Female Therapists in Te Puke, BP

Photo of Arts For Therapy - Jennie Halliday, AThR, Counsellor
Arts For Therapy - Jennie Halliday
Counsellor, AThR
Verified Verified
Te Puke 3119
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 Michelle Frank - Freedom-Life Counselling, MCouns, MNZAC, Counsellor
Freedom-Life Counselling
Counsellor, MCouns, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Te Puke 3119
Kia ora and welcome, My name is Michelle and I have been blessed to be Counselling since 2010. I am passionate about people, healing and supporting people to overcome the challenges they face in life.
Kia ora and welcome, My name is Michelle and I have been blessed to be Counselling since 2010. I am passionate about people, healing and supporting people to overcome the challenges they face in life.
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Photo of Dawn Marie Ingall - Dawn’s Counselling Services - Anxiety, Depression,, MNZAC, Counsellor
Dawn’s Counselling Services - Anxiety, Depression,
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Te Puke 3119
Counselling can assist individuals and couples with problems they are encountering due to issues such as: Being overwhelmed, suffering from grief & loss, difficulties encountered, chronic and acute stress, work-related stress, mental, physical & sexual abuse, anxiety, depression and relationship difficulties, poor communication. I can also assist with coming to terms with issues caused by events in the past such as, childhood wounds, physical sexual and mental abuse, post traumatic stress, lack of self confidence, identity crisis, low self-esteem, withdrawal, attachment issues and fear of change. Let’s see if I can assist you. Dawn
Counselling can assist individuals and couples with problems they are encountering due to issues such as: Being overwhelmed, suffering from grief & loss, difficulties encountered, chronic and acute stress, work-related stress, mental, physical & sexual abuse, anxiety, depression and relationship difficulties, poor communication. I can also assist with coming to terms with issues caused by events in the past such as, childhood wounds, physical sexual and mental abuse, post traumatic stress, lack of self confidence, identity crisis, low self-esteem, withdrawal, attachment issues and fear of change. Let’s see if I can assist you. Dawn
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Photo of Heather Cohen - Aroha Counselling Services, MSc, NZCCA, Counsellor
Aroha Counselling Services
Counsellor, MSc, NZCCA
Verified Verified
Tauranga 3175
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
Photo of Dr. Sarah Miers, Psychologist
Dr. Sarah Miers
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Papamoa 3175
Waitlist for new clients
I'm a Clinical Psychologist registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board 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 Clinical Psychologist registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board 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 Julie Anne Bickers - Julie Bickers Counselling Services, Counsellor
Julie Bickers Counselling Services
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Mount Maunganui 3175
Not accepting new clients
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.
0800 627 024 x41 View 0800 627 024 x41
Photo of Vicki Maree Fowler, PhD, NZPsS Member, Psychologist
Vicki Maree Fowler
Psychologist, PhD, NZPsS Member
Verified Verified
Tauranga 3175
My name is Dr Vicki Fowler (PhD) and I am a Life Coach & Registered Psychologist. I would like to welcome my very special clients to my website www.drvickifowler.com. As a Life Coach I enjoy setting meaningful goals for clients and as a Registered Psychologist I am able to clinically work with a range of conditions and issues. My charge-out rate is ($172.50 incl GST per hour). My Special Clients are Clients seeking Help for Anxiety/Depression, Stress, Work & Relationship Difficulties, Alcohol, Gambling, Grief/Bereavement & Other Issues. I look forward to working with you to achieve goals that you want in a clinically meaningful way.
My name is Dr Vicki Fowler (PhD) and I am a Life Coach & Registered Psychologist. I would like to welcome my very special clients to my website www.drvickifowler.com. As a Life Coach I enjoy setting meaningful goals for clients and as a Registered Psychologist I am able to clinically work with a range of conditions and issues. My charge-out rate is ($172.50 incl GST per hour). My Special Clients are Clients seeking Help for Anxiety/Depression, Stress, Work & Relationship Difficulties, Alcohol, Gambling, Grief/Bereavement & Other Issues. I look forward to working with you to achieve goals that you want in a clinically meaningful way.
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Photo of Rose Lancaster-Rous, NZAC - Provisional, Counsellor
Rose Lancaster-Rous
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Papamoa 3118
Many people find themselves struggling with difficult feelings, painful experiences and a sense of not living the life they want. When the things that used to work stop working, it's hard to know what to do. We can feel very stuck, but perhaps the idea of things changing is daunting too.
Many people find themselves struggling with difficult feelings, painful experiences and a sense of not living the life they want. When the things that used to work stop working, it's hard to know what to do. We can feel very stuck, but perhaps the idea of things changing is daunting too.
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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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Karen (Kit) Claire Philo
Psychologist, NZPsS Member
Verified Verified
Papamoa 3175
I work with anxiety and depression and all sorts of trauma. We design together what you want to achieve from therapy. I don't discriminate and all are welcome.
I work with anxiety and depression and all sorts of trauma. We design together what you want to achieve from therapy. I don't discriminate and all are welcome.
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Photo of Ckc Counsellor Kristen Cook - CKC Counsellor Kristen Cook, MCouns, MNZAC, Counsellor
CKC Counsellor Kristen Cook
Counsellor, MCouns, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Mount Maunganui 3175
Kristen offers a warm friendly environment to explore challenges or issues and acknowledge your strengths. She supports children, youth and adults (all gender preferences welcome). In conversations, you will discuss practical tools you can use in everyday life and how you can move closer to your preferred ways of being. You will develop insight and anchor skills to work through life's ‘curve balls’.
Kristen offers a warm friendly environment to explore challenges or issues and acknowledge your strengths. She supports children, youth and adults (all gender preferences welcome). In conversations, you will discuss practical tools you can use in everyday life and how you can move closer to your preferred ways of being. You will develop insight and anchor skills to work through life's ‘curve balls’.
0800 627 004 x59 View 0800 627 004 x59
Photo of Ally Beattie - 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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Photo of Amber Takhar-Stapleton, Psychologist
Amber Takhar-Stapleton
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Papamoa 3118  (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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Nem Psychology and Consulting Ltd
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Papamoa 3118
I am a Clinical Psychologist (ACC registered) with experience in mental health and forensic settings. I assess and treat adolescents and adults experiencing a broad range of mental health conditions, health related issues, past or recent trauma, grief and bereavement and adjustment difficulties. I work with individuals, couples and families, providing therapy based on a treatment plan developed collaboratively with the client. I have extensive experience in forensic work including assessment and individual therapy with individuals within the criminal justice system.
I am a Clinical Psychologist (ACC registered) with experience in mental health and forensic settings. I assess and treat adolescents and adults experiencing a broad range of mental health conditions, health related issues, past or recent trauma, grief and bereavement and adjustment difficulties. I work with individuals, couples and families, providing therapy based on a treatment plan developed collaboratively with the client. I have extensive experience in forensic work including assessment and individual therapy with individuals within the criminal justice system.
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Photo of Gabrielle Batenburg, MPsych, Psychologist
Gabrielle Batenburg
Psychologist, MPsych
Verified Verified
Papamoa 3118
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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Photo of Monique Potgieter - Play-based Therapy Centre (Monique Potgieter), MA
Play-based Therapy Centre (Monique Potgieter)
MA
Verified Verified
Papamoa 3118
I am a Play Therapist and Mental Health Clinician (Social Worker). My focus is supporting children and youth who are experiencing difficulty with their mental health which includes but is not limited to behavioural or social difficulties, anxiety, low mood, anger or aggression, ADHD, isolation, traumatic experiences, loss and grief, ASD, and selective mutism. I also focus on supporting children with neurodiversity to build social and emotional skills, who do not necessarily have mental health difficulties
I am a Play Therapist and Mental Health Clinician (Social Worker). My focus is supporting children and youth who are experiencing difficulty with their mental health which includes but is not limited to behavioural or social difficulties, anxiety, low mood, anger or aggression, ADHD, isolation, traumatic experiences, loss and grief, ASD, and selective mutism. I also focus on supporting children with neurodiversity to build social and emotional skills, who do not necessarily have mental health difficulties
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Photo of Dr. Josette Wulffaert, PhD, Psychologist
Dr. Josette Wulffaert
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Papamoa 3118
Kia ora, therapy can be your healing journey. Approaching a therapist, let alone starting therapy, is a brave thing to do. I aim to empower people through building a strong therapeutic relationship and working from an individualised treatment plan, catered to your needs, wishes, and background. For this, I use an integrated therapeutic approach: I am extensively trained in EMDR, ACT, DBT, MBT, and CBT. I have over 18 years of experience as a clinical psychologist both in public and private sectors. I support people 16 years and older. I invite you to have a look at my website to get more information on what work we can do together.
Kia ora, therapy can be your healing journey. Approaching a therapist, let alone starting therapy, is a brave thing to do. I aim to empower people through building a strong therapeutic relationship and working from an individualised treatment plan, catered to your needs, wishes, and background. For this, I use an integrated therapeutic approach: I am extensively trained in EMDR, ACT, DBT, MBT, and CBT. I have over 18 years of experience as a clinical psychologist both in public and private sectors. I support people 16 years and older. I invite you to have a look at my website to get more information on what work we can do together.
0800 447 264 x85 View 0800 447 264 x85
Photo of Tracy Christine Cooper, MNZAC, Counsellor
Tracy Christine Cooper
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Papamoa 3118
Hi and welcome. My name is Tracy and I have been a counsellor for as long as I can remember. Officially though, I qualified as a registered counsellor 8 years ago. I have an enquiring mind for people and the life they live and want to assist you to make the change you desire. I am an empathetic and kind counsellor. I work collaboratively with you to make change that you want. Inside of us all are the answers to our questions, and I will work alongside you to discover your answers to these questions and new ways of being. Come as you are and find a safe place to stay a while.
Hi and welcome. My name is Tracy and I have been a counsellor for as long as I can remember. Officially though, I qualified as a registered counsellor 8 years ago. I have an enquiring mind for people and the life they live and want to assist you to make the change you desire. I am an empathetic and kind counsellor. I work collaboratively with you to make change that you want. Inside of us all are the answers to our questions, and I will work alongside you to discover your answers to these questions and new ways of being. Come as you are and find a safe place to stay a while.
0800 451 520 x90 View 0800 451 520 x90
Photo of Kirsty Britton, NZAC - Provisional, Counsellor
Kirsty Britton
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Papamoa 3118
Waitlist for new clients
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Online Therapists

Photo of Sofia Antonella Scozzafava, NZAC - Provisional, Counsellor
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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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.