Female Therapists in Papamoa, BP

Photo of Dawn Marie Ingall - Dawn’s Counselling Services - Anxiety, Depression,, MNZAC, Counsellor
Dawn’s Counselling Services - Anxiety, Depression,
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Papamoa 3118
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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Amber Takhar-Stapleton
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Papamoa 3118  (Online Only)
Amber is a member of the New Zealand Psychologist Board. She values an open and nonjudgemental therapy space, to ensure her clients feel supported. Amber is a warm and passionate Psychologist which comes through in her therapeutic approach, and she has experience working with a range of presentations across all age groups from children through to adults. Amber is currently approved by the New Zealand Psychology Board to provide comprehensive Cognitive, Educational and Neurodevelopmental assessments and provide diagnoses. Amber has completed comprehensive training to provide Eating Disorder based therapy.
Amber is a member of the New Zealand Psychologist Board. She values an open and nonjudgemental therapy space, to ensure her clients feel supported. Amber is a warm and passionate Psychologist which comes through in her therapeutic approach, and she has experience working with a range of presentations across all age groups from children through to adults. Amber is currently approved by the New Zealand Psychology Board to provide comprehensive Cognitive, Educational and Neurodevelopmental assessments and provide diagnoses. Amber has completed comprehensive training to provide Eating Disorder based therapy.
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Dr. Josette Wulffaert
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Papamoa 3118
Kia ora, therapy can be your healing journey. Approaching a therapist, let alone starting therapy, is a brave thing to do. I aim to empower people through building a strong therapeutic relationship and working from an individualised treatment plan, catered to your needs, wishes, and background. For this, I use an integrated therapeutic approach: I am extensively trained in EMDR, ACT, DBT, MBT, and CBT. I have over 18 years of experience as a clinical psychologist both in public and private sectors. I support people 16 years and older. I invite you to have a look at my website to get more information on what work we can do together.
Kia ora, therapy can be your healing journey. Approaching a therapist, let alone starting therapy, is a brave thing to do. I aim to empower people through building a strong therapeutic relationship and working from an individualised treatment plan, catered to your needs, wishes, and background. For this, I use an integrated therapeutic approach: I am extensively trained in EMDR, ACT, DBT, MBT, and CBT. I have over 18 years of experience as a clinical psychologist both in public and private sectors. I support people 16 years and older. I invite you to have a look at my website to get more information on what work we can do together.
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Nem Psychology and Consulting Ltd
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Papamoa 3118
I am a Clinical Psychologist (ACC registered) with experience in mental health and forensic settings. I assess and treat adolescents and adults experiencing a broad range of mental health conditions, health related issues, past or recent trauma, grief and bereavement and adjustment difficulties. I work with individuals, couples and families, providing therapy based on a treatment plan developed collaboratively with the client. I have extensive experience in forensic work including assessment and individual therapy with individuals within the criminal justice system.
I am a Clinical Psychologist (ACC registered) with experience in mental health and forensic settings. I assess and treat adolescents and adults experiencing a broad range of mental health conditions, health related issues, past or recent trauma, grief and bereavement and adjustment difficulties. I work with individuals, couples and families, providing therapy based on a treatment plan developed collaboratively with the client. I have extensive experience in forensic work including assessment and individual therapy with individuals within the criminal justice system.
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Play-based Therapy Centre (Monique Potgieter)
MA
Verified Verified
Papamoa 3118
I am a Play Therapist and Mental Health Clinician (Social Worker). 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 mental health difficulties
I am a Play Therapist and Mental Health Clinician (Social Worker). 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 mental health difficulties
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Photo of Michelle Frank - Freedom-Life Counselling, MCouns, MNZAC, Counsellor
Freedom-Life Counselling
Counsellor, MCouns, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Papamoa 3118
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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Rose Lancaster-Rous
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Papamoa 3118
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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Karen (Kit) Claire Philo
Psychologist, NZPsS Member
Verified Verified
Papamoa 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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Photo of Gabrielle Batenburg, MPsych, Psychologist
Gabrielle Batenburg
Psychologist, MPsych
Verified Verified
Papamoa 3118
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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CKC Counsellor Kristen Cook
Counsellor, MCouns, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Papamoa 3189
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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Dr. Sarah Miers
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Papamoa 3175
Waitlist for new clients
I'm a Clinical Psychologist registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board 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 Clinical Psychologist registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board 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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Photo of Arts For Therapy - Jennie Halliday, AThR, Counsellor
Arts For Therapy - Jennie Halliday
Counsellor, AThR
Verified Verified
Papamoa 3118
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 Kirsty Britton, NZAC - Provisional, Counsellor
Kirsty Britton
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Papamoa 3118
Waitlist for new clients
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Neha Golchha
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Tauranga 3110  (Online Only)
Neha is a warm and empathetic clinical psychologist with a vast range of experience across different settings in both India and New Zealand. Neha has conducted rigorous assessments and provide evidence-based interventions to help my clients across a variety of mental health difficulties. Neha has a keen interest in eating disorders, adjustment and grief reactions, stress induced problems, anxiety and depression. She is also bilingual, speaking both English and Hindi.
Neha is a warm and empathetic clinical psychologist with a vast range of experience across different settings in both India and New Zealand. Neha has conducted rigorous assessments and provide evidence-based interventions to help my clients across a variety of mental health difficulties. Neha has a keen interest in eating disorders, adjustment and grief reactions, stress induced problems, anxiety and depression. She is also bilingual, speaking both English and Hindi.
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Ale Held
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Tauranga 3110  (Online Only)
Alexandra (Ale) Held is an NZ-trained and registered psychologist and a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA). She is experienced in working with a variety of challenging behaviours across adults, adolescents, and children in a range of settings, providing a high level of behavioural assessments and interventions. She is experienced in implementing intensive Behaviour Support Services, based on the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis. She works from a non-aversive framework to increase positive behaviour, increase positive interactions, develop skills, and decrease the occurrence of challenging behaviours.
Alexandra (Ale) Held is an NZ-trained and registered psychologist and a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA). She is experienced in working with a variety of challenging behaviours across adults, adolescents, and children in a range of settings, providing a high level of behavioural assessments and interventions. She is experienced in implementing intensive Behaviour Support Services, based on the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis. She works from a non-aversive framework to increase positive behaviour, increase positive interactions, develop skills, and decrease the occurrence of challenging behaviours.
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Daisy Corby
Verified Verified
Tauranga 3112
Haere Mai, Welcome. I’m Daisy, and I am a certified EMDR therapist and member of EMDRNZ. I approach therapy from the understanding that our past and present are intrinsically linked, and that much of what causes us suffering in the here and now can be traced back to difficult experiences in our past. Anything that happens too much, too fast, too soon, or not enough can overwhelm our brain and lead to trauma. EMDR can be used as a tool to help jump-start our brain's natural healing process so that you can learn to live more fully in the present.
Haere Mai, Welcome. I’m Daisy, and I am a certified EMDR therapist and member of EMDRNZ. I approach therapy from the understanding that our past and present are intrinsically linked, and that much of what causes us suffering in the here and now can be traced back to difficult experiences in our past. Anything that happens too much, too fast, too soon, or not enough can overwhelm our brain and lead to trauma. EMDR can be used as a tool to help jump-start our brain's natural healing process so that you can learn to live more fully in the present.
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Photo of Monique Chasteau - Brainwise Therapy, MCouns
Monique Chasteau - Brainwise Therapy
MCouns
Verified Verified
Tauranga 3110
Waitlist for new clients
A few therapy appointments with me can help to get you through a specific situation such as a traumatic loss, injury, relationship crisis or a major decision. We can also transform deeper problems, such as mood issues, unresolved trauma, or school, work, family stress with longer term work together. I recognize you are investing in therapy and the intention is that we quickly identify the difficulties you bring and give you strategies to improve your life. Many people value the relationship we build and come back for top-ups of support when needed, either face to face or online.
A few therapy appointments with me can help to get you through a specific situation such as a traumatic loss, injury, relationship crisis or a major decision. We can also transform deeper problems, such as mood issues, unresolved trauma, or school, work, family stress with longer term work together. I recognize you are investing in therapy and the intention is that we quickly identify the difficulties you bring and give you strategies to improve your life. Many people value the relationship we build and come back for top-ups of support when needed, either face to face or online.
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The Global Therapy Room
Counsellor, MA, AThR
Verified Verified
Tauranga 3110
Waitlist for new clients
On Maternity Leave: 08/04/24 until mid-August '24. Kia ora, welcome. I offer online Art Therapy, Psychotherapy and Mental Health Counselling to clients from various parts of the globe. I work Online, Phone call, Text / WhatsApp, face-to-face in Parnell (waitlist) and Walk & Talk sessions in Mt Eden, Mt Roskill and Royal Oak areas. My work uses tools and skills covering a range of psychodynamic and integrative practices; ACT, Play/Creative Therapy modalities and behavioural methods, such as DBT and CBT. I prefer to understand how clients are struggling and work adaptively to suit their needs, neuro-capabilities and personality.
On Maternity Leave: 08/04/24 until mid-August '24. Kia ora, welcome. I offer online Art Therapy, Psychotherapy and Mental Health Counselling to clients from various parts of the globe. I work Online, Phone call, Text / WhatsApp, face-to-face in Parnell (waitlist) and Walk & Talk sessions in Mt Eden, Mt Roskill and Royal Oak areas. My work uses tools and skills covering a range of psychodynamic and integrative practices; ACT, Play/Creative Therapy modalities and behavioural methods, such as DBT and CBT. I prefer to understand how clients are struggling and work adaptively to suit their needs, neuro-capabilities and personality.
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Aleksandra Gosteva
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Tauranga 3110  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Alex is a New Zealand fully trained, Registered Occupational Health Psychologist. With her breadth of extensive training, research and internships, she has developed special interests in different areas of psychology. Alex's extensive training and experience allowed me to develop a commitment to excellence and appreciation of the vulnerability, diversity, and presentation of people. For her clients, her main assets are my approachable demeanour, emphasis on wellbeing, and straightforward appraisal of their unique needs and situation.
Alex is a New Zealand fully trained, Registered Occupational Health Psychologist. With her breadth of extensive training, research and internships, she has developed special interests in different areas of psychology. Alex's extensive training and experience allowed me to develop a commitment to excellence and appreciation of the vulnerability, diversity, and presentation of people. For her clients, her main assets are my approachable demeanour, emphasis on wellbeing, and straightforward appraisal of their unique needs and situation.
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Serafin Upton
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Tauranga 3110
Serafin Upton - Love and relationship science, no sweeteners, plenty of moxie. Providing specialist relationship therapy for individuals, couples, and families. Qualified sex and relationship therapist - Infidelity and Betrayal - Queer Relationships / Relationship Anarchy/ Polyamory/ Open Relationships/ Kink - Neurodiversity - Autism - ADHD / Sex Addiction / Pornography / Intergenerational trauma.
Serafin Upton - Love and relationship science, no sweeteners, plenty of moxie. Providing specialist relationship therapy for individuals, couples, and families. Qualified sex and relationship therapist - Infidelity and Betrayal - Queer Relationships / Relationship Anarchy/ Polyamory/ Open Relationships/ Kink - Neurodiversity - Autism - ADHD / Sex Addiction / Pornography / Intergenerational trauma.
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Does it matter what gender my therapist is?

In general, this is not an important factor, as there is no relationship between a therapist’s gender and their efficacy. Some clients, however, prefer to see therapists of a particular gender, whether due to their own past experiences with men and women, or ingrained beliefs about how people of different genders think and behave. Exploring the roots of such preferences and considering what one wants to address in therapy can help someone determine whether their therapist’s gender truly matters to them.

Should I see a female therapist?

Many people—not just women—prefer to see a female therapist, either because they believe that a woman will be able to relate to their specific challenges (for example, sexism in the workplace) or because they imagine feeling more comfortable disclosing sensitive information to a woman. Such beliefs may not turn out to be accurate, however, and adhering too rigidly to a gender preference can at times hinder a client from finding the best therapeutic match.

Do therapists get specific training to help with women’s concerns?

Therapists are trained to provide care to clients of any gender. However, some therapists—both men and women—may pursue additional training in feminist therapy, gender-specific issues, or women’s mental health. Female clients may wish to ask prospective therapists whether they have received specific training in the client’s primary area(s) of concern, or whether they have worked extensively with women on issues similar to their own.

How can I inquire about a therapist’s experience in treating women?

It’s OK—even encouraged!—to ask a therapist directly whether and how often they have treated women in the past, or whether they have treated women dealing with the client’s most prominent concern(s). Competent therapists will be happy to share their educational background, preferred treatment modalities, and prior client experience to help an individual find the therapist best suited to their needs.