may be addictions or toxic relationships or just feeling stuck. Whatever it is I will help you find your passion and self esteem in a creative way.
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Photo of Simon Banks, MA, PBANZ, Psychotherapist
Simon Banks
Psychotherapist, MA, PBANZ
Verified Verified
Auckland 0624
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.
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.
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Nicola Gardner
Psychologist, PsychD
Verified Verified
Hamilton 3214
Support, strategies and solutions for Adults, Adolescents (16+) and Couples. Evidenced based strategies developed with you. Special interest in building strong and healthy relationships, building self esteem, trauma, depression and anxiety, exploring new perspectives and strengthening coping skills.
Support, strategies and solutions for Adults, Adolescents (16+) and Couples. Evidenced based strategies developed with you. Special interest in building strong and healthy relationships, building self esteem, trauma, depression and anxiety, exploring new perspectives and strengthening coping skills.
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Courtney Rose Fowles
Psychologist, MA, NZPsS Member
Verified Verified
Auckland 1071  (Online Only)
I am a registered Counselling Psychologist providing after hour virtual sessions in New Zealand. I offer psychotherapy to adults. My therapeutic approach is rooted in integration, which honours brain, mind, and body connection as ways of accessing the source of the problem. I am classically trained in talk therapy from a psychodynamic perspective which I integrate with neurotherapy known as eye movement integration (EMI) and BWRT (Brain Working Recursive Therapy) whilst holding somatic space for embodiment. This allows healing to become deeply integrated in your life.
I am a registered Counselling Psychologist providing after hour virtual sessions in New Zealand. I offer psychotherapy to adults. My therapeutic approach is rooted in integration, which honours brain, mind, and body connection as ways of accessing the source of the problem. I am classically trained in talk therapy from a psychodynamic perspective which I integrate with neurotherapy known as eye movement integration (EMI) and BWRT (Brain Working Recursive Therapy) whilst holding somatic space for embodiment. This allows healing to become deeply integrated in your life.
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Freedom Therapy Ltd
Verified Verified
Auckland 2014
Are you seeking freedom from mental health challenges such as depression and anxiety? Struggling to lose weight or have an eating problem?
Are you seeking freedom from mental health challenges such as depression and anxiety? Struggling to lose weight or have an eating problem?
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Chris Broderick
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Auckland 2010
Chris is an experienced and fully NZAC Registered Counsellor who works with adults and adolescents. She offers both short and longer-term counselling, for issues that range from everyday life challenges to mild / moderate mental health issues, including anxiety and depression. Drawing on training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Solution Focus, Person Centred and Mindfulness she provides a supportive environment for you to address life experiences, thoughts, feelings and patterns of behaviour that may be contributing to your problems or emotional distress.
Chris is an experienced and fully NZAC Registered Counsellor who works with adults and adolescents. She offers both short and longer-term counselling, for issues that range from everyday life challenges to mild / moderate mental health issues, including anxiety and depression. Drawing on training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Solution Focus, Person Centred and Mindfulness she provides a supportive environment for you to address life experiences, thoughts, feelings and patterns of behaviour that may be contributing to your problems or emotional distress.
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STC Counselling
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Auckland 1021
If you are a caregiver of someone living with dementia, you may experience times that are emotionally and practically challenging. You may feel sad, frustrated or resentful or feel guilt, grief or anger related to caring for your family member with dementia. Perhaps you are dealing with a recent diagnosis and struggling to come to terms with this, or observing challenging behaviours, that you are finding difficult to manage, or you are wondering how to keep going, or how to find support so you can take a break, or perhaps you are contemplating full-time care for your person with dementia.
If you are a caregiver of someone living with dementia, you may experience times that are emotionally and practically challenging. You may feel sad, frustrated or resentful or feel guilt, grief or anger related to caring for your family member with dementia. Perhaps you are dealing with a recent diagnosis and struggling to come to terms with this, or observing challenging behaviours, that you are finding difficult to manage, or you are wondering how to keep going, or how to find support so you can take a break, or perhaps you are contemplating full-time care for your person with dementia.
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Photo of Alina Damari, NZAC - Provisional, Counsellor
Alina Damari
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Auckland 0618
I am a trained counsellor and I use a range of modalities and tools to meet the needs of my clients. Modalities include client centered and humanistic approach as well as strength based therapies and CBT, art therapy and gestalt. I have an interest and knowledge in working with ADHD and Autism. I work with an affirming approach to neurodiversity meaning that we often look about how to use your strengths and environment to work for and benefit you. I also work with you to create support structures and accommodations where needed.
I am a trained counsellor and I use a range of modalities and tools to meet the needs of my clients. Modalities include client centered and humanistic approach as well as strength based therapies and CBT, art therapy and gestalt. I have an interest and knowledge in working with ADHD and Autism. I work with an affirming approach to neurodiversity meaning that we often look about how to use your strengths and environment to work for and benefit you. I also work with you to create support structures and accommodations where needed.
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Photo of Vida Buchanan, NZAC - Provisional, Counsellor
Vida Buchanan
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Auckland 0626
My role as a counsellor is to work in collaboration with clients towards a journey of self-enlightenment and personal growth. I offer an empathetic, supportive and non-judgmental space. I use a person-centred approach to counselling where I incorporate different counselling techniques such as; CBT, Attachment, Development and Solution-focused counselling in order to best support my clients. I also am a certified prepare/enrich facilitator. Sessions are aimed at identifying specific goals (roadmap) that we can work on together. Goals provide greater direction and focus for counselling, as well as ensuing that expectations are met.
My role as a counsellor is to work in collaboration with clients towards a journey of self-enlightenment and personal growth. I offer an empathetic, supportive and non-judgmental space. I use a person-centred approach to counselling where I incorporate different counselling techniques such as; CBT, Attachment, Development and Solution-focused counselling in order to best support my clients. I also am a certified prepare/enrich facilitator. Sessions are aimed at identifying specific goals (roadmap) that we can work on together. Goals provide greater direction and focus for counselling, as well as ensuing that expectations are met.
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Frances Josephine Sullivan
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Auckland 1022
I am here to support you in achieving your best life. I work with several modalities and have experience working with couples and families, sexual abuse, domestic violence, depression and grief counselling.
I am here to support you in achieving your best life. I work with several modalities and have experience working with couples and families, sexual abuse, domestic violence, depression and grief counselling.
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Franciska Neuhäuser
Verified Verified
Auckland 0622  (Online Only)
Living an extraordinary and joyful life is about ending the mental suffering when events outside of your control occur. With training and qualifications in Counselling, Psychology, and NLP, I will empower you to manage and overcome anxiety, grief, trauma, phobias, and low moods; so that you will restore and enjoy confidence, self-esteem, health, well-being, and better relationships. I work exclusively with adults of all ages; and welcome cultural, sexual, and gender diversity.
Living an extraordinary and joyful life is about ending the mental suffering when events outside of your control occur. With training and qualifications in Counselling, Psychology, and NLP, I will empower you to manage and overcome anxiety, grief, trauma, phobias, and low moods; so that you will restore and enjoy confidence, self-esteem, health, well-being, and better relationships. I work exclusively with adults of all ages; and welcome cultural, sexual, and gender diversity.
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Cari Batenburg
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Auckland 1024
It can be really difficult to share your deepest concerns, fears and issues. It takes a lot of courage to make yourself vulnerable in this way; trusting another person with your ‘stuff’ can feel deeply uncomfortable and risky. With this in mind, I do my best to build a relationship with you (and your partner or partners) – in which you feel safe, accepted and respected. No matter why you have come to therapy, or what you may share during each session, my role is to try to help you – not judge you.
It can be really difficult to share your deepest concerns, fears and issues. It takes a lot of courage to make yourself vulnerable in this way; trusting another person with your ‘stuff’ can feel deeply uncomfortable and risky. With this in mind, I do my best to build a relationship with you (and your partner or partners) – in which you feel safe, accepted and respected. No matter why you have come to therapy, or what you may share during each session, my role is to try to help you – not judge you.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Clarks Beach

< 10

Counsellors in Clarks Beach who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Addiction
100% Chronic Pain
100% Domestic Abuse
100% Spirituality

Average years in practice

24 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Southern Cross
100% Sovereign Health
100% AIA

How Counsellors in Clarks Beach see their clients

100% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Clarks Beach?

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.