Therapists in Tauranga

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Katrina Townsend
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Tauranga 3110
Not accepting new clients
I have experience working with children (background in childcare) teenagers and adults. My approach is based on creating a safe space to build a trusting relationship in which to work together to address anything you wish to resolve.
I have experience working with children (background in childcare) teenagers and adults. My approach is based on creating a safe space to build a trusting relationship in which to work together to address anything you wish to resolve.
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MindWell Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych
Verified Verified
Tauranga 3110  (Online Only)
My name is Sandy Laurenson, I am a Clinical Psychologist who offers online appointments to adolescents and adults. I have more than 10 years experience in both public and private sectors and support people with a range of difficulties (i.e., anxiety, OCD, stress, low mood, emotion dysregulation, relational difficulties, trauma and eating disorders), as well as those pursuing performance optimisation goals. I am trained in evidence-based therapies such as CBT, ACT, DBT, EMDR, and Mindfulness.
My name is Sandy Laurenson, I am a Clinical Psychologist who offers online appointments to adolescents and adults. I have more than 10 years experience in both public and private sectors and support people with a range of difficulties (i.e., anxiety, OCD, stress, low mood, emotion dysregulation, relational difficulties, trauma and eating disorders), as well as those pursuing performance optimisation goals. I am trained in evidence-based therapies such as CBT, ACT, DBT, EMDR, and Mindfulness.
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Bindiya Patel
Verified Verified
Tauranga 3112
Kia Ora and Namaste, My name is Bindiya and I am passionate about my work and helping others. I have experience in working with alcohol and other drugs issues, behavioural addiction such as gambling, sex, pornography, 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 passionate about my work and helping others. I have experience in working with alcohol and other drugs issues, behavioural addiction such as gambling, sex, pornography, mental health issues and Trauma counselling. I speak Gujarati, Hindi, English and understand Punjabi. I practice spirituality, daily worship, meditation and yoga.
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Photo of undefined - Megan Carter, Ocean Psy Clinical Psychology , MPsych, Psychologist
Megan Carter, Ocean Psy Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych
Verified Verified
Tauranga 3110  (Online Only)
It takes a lot of courage to reach out to a person you don’t know to work through challenges. I will meet you with compassion, for you, and hold space for your human experiences. We will build safety and trust together as we seek to acknowledge, understand, heal, and integrate what you have been through. I am passionate about supporting the diverse humans I work with to build resilience, cope, and process their experiences. I support my clients to live a life where their minds are a bit kinder to them.
It takes a lot of courage to reach out to a person you don’t know to work through challenges. I will meet you with compassion, for you, and hold space for your human experiences. We will build safety and trust together as we seek to acknowledge, understand, heal, and integrate what you have been through. I am passionate about supporting the diverse humans I work with to build resilience, cope, and process their experiences. I support my clients to live a life where their minds are a bit kinder to them.
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Sofia Antonella Scozzafava
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Tauranga 3110
I'm originally hailing from Argentina but calling New Zealand my home for the past five years. With a background in handling high-complex trauma, grief, sexual violence, domestic abuse, children and adolescent mental health, and family dynamics. My professional journey encompasses a holistic approach, integrating various modalities such as Theraplay Institute's foundational certification, Gottman's Couple Therapy Level 1, TFCBT Level 1, along with mindfulness, IFS, transgenerational trauma, and narrative therapy.
I'm originally hailing from Argentina but calling New Zealand my home for the past five years. With a background in handling high-complex trauma, grief, sexual violence, domestic abuse, children and adolescent mental health, and family dynamics. My professional journey encompasses a holistic approach, integrating various modalities such as Theraplay Institute's foundational certification, Gottman's Couple Therapy Level 1, TFCBT Level 1, along with mindfulness, IFS, transgenerational trauma, and narrative therapy.
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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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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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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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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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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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Kate Ferris
Psychologist, MPsych
Verified 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).
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).
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Rosemary A White
Counsellor, MNZCCA
Verified 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 now enjoying being a Grandma. I then retrained to gain a Batchelor in Counselling 12 years ago and have really enjoyed for the past 12 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 now enjoying being a Grandma. I then retrained to gain a Batchelor in Counselling 12 years ago and have really enjoyed for the past 12 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.
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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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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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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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Nicola Gardner
Psychologist, PsychD
Verified Verified
Tauranga 3110
Support, strategies and solutions for Adults, Adolescents (16+) and Couples. Evidenced based strategies developed with you. Special interest in building strong and healthy relationships, building self esteem, trauma, depression and anxiety, exploring new perspectives and strengthening coping skills.
Support, strategies and solutions for Adults, Adolescents (16+) and Couples. Evidenced based strategies developed with you. Special interest in building strong and healthy relationships, building self esteem, trauma, depression and anxiety, exploring new perspectives and strengthening coping skills.
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Gabrielle Batenburg
Psychologist, MPsych
Verified Verified
Tauranga 3110
Not accepting new clients
Kia ora! It can be hard to reach out for help but you’ve taken the first step just by having a look. I want you to feel comfortable opening up and being able to share what’s going on so try my best to create a non-judgmental, empathetic space where we can work on what you’re facing as a team. I can help you explore a range of challenges relating to depression, anxiety and phobias, anger issues, trauma, etc.. I have expertise working with young people, children and whānau as well as adults. I'm available for professional supervision. I am Māori (Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāi Te Rangi), Dutch, and NZ European.
Kia ora! It can be hard to reach out for help but you’ve taken the first step just by having a look. I want you to feel comfortable opening up and being able to share what’s going on so try my best to create a non-judgmental, empathetic space where we can work on what you’re facing as a team. I can help you explore a range of challenges relating to depression, anxiety and phobias, anger issues, trauma, etc.. I have expertise working with young people, children and whānau as well as adults. I'm available for professional supervision. I am Māori (Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāi Te Rangi), Dutch, and NZ European.
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Aroha Counselling Services
Counsellor, MSc, NZCCA
Verified 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.
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Amber Takhar-Stapleton
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Tauranga 3110  (Online Only)
Amber is a member of the New Zealand Psychologist Board. She values an open and nonjudgemental therapy space, to ensure her clients feel supported. Amber is a warm and passionate Psychologist which comes through in her therapeutic approach, and she has experience working with a range of presentations across all age groups from children through to adults. Amber is currently approved by the New Zealand Psychology Board to provide comprehensive Cognitive, Educational and Neurodevelopmental assessments and provide diagnoses. Amber has completed comprehensive training to provide Eating Disorder based therapy.
Amber is a member of the New Zealand Psychologist Board. She values an open and nonjudgemental therapy space, to ensure her clients feel supported. Amber is a warm and passionate Psychologist which comes through in her therapeutic approach, and she has experience working with a range of presentations across all age groups from children through to adults. Amber is currently approved by the New Zealand Psychology Board to provide comprehensive Cognitive, Educational and Neurodevelopmental assessments and provide diagnoses. Amber has completed comprehensive training to provide Eating Disorder based therapy.
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Tu Ora NZ Limited
Verified Verified
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.
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Number of Counsellors in Tauranga

80+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Tauranga who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
80% Depression
79% Self Esteem
73% Stress
71% Relationship Issues
70% Trauma and PTSD
64% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Southern Cross
38% Sovereign Health
38% AIA

How Counsellors in Tauranga see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male