Therapists in Mount Maunganui

Photo of Ben Burggraaf, MCouns, NZAC - Provisional, Counsellor
Ben Burggraaf
Counsellor, MCouns, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Mount Maunganui 3116
You're here because you want to transform. You want to be happy and live free from fear, uncertainty, stress, anxiety and depression. You don't want to suffer anymore. You want a new way of living that is energising and fulfilling. You want to let go of what is holding you back and be your most authentic and compassionate self. It takes incredible courage to let go of the past and imagine a different future for yourself. So, who am I and how can I help?
You're here because you want to transform. You want to be happy and live free from fear, uncertainty, stress, anxiety and depression. You don't want to suffer anymore. You want a new way of living that is energising and fulfilling. You want to let go of what is holding you back and be your most authentic and compassionate self. It takes incredible courage to let go of the past and imagine a different future for yourself. So, who am I and how can I help?
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Photo of undefined - CKC Counsellor Kristen Cook, MCouns, MNZAC, Counsellor
CKC Counsellor Kristen Cook
Counsellor, MCouns, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Mount Maunganui 3116
Kristen offers a warm friendly environment to explore challenges or issues and acknowledge your strengths. She supports children, youth and adults (all gender preferences welcome). In conversations, you will discuss practical tools you can use in everyday life and how you can move closer to your preferred ways of being. You will develop insight and anchor skills to work through life's ‘curve balls’.
Kristen offers a warm friendly environment to explore challenges or issues and acknowledge your strengths. She supports children, youth and adults (all gender preferences welcome). In conversations, you will discuss practical tools you can use in everyday life and how you can move closer to your preferred ways of being. You will develop insight and anchor skills to work through life's ‘curve balls’.
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Freedom-Life Counselling
Counsellor, MCouns, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Mount Maunganui 3116
Kia ora and welcome, My name is Michelle and I have been blessed to be Counselling since 2010. I am passionate about people, healing and supporting people to overcome the challenges they face in life.
Kia ora and welcome, My name is Michelle and I have been blessed to be Counselling since 2010. I am passionate about people, healing and supporting people to overcome the challenges they face in life.
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Photo of Rachel Hamilton, MNZAC, Counsellor
Rachel Hamilton
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Mount Maunganui 3116
We all experience times in life when things are just too much and feel too hard to deal with on our own. It can be hard to talk to friends and family as often there can be an agenda. Counselling is a space where you can be you, without any judgement, and I believe the hard times in life teach us the most. Counselling is my passion and I enjoy giving people the opportunity to have a space to look at issues without being judged. I believe many people have not had the opportunity to really experience being listened to, this can enable you to create great changes in your life.
We all experience times in life when things are just too much and feel too hard to deal with on our own. It can be hard to talk to friends and family as often there can be an agenda. Counselling is a space where you can be you, without any judgement, and I believe the hard times in life teach us the most. Counselling is my passion and I enjoy giving people the opportunity to have a space to look at issues without being judged. I believe many people have not had the opportunity to really experience being listened to, this can enable you to create great changes in your life.
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Photo of Gabrielle Batenburg, MPsych, Psychologist
Gabrielle Batenburg
Psychologist, MPsych
Verified Verified
Mount Maunganui 3116
Not accepting new clients
Kia ora! It can be hard to reach out for help but you’ve taken the first step just by having a look. I want you to feel comfortable opening up and being able to share what’s going on so try my best to create a non-judgmental, empathetic space where we can work on what you’re facing as a team. I can help you explore a range of challenges relating to depression, anxiety and phobias, anger issues, trauma, etc.. I have expertise working with young people, children and whānau as well as adults. I'm available for professional supervision. I am Māori (Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāi Te Rangi), Dutch, and NZ European.
Kia ora! It can be hard to reach out for help but you’ve taken the first step just by having a look. I want you to feel comfortable opening up and being able to share what’s going on so try my best to create a non-judgmental, empathetic space where we can work on what you’re facing as a team. I can help you explore a range of challenges relating to depression, anxiety and phobias, anger issues, trauma, etc.. I have expertise working with young people, children and whānau as well as adults. I'm available for professional supervision. I am Māori (Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāi Te Rangi), Dutch, and NZ European.
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Photo of Rose Lancaster-Rous, NZAC - Provisional, Counsellor
Rose Lancaster-Rous
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Mount Maunganui 3116
Many people find themselves struggling with difficult feelings, painful experiences and a sense of not living the life they want. When the things that used to work stop working, it's hard to know what to do. We can feel very stuck, but perhaps the idea of things changing is daunting too.
Many people find themselves struggling with difficult feelings, painful experiences and a sense of not living the life they want. When the things that used to work stop working, it's hard to know what to do. We can feel very stuck, but perhaps the idea of things changing is daunting too.
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Photo of Rebecca Gouldhurst, MA, NZAC - Provisional, Counsellor
Rebecca Gouldhurst
Counsellor, MA, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Mount Maunganui 3116
Welcome to the world of Counselling, I provide holistic health care and guidance, having trained in Naturopathy, Counselling, and Gestalt Psychotherpay. With over 25 years’ experience. I welcome people of all cultures, gender and religions. My approach is collaborative, practical and intuitive, drawing on a range of modalities, personalised for your needs. I offer a safe and confidential space, providing support, so you can share what is truly going on for you and unburden yourself, to then find new ways to live your life. For many people Counselling is not a easy choice but taking your first steps, can be a huge relief.
Welcome to the world of Counselling, I provide holistic health care and guidance, having trained in Naturopathy, Counselling, and Gestalt Psychotherpay. With over 25 years’ experience. I welcome people of all cultures, gender and religions. My approach is collaborative, practical and intuitive, drawing on a range of modalities, personalised for your needs. I offer a safe and confidential space, providing support, so you can share what is truly going on for you and unburden yourself, to then find new ways to live your life. For many people Counselling is not a easy choice but taking your first steps, can be a huge relief.
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Photo of Arts For Therapy - Jennie Halliday, AThR, Counsellor
Arts For Therapy - Jennie Halliday
Counsellor, AThR
Verified Verified
Mount Maunganui 3116
As a clinical arts therapist (AThR) working with adolescents and adults I offer an alternative to talk therapy and counselling. When we can’t find the words to talk about our concerns, arts therapy provides an alternative pathway to discover what is troubling us. Being "good at art" is not important in arts therapy - the process is our focus not the product. For people with trauma histories our sessions will also focus on nervous system regulation and how to manage states of fight, flight, freeze and fawn. Engaging with creative processes invites presence and helps reduce nervous system dysregulation.
As a clinical arts therapist (AThR) working with adolescents and adults I offer an alternative to talk therapy and counselling. When we can’t find the words to talk about our concerns, arts therapy provides an alternative pathway to discover what is troubling us. Being "good at art" is not important in arts therapy - the process is our focus not the product. For people with trauma histories our sessions will also focus on nervous system regulation and how to manage states of fight, flight, freeze and fawn. Engaging with creative processes invites presence and helps reduce nervous system dysregulation.
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Photo of Colum Minnock, Counsellor
Colum Minnock
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Mount Maunganui 3116
I am a skilled and compassionate therapist, experienced in working with a whole range of concerns. If there is an issue getting in the way of you living the life you want to live, or from achieving what you want to achieve, then therapy can help. I work with people both short and long term. With over 20 years’ experience working in the mental health field, I have a wide variety of experience. Before starting in private practice, I worked for many years in various mental health roles, which has given me an excellent grounding in ensuring my practice is based on the best available evidence, and is both ethical and effective.
I am a skilled and compassionate therapist, experienced in working with a whole range of concerns. If there is an issue getting in the way of you living the life you want to live, or from achieving what you want to achieve, then therapy can help. I work with people both short and long term. With over 20 years’ experience working in the mental health field, I have a wide variety of experience. Before starting in private practice, I worked for many years in various mental health roles, which has given me an excellent grounding in ensuring my practice is based on the best available evidence, and is both ethical and effective.
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Photo of Dr. Sarah Miers, Psychologist
Dr. Sarah Miers
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Mount Maunganui 3116
Not accepting new clients
I'm a registered Clinical Psychologist and a full member of the New Zealand Psychological Society. I specialise in supporting young people and adults experiencing difficulties to grow in understanding of themselves and improve their daily functioning. I enjoy helping people foster self-compassion and gain skills to draw on in challenging times to move closer to the life they want for themselves.
I'm a registered Clinical Psychologist and a full member of the New Zealand Psychological Society. I specialise in supporting young people and adults experiencing difficulties to grow in understanding of themselves and improve their daily functioning. I enjoy helping people foster self-compassion and gain skills to draw on in challenging times to move closer to the life they want for themselves.
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Amber Takhar-Stapleton
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Mount Maunganui 3116
Waitlist for new clients
Cognitive Assessments Available, New Therapy Clients please email for waitlist. Amber is a warm and passionate Psychologist which comes through in her therapeutic approach. She values an open and nonjudgemental therapy space, and ensures her clients feel supported. Amber has experience with all age groups from children to adults. Amber achieves positive outcomes with her clients by understanding the needs of each individual and through the implementation of evidence-based interventions.
Cognitive Assessments Available, New Therapy Clients please email for waitlist. Amber is a warm and passionate Psychologist which comes through in her therapeutic approach. She values an open and nonjudgemental therapy space, and ensures her clients feel supported. Amber has experience with all age groups from children to adults. Amber achieves positive outcomes with her clients by understanding the needs of each individual and through the implementation of evidence-based interventions.
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Photo of Mike Donovan, MCouns, MNZCCA, Counsellor
Mike Donovan
Counsellor, MCouns, MNZCCA
Verified Verified
Mount Maunganui 3116
Hello there, Embarking on a counselling journey is a brave step, and I'm here to support you every step of the way. If you're ready to explore, heal, and grow, I look forward to the opportunity to work with you and help you achieve your goals. As a qualified and registered counsellor, I have the privilege of working with individuals facing a range of challenges, including anxiety, depression, trauma, sexual addiction, relationship issues, workplace issues and many other difficulties that become apparent in people’s lives.
Hello there, Embarking on a counselling journey is a brave step, and I'm here to support you every step of the way. If you're ready to explore, heal, and grow, I look forward to the opportunity to work with you and help you achieve your goals. As a qualified and registered counsellor, I have the privilege of working with individuals facing a range of challenges, including anxiety, depression, trauma, sexual addiction, relationship issues, workplace issues and many other difficulties that become apparent in people’s lives.
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Karen (Kit) Claire Philo
Psychologist, NZPsS Member
Verified Verified
Mount Maunganui 3175
I work with anxiety and depression and all sorts of trauma. We design together what you want to achieve from therapy. I don't discriminate and all are welcome.
I work with anxiety and depression and all sorts of trauma. We design together what you want to achieve from therapy. I don't discriminate and all are welcome.
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Julie Bickers Counselling Services
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Mount Maunganui 3116
Not accepting new clients
Julie is a New Zealand born Kiwi, a mother, and a grandmother living in the Western Bay of Plenty. She is passionate about providing affordable, accessible, culturally sensitive counselling services to everyday New Zealanders, with a particular passion for supporting those impacted in some way by addiction. Her career working in the social sector has spanned more than 25 years, and her lived experience as a survivor of domestic violence gives her a deep understanding of Aotearoa's most vulnerable populations, and the ability to engage with people from all walks of life with empathy, compassion, and cultural sensitivity.
Julie is a New Zealand born Kiwi, a mother, and a grandmother living in the Western Bay of Plenty. She is passionate about providing affordable, accessible, culturally sensitive counselling services to everyday New Zealanders, with a particular passion for supporting those impacted in some way by addiction. Her career working in the social sector has spanned more than 25 years, and her lived experience as a survivor of domestic violence gives her a deep understanding of Aotearoa's most vulnerable populations, and the ability to engage with people from all walks of life with empathy, compassion, and cultural sensitivity.
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Vincent Pinto
Verified Verified
Mount Maunganui 3116  (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 undefined - Dawn’s Counselling Services - Anxiety, Depression,, MNZAC, Counsellor
Dawn’s Counselling Services - Anxiety, Depression,
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Mount Maunganui 3116
Counselling can assist individuals and couples with problems they are encountering due to issues such as: Being overwhelmed, suffering from grief & loss, difficulties encountered, chronic and acute stress, work-related stress, mental, physical & sexual abuse, anxiety, depression and relationship difficulties, poor communication. I can also assist with coming to terms with issues caused by events in the past such as, childhood wounds, physical sexual and mental abuse, post traumatic stress, lack of self confidence, identity crisis, low self-esteem, withdrawal, attachment issues and fear of change. Let’s see if I can assist you. Dawn
Counselling can assist individuals and couples with problems they are encountering due to issues such as: Being overwhelmed, suffering from grief & loss, difficulties encountered, chronic and acute stress, work-related stress, mental, physical & sexual abuse, anxiety, depression and relationship difficulties, poor communication. I can also assist with coming to terms with issues caused by events in the past such as, childhood wounds, physical sexual and mental abuse, post traumatic stress, lack of self confidence, identity crisis, low self-esteem, withdrawal, attachment issues and fear of change. Let’s see if I can assist you. Dawn
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Photo of Melisa Cane-Franzetti, MNZAC, Counsellor
Melisa Cane-Franzetti
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Mount Maunganui 3116  (Online Only)
UNIQUE I don’t believe in “one solution fits all”. So I do an initial assessment and get to know you and your therapy goals. I train in different methods and techniques and tailor the session to your needs. HOLISTIC My approach to well-being and happiness is holistic. I look at the different elements in your life and your environment to better understand where you are at right now and what you need. I work on being present, mindful, and accepting. EMPOWERING I believe in giving people tools to apply in their lives outside of the therapy room. I like to give people the autonomy to make choices and perfect their reflective skills.
UNIQUE I don’t believe in “one solution fits all”. So I do an initial assessment and get to know you and your therapy goals. I train in different methods and techniques and tailor the session to your needs. HOLISTIC My approach to well-being and happiness is holistic. I look at the different elements in your life and your environment to better understand where you are at right now and what you need. I work on being present, mindful, and accepting. EMPOWERING I believe in giving people tools to apply in their lives outside of the therapy room. I like to give people the autonomy to make choices and perfect their reflective skills.
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Beehyve Health
Counsellor, MA, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Tauranga 3110  (Online Only)
Beehyve is a buzzing hub of practitioners and services that offer support to help people thrive. Our focus is a safe and inclusive place where clients find understanding, empathy and empowerment. We launched Beehyve to meet a demand for support that truly understands the specific needs of adult ADHD and can serve a broad range of those working on their wellbeing. Although our individual focus areas are wide and varied, we all share a non-judgmental understanding of ADHD; that's at the heart of our work.
Beehyve is a buzzing hub of practitioners and services that offer support to help people thrive. Our focus is a safe and inclusive place where clients find understanding, empathy and empowerment. We launched Beehyve to meet a demand for support that truly understands the specific needs of adult ADHD and can serve a broad range of those working on their wellbeing. Although our individual focus areas are wide and varied, we all share a non-judgmental understanding of ADHD; that's at the heart of our work.
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Monique Potgieter
MA
Verified Verified
Papamoa 3118
My focus is supporting children and youth who are experiencing difficulty with their mental health which includes but is not limited to behavioural or social difficulties, anxiety, low mood, anger or aggression, ADHD, isolation, traumatic experiences, loss and grief, ASD, and selective mutism. I also focus on supporting children with neurodiversity to build social and emotional skills, who do not necessarily have menthal health difficulties
My focus is supporting children and youth who are experiencing difficulty with their mental health which includes but is not limited to behavioural or social difficulties, anxiety, low mood, anger or aggression, ADHD, isolation, traumatic experiences, loss and grief, ASD, and selective mutism. I also focus on supporting children with neurodiversity to build social and emotional skills, who do not necessarily have menthal health difficulties
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Angela Carter
Counsellor, NZAFT
Verified Verified
Tauranga 3110  (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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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Mount Maunganui

10+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Mount Maunganui who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
94% Depression
82% Self Esteem
82% Life Transitions
76% Trauma and PTSD
76% Emotional Disturbance
71% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Southern Cross
67% Sovereign Health
67% AIA

How Counsellors in Mount Maunganui see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
23% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Mount Maunganui?

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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.