I help people rediscover their strengths, passions and purpose and find meaning, joy and happiness in their lives. Most of us experience a moment in our lives where we stop and take stock. This may come as a result of a big shock, the loss of a loved one, a relationship, a job or some other trauma that shakes us to our very core. Or it may just be a gnawing sense that there is something more to life than what you are currently experiencing. These big shocks or subtle gnawings can start to erode our sense of happiness and fulfilment. We may experience depression, sadness, a sense of isolation, confusion or feel deeply overwhelmed.
As a clinical arts therapist (AThR) I offer adolescents and adults an alternative to talk therapy and counselling through creative expression. Arts therapists can offer a variety of approaches such as art, movement, drama, writing, poetry, and sandplay. I work mostly with art materials but we are not limited to this form of expression. Clinical arts therapists in New Zealand are professional members of the Australian New Zealand Asian Creative Arts Therapy Association and are approved to provide services for agencies like ACC, WINZ, Oranga Tamariki and I Am Hope.
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.
Sometimes we face situations in life where we can feel overwhelmed, anxious, and depressed. We tend to worry about the issues we face and experience stress as we feel stuck and confused not knowing what to do next. Often the trauma we faced yesterday continues to have a negative impact on us today and we feel hopeless and powerless. We can think so low of ourselves at times as we beat ourselves up with defeated self-talk and we struggle to really know who we are and be content within ourselves.
Hi there - I am a 57 with 4 adult children - looking forward to grandchildren in the future. My background includes working as a Registered Nurse for 6 years, and then as an Independant Midwife up North for 10 years. I paused to raise/educate my children and retrained as a Counselor which I have enjoyed for the past 10 years. I work with children through to the elderly and 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 - have enjoyed Te Reo Level 2.
I am a Registered Psychologist (1991) I have been working with a wide range of people over the past 30 years and I have a diversity of experience to draw from. I relate to people from all walks of life in a calm and reassuring manner. My clients have commented that I am easy to work with and that I help them get really tangible results. "Lynlee is fantastic and someone that I highly recommend. Her style is attentive, encouraging and challenging at the same time. Lynlee is one of the few people that I know who can help". I can provide on line services out of Auckland or indeed NZ, globally available, particularly to NZer's o/seas
I believe everyone has a purpose. I believe the answers to finding that purpose is a journey. The experiences you encounter while on that journey will lead you toward various pathways challenging the choices you make at the intersections in your life. The value of your experiences is the learning you gain, and the courage you develop to recognize that it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks. What matters...is you. Its your journey.
I have experience of helping people work through many kinds of difficulties including; anxiety, depression, relationship issues, feelings of loneliness, low mood and stress. As a counsellor I have a warm, empathic approach and am committed to providing counselling in a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment.
I seek to meet my clients where they are, sensitively feeling into what it might be like to be you, with respect, openness and warmth. I have a particular interest in guiding individuals through the intimate process of working through emotional pain and early relational trauma. I tend to focus on what is happening in the client/therapist relationship. How do you feel about the way we are working together? What does the connection between us feel like today? Examining relational patterns in this immediate way can help us discover what it means to engage non-defensively and authentically with ourselves and with life.
Welcome! My name is Harriet (she/her) and I am from New Zealand. I grew up in Auckland and have since travelled the world meeting people and experiencing many different ways of life. For the past 12 years I have been working with young people, adults and their families to support them with physical and mental health challenges. I like to work in creative and adaptable ways. This means I understand there is no one size fits all approach. You are the leader of your recovery and I want to support you in the way that makes most sense for you.
Hi, I’m an individual and relationship counsellor, drug and alcohol specialist, family mediator and coach with over 22 years experience. I work with all issues including anxiety, depression, grief, family, bullying, trauma, parenting, blended families, stress, addictions, same sex relationships, anger management, communication and mindfulness.
Hi, I'm a registered psychologist with 20 years experience of working with clients. I take a holistic approach (spiritual, emotional, physical and cognitive), and recognise that we all have intersecting identities. I'm interested in my clients’ individual story and believe that they are the expert on themselves. We are all unique and it's a privilege to work with a client to support their sense of self and wellbeing. I offer short and long term therapy from a lens that is cross cultural and draw upon a range of approaches and theories. I also provide professional supervision and workshops which are outlined on my website.
I am registered as a Clinical Psychologist with the New Zealand Psychologists Board. My clinical psychology training was psychodynamic. I later completed training in Integrative Psychotherapy, focusing on Gestalt and Existential Psychotherapy, and I have been a UK Council for Psychotherapy Registered Psychotherapist (UKCP reg.) since 2007. I also utilise Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). This means we can tailor an integrated and effective therapeutic approach based on the difficulties you are facing, your wishes and your needs.
I am experienced in providing specialist eating disorder treatment to young adults/adults. I work alongside my clients to help them develop a deeper understanding of their challenges, and to build on their strengths to help them move towards a more peaceful relationship with food and their bodies. My passion for the Health At Every Size approach means I work to create a respectful and safe space for all people, in all bodies, to share their stories and experiences. I am committed to being a clinician who is part of a wider movement to disrupt diet culture and end weight discrimination.
Being flexible in the way that we think and being open to change is essential for developing and strengthening positive psychological wellbeing. Being psychologically fit is the foundation of a vital life. We all have ingrained habits, beliefs, rules, behaviours and ways of thinking about the world. Some of these provide us the tools to navigate our lives in a positive and flexible way and some can be severely restrictive, impacting us all in unique ways, from complex mental health issues to performance related difficulties in our work and relationships.
Kia ora, I’m Amy (she/her). I’m a registered psychologist experienced in working with adults and adolescents aged 16+. I am primarily trained and experienced in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Meaning Centred Psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I have a particular interest in identifying what’s important and meaningful in your life and using that to guide our sessions.
Fune is a registered psychotherapist who works with adults and adolescents in trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationship struggles, sense of self-esteem and belonging, spirituality, difficulties caused by cultural differences, personal growth, and realisation of dreams. Aims to help you understand various ways of being that influence your relationship with yourself and others. Over time, by exploring the past with an attitude of kind curiosity and raising your awareness and understanding with yourself, the aim is to free you to be more yourself.
Tēnā koe, I am a registered psychologist passionate about partnering with individuals, couples and families across the lifespan to enhance their wellbeing and to find sustainable solutions to a wide range of concerns. My practice is collaborative, empathetic, and evidence-based. I am also a trained mediator and am especially interested in supporting couples in conflict and families in transition (during and after separation). To this task, I bring a deep understanding of child development, family systems, parenting, and communication coaching. I have specialist training in child inclusive practices and high-conflict dynamics.
My mission is to inspire people to embrace life with all its contradictions and equip them with the tools necessary to achieve success and build better relationships. I am passionate about helping people see situations as opportunities to grow and evolve, in order to experience all the good things life has to offer. I work alongside individuals to bring focus and clarification in identifying what steps to take in the process of transformation. My role is to support people to solve lifelong issues, achieve their goals, continue to develop their vision, increase life satisfaction, and gain success & happiness.
Maarten completed his MA Counseling through Monash University in Melbourne Australia and is a registered counsellor with the ACA. He has been associated with lifelines both in New Zealand and Japan, as well as distance counseling via online services. With over 25 years experience in education and counseling, he offers a supportive perspective that will help bring clarity in times of difficulty. Maarten’s theoretical orientation is firmly client centered, with cognitive behavioral therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and mindfulness as major influencers.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Waihi Beach are psychologists, licensed counsellors, therapists, and psychotherapists, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualised treatment.
Services offered, education, and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Waihi Beach then may specialise in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counselling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Waihi Beach, or Child Psychologists in Waihi Beach.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Waihi Beach psychologists specialising in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Waihi Beach specialise in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or counsellor who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
Can I afford counselling?
Yes. Most counsellors offer reasonable rates or will work on a sliding scale basis. Many accept health insurance. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the counsellor.