Male Therapists in Tauranga, BP

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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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Dr. Mark Lombard
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Tauranga 3110
As a clinical psychologist with over 30 years of experience, my role as therapist is to create a safe space with boundaries. It requires a commitment from you to engage. Through this you will access an increased capacity to enjoy a full range of emotions. Access aspects of yourself without experiencing shame. Develop an ability to be self-reflective, and to think more creatively and openly about your past rather than repeating it.
As a clinical psychologist with over 30 years of experience, my role as therapist is to create a safe space with boundaries. It requires a commitment from you to engage. Through this you will access an increased capacity to enjoy a full range of emotions. Access aspects of yourself without experiencing shame. Develop an ability to be self-reflective, and to think more creatively and openly about your past rather than repeating it.
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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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Mike Donovan
Counsellor, MCouns, MNZCCA
Verified Verified
Tauranga 3110
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.
0800 447 264 x88 View 0800 447 264 x88
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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.
0800 627 003 x99 View 0800 627 003 x99
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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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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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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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Kirtideva Peruman
MA
Verified Verified
Tauranga 3110  (Online Only)
My clients' ages range from 23 to 40 years old. They are experiencing anxiety, depression, traumatic experiences, feeling lost, fearful of the future and don't know what the next best move is for them. They are seeking answers about their life purpose, figuring out their passions and how to grow on various levels such as personal, physical, spiritual, career, and relationships.
My clients' ages range from 23 to 40 years old. They are experiencing anxiety, depression, traumatic experiences, feeling lost, fearful of the future and don't know what the next best move is for them. They are seeking answers about their life purpose, figuring out their passions and how to grow on various levels such as personal, physical, spiritual, career, and relationships.
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Vincent Pinto
Verified Verified
Tauranga 3110  (Online Only)
If you have been feeling lonely, sad or anxious, we can share a safe space where you can tell me your concerns. The main purpose of therapy is generating deep awareness of one's own personality and behaviour, understand about your inner world (thoughts, emotions, feelings), inquiring how our past affects our present. With this understanding one can move onto learning skills in order to manage emotions and behaviour. The therapeutic approach I use depends on the client's needs and resources available, with a strong foundation on a trauma-informed approach.
If you have been feeling lonely, sad or anxious, we can share a safe space where you can tell me your concerns. The main purpose of therapy is generating deep awareness of one's own personality and behaviour, understand about your inner world (thoughts, emotions, feelings), inquiring how our past affects our present. With this understanding one can move onto learning skills in order to manage emotions and behaviour. The therapeutic approach I use depends on the client's needs and resources available, with a strong foundation on a trauma-informed approach.
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Plot Twist Talk Therapy: Neil Westwood
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Tauranga 3110  (Online Only)
I am an experienced Counsellor and Group Facilitator that has been involved in clinical work for the past 10+ years. I work alongside male clients who are navigating major life transitions, coping with mental health challenges, or seeking greater self-awareness. My top specialties are men's issues, intimate partner abuse and violence, anger management, and parenting.
I am an experienced Counsellor and Group Facilitator that has been involved in clinical work for the past 10+ years. I work alongside male clients who are navigating major life transitions, coping with mental health challenges, or seeking greater self-awareness. My top specialties are men's issues, intimate partner abuse and violence, anger management, and parenting.
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The Better Sleep Clinic
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Tauranga 3110  (Online Only)
You have trouble sleeping. You're tired (mind the pun) of lying awake at night tossing & turning. The thought of going to bed makes you worry. You don't drop off when you put your head on your pillow. If you do, you wake up during the night and can't get back to sleep for hours. You worry about the toll your sleeplessness is having on your health, your mood, your relationships and your ability to function at work. You want to sleep better. You want to look forward to bedtime. You want to wake up feeling refreshed. You want to feel like sleep isn't controlling your life. Assess your insomnia here: https://www.thebettersleepclinic.com
You have trouble sleeping. You're tired (mind the pun) of lying awake at night tossing & turning. The thought of going to bed makes you worry. You don't drop off when you put your head on your pillow. If you do, you wake up during the night and can't get back to sleep for hours. You worry about the toll your sleeplessness is having on your health, your mood, your relationships and your ability to function at work. You want to sleep better. You want to look forward to bedtime. You want to wake up feeling refreshed. You want to feel like sleep isn't controlling your life. Assess your insomnia here: https://www.thebettersleepclinic.com
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Karearea Counselling
Counsellor, MNZCCA
Verified Verified
Tauranga 3110
Kia ora, my name is Glen, I'm a fully qualified therapist with extensive training in Internal Family Systems (IFS) with IFSCA and have become part of their training team. I know it can be hard to find the right therapist. You are inviting someone into your inner world and that requires the courage to be vulnerable. It is a privilege to be part of my clients' journeys, it is sacred to me, and I value the opportunity greatly. Your courage to reach out and be vulnerable will be met safely and with respect, a space to be seen, heard and understood. A space where healing can happen.
Kia ora, my name is Glen, I'm a fully qualified therapist with extensive training in Internal Family Systems (IFS) with IFSCA and have become part of their training team. I know it can be hard to find the right therapist. You are inviting someone into your inner world and that requires the courage to be vulnerable. It is a privilege to be part of my clients' journeys, it is sacred to me, and I value the opportunity greatly. Your courage to reach out and be vulnerable will be met safely and with respect, a space to be seen, heard and understood. A space where healing can happen.
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Relationship Mentor and Coach
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Tauranga 3110
Are you struggling with your relationship? Do you feel more like roommates than a happy couple? Do you feel frustrated, anxious, and afraid, wondering if it's even possible to fix it? I will help create a clear, plan with the exact steps to build a thriving relationship, fast. Together, we'll break through old patterns, create great communication for more connection, to rediscover the joy and intimacy you both want. If you're ready to work on yourself and your partnership and experience a truly exceptional relationship, I'm here to guide you every step of the way.
Are you struggling with your relationship? Do you feel more like roommates than a happy couple? Do you feel frustrated, anxious, and afraid, wondering if it's even possible to fix it? I will help create a clear, plan with the exact steps to build a thriving relationship, fast. Together, we'll break through old patterns, create great communication for more connection, to rediscover the joy and intimacy you both want. If you're ready to work on yourself and your partnership and experience a truly exceptional relationship, I'm here to guide you every step of the way.
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Ben Burggraaf
Counsellor, MCouns, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Tauranga 3110
You're here because you want to transform. You want to be happy and live free from fear, uncertainty, stress, anxiety and depression. You don't want to suffer anymore. You want a new way of living that is energising and fulfilling. You want to let go of what is holding you back and be your most authentic and compassionate self. It takes incredible courage to let go of the past and imagine a different future for yourself. So, who am I and how can I help?
You're here because you want to transform. You want to be happy and live free from fear, uncertainty, stress, anxiety and depression. You don't want to suffer anymore. You want a new way of living that is energising and fulfilling. You want to let go of what is holding you back and be your most authentic and compassionate self. It takes incredible courage to let go of the past and imagine a different future for yourself. So, who am I and how can I help?
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Online Therapists

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Brett - Relationship Counsellor
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Kingseat 2580
Brett has over 10 years’ experience working as a counsellor in South Auckland. He has three locations in South Auckland - Karaka, Manurewa and Pukekohe and is available Monday to Friday. He has trained in different modalities to meet the needs of diverse clients. He matches his approach to your particular issues and needs, ensuring you get optimal results for your time spent in therapy. He is able to offer understanding and perspective, to both men and women and is passionate about helping couples to reconnect and enjoy a happier relationship.
Brett has over 10 years’ experience working as a counsellor in South Auckland. He has three locations in South Auckland - Karaka, Manurewa and Pukekohe and is available Monday to Friday. He has trained in different modalities to meet the needs of diverse clients. He matches his approach to your particular issues and needs, ensuring you get optimal results for your time spent in therapy. He is able to offer understanding and perspective, to both men and women and is passionate about helping couples to reconnect and enjoy a happier relationship.
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Frank Marinthe
Verified Verified
Auckland 1051
Suffering from anxiety related to personal or professional challenges? As a certified Life Coach, I'm here to help you create clarity around issues you may have, to help you regain emotional control, allowing you to considerably strengthen your position as a solution maker. Life Coaching starts with a conversation, confidential and non-judgemental to provoke insightful solutions.
Suffering from anxiety related to personal or professional challenges? As a certified Life Coach, I'm here to help you create clarity around issues you may have, to help you regain emotional control, allowing you to considerably strengthen your position as a solution maker. Life Coaching starts with a conversation, confidential and non-judgemental to provoke insightful solutions.
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Embodied Emotion
Verified Verified
Auckland 1042
Greetings. My name is Hamish and I'm here to support you in making peace with anxiety and strong emotions. My modality is a "bottom-up" therapy, based on awareness of emotions in the body. We can spend our lives avoiding, resisting, and guarding against unpleasant feelings and situations. My invitation is for you to find a safe, supported space, where you can learn to be present with your emotions, without feeling overwhelmed. You will learn to pivot from distress to calm, without ignoring difficult feelings, to relax and move THROUGH difficult emotions, and you will take the lead in your own healing.
Greetings. My name is Hamish and I'm here to support you in making peace with anxiety and strong emotions. My modality is a "bottom-up" therapy, based on awareness of emotions in the body. We can spend our lives avoiding, resisting, and guarding against unpleasant feelings and situations. My invitation is for you to find a safe, supported space, where you can learn to be present with your emotions, without feeling overwhelmed. You will learn to pivot from distress to calm, without ignoring difficult feelings, to relax and move THROUGH difficult emotions, and you will take the lead in your own healing.
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Philip Yazbek
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Auckland 1071
I have predominantly worked with people transitioning through big changes in their lives and in their work contexts. Change can be overwhelming and uncomfortable. We often fear it and struggle to take those first steps because it requires a lot of our commitment. Sometimes it can be paralysing anxiety and panic attacks that hold us back or it is because we are struggling with our purpose and intent and feel lost and hopeless at where to begin. Discovering your purpose and setting yourself up for success can be empowering. We often just need the right kind of guidance and courage to begin the journey.
I have predominantly worked with people transitioning through big changes in their lives and in their work contexts. Change can be overwhelming and uncomfortable. We often fear it and struggle to take those first steps because it requires a lot of our commitment. Sometimes it can be paralysing anxiety and panic attacks that hold us back or it is because we are struggling with our purpose and intent and feel lost and hopeless at where to begin. Discovering your purpose and setting yourself up for success can be empowering. We often just need the right kind of guidance and courage to begin the journey.
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Luke Sniewski
PhD
Verified Verified
Auckland 1026
I empower people to make productive changes in their life. I work within the unique physical, mental, and emotional contexts of an individual, but pay particular attention to working through mental and emotional blocks that keep people from living a life full of health, vitality, and happiness. The core of what I do is reconnecting clients with their body so that they learn how to listen to their body and the wisdom it has to offer. We may not always like what we find there, but getting into our body transforms the way we relate to our mind, body, and the world.
I empower people to make productive changes in their life. I work within the unique physical, mental, and emotional contexts of an individual, but pay particular attention to working through mental and emotional blocks that keep people from living a life full of health, vitality, and happiness. The core of what I do is reconnecting clients with their body so that they learn how to listen to their body and the wisdom it has to offer. We may not always like what we find there, but getting into our body transforms the way we relate to our mind, body, and the world.
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Male Counsellors

As a man, why might I want to see a male therapist?

There are many reasons a man might wish to work with a male therapist, including a degree of shared identity, which may help client and therapist connect to each other and allow for a more free-flowing discussion of issues that can be deeply personal. Some men may feel more comfortable talking to a male therapist about relationship concerns, the pressures they feel around the roles society and family place on men, career or job challenges, self-esteem, or anger problems. For some men who have not had a male role models in their lives, a good male therapist may be especially helpful.

How can I find out about a therapist’s experience treating men?

Individuals looking for treatment should feel comfortable directly asking a therapist about their history treating men overall and the issues that arise in therapy with men. A good therapist will be happy to discuss such matters as well as their educational background, approach to treatment, and how they think they can aid a prospective client. Prospective clients should also ask what the expectation is for treatment, and what the fee structure is, and whether and which insurance plans are accepted.

Can clients benefit from having a therapist of the same gender?

Therapy is not gender-specific, but some men as well as women feel more comfortable opening up about their experiences and history with a male therapist. An individual may feel that they have to explain less background information and be on the same page more quickly, particularly when discussing gender-specific challenges, in the case of male clients. Some women have prior negative experiences with women that predispose them to prefer working with a male in therapy. That said, a good clinician can transcend most if not all gender concerns. Ultimately, the most important factor in therapy is the connection and trust the client is able to build with the practitioner.

Would a male therapist have specific training in treating men?

Generally, no. There are no certifications for treating men specifically, but there are continuing education classes that therapists may take that focus on treating men as a group. There are many therapists who focus on men and male issues in their treatment and therefore have experience and expertise in this domain.