Therapists in Papakura

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Winnie Chiu
Psychologist, MSc
Verified Verified
Papakura 2110
Winnie is an experienced Psychologist with diverse experience working in GP clinics, behaviour support services, disability services, and parent training and support services. Winnie's therapy style is characterised by empathy, collaboration, and a touch of light-heartedness, creating a comfortable therapeutic environment. Specialising in evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Winnie tailors her approach to each individual's unique needs.
Winnie is an experienced Psychologist with diverse experience working in GP clinics, behaviour support services, disability services, and parent training and support services. Winnie's therapy style is characterised by empathy, collaboration, and a touch of light-heartedness, creating a comfortable therapeutic environment. Specialising in evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Winnie tailors her approach to each individual's unique needs.
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Aakriti Malik
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Papakura 2110
I'm a NZ Psychologist Board certified Clinical Psychologist with 10 years of experience in seeing adults (aged 18- 60 years) in India,Malaysia and New Zealand. I specialize in- Inner child healing work, anxiety, depression, life transitions, migration adjustment,grief/loss,postpartum wellness and trauma work.
I'm a NZ Psychologist Board certified Clinical Psychologist with 10 years of experience in seeing adults (aged 18- 60 years) in India,Malaysia and New Zealand. I specialize in- Inner child healing work, anxiety, depression, life transitions, migration adjustment,grief/loss,postpartum wellness and trauma work.
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Devika Gopi
Psychologist, MSc
Verified Verified
Papakura 2110
Devika is a registered Psychologist who specialises in working with a diverse range of individuals and families struggling with mental health difficulties. She tailors therapeutic interventions to best suit the client’s needs. Devika provides a respectful, accepting, and safe environment for her clients. With a strong belief in the power of collaboration, Devika works closely with her clients to gain a deeper understanding of their problems and supports them in developing problem-awareness, confidence, and a better understanding of themselves.
Devika is a registered Psychologist who specialises in working with a diverse range of individuals and families struggling with mental health difficulties. She tailors therapeutic interventions to best suit the client’s needs. Devika provides a respectful, accepting, and safe environment for her clients. With a strong belief in the power of collaboration, Devika works closely with her clients to gain a deeper understanding of their problems and supports them in developing problem-awareness, confidence, and a better understanding of themselves.
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Daniela Affolter - Kita Kalm Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MA, PBANZ
Verified Verified
Papakura 2110
Life can feel overwhelming and sometimes goes differently than planned. It throws us unexpected curveballs, leaving us feeling anxious, depressed, sad, bewildered, grieving, and confused. In those times, it can feel like we are at a crossroads—not knowing which path to choose. Talking with a nonjudgmental and empathetic therapist can be an important first step towards healing and clarity. I provide relational and emotion-focused psychotherapy to individuals who would like support during difficult times to make sense of their emotions, experiences, and way of being in the world.
Life can feel overwhelming and sometimes goes differently than planned. It throws us unexpected curveballs, leaving us feeling anxious, depressed, sad, bewildered, grieving, and confused. In those times, it can feel like we are at a crossroads—not knowing which path to choose. Talking with a nonjudgmental and empathetic therapist can be an important first step towards healing and clarity. I provide relational and emotion-focused psychotherapy to individuals who would like support during difficult times to make sense of their emotions, experiences, and way of being in the world.
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Harvest Counselling
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Papakura 2113
Welcome to Harvest Counselling, my name is Debbie. I have a BHSc degree qualification in Counselling from Auckland University of Technology. I will work alongside you to find coping strategies and solutions to the issues you are facing. I work from a Person Centred approach, but also use Narrative therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) where necessary during our therapeutic relationship. I am empathetic, compassionate, supportive and professional. I promote self awareness, Mindfulness, deep breathing skills to minimise anxiety/triggers. I can help with Depression, Anxiety, Grief & loss, self esteem, Anger, Goal setting etc.
Welcome to Harvest Counselling, my name is Debbie. I have a BHSc degree qualification in Counselling from Auckland University of Technology. I will work alongside you to find coping strategies and solutions to the issues you are facing. I work from a Person Centred approach, but also use Narrative therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) where necessary during our therapeutic relationship. I am empathetic, compassionate, supportive and professional. I promote self awareness, Mindfulness, deep breathing skills to minimise anxiety/triggers. I can help with Depression, Anxiety, Grief & loss, self esteem, Anger, Goal setting etc.
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Shruti Pathak
Psychologist, MNZCCP
Verified Verified
Papakura 2113
I am a NZ registered clinical psychologist who works with people suffering from depression, anxiety, relationship issues and life transition issues.I work collaboratively with people to help them feel more satisfied with their feelings, thoughts, and connections by learning to adapt effectively to situations. My aim is to support individuals to explore and uncover ways to regulate their innermost environments in order to live a meaningful and fulfilling life. I work upon mutually established goals and strive to coach clients to become their own therapists so that they feel equipped to handle the challenges that life throws at them
I am a NZ registered clinical psychologist who works with people suffering from depression, anxiety, relationship issues and life transition issues.I work collaboratively with people to help them feel more satisfied with their feelings, thoughts, and connections by learning to adapt effectively to situations. My aim is to support individuals to explore and uncover ways to regulate their innermost environments in order to live a meaningful and fulfilling life. I work upon mutually established goals and strive to coach clients to become their own therapists so that they feel equipped to handle the challenges that life throws at them
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Kim Gregory
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Papakura 2113
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Celeste Wolfensberger
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Auckland 2010
Not accepting new clients
Therapy is a space in which we think about you, and in doing so, co-create a hopeful space, to cultivate change to support your emotional and mental wellbeing. I work with people from all walks of life that are experiencing emotional difficulties (e.g., depression / anxiety/ anger management issues), or difficult life circumstances (e.g., divorce/ immigration / grief). I have a special interest in sexual trauma, trauma recovery and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I also have experience in supporting neuro-diverse children, young adults, and their families in various educational environments.
Therapy is a space in which we think about you, and in doing so, co-create a hopeful space, to cultivate change to support your emotional and mental wellbeing. I work with people from all walks of life that are experiencing emotional difficulties (e.g., depression / anxiety/ anger management issues), or difficult life circumstances (e.g., divorce/ immigration / grief). I have a special interest in sexual trauma, trauma recovery and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I also have experience in supporting neuro-diverse children, young adults, and their families in various educational environments.
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Caroline Williams
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Auckland 2013
We all experience difficulties in life which can either be current or have its origins in our past. I can support you to gain deeper insight, understanding and meaningful change with my engaging and upfront therapy style.I have an extensive background in both public and private psychology settings working with a vast array of issues from addiction, trauma to adult adhd and more. My passion is to create therapy which is accessible and personal .
We all experience difficulties in life which can either be current or have its origins in our past. I can support you to gain deeper insight, understanding and meaningful change with my engaging and upfront therapy style.I have an extensive background in both public and private psychology settings working with a vast array of issues from addiction, trauma to adult adhd and more. My passion is to create therapy which is accessible and personal .
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Donna Frost Consultancy Limited
Verified Verified
Auckland 2019
I believe everyone has a purpose. I believe the answers to finding that purpose is a journey. The experiences you encounter while on that journey will lead you toward various pathways challenging the choices you make at the intersections in your life. The value of your experiences is the learning you gain, and the courage you develop to recognize that it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks. What matters...is you. Its your journey.
I believe everyone has a purpose. I believe the answers to finding that purpose is a journey. The experiences you encounter while on that journey will lead you toward various pathways challenging the choices you make at the intersections in your life. The value of your experiences is the learning you gain, and the courage you develop to recognize that it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks. What matters...is you. Its your journey.
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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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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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Ginni Gulati
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Auckland 2103
I am a mental health professional who has an experience of working with clients experiencing wide range of mental health problems such as depression, mood disorders, stress related problems, anxiety issues, sexual dysfunctions, personality disorders, learning difficulties, sleep problems, teenage issues, eating disorders, emotional trauma, sexual assault, etc.
I am a mental health professional who has an experience of working with clients experiencing wide range of mental health problems such as depression, mood disorders, stress related problems, anxiety issues, sexual dysfunctions, personality disorders, learning difficulties, sleep problems, teenage issues, eating disorders, emotional trauma, sexual assault, etc.
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Karlene Schwencke
MPsych
Verified Verified
Auckland 1062
Waitlist for new clients
If you are looking for someone to help you through a tough period, to support you to understand the way you relate to others, or would like the opportunity to sit with an empathic, sensitive therapist, I invite you to reach out to see how we can work together.
If you are looking for someone to help you through a tough period, to support you to understand the way you relate to others, or would like the opportunity to sit with an empathic, sensitive therapist, I invite you to reach out to see how we can work together.
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Jennifer - Couples Psychologist & Counsellor
Counsellor, MPsych, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Auckland 2013
Jennifer is an extremely experienced clinician with both New Zealand and international experience. Client’s describe her as friendly, approachable and wise. She has worked in the fields of Addiction and Counselling for the past 23 years and uses a range of counselling approaches which include client-centered Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis (TA) and Motivational Interviewing (MI). Jennifer also uses couple therapy approaches like Emotionally Focussed Therapy (EFT) and Gottman Method that support couples in their journey to a healthy and loving relationship.
Jennifer is an extremely experienced clinician with both New Zealand and international experience. Client’s describe her as friendly, approachable and wise. She has worked in the fields of Addiction and Counselling for the past 23 years and uses a range of counselling approaches which include client-centered Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis (TA) and Motivational Interviewing (MI). Jennifer also uses couple therapy approaches like Emotionally Focussed Therapy (EFT) and Gottman Method that support couples in their journey to a healthy and loving relationship.
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Farah Elnashi
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
Auckland 2104  (Online Only)
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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Willow Therapy Farm
Verified Verified
Clevedon 2582
Willow Therapy Farm blends nature, Equine and Canine Therapy, in conjuction with Emotion Focused Behavioural Therapy to provide a transformative approach for children struggling with anxiety and reactive behaviour. Debbie Rowberry facilitates Emotion Regulation Therapy programmes that teach children effective tools and strategies to navigate their emotions. The therapy empowers children to regain control over their thoughts and feelings, lessening the intensity and frequency of anxiety episodes. Individual programmes are developed, providing support material for home and school. Parental coaching is also available.
Willow Therapy Farm blends nature, Equine and Canine Therapy, in conjuction with Emotion Focused Behavioural Therapy to provide a transformative approach for children struggling with anxiety and reactive behaviour. Debbie Rowberry facilitates Emotion Regulation Therapy programmes that teach children effective tools and strategies to navigate their emotions. The therapy empowers children to regain control over their thoughts and feelings, lessening the intensity and frequency of anxiety episodes. Individual programmes are developed, providing support material for home and school. Parental coaching is also available.
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Garey - Couples Counsellor
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Auckland 2025
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
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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Auckland Mental Wellness Centre
Psychologist, MPsych, NZPsS Member
Verified Verified
Auckland 2010
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.
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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Photo of Chris Broderick, Counsellor in Papakura, Auckland
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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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Papakura

< 10

Counsellors in Papakura who prioritize treating:

86% Depression
86% Anxiety
86% Self Esteem
86% Stress
71% Relationship Issues
71% Anger Management
71% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Southern Cross
33% Sovereign Health
33% AIA

How Counsellors in Papakura see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Papakura?

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.