Therapists in Rotorua

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Personal Transformation Therapy & Counselling
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Rotorua 3010
My ideal client is a self-motivated referral wanting to empower themselves with new strategies, willing to be curious to what may be possibilities
My ideal client is a self-motivated referral wanting to empower themselves with new strategies, willing to be curious to what may be possibilities
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Yvette Atkinson
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Rotorua 3074
Making that first contact to talk to someone can often be a daunting and overwhelming experience! I can assure you that once you have taken that step you will feel a sense of relief, vulnerable, but empowered too.
Making that first contact to talk to someone can often be a daunting and overwhelming experience! I can assure you that once you have taken that step you will feel a sense of relief, vulnerable, but empowered too.
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Joy - Relationship Counsellor
Counsellor, MNZCCA
Verified Verified
Rotorua 3015
Note: Couples sessions are 90 minutes. Joy has worked extensively in private practice, with couples and individuals, helping them with a range of issues, including: conflict de-escalation, understanding triggers and behaviour patterns, poor communication, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, toxic relationships, family and parenting issues. Joy brings empathy and life experience to her work with clients, to enable them to feel heard and equipped to change. She is trained in several specialist models of couples therapy, and has years of experience helping clients resolve relationship issues and move into a happier place together.
Note: Couples sessions are 90 minutes. Joy has worked extensively in private practice, with couples and individuals, helping them with a range of issues, including: conflict de-escalation, understanding triggers and behaviour patterns, poor communication, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, toxic relationships, family and parenting issues. Joy brings empathy and life experience to her work with clients, to enable them to feel heard and equipped to change. She is trained in several specialist models of couples therapy, and has years of experience helping clients resolve relationship issues and move into a happier place together.
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Karen Margaret Allsopp
Psychologist, MA, NZPsS Member
Verified Verified
Rotorua 3010
Not accepting new clients
Hi there, I am passionate about working with clients to achieve self compassion and self acceptance. Sometimes we need a different perspective on what's going on. I embrace acceptance and commitment therapy which focuses on accepting our feelings and committing to meaningful actions. I am also trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
Hi there, I am passionate about working with clients to achieve self compassion and self acceptance. Sometimes we need a different perspective on what's going on. I embrace acceptance and commitment therapy which focuses on accepting our feelings and committing to meaningful actions. I am also trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
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He Tohu Counselling & Supervision
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Rotorua 3010
Nau mai, haere mai, pupuritia te manawa ora o nga mea katoa, hei painga mo tou oranga. Kia tipu, kia rea, kia puawai tou Ao. Providing private and confidential Counselling for all. Clinical & Cultural Supervision Facilitation, Mediation, Management & Teambuilding support. Employee Assisted Program, (EAP) ACC Reg. (ISSC). Trauma, Sexual Abuse, Relationship Counselling, Grief & Loss, Palliative Care, Whakamōmori, Whakamā, Anxiety & Stress, Self Harm, Family Violence. Face to face or online zoom sessions available.
Nau mai, haere mai, pupuritia te manawa ora o nga mea katoa, hei painga mo tou oranga. Kia tipu, kia rea, kia puawai tou Ao. Providing private and confidential Counselling for all. Clinical & Cultural Supervision Facilitation, Mediation, Management & Teambuilding support. Employee Assisted Program, (EAP) ACC Reg. (ISSC). Trauma, Sexual Abuse, Relationship Counselling, Grief & Loss, Palliative Care, Whakamōmori, Whakamā, Anxiety & Stress, Self Harm, Family Violence. Face to face or online zoom sessions available.
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Photo of Anneline Mordaunt, Psychologist in Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Anneline Mordaunt
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rotorua 3010
My ideal client is interested in being challenged to become more self aware in order to enhance their overall wellbeing (physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and relationally). They are passionate about connecting with themselves and others in a compassionate, non-judgmental manner to enhance compassion for themselves and others. My job would be to help them overcome obstacles such as unhelpful thinking styles in order to break cycles of addiction, anxiety and depression. At times, they may need to consider relationship therapy with their partners and family members which would enrich themselves and their family members.
My ideal client is interested in being challenged to become more self aware in order to enhance their overall wellbeing (physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and relationally). They are passionate about connecting with themselves and others in a compassionate, non-judgmental manner to enhance compassion for themselves and others. My job would be to help them overcome obstacles such as unhelpful thinking styles in order to break cycles of addiction, anxiety and depression. At times, they may need to consider relationship therapy with their partners and family members which would enrich themselves and their family members.
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ParentsAlways
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Rotorua 3010  (Online Only)
My client issues, needs and goals include perinatal, anti-natal and beyond support to keep calm during the process of becoming a parent; parent training i.e. positive parenting techniques; calming the tiger in ourselves and our children; behavioural support at school for teachers, parents and children; help with social/emotional strategies for anxiety.
My client issues, needs and goals include perinatal, anti-natal and beyond support to keep calm during the process of becoming a parent; parent training i.e. positive parenting techniques; calming the tiger in ourselves and our children; behavioural support at school for teachers, parents and children; help with social/emotional strategies for anxiety.
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Couples Therapy Auckland
Psychologist, PhD, MNZCCP
Verified Verified
Rotorua 3010
I am a Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board. My practice is situated in Auckland's Ponsonby area, but I also provide remote/online services. With more than 21 years of experience, I specialize in providing psychotherapy to individuals and couples from diverse backgrounds, nationalities, and cultures. As a member of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists, I offer psychological services such as individual psychotherapy for adults and teens, as well as couples therapy. I also conduct assessments for Adult ADHD, Adult Autism, and PTSD.
I am a Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board. My practice is situated in Auckland's Ponsonby area, but I also provide remote/online services. With more than 21 years of experience, I specialize in providing psychotherapy to individuals and couples from diverse backgrounds, nationalities, and cultures. As a member of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists, I offer psychological services such as individual psychotherapy for adults and teens, as well as couples therapy. I also conduct assessments for Adult ADHD, Adult Autism, and PTSD.
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Photo of Bridget Stella Wilson, Counsellor in Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Bridget Stella Wilson
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Rotorua 3010
I believe that addiction is a primary disease and that a person's other issues will stem from this fundamental problem. Therefore it's important to treat the addiction first. People with addiction often use alcohol and other drugs or behaviours to 'cope'. In the beginning the substance or the behaviour (such as sex addiction) was the 'solution', but after a while it became the problem. My approach is to offer therapy that is focused on a new, results-focused solution. The goal is offering my clients 'tools' so that they can change behaviour that is causing problems in their lives.
I believe that addiction is a primary disease and that a person's other issues will stem from this fundamental problem. Therefore it's important to treat the addiction first. People with addiction often use alcohol and other drugs or behaviours to 'cope'. In the beginning the substance or the behaviour (such as sex addiction) was the 'solution', but after a while it became the problem. My approach is to offer therapy that is focused on a new, results-focused solution. The goal is offering my clients 'tools' so that they can change behaviour that is causing problems in their lives.
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Tu Ora NZ Limited
Verified Verified
Rotorua 3010  (Online Only)
Ideal clients could be suffering from disappointing life experiences, an unfair chance at life and those who are needing awhi, encouragement and support. They can be feeling sad or down, confused, have a reduced ability to concentrate, fearful, mood swings, feelings of guilt, withdrawal, loneliness, tiredness, low energy or have trouble sleeping. Understanding these issues by listening, identifying their needs and determine some goals may help formulate changing circumstances for a better future of growth and prosperity; a balanced life with whānau, friends and work situations.
Ideal clients could be suffering from disappointing life experiences, an unfair chance at life and those who are needing awhi, encouragement and support. They can be feeling sad or down, confused, have a reduced ability to concentrate, fearful, mood swings, feelings of guilt, withdrawal, loneliness, tiredness, low energy or have trouble sleeping. Understanding these issues by listening, identifying their needs and determine some goals may help formulate changing circumstances for a better future of growth and prosperity; a balanced life with whānau, friends and work situations.
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Alana Hawke | Counselling and Psychotherapy
Verified Verified
Rotorua 3010
I help people rediscover their strengths, passions and purpose and find meaning, joy and happiness in their lives. Most of us experience a moment in our lives where we stop and take stock. This may come as a result of a big shock, the loss of a loved one, a relationship, a job or some other trauma that shakes us to our very core. Or it may just be a gnawing sense that there is something more to life than what you are currently experiencing. These big shocks or subtle gnawings can start to erode our sense of happiness and fulfilment. We may experience depression, sadness, a sense of isolation, confusion or feel deeply overwhelmed.
I help people rediscover their strengths, passions and purpose and find meaning, joy and happiness in their lives. Most of us experience a moment in our lives where we stop and take stock. This may come as a result of a big shock, the loss of a loved one, a relationship, a job or some other trauma that shakes us to our very core. Or it may just be a gnawing sense that there is something more to life than what you are currently experiencing. These big shocks or subtle gnawings can start to erode our sense of happiness and fulfilment. We may experience depression, sadness, a sense of isolation, confusion or feel deeply overwhelmed.
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Photo of Hannah Orpin, Psychologist in Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Hannah Orpin
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Rotorua 3010  (Online Only)
Hannah is both Australian and New Zealand Māori psychologist (Ngāi Tahu and Ngāti Kahungunu). After moving from New Zealand, Hannah spent a significant portion of her career working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Hannah's work across both countries enables her to provide a culturally safe space for effective and enjoyable therapy. Hannah works with adolescents and adults across a range of issues, and have a special interest in post traumatic stress disorder, abuse, borderline personality disorder, unexplained medical symptoms, anxiety, depression, eating disorders and relationship difficulties.
Hannah is both Australian and New Zealand Māori psychologist (Ngāi Tahu and Ngāti Kahungunu). After moving from New Zealand, Hannah spent a significant portion of her career working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Hannah's work across both countries enables her to provide a culturally safe space for effective and enjoyable therapy. Hannah works with adolescents and adults across a range of issues, and have a special interest in post traumatic stress disorder, abuse, borderline personality disorder, unexplained medical symptoms, anxiety, depression, eating disorders and relationship difficulties.
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Photo of Rose Lancaster-Rous, Counsellor in Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Rose Lancaster-Rous
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Rotorua 3010
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 Jess Leigh, Counsellor in Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Jess Leigh
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Rotorua 3010  (Online Only)
Reaching out for support can be frightening. Perhaps you have never engaged with a counsellor, had a negative experience, or are needing to find a new counsellor, whatever your individual experience, it can be daunting. I am here to support you and make the process as comfortable as possible. Perhaps there is something specific you are wanting improve, like relationships, stress, depression, or anxiety. Maybe you require a safe space to explore what is happening for you, or some things that have happened in the past. I provide a safe, confidential, judgement-free space for you to unpack and explore whatever feels important.
Reaching out for support can be frightening. Perhaps you have never engaged with a counsellor, had a negative experience, or are needing to find a new counsellor, whatever your individual experience, it can be daunting. I am here to support you and make the process as comfortable as possible. Perhaps there is something specific you are wanting improve, like relationships, stress, depression, or anxiety. Maybe you require a safe space to explore what is happening for you, or some things that have happened in the past. I provide a safe, confidential, judgement-free space for you to unpack and explore whatever feels important.
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Amber Takhar-Stapleton
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Rotorua 3010
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 Anihera Tahu-Hepworth, Counsellor in Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Anihera Tahu-Hepworth
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rotorua 3010  (Online Only)
Now ACC Registered. Tena Koutou, nau mai, haere mai. Ko Anihera Tahu-Hepworth ahau. Hello, welcome, I’m Anihera. I whakapapa back to the East Coast of the North Island and Waikaremoana in the central North Island being from Ngati Porou & Tuhoe iwi through my mother and father. Working with people from all walks of life, cultures and backgrounds. Offering a confidential, compassionate and non-judgmental service for people needing or wanting to gain relief from difficult life stresses and complexities. Serving teens & rangatahi, couples, individual adults, families, whanau and elders.
Now ACC Registered. Tena Koutou, nau mai, haere mai. Ko Anihera Tahu-Hepworth ahau. Hello, welcome, I’m Anihera. I whakapapa back to the East Coast of the North Island and Waikaremoana in the central North Island being from Ngati Porou & Tuhoe iwi through my mother and father. Working with people from all walks of life, cultures and backgrounds. Offering a confidential, compassionate and non-judgmental service for people needing or wanting to gain relief from difficult life stresses and complexities. Serving teens & rangatahi, couples, individual adults, families, whanau and elders.
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After the Rain - Arts Therapy online
Counsellor, MA, AThR
Verified Verified
Rotorua 3010  (Online Only)
You feel so lost and defeated. You aren’t sure what exactly is wrong, just that something is just not right. Is it depression? Anxiety? You can’t even tell sometimes. You want to have control of your life again! To feel better! You don't want to be exhausted and overwhelmed and scared by everything. All. The. Time. You want peace, confidence and to know you can do hard things! Trust me, this IS possible for you!
You feel so lost and defeated. You aren’t sure what exactly is wrong, just that something is just not right. Is it depression? Anxiety? You can’t even tell sometimes. You want to have control of your life again! To feel better! You don't want to be exhausted and overwhelmed and scared by everything. All. The. Time. You want peace, confidence and to know you can do hard things! Trust me, this IS possible for you!
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Photo of Dan Jackson, Counsellor in Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Dan Jackson
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Rotorua 3010
Waitlist for new clients
Hi my name is Dan Jackson. I got into counselling for two reasons: Firstly, to help people grow into their fullest and best selves. And secondly, to help people who are struggling to find relief and restoration.
Hi my name is Dan Jackson. I got into counselling for two reasons: Firstly, to help people grow into their fullest and best selves. And secondly, to help people who are struggling to find relief and restoration.
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Photo of Neha Golchha, Psychologist in Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Neha Golchha
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Rotorua 3010  (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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Photo of Julia Ferry-Parker, Counsellor in Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Julia Ferry-Parker
Counsellor, PsychD, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Rotorua 3072
Kia ora! My name is Julia Ferry-Parker, I am a NZAC Registered Counsellor and an Analyst-in-Training. I have been studying and practicing for the last couple of years, mainly working with adults from multiples cultures and backgrounds in a non-judgmental space. I have a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Postgraduate diploma in Psychoanalysis. I am originally from Brazil and have been living in Aotearoa for the last 3 years, running sessions in English and Portuguese with an ethical commitment to the care of the patients.
Kia ora! My name is Julia Ferry-Parker, I am a NZAC Registered Counsellor and an Analyst-in-Training. I have been studying and practicing for the last couple of years, mainly working with adults from multiples cultures and backgrounds in a non-judgmental space. I have a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Postgraduate diploma in Psychoanalysis. I am originally from Brazil and have been living in Aotearoa for the last 3 years, running sessions in English and Portuguese with an ethical commitment to the care of the patients.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Rotorua

20+

Average cost per session

$135

Counsellors in Rotorua who prioritize treating:

70% Anxiety
61% Relationship Issues
61% Stress
61% Life Transitions
57% Depression
57% Trauma and PTSD
57% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

9 Years

How Counsellors in Rotorua see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
10% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Rotorua?

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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.