Therapists in Auckland

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Photo of Emiliano Candia, Counsellor in Auckland
Emiliano Candia
Counsellor, PsychD, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
I offer counseling services for both adolescents and adults, providing support to help you overcome challenges and achieve your goals. Rest assured, our counseling sessions are entirely non-judgmental, creating a safe and welcoming environment for your personal exploration and healing. Your privacy and confidentiality are paramount.
I offer counseling services for both adolescents and adults, providing support to help you overcome challenges and achieve your goals. Rest assured, our counseling sessions are entirely non-judgmental, creating a safe and welcoming environment for your personal exploration and healing. Your privacy and confidentiality are paramount.
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Carmia Isaachsen
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Orewa 0931
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 identity work, as well as a wide range of other areas including but not limited to working with anxiety, depression, relationship struggles, 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 identity work, as well as a wide range of other areas including but not limited to working with anxiety, depression, relationship struggles, stress and time management, grief and loss, self-esteem and confidence issues.
0800 627 003 x49 View 0800 627 003 x49
Photo of Marcia Sasano, Psychologist in Auckland
Marcia Sasano
Psychologist, MSc
Verified Verified
I have a lifelong interest in the intrinsic relations among psychological factors, behaviour, and physical health and illness. I have special training in behavioural medicine and am passionate about helping individuals maintain wellness and successfully cope with life challenges.
I have a lifelong interest in the intrinsic relations among psychological factors, behaviour, and physical health and illness. I have special training in behavioural medicine and am passionate about helping individuals maintain wellness and successfully cope with life challenges.
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Dr. Helen Hamer
PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Not accepting new clients
I am a CBT Practitioner with many years of experience working with people with mental health challenges, such as depression and anxiety. As a registered nurse, I also have experience of working with people who have an associated physical health problem that impacts on your mood, your mental health and overall wellbeing. For many people, that may currently be as a result of a Covid infection/s.
I am a CBT Practitioner with many years of experience working with people with mental health challenges, such as depression and anxiety. As a registered nurse, I also have experience of working with people who have an associated physical health problem that impacts on your mood, your mental health and overall wellbeing. For many people, that may currently be as a result of a Covid infection/s.
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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 Elizabeth Brett, Psychotherapist in Auckland
Elizabeth Brett
Psychotherapist, MPsych, PBANZ
Verified Verified
Psychotherapy is an investment in our capacity to live with meaning. Perhaps you have a specific story you wish to explore, or something you are struggling with. Perhaps you only feel sad or stuck, and don't fully know why.
Psychotherapy is an investment in our capacity to live with meaning. Perhaps you have a specific story you wish to explore, or something you are struggling with. Perhaps you only feel sad or stuck, and don't fully know why.
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In Hwa - Relationship Therapist
Psychotherapist, MNZAP
Verified Verified
In Hwa is an experienced individuals’ and couples’ counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor, with training in social work, psychosynthesis counselling, psychotherapy and addiction treatment. He has many years of experience working successfully with clients with mental health and relationship issues. In Hwa has demonstrated a strong commitment to working with clients with cross-cultural and sexual identity issues. He is competent to assist people to find purpose, meaning and value in their life journey, to help them improve relationships and become freer.
In Hwa is an experienced individuals’ and couples’ counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor, with training in social work, psychosynthesis counselling, psychotherapy and addiction treatment. He has many years of experience working successfully with clients with mental health and relationship issues. In Hwa has demonstrated a strong commitment to working with clients with cross-cultural and sexual identity issues. He is competent to assist people to find purpose, meaning and value in their life journey, to help them improve relationships and become freer.
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Photo of Nat Phillips | Bright Minds Counselling, Counsellor in Auckland
Nat Phillips | Bright Minds Counselling
Counsellor, MCouns, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Auckland 1052  (Online Only)
Nau mai, haere mai. Kia ora and welcome. My name is Nat (she/they), and I am an experienced counsellor and wellbeing coach. I work individually with children, adolescents, and adults. I offer both online and in-person counselling sessions for ages 10+. My in-person sessions take place in a comfortable and quiet space in the heart of Parnell.
Nau mai, haere mai. Kia ora and welcome. My name is Nat (she/they), and I am an experienced counsellor and wellbeing coach. I work individually with children, adolescents, and adults. I offer both online and in-person counselling sessions for ages 10+. My in-person sessions take place in a comfortable and quiet space in the heart of Parnell.
0800 468 212 x87 View 0800 468 212 x87
Photo of Isabella Van Hoye, Psychotherapist in Auckland
Isabella Van Hoye
Psychotherapist, MNZAP
Verified Verified
I’m a psychotherapist with a passion. A passion to help bring understanding and insight for long-lasting change that makes a real difference in the lives of individuals and couples that I see. I am committed to helping grow and develop your potential so that you feel more fulfilled and empowered in your life. Seeking help is the first step towards positive transformation. The process of being able to talk in a safe, non-judgmental and confidential setting to a professional therapist, helps you gain awareness and clarity about the issues that may cause emotional, psychological or physical distress in your current life.
I’m a psychotherapist with a passion. A passion to help bring understanding and insight for long-lasting change that makes a real difference in the lives of individuals and couples that I see. I am committed to helping grow and develop your potential so that you feel more fulfilled and empowered in your life. Seeking help is the first step towards positive transformation. The process of being able to talk in a safe, non-judgmental and confidential setting to a professional therapist, helps you gain awareness and clarity about the issues that may cause emotional, psychological or physical distress in your current life.
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Photo of Sheena Irving, Counsellor in Auckland
Sheena Irving
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Kia ora, I'm Sheena (she/her). If you are feeling stuck, it can sometimes be hard to see choices and options. A specific event or transition may be impacting you. It could be difficulties in relationships. Or, anxiety, depression, or something else, may be getting in the way of the life you want to live. I work with my clients, to create space between the person and the “problem”. Within this space we can explore how experiences and beliefs from your past may be shaping your present, identify how you would prefer your life to be, and discover the action that you can take to get there.
Kia ora, I'm Sheena (she/her). If you are feeling stuck, it can sometimes be hard to see choices and options. A specific event or transition may be impacting you. It could be difficulties in relationships. Or, anxiety, depression, or something else, may be getting in the way of the life you want to live. I work with my clients, to create space between the person and the “problem”. Within this space we can explore how experiences and beliefs from your past may be shaping your present, identify how you would prefer your life to be, and discover the action that you can take to get there.
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Photo of Celeste Wolfensberger, Psychologist in Auckland
Celeste Wolfensberger
Psychologist
Verified Verified
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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Photo of Sue Parr, Counsellor in Auckland
Sue Parr
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Working with me you can look forward to a counsellor who listens to you and works with you to move forward with your thoughts, feelings and life issues. I am a warm, empathetic and open-minded counsellor offering you a safe space to explore your concerns. We discuss the type of counselling that suits you best. We work together to explore your concerns and design strategies that will help you in areas that include: anxiety, self-esteem, grief and loss, emotional regulation, shame, identity, social and work stressors, as well as school, relationship, friendship, and family issues.
Working with me you can look forward to a counsellor who listens to you and works with you to move forward with your thoughts, feelings and life issues. I am a warm, empathetic and open-minded counsellor offering you a safe space to explore your concerns. We discuss the type of counselling that suits you best. We work together to explore your concerns and design strategies that will help you in areas that include: anxiety, self-esteem, grief and loss, emotional regulation, shame, identity, social and work stressors, as well as school, relationship, friendship, and family issues.
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Photo of Karen Hielkema, Psychologist in Auckland
Karen Hielkema
Psychologist, MSc
Verified Verified
Auckland 0632  (Online Only)
I have experience in short and long-term therapy working with adults and adolescents who may be experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, long term health conditions, along with post- and pre- natal distress and relationship and parenting concerns. I offer professional supervision and have experience in both private and public health settings working with individuals and groups, along with offering EAP services to various organisations
I have experience in short and long-term therapy working with adults and adolescents who may be experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, long term health conditions, along with post- and pre- natal distress and relationship and parenting concerns. I offer professional supervision and have experience in both private and public health settings working with individuals and groups, along with offering EAP services to various organisations
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Photo of Adriana Thomas, Psychologist in Auckland
Adriana Thomas
Psychologist, PhD, MNZCCP
Verified Verified
Auckland 1011  (Online Only)
Update: Available for online appointments only Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Mondays in Ponsonby between 9:30-2:30pm. I am a registered clinical psychologist helping adults, young people, couples and families to understand life’s challenges whilst working towards positive changes and a meaningful existence. My aim is to help you understand and gain more insight about yourself, relationships and values.
Update: Available for online appointments only Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Mondays in Ponsonby between 9:30-2:30pm. I am a registered clinical psychologist helping adults, young people, couples and families to understand life’s challenges whilst working towards positive changes and a meaningful existence. My aim is to help you understand and gain more insight about yourself, relationships and values.
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Photo of Steffi Richter, Psychotherapist in Auckland
Steffi Richter
Psychotherapist, MSc, PBANZ
Verified Verified
Auckland 0604  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
No spaces available. Kia ora, maybe you are here because you are struggling with something in your life, feel stuck, or overwhelmed with difficulties. Whatever reason brought you here, you will find a safe and accepting space with a genuine interest in who you are. A psychotherapeutic relationship is different to any other relationship. It offers a non-judgmental space with a trained and experienced listener for the personal exploration of your unique patterns and beliefs. Since such purposeful exploration has the potential to transform one’s life, I believe that anyone who is curious about themselves can benefit from psychotherapy.
No spaces available. Kia ora, maybe you are here because you are struggling with something in your life, feel stuck, or overwhelmed with difficulties. Whatever reason brought you here, you will find a safe and accepting space with a genuine interest in who you are. A psychotherapeutic relationship is different to any other relationship. It offers a non-judgmental space with a trained and experienced listener for the personal exploration of your unique patterns and beliefs. Since such purposeful exploration has the potential to transform one’s life, I believe that anyone who is curious about themselves can benefit from psychotherapy.
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Photo of Amanda Salvara, Counsellor in Auckland
Amanda Salvara
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Auckland 1060  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I'm Amanda, an integrative counsellor and coach, who supports individuals online and over the phone. My approach blends the wisdom of various psychotherapeutic and coaching methodologies to better understand and tailor our sessions to what it is that's needed from our initial call, and what our best route is to help navigate the challenges at hand. This could be for clarity in conflicting areas of life, exploring emotional regulation methods or processing thoughts out-loud, in a safe empathic space and looking at the bigger picture of what insights or solutions may arise.
I'm Amanda, an integrative counsellor and coach, who supports individuals online and over the phone. My approach blends the wisdom of various psychotherapeutic and coaching methodologies to better understand and tailor our sessions to what it is that's needed from our initial call, and what our best route is to help navigate the challenges at hand. This could be for clarity in conflicting areas of life, exploring emotional regulation methods or processing thoughts out-loud, in a safe empathic space and looking at the bigger picture of what insights or solutions may arise.
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Photo of Charmaine Bright @ Bright Wellbeing in Auckland
Charmaine Bright @ Bright Wellbeing
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Auckland 0630  (Online Only)
My approach draws on traditional and alternative counselling and coaching modalities. I use these approaches to empower my clients and my practice is strongly grounded in spirituality and energy psychology. Nourishment and healing are facilitated through energy-integration, visualisation, inner-child work and support in recovering a sense of self.
My approach draws on traditional and alternative counselling and coaching modalities. I use these approaches to empower my clients and my practice is strongly grounded in spirituality and energy psychology. Nourishment and healing are facilitated through energy-integration, visualisation, inner-child work and support in recovering a sense of self.
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Photo of Joanne Wilkinson, Psychotherapist in Auckland
Joanne Wilkinson
Psychotherapist, MPsych, PBANZ
Verified Verified
I will listen to you with sensitivity, warmth, thoughtfulness and compassion. Every person is unique and my therapeutic approach is tailored to suit your needs. Psychotherapy can help you to become more fully yourself, improve your quality of life and develop greater psychological freedom. I work with people suffering trauma, anxiety, depression, loneliness, physical illnesses, losses, life transitions, relationship problems, and a range of other distressing life experiences. I specialise in deeper explorations of the self, this can include meeting twice weekly if desired.
I will listen to you with sensitivity, warmth, thoughtfulness and compassion. Every person is unique and my therapeutic approach is tailored to suit your needs. Psychotherapy can help you to become more fully yourself, improve your quality of life and develop greater psychological freedom. I work with people suffering trauma, anxiety, depression, loneliness, physical illnesses, losses, life transitions, relationship problems, and a range of other distressing life experiences. I specialise in deeper explorations of the self, this can include meeting twice weekly if desired.
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Photo of Vincent Pinto in Auckland
Vincent Pinto
Verified Verified
Auckland 1050  (Online Only)
If you have been feeling lonely, sad or anxious, we can share a safe space where you can tell me your concerns. The main purpose of therapy is generating deep awareness of one's own personality and behaviour, understand about your inner world (thoughts, emotions, feelings), inquiring how our past affects our present. With this understanding one can move onto learning skills in order to manage emotions and behaviour. The therapeutic approach I use depends on the client's needs and resources available, with a strong foundation on a trauma-informed approach.
If you have been feeling lonely, sad or anxious, we can share a safe space where you can tell me your concerns. The main purpose of therapy is generating deep awareness of one's own personality and behaviour, understand about your inner world (thoughts, emotions, feelings), inquiring how our past affects our present. With this understanding one can move onto learning skills in order to manage emotions and behaviour. The therapeutic approach I use depends on the client's needs and resources available, with a strong foundation on a trauma-informed approach.
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Photo of Karlene Schwencke in Auckland
Karlene Schwencke
MPsych
Verified Verified
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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How does your Counsellor compare?

Average cost per session

$156

Counsellors in Auckland who prioritize treating:

83% Anxiety
74% Depression
71% Self Esteem
71% Stress
67% Relationship Issues
59% Trauma and PTSD
56% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Southern Cross
33% AIA
30% Partners Life

How Counsellors in Auckland see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Auckland?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Psychologists listed in the directory are registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board under the Health Practitioners Competency Assurance Act 2003 (HPCA Act). To be listed in the directory, psychotherapists must be registered through the Psychotherapists Board of Aotearoa New Zealand. Counsellors listed in the directory should have a minimum training of NZQF 6 or higher, and many are registered with a professional body, such as the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for counsellors in New Zealand, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Psychologists, counsellors, and psychotherapists  can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and supervised, practical experience that enable them to do so in New Zealand.

Psychologists possess a minimum of a master's degree in Psychology and are registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board. Psychotherapists typically hold the equivalent of a Master's or Doctorate Degree in Psychotherapy, depending on their programme of study. Many psychotherapists have themselves undergone psychotherapy as part of their training. In order to be a member of NZAC, Counsellors must have a bachelor's or master's degree in Counselling and complete ongoing professional development and education.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, the cost of a therapy session in New Zealand could be between $100 and $200. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. To access these services you will need to be assessed and referred by your GP or family doctor. However, you will have limited choice regarding the specialist and the length of treatment that will be assigned to you. In addition, Community Mental Health and Addiction services are also available through your local District Health Board (DHB).

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Professionals registered with the Boards and/or who are members of professional organisations are obligated to uphold client confidentiality unless there is a legal reason that requires them to disclose information. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there is the potential or known harm to the client or others, or a court order, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.