Female Therapists in Tauranga, BP

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Rosemary A White
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified
Tauranga 3112
Waitlist for new clients
Hi there - my background includes working as a Registered Nurse for 6 years, and then as an Independant Midwife for 10 years. I paused to raise and home-educate my 4 children (all adults now, and I'm looking forward to being a Grandma in the end of '23. I then retrained to gain a Batchelor in Counselling 10 years ago and have really enjoyed for the past 10 years working with children through to the elderly. I can see you face to face, or via zoom. I work in a number of different modalities to suit your needs. I work with all ethnicities.
Hi there - my background includes working as a Registered Nurse for 6 years, and then as an Independant Midwife for 10 years. I paused to raise and home-educate my 4 children (all adults now, and I'm looking forward to being a Grandma in the end of '23. I then retrained to gain a Batchelor in Counselling 10 years ago and have really enjoyed for the past 10 years working with children through to the elderly. I can see you face to face, or via zoom. I work in a number of different modalities to suit your needs. I work with all ethnicities.
0800 627 004 x44 View 0800 627 004 x44
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Chrysalis Infant - Child - Family Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, PBANZ
Verified
Tauranga 3110
My name is Geraldine Hughes. I am a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist. I specialise in supporting infants, children and young people and their whanau where there is a range of emotional and behavioural difficulties. Through carefully understanding these difficulties, day to day functioning improves. I also specialise in supporting parents who experience their child as demanding or clingy, to shift focus from behaviour management to enhancing the quality of relationship.
My name is Geraldine Hughes. I am a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist. I specialise in supporting infants, children and young people and their whanau where there is a range of emotional and behavioural difficulties. Through carefully understanding these difficulties, day to day functioning improves. I also specialise in supporting parents who experience their child as demanding or clingy, to shift focus from behaviour management to enhancing the quality of relationship.
0800 447 264 x86 View 0800 447 264 x86
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Bindiya Patel
Tauranga 3112
Kia Ora and Namaste, My name is Bindiya and I am working as a Counsellor in Tauranga. I am passionate about my work and helping others. I have experience in working with substance and behavioural addiction, mental health issues and Trauma counselling. I speak Gujarati, Hindi, English and understand Punjabi. I practice spirituality, daily worship, meditation and yoga.
Kia Ora and Namaste, My name is Bindiya and I am working as a Counsellor in Tauranga. I am passionate about my work and helping others. I have experience in working with substance and behavioural addiction, mental health issues and Trauma counselling. I speak Gujarati, Hindi, English and understand Punjabi. I practice spirituality, daily worship, meditation and yoga.
0800 447 264 x15 View 0800 447 264 x15
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Aysegul (Aysha) Aktalay
Counsellor, MCouns, MNZAC
Verified
Tauranga 3112
I am a registered counsellor in NZAC and have over 10 years of experience as a "counselling psychologist" abroad. This extensive experience gave me in-depth clinical skills and valuable real-life experience in my career. Many people often experience a sense of confusion, stress, or detachment from themselves, others, and life as a whole, particularly after going through trauma, significant life challenges, or loss. I am dedicated to collaborating with my clients, using evidence-based approaches to provide guidance and support. I strive to create an environment where clients not only feel heard and validated but also empowered.
I am a registered counsellor in NZAC and have over 10 years of experience as a "counselling psychologist" abroad. This extensive experience gave me in-depth clinical skills and valuable real-life experience in my career. Many people often experience a sense of confusion, stress, or detachment from themselves, others, and life as a whole, particularly after going through trauma, significant life challenges, or loss. I am dedicated to collaborating with my clients, using evidence-based approaches to provide guidance and support. I strive to create an environment where clients not only feel heard and validated but also empowered.
0800 468 212 x40 View 0800 468 212 x40
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Ally Beattie Stuff Happenz Bay of Plenty Tauranga
Counsellor, MNZCCA
Verified
Tauranga 3112
Ally at Stuff Happenz is a qualified personal counselor who specializes in working with adults, youth, and children dealing with physical injuries, complex chronic illnesses, cancer, relationship breakdown, anxiety and depression, panic attacks, trauma, grief, and loss. With her background in nursing and youth health, Ally has experience working colleges.
Ally at Stuff Happenz is a qualified personal counselor who specializes in working with adults, youth, and children dealing with physical injuries, complex chronic illnesses, cancer, relationship breakdown, anxiety and depression, panic attacks, trauma, grief, and loss. With her background in nursing and youth health, Ally has experience working colleges.
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Kate Ferris
Psychologist, MPsych
Verified
Tauranga 3110
Tēnā koe, I am a registered psychologist passionate about partnering with individuals, couples and families across the lifespan to enhance their wellbeing and to find sustainable solutions to a wide range of concerns. My practice is collaborative, empathetic, and evidence-based. I am also a trained mediator and am especially interested in supporting couples in conflict and families in transition (during and after separation). To this task, I bring a deep understanding of child development, family systems, parenting, and communication coaching. I have specialist training in child inclusive practices and high-conflict dynamics.
Tēnā koe, I am a registered psychologist passionate about partnering with individuals, couples and families across the lifespan to enhance their wellbeing and to find sustainable solutions to a wide range of concerns. My practice is collaborative, empathetic, and evidence-based. I am also a trained mediator and am especially interested in supporting couples in conflict and families in transition (during and after separation). To this task, I bring a deep understanding of child development, family systems, parenting, and communication coaching. I have specialist training in child inclusive practices and high-conflict dynamics.
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Erin Nolan
Counsellor
Tauranga 3110
People sometimes hesitate to engage with a therapist due to thoughts of “I don’t have it that bad”, “Maybe the therapist will think I shouldn’t be there.” In my 20 years of practice, I have never thought there was a person that couldn’t benefit from a safe, therapeutic space to process through their thoughts, emotions, and life experience. I honour any person that turns up to begin the courageous journey of having a deeper look at who they are. Together, taking into account what you’ve experienced, we can find ways to help you with whatever it is that you may be facing.
People sometimes hesitate to engage with a therapist due to thoughts of “I don’t have it that bad”, “Maybe the therapist will think I shouldn’t be there.” In my 20 years of practice, I have never thought there was a person that couldn’t benefit from a safe, therapeutic space to process through their thoughts, emotions, and life experience. I honour any person that turns up to begin the courageous journey of having a deeper look at who they are. Together, taking into account what you’ve experienced, we can find ways to help you with whatever it is that you may be facing.
0800 447 359 x58 View 0800 447 359 x58
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Rebecca Thurlow
Psychologist, MPsych
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.
0800 627 024 x79 View 0800 627 024 x79
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Daniella Wardley
Counsellor, MCouns
Verified
Tauranga 3110
I enjoy working with youth and adults who are challenged by depression, anxiety, trauma, and addiction. I can help support you with your short and long-term goals so you can focus on your future self.
I enjoy working with youth and adults who are challenged by depression, anxiety, trauma, and addiction. I can help support you with your short and long-term goals so you can focus on your future self.
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Grace Irvine
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified
Tauranga 3110
I work with all ages and specialise working with children, teens and young adults who are struggling. Challenges can come from anywhere; the loss of a loved one, a health condition, problems at school or work, anxiety, trauma, bullying, depression, attacks on dignity, abuse, or being spoken to in unhelpful ways. Problems can get you feeling overwhelmed, hopeless and stuck. I invite you to let me journey with you from that stuck place to hope and peace.
I work with all ages and specialise working with children, teens and young adults who are struggling. Challenges can come from anywhere; the loss of a loved one, a health condition, problems at school or work, anxiety, trauma, bullying, depression, attacks on dignity, abuse, or being spoken to in unhelpful ways. Problems can get you feeling overwhelmed, hopeless and stuck. I invite you to let me journey with you from that stuck place to hope and peace.
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Julie Bickers Counselling Services
Counsellor
Tauranga 3112
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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Daisy Corby
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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Tree of Life Counselling
Counsellor, MCouns, MNZAC
Verified
Tauranga 3110
Those who know me would describe me a counsellor who is empathetic, and caring and as someone who has a passion for seeing people overcome obstacles and be their best selves. In my practice, I use several counselling methods including CBT/DBT, Narrative, Solution Focused Therapy, Couples Therapy, and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy. I always ensure I tailor my approach to suit my clients and their needs. I have experience working with many kinds of issues and challenges and I love working with teens, adults, and couples.
Those who know me would describe me a counsellor who is empathetic, and caring and as someone who has a passion for seeing people overcome obstacles and be their best selves. In my practice, I use several counselling methods including CBT/DBT, Narrative, Solution Focused Therapy, Couples Therapy, and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy. I always ensure I tailor my approach to suit my clients and their needs. I have experience working with many kinds of issues and challenges and I love working with teens, adults, and couples.
0800 447 264 x61 View 0800 447 264 x61
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Arts For Therapy - Jennie Halliday
Counsellor, AThR
Verified
Tauranga 3110
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.
0800 627 003 x74 View 0800 627 003 x74
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Diana Woodward.
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified
Tauranga 3112
Counselling can increase self-awareness and help identify, address, and find ways of coping with the challenges that occur in life. Holistic counselling includes a person's physical, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being. Holism is a form of healing that considers the whole person — body, mind, and spirit. I work with teens and adults and believe given the right environment and support, we all possess the capacity for self-healing and growth. I also use research-based interventions to reduce anxiety, improve mood, process trauma, and improve relationships.
Counselling can increase self-awareness and help identify, address, and find ways of coping with the challenges that occur in life. Holistic counselling includes a person's physical, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being. Holism is a form of healing that considers the whole person — body, mind, and spirit. I work with teens and adults and believe given the right environment and support, we all possess the capacity for self-healing and growth. I also use research-based interventions to reduce anxiety, improve mood, process trauma, and improve relationships.
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Kathryn Taylor
Counsellor, MCouns, NZAC - Provisional
Verified
Tauranga 3110
Do you need someone safe, empathetic and genuine to speak with? Someone who is not in your usual circle, so can offer a different outlook on problems? Someone who understands life is not easy and has many challenges along the way? I enjoy working with people who have either long term or short term challenges or goals, working towards a better understanding of themselves. Perhaps life has got you down, and you are not sure where to start in your journey of reclaiming life. That is when you may find a counsellor is someone to help you through these challenges - to support you, be honest with, and to help you reach your goals.
Do you need someone safe, empathetic and genuine to speak with? Someone who is not in your usual circle, so can offer a different outlook on problems? Someone who understands life is not easy and has many challenges along the way? I enjoy working with people who have either long term or short term challenges or goals, working towards a better understanding of themselves. Perhaps life has got you down, and you are not sure where to start in your journey of reclaiming life. That is when you may find a counsellor is someone to help you through these challenges - to support you, be honest with, and to help you reach your goals.
0800 627 003 x23 View 0800 627 003 x23
ParentsAlways
Psychologist
Verified
Tauranga 3110  (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.
020 4070 5245 View 020 4070 5245
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Tu Ora NZ Limited
Tauranga 3110  (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.
0800 627 004 x29 View 0800 627 004 x29
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Amber Takhar-Stapleton
Psychologist
Verified
Tauranga 3110
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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Aroha Counselling Services
Counsellor, MSc, NZCCA
Verified
Tauranga 3173
I have emotionally supported hundreds of children through difficult moments for many years. Having studied in the USA, UK and NZ and worked with the children of the Christchurch Earthquakes for several years, I have been privileged to learn from and work with some very inspiring and resilient people. This knowledge was used to volunteer as crisis responder and as an in-person Youthline counsellor amongst other roles. Recently, I was employed as a Child and Adolescent Counsellor serving 13 South Otago area primary and intermediate schools. I now operate my own Private Practice in a beautiful and healing setting in Whakamarama.
I have emotionally supported hundreds of children through difficult moments for many years. Having studied in the USA, UK and NZ and worked with the children of the Christchurch Earthquakes for several years, I have been privileged to learn from and work with some very inspiring and resilient people. This knowledge was used to volunteer as crisis responder and as an in-person Youthline counsellor amongst other roles. Recently, I was employed as a Child and Adolescent Counsellor serving 13 South Otago area primary and intermediate schools. I now operate my own Private Practice in a beautiful and healing setting in Whakamarama.
0800 627 003 x25 View 0800 627 003 x25

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Female Counsellors

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.