Therapists in Tahawai

Photo of Mike Donovan, MCouns, MNZCCA, Counsellor
Mike Donovan
Counsellor, MCouns, MNZCCA
Verified Verified
Tahawai 3178
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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Nigel Sutcliffe
Counsellor, MCouns, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Waihi Beach 3611  (Online Only)
As we go through life we come across many possible routes. With so many different roads to choose from, it can sometimes be difficult to decide which choice most fits who we are as a person. That's where counselling comes in. Working together, I will help you either get the most from the route you're on, or assist you in getting back on the roundabout and finding a new road or life direction. Helping you find what's best for you is something that I am passionate about. We all need a hand at different points in our lives. ​Standing alongside you, I will work in a collaborative way, using many different approaches to help you
As we go through life we come across many possible routes. With so many different roads to choose from, it can sometimes be difficult to decide which choice most fits who we are as a person. That's where counselling comes in. Working together, I will help you either get the most from the route you're on, or assist you in getting back on the roundabout and finding a new road or life direction. Helping you find what's best for you is something that I am passionate about. We all need a hand at different points in our lives. ​Standing alongside you, I will work in a collaborative way, using many different approaches to help you
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Alana Hawke | Psychotherapy
Verified Verified
Waihi Beach 3177
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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Arts For Therapy - Jennie Halliday
Counsellor, AThR
Verified Verified
Katikati 3129
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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Online Therapists

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Christopher Ian Redemski
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Auckland 1052
Are you struggling in life, and you don't know why? Do you struggle to get out of bed sometimes? Life is not turning out the way you had planned? Suffering bouts of depression and anxiety?
Are you struggling in life, and you don't know why? Do you struggle to get out of bed sometimes? Life is not turning out the way you had planned? Suffering bouts of depression and anxiety?
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Ale Held
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Auckland 0629  (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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Ajita Grace Online
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Thames 3500
I offer a safe space for you to gain clarity and insight into unhelpful patterns as well as your personal strengths. I can help you build skills to manage thoughts, emotions and behaviours and to develop strategies in navigating life's challenges and changes. Through counselling you can choose the actions that align with your deeper values and life meaning and find a sense of coming home to yourself.
I offer a safe space for you to gain clarity and insight into unhelpful patterns as well as your personal strengths. I can help you build skills to manage thoughts, emotions and behaviours and to develop strategies in navigating life's challenges and changes. Through counselling you can choose the actions that align with your deeper values and life meaning and find a sense of coming home to yourself.
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Lilian Teresa Jennings
Counsellor, MNZCCA
Verified Verified
Thames 3500
I love working with families and individuals are experiencing difficulties in life. People who are searching for meaning to life and wanting to achieve their full potential in life. Individuals searching for answers or questions in regard to Grief and Loss, Spiritually and Christianity, Spiritual abuse are welcome.
I love working with families and individuals are experiencing difficulties in life. People who are searching for meaning to life and wanting to achieve their full potential in life. Individuals searching for answers or questions in regard to Grief and Loss, Spiritually and Christianity, Spiritual abuse are welcome.
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Rebecca Thurlow
Psychologist, MPsych
Verified Verified
Tauranga 3110
My name is Rebecca Thurlow, I am a registered Psychologist with an interest in working with adolescents and adults. I have experience working in the public sector. I support people with a wide range of mental health difficulties including anxiety, low mood, emotional dysregulation, personality disorders, OCD, eating disorders, and trauma. I am trained in a range of evidence-based therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness. I use an integrative approach which helps to tailor therapy to each individual client.
My name is Rebecca Thurlow, I am a registered Psychologist with an interest in working with adolescents and adults. I have experience working in the public sector. I support people with a wide range of mental health difficulties including anxiety, low mood, emotional dysregulation, personality disorders, OCD, eating disorders, and trauma. I am trained in a range of evidence-based therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness. I use an integrative approach which helps to tailor therapy to each individual client.
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Claire Seel
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Auckland 1071
Life can bring challenges that require a space to talk things over. This is where Counselling can be beneficial; by supporting you to make sense of the things you are struggling with, find ways to cope, and discover strategies to help. I aim to provide a safe place for you to explore these various aspects of yourself, including both strengths and difficulties. Life Coaching can also be helpful in showing you a way forward, clarifying your goals and values and helping you to explore your talents and strengths. It can show us where we might be stuck and make us aware of old patterns of bahaviour that might be holding us back.
Life can bring challenges that require a space to talk things over. This is where Counselling can be beneficial; by supporting you to make sense of the things you are struggling with, find ways to cope, and discover strategies to help. I aim to provide a safe place for you to explore these various aspects of yourself, including both strengths and difficulties. Life Coaching can also be helpful in showing you a way forward, clarifying your goals and values and helping you to explore your talents and strengths. It can show us where we might be stuck and make us aware of old patterns of bahaviour that might be holding us back.
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Kate Faulkner
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Hamilton 3204
Waitlist for new clients
I am an ACC registered trauma therapy provider. I am a therapist who has worked in the addiction recovery field since 2001. A high percentage of people suffering with addiction also have experience of trauma, and the use of substance becomes a coping strategy for managing the pain associated with trauma. I use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as my preferred model of therapy, I also have training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodrama, Transactional Analysis and others. Each persons therapeutic journey is different, so we will work together to tailor your therapy to your specific needs to create your valued life.
I am an ACC registered trauma therapy provider. I am a therapist who has worked in the addiction recovery field since 2001. A high percentage of people suffering with addiction also have experience of trauma, and the use of substance becomes a coping strategy for managing the pain associated with trauma. I use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as my preferred model of therapy, I also have training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodrama, Transactional Analysis and others. Each persons therapeutic journey is different, so we will work together to tailor your therapy to your specific needs to create your valued life.
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Nicole Schoombie - Kapwa Psychology
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Auckland 1062  (Online Only)
Kia ora and Kumusta! I am a Filipino-American Health Psychologist based in Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland, and am privileged to call Aotearoa home for the last 12 years. As a Health Psychologist I have specialised in helping people cope with physical health challenges as well as foster positive health behaviours (e.g. healthy eating, increase physical activity, improve sleep, adherence to medicines). I am passionate about helping people improve their wellbeing using evidence-based strategies.
Kia ora and Kumusta! I am a Filipino-American Health Psychologist based in Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland, and am privileged to call Aotearoa home for the last 12 years. As a Health Psychologist I have specialised in helping people cope with physical health challenges as well as foster positive health behaviours (e.g. healthy eating, increase physical activity, improve sleep, adherence to medicines). I am passionate about helping people improve their wellbeing using evidence-based strategies.
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Andrea Bennett
Counsellor, NZCCA
Verified Verified
Tauranga 3112
Kia ora, I'm Andy. I'm here to walk with you as you process your experiences. There are times in our lives where it can help to have someone to talk to, who can listen with empathy and confidentiality. I can help you access your knowledge of yourself, your struggles, your hopes, your choices and your next steps. Come as you are and be met with acceptance and safety no matter your background, gender, cultural and spiritual identity, or ethnicity. You have found a Safe Place. www.safeplacecounselling.co.nz
Kia ora, I'm Andy. I'm here to walk with you as you process your experiences. There are times in our lives where it can help to have someone to talk to, who can listen with empathy and confidentiality. I can help you access your knowledge of yourself, your struggles, your hopes, your choices and your next steps. Come as you are and be met with acceptance and safety no matter your background, gender, cultural and spiritual identity, or ethnicity. You have found a Safe Place. www.safeplacecounselling.co.nz
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Karen Hielkema
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Auckland 0622  (Online Only)
Karen is a passionate psychologist with experience across a wide variety of settings. Karen has a particular interest in anxiety, women’s psychology, gender issues and workplace issues. She offers a safe and non-judgemental space for you to open-up about any challenges you may be facing. Karen often utilises unique and creative models for both therapy and coaching, based on the use of mindfulness and connection to values. You both can work together to develop effective strategies that you can implement outside of therapy to help better manage symptoms.
Karen is a passionate psychologist with experience across a wide variety of settings. Karen has a particular interest in anxiety, women’s psychology, gender issues and workplace issues. She offers a safe and non-judgemental space for you to open-up about any challenges you may be facing. Karen often utilises unique and creative models for both therapy and coaching, based on the use of mindfulness and connection to values. You both can work together to develop effective strategies that you can implement outside of therapy to help better manage symptoms.
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Martin Putt Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, PBANZ
Verified Verified
Auckland 1011
Sometimes we all need the space to take time out to reflect on what's going on with us; or to talk to someone outside our immediate family and friends, a trained and experienced professional, who can assist us to think and feel deeper into our life, work and relationships. As we do this we begin to feel more human, more in balance and more able to warm up to our own spontaneity, vitality and creativity in response to what is required- be it coming to some resolutions, developing or strengthening aspects of ourselves, moving forward, or 'leaning into' our lives in a more dynamic or committed way. Therapy assists.
Sometimes we all need the space to take time out to reflect on what's going on with us; or to talk to someone outside our immediate family and friends, a trained and experienced professional, who can assist us to think and feel deeper into our life, work and relationships. As we do this we begin to feel more human, more in balance and more able to warm up to our own spontaneity, vitality and creativity in response to what is required- be it coming to some resolutions, developing or strengthening aspects of ourselves, moving forward, or 'leaning into' our lives in a more dynamic or committed way. Therapy assists.
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MindFlex
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Auckland 0632
Waitlist for new clients
Being flexible in the way that we think and being open to change is essential for developing and strengthening positive psychological wellbeing. Being psychologically fit is the foundation of a vital life. We all have ingrained habits, beliefs, rules, behaviours and ways of thinking about the world. Some of these provide us the tools to navigate our lives in a positive and flexible way and some can be severely restrictive, impacting us all in unique ways, from complex mental health issues to performance related difficulties in our work and relationships.
Being flexible in the way that we think and being open to change is essential for developing and strengthening positive psychological wellbeing. Being psychologically fit is the foundation of a vital life. We all have ingrained habits, beliefs, rules, behaviours and ways of thinking about the world. Some of these provide us the tools to navigate our lives in a positive and flexible way and some can be severely restrictive, impacting us all in unique ways, from complex mental health issues to performance related difficulties in our work and relationships.
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Isobel Sandra Suter
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Cambridge 3432
I work with clients to help them clarify and resolve the issues they want to focus on. I consider it important to be able to work with clients in a way that they perceive as helpful and bring in a variety of methods. I have a particular interest in how the body holds trauma from past events such as sexual abuse, violence, lack of early safe attachment and other traumatic events and how this can be released and new memories created. I work in a holistic way and can help clients explore ways to help with anxiety and depression such as mindfulness, breathwork, meditation and yoga.
I work with clients to help them clarify and resolve the issues they want to focus on. I consider it important to be able to work with clients in a way that they perceive as helpful and bring in a variety of methods. I have a particular interest in how the body holds trauma from past events such as sexual abuse, violence, lack of early safe attachment and other traumatic events and how this can be released and new memories created. I work in a holistic way and can help clients explore ways to help with anxiety and depression such as mindfulness, breathwork, meditation and yoga.
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Zainab Badat
Occupational therapist
Verified Verified
Auckland 0622
As an occupational therapist specialising in mental health, I am committed to creating a safe and nurturing environment for young people and families to navigate life’s challenges through meaning-making and value-centered practices.
As an occupational therapist specialising in mental health, I am committed to creating a safe and nurturing environment for young people and families to navigate life’s challenges through meaning-making and value-centered practices.
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Dr. Francesca Fogarty
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Auckland 1021
I specialise in women's health issues, and see individuals and couples impacted by fertility-related challenges, adjustment to parenthood, perimenopause and menopause, and gynaecological/endocrinological issues. My clients often present with mental health challenges including anxiety, low mood, trauma; and stress/burnout. Other common challenges are relationship issues, career/job stress, issues with identity and life purpose. My clients want to better understand the often confusing mix of factors contributing to their stuckness and to learn science-based tools to reduce suffering and help them thrive.
I specialise in women's health issues, and see individuals and couples impacted by fertility-related challenges, adjustment to parenthood, perimenopause and menopause, and gynaecological/endocrinological issues. My clients often present with mental health challenges including anxiety, low mood, trauma; and stress/burnout. Other common challenges are relationship issues, career/job stress, issues with identity and life purpose. My clients want to better understand the often confusing mix of factors contributing to their stuckness and to learn science-based tools to reduce suffering and help them thrive.
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Kiera Elizabeth Allan
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Auckland 0632  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I have a wide range of experience with children, teens, and young adults. I help build on resilience/coping strategies for children and young people dealing with anxiety, depression, abuse, phobias and other complex needs and offer support and reassurance to their families/whanau .I have over six years experience of in counselling and helping children in a community setting and schools around New Zealand and Wales. I have experience helping people who have struggled with COVID-19 and specialised trauma.
I have a wide range of experience with children, teens, and young adults. I help build on resilience/coping strategies for children and young people dealing with anxiety, depression, abuse, phobias and other complex needs and offer support and reassurance to their families/whanau .I have over six years experience of in counselling and helping children in a community setting and schools around New Zealand and Wales. I have experience helping people who have struggled with COVID-19 and specialised trauma.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Tahawai

< 10

Counsellors in Tahawai who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Addiction
100% Spirituality
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Anger Management

Average years in practice

11 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Male

How Counsellors in Tahawai see their clients

100% In Person and Online
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Tahawai?

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.