In Person Therapists in Tauranga

Photo of Penny Jayne Farry, Counsellor
Penny Jayne Farry
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Tauranga 3110
I understand the value of needing a space that provides the freedom to say how it is and receive validation of what that person is experiencing. Working from a strength-based solution-focused approach, it is my hope to bring this privacy of thought into a therapeutic context to unravel and explore truth and feeling. I want each client that walks into my room to experience a relaxed atmosphere where they can be real. While we all understand that help begins with ourselves, stepping into a counselling room is that very thing that will bring about that very process. My statement when asked how can counselling help, my reply would b
I understand the value of needing a space that provides the freedom to say how it is and receive validation of what that person is experiencing. Working from a strength-based solution-focused approach, it is my hope to bring this privacy of thought into a therapeutic context to unravel and explore truth and feeling. I want each client that walks into my room to experience a relaxed atmosphere where they can be real. While we all understand that help begins with ourselves, stepping into a counselling room is that very thing that will bring about that very process. My statement when asked how can counselling help, my reply would b
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Photo of Arts For Therapy - Jennie Halliday, AThR, Counsellor
Arts For Therapy - Jennie Halliday
Counsellor, AThR
Verified 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.
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Photo of Bergen Gell, MNZAC, Counsellor
Bergen Gell
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Tauranga 3110
Hi I'm Bergen, I've been a counsellor for 16 years. I have a vast range of knowledge and experience and it would be my pleasure to work with you and support you in whatever way you need. My approach is eclectic, using a range of modalities' and resources. I come from a direct, empathic, genuine position when dealing with my clients. As I get to know you , you get to know me. I do this professional because I car and have a heart for people. I work with many different clients and their different needs.
Hi I'm Bergen, I've been a counsellor for 16 years. I have a vast range of knowledge and experience and it would be my pleasure to work with you and support you in whatever way you need. My approach is eclectic, using a range of modalities' and resources. I come from a direct, empathic, genuine position when dealing with my clients. As I get to know you , you get to know me. I do this professional because I car and have a heart for people. I work with many different clients and their different needs.
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Photo of Rebecca Thurlow, MPsych, Psychologist
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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Photo of Grace Irvine, MNZAC, Counsellor
Grace Irvine
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Tauranga 3110
I work with all ages and specialise working with 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 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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Photo of Louie Richter, Psychologist
Louie Richter
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Tauranga 3110
I am a registered (NZPB) clinical psychologist (with a full New Zealand Psychological Society membership). Currently, I am an ACC sensitive claims and psychological services provider and assessor. My interests lie in adolescents and adults with psychological needs such as trauma, addictions, relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, and adjustment.
I am a registered (NZPB) clinical psychologist (with a full New Zealand Psychological Society membership). Currently, I am an ACC sensitive claims and psychological services provider and assessor. My interests lie in adolescents and adults with psychological needs such as trauma, addictions, relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, and adjustment.
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Photo of Dale Davidson, PhD, NZPsS Member, Psychologist
Dale Davidson
Psychologist, PhD, NZPsS Member
Verified Verified
Tauranga 3110
I'm a clinical psychologist with a special interest in working with adolescents, adults and couples presenting with a variety of psychological difficulties. I also work with athletes who are looking to optimize their sporting performance.
I'm a clinical psychologist with a special interest in working with adolescents, adults and couples presenting with a variety of psychological difficulties. I also work with athletes who are looking to optimize their sporting performance.
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Photo of Colum Minnock, Counsellor
Colum Minnock
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Tauranga 3112
I am a skilled and compassionate therapist, experienced in working with a whole range of concerns. If there is an issue getting in the way of you living the life you want to live, or from achieving what you want to achieve, then therapy can help. I work with people both short and long term. With over 20 years’ experience working in the mental health field, I have a wide variety of experience. Before starting in private practice, I worked for many years in various mental health roles, which has given me an excellent grounding in ensuring my practice is based on the best available evidence, and is both ethical and effective.
I am a skilled and compassionate therapist, experienced in working with a whole range of concerns. If there is an issue getting in the way of you living the life you want to live, or from achieving what you want to achieve, then therapy can help. I work with people both short and long term. With over 20 years’ experience working in the mental health field, I have a wide variety of experience. Before starting in private practice, I worked for many years in various mental health roles, which has given me an excellent grounding in ensuring my practice is based on the best available evidence, and is both ethical and effective.
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Photo of Daniella Wardley, MCouns, Counsellor
Daniella Wardley
Counsellor, MCouns
Verified Verified
Tauranga 3110
I enjoy working with youth and adults who are challenged by depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, self-harming behaviours, anger management, and neurodiversity. I use EMDR therapy effectively for most mental health challenges. I have experience managing my own ADHD, and both my children are neurodiverse. I can help support you with your short and long-term goals so you can focus on your future self. I have worked in the addiction field for five years and can assist you in working on the roots of your addictive thinking and behaviors and work on the distress that underlies the addiction.
I enjoy working with youth and adults who are challenged by depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, self-harming behaviours, anger management, and neurodiversity. I use EMDR therapy effectively for most mental health challenges. I have experience managing my own ADHD, and both my children are neurodiverse. I can help support you with your short and long-term goals so you can focus on your future self. I have worked in the addiction field for five years and can assist you in working on the roots of your addictive thinking and behaviors and work on the distress that underlies the addiction.
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Photo of Steve Gore, MNZAC, Counsellor
Steve Gore
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Tauranga 3110
I see individuals for a wide number of needs. I generally see clients above the age of 18. People come to counselling because they want changes in their lives and are unsure how to make those changes. Often they are stuck in stories or habits of the past , or traumas have locked them into unhelpful ways of being. People use therapy to achieve those goals and then move on.
I see individuals for a wide number of needs. I generally see clients above the age of 18. People come to counselling because they want changes in their lives and are unsure how to make those changes. Often they are stuck in stories or habits of the past , or traumas have locked them into unhelpful ways of being. People use therapy to achieve those goals and then move on.
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Photo of undefined - Ally Beattie  Stuff Happenz Bay of Plenty Tauranga, MNZCCA, Counsellor
Ally Beattie Stuff Happenz Bay of Plenty Tauranga
Counsellor, MNZCCA
Verified 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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Chrysalis Infant - Child - Family Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, PBANZ
Verified 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.
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Photo of Sol Marques, MPsych, Psychologist
Sol Marques
Psychologist, MPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tauranga 3110
Kia ora koutou katoa. My name is Sol, I am originally from Argentina, where I earned my degree in Clinical Psychology. I ventured to New Zealand in early 2020 and became a registered Clinical Psychologist with the New Zealand Psychologists Board. Bringing over a decade of experience, my practice is deeply rooted in a trauma-informed perspective, acknowledging the profound impact of past experiences on mental health. With a passion for assisting individuals on their mental health journeys, I am eager to collaborate with you as you navigate your path towards well-being. I am providing sessions in English and Spanish.
Kia ora koutou katoa. My name is Sol, I am originally from Argentina, where I earned my degree in Clinical Psychology. I ventured to New Zealand in early 2020 and became a registered Clinical Psychologist with the New Zealand Psychologists Board. Bringing over a decade of experience, my practice is deeply rooted in a trauma-informed perspective, acknowledging the profound impact of past experiences on mental health. With a passion for assisting individuals on their mental health journeys, I am eager to collaborate with you as you navigate your path towards well-being. I am providing sessions in English and Spanish.
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Photo of Dr. Sarah Miers, Psychologist
Dr. Sarah Miers
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Tauranga 3112
I'm a registered Clinical Psychologist and a full member of the New Zealand Psychological Society. I specialise in supporting young people and adults experiencing difficulties to grow in understanding of themselves and improve their daily functioning. I enjoy helping people foster self-compassion and gain skills to draw on in challenging times to move closer to the life they want for themselves.
I'm a registered Clinical Psychologist and a full member of the New Zealand Psychological Society. I specialise in supporting young people and adults experiencing difficulties to grow in understanding of themselves and improve their daily functioning. I enjoy helping people foster self-compassion and gain skills to draw on in challenging times to move closer to the life they want for themselves.
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Photo of Aysegul (Aysha) Aktalay, MCouns, MNZAC, Counsellor
Aysegul (Aysha) Aktalay
Counsellor, MCouns, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Tauranga 3112
I am a registered counsellor with over 10 years of experience as a counselling psychologist overseas, specializing in trauma. I believe that trauma can result from various life experiences, not just big events, and can significantly impact our well-being. In my practice, I aim to create a therapeutic environment where clients feel understood and supported. Through collaborative efforts and empowerment, I assist them in developing the skills and resilience needed to effectively manage their difficulties and thrive in their everyday lives.
I am a registered counsellor with over 10 years of experience as a counselling psychologist overseas, specializing in trauma. I believe that trauma can result from various life experiences, not just big events, and can significantly impact our well-being. In my practice, I aim to create a therapeutic environment where clients feel understood and supported. Through collaborative efforts and empowerment, I assist them in developing the skills and resilience needed to effectively manage their difficulties and thrive in their everyday lives.
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Photo of Chris Fahy, Counsellor
Chris Fahy
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Tauranga 3110
Men's Issues. Addictions and compulsions. Substance abuse, pornography, excessive anger. I like working with men ready to confront destructive self-defeating behaviors, who are challenged by addiction and other mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, anti-social behavior, anger, and PTSD. A person will respond emotionally once the mind gives meaning to the stimulus. I explain the reaction sequence and how it leads to the authorizing thought. This perpetuates the pattern of damaging behaviour.
Men's Issues. Addictions and compulsions. Substance abuse, pornography, excessive anger. I like working with men ready to confront destructive self-defeating behaviors, who are challenged by addiction and other mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, anti-social behavior, anger, and PTSD. A person will respond emotionally once the mind gives meaning to the stimulus. I explain the reaction sequence and how it leads to the authorizing thought. This perpetuates the pattern of damaging behaviour.
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Photo of Daisy Corby
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 undefined - The Barefoot Counselling Co, NZCCA, Counsellor
The Barefoot Counselling Co
Counsellor, NZCCA
Verified Verified
Tauranga 3110
I was born in South Africa but have lived in New Zealand most of my life. I have had many life experiences such as volunteering in the NZ Fire Service (11 years) and travelling and volunteering in Africa. My passion for counselling grew as I spent time with people in my various experiences and travels, and discovered my desire for better skills to more effectively listen and help people navigate through their shared life experiences with me. I consider it a deep privilege to share a welcoming, safe, and honoring space with a person who chooses to share their footsteps with me. I am also a faith based counselling service (Christian).
I was born in South Africa but have lived in New Zealand most of my life. I have had many life experiences such as volunteering in the NZ Fire Service (11 years) and travelling and volunteering in Africa. My passion for counselling grew as I spent time with people in my various experiences and travels, and discovered my desire for better skills to more effectively listen and help people navigate through their shared life experiences with me. I consider it a deep privilege to share a welcoming, safe, and honoring space with a person who chooses to share their footsteps with me. I am also a faith based counselling service (Christian).
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Photo of Diana Woodward., NZAC - Provisional, Counsellor
Diana Woodward.
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified 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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Photo of Francisco Salustio, NZAC - Provisional, Counsellor
Francisco Salustio
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Tauranga 3112
Kia ora! I'm a registered counsellor with a special interest in working with teenagers and adults who are eager to better understand themselves and overcome -or cope with- current difficulties. I am originally from Argentina, where I started my journey as a mental health professional. I continued my studies and work experience in New Zealand where I have been living for over 5 years. My professional journey is varied with experience in the fields of addictions, depression and stress, family violence and rangatahi among others.
Kia ora! I'm a registered counsellor with a special interest in working with teenagers and adults who are eager to better understand themselves and overcome -or cope with- current difficulties. I am originally from Argentina, where I started my journey as a mental health professional. I continued my studies and work experience in New Zealand where I have been living for over 5 years. My professional journey is varied with experience in the fields of addictions, depression and stress, family violence and rangatahi among others.
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