Therapists in Western Bay of Plenty District

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Photo of Nigel Sutcliffe, MCouns, MNZAC, Counsellor
Nigel Sutcliffe
Counsellor, MCouns, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Waihi Beach 3611  (Online Only)
As we go through life we come across many possible routes. With so many different roads to choose from, it can sometimes be difficult to decide which choice most fits who we are as a person. That's where counselling comes in. Working together, I will help you either get the most from the route you're on, or assist you in getting back on the roundabout and finding a new road or life direction. Helping you find what's best for you is something that I am passionate about. We all need a hand at different points in our lives. ​Standing alongside you, I will work in a collaborative way, using many different approaches to help you
As we go through life we come across many possible routes. With so many different roads to choose from, it can sometimes be difficult to decide which choice most fits who we are as a person. That's where counselling comes in. Working together, I will help you either get the most from the route you're on, or assist you in getting back on the roundabout and finding a new road or life direction. Helping you find what's best for you is something that I am passionate about. We all need a hand at different points in our lives. ​Standing alongside you, I will work in a collaborative way, using many different approaches to help you
0800 447 359 x31 View 0800 447 359 x31
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Dorotka Anna Wisniewski
Verified Verified
Are you feeling the weight of stress, anxiety, and uncertainty about where life is headed? I'm here to guide you on your self-discovery journey, helping you chart a clear path, and pinpoint those crucial next steps. If you find yourself yearning for a positive shift in your health, wellbeing, and relationships, you're not alone. In the midst of managing all areas of life, it's easy to feel overwhelmed, burned out, or even grappling with physical pain. So let's get you back on track and prioritise YOU!
Are you feeling the weight of stress, anxiety, and uncertainty about where life is headed? I'm here to guide you on your self-discovery journey, helping you chart a clear path, and pinpoint those crucial next steps. If you find yourself yearning for a positive shift in your health, wellbeing, and relationships, you're not alone. In the midst of managing all areas of life, it's easy to feel overwhelmed, burned out, or even grappling with physical pain. So let's get you back on track and prioritise YOU!
0800 627 004 x80 View 0800 627 004 x80
Photo of Alana Hawke - Alana Hawke | Psychotherapy
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.
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.
0800 627 004 x91 View 0800 627 004 x91
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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.
0800 627 003 x74 View 0800 627 003 x74
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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.
0800 627 003 x26 View 0800 627 003 x26
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Aroha Counselling Services
Counsellor, MSc, NZCCA
Verified Verified
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
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Julie Bickers Counselling Services
Counsellor
Verified Verified
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.
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Dr. Sarah Miers
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Omanawa 3171
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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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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Colum Minnock
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Te Puke 3119
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.
0800 468 212 x79 View 0800 468 212 x79
Photo of Mike Donovan, MCouns, MNZCCA, Counsellor
Mike Donovan
Counsellor, MCouns, MNZCCA
Verified Verified
Omanawa 3171
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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Vicki Maree Fowler
Psychologist, PhD, NZPsS Member
Verified Verified
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.
021 415 588 View 021 415 588
Photo of Ben Burggraaf, MCouns, NZAC - Provisional, Counsellor
Ben Burggraaf
Counsellor, MCouns, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
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?
022 424 9200 View 022 424 9200

Online Therapists

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Freedom Therapy Ltd
Verified Verified
Are you seeking freedom from mental health challenges such as depression and anxiety? Struggling to lose weight or have an eating problem?
Are you seeking freedom from mental health challenges such as depression and anxiety? Struggling to lose weight or have an eating problem?
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Margo Regan
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Specialised in Relationship Couples Counselling Intensives and EMDR Therap in Auckland. MNZAC Registered with NZAC, specialising in relationships and areas that frequently impact relationships such as conflict, addiction, pornography addiction, anxiety, and sexuality. . Having trained with world-renowned teachers and worked in international world-leading addiction residential treatment centres, facilitated relationship workshops, designed and led corporate programmes and speaks on communication, emotional intelligence, relationships and resilience at conferences. Regularly asked for media commentary on national print, radio and tv.
Specialised in Relationship Couples Counselling Intensives and EMDR Therap in Auckland. MNZAC Registered with NZAC, specialising in relationships and areas that frequently impact relationships such as conflict, addiction, pornography addiction, anxiety, and sexuality. . Having trained with world-renowned teachers and worked in international world-leading addiction residential treatment centres, facilitated relationship workshops, designed and led corporate programmes and speaks on communication, emotional intelligence, relationships and resilience at conferences. Regularly asked for media commentary on national print, radio and tv.
0800 627 004 x30 View 0800 627 004 x30
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Guy Cousins
Psychotherapist, MA, PBANZ
Verified Verified
If modern life seems overwhelming, if you’re anxious or depressed, or struggling with relationship issues, I offer a calm and supportive space to allow you to make meaningful changes in your life.
If modern life seems overwhelming, if you’re anxious or depressed, or struggling with relationship issues, I offer a calm and supportive space to allow you to make meaningful changes in your life.
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Claire Brown
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
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 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.
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Liz Kite
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Waharoa 3474
Feeling lost or stuck? Let me help you find your way. I can walk with you on your journey with the tools and education that guided me. You will help understand yourself under the umbrella of warmth and empathy. I will help you redesign your life and start new beginnings. It may be addictions or toxic relationships or just feeling stuck. Whatever it is I will help you find your passion and self esteem in a creative way.
Feeling lost or stuck? Let me help you find your way. I can walk with you on your journey with the tools and education that guided me. You will help understand yourself under the umbrella of warmth and empathy. I will help you redesign your life and start new beginnings. It may be addictions or toxic relationships or just feeling stuck. Whatever it is I will help you find your passion and self esteem in a creative way.
0800 627 004 x63 View 0800 627 004 x63
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Paula Moneypenny Counsellor
Counsellor, MCouns, MNZAC
Verified Verified
I work with children, young people, adults, and groups to support them to stand up to problems and develop preferred ways of being. I work with clients to identify, reflect upon, and achieve the hopes and goals that are important to them in their life and relationships. I provide professional supervision to practitioners in the fields of health and social practice (including counselling, occupational therapy, nursing, midwifery, social work, and human services etc). I believe that a collaborative, safe and respectful therapeutic relationship enhances emotion regulation and promotes self-awareness and resilience.
I work with children, young people, adults, and groups to support them to stand up to problems and develop preferred ways of being. I work with clients to identify, reflect upon, and achieve the hopes and goals that are important to them in their life and relationships. I provide professional supervision to practitioners in the fields of health and social practice (including counselling, occupational therapy, nursing, midwifery, social work, and human services etc). I believe that a collaborative, safe and respectful therapeutic relationship enhances emotion regulation and promotes self-awareness and resilience.
0800 627 003 x24 View 0800 627 003 x24
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Sarah Jones Counselling
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Sarah Jones Counselling provides accessible and discreet help and advice for drug and alcohol addictions either in-person or from the comfort of your home via teletherapy. Drug and alcohol addiction affects people in different ways so treatment goals and follow-up support is tailored to meet the needs of each individual client, this can include: An Abstinence Approach - completely avoiding a substance for an individuals lifetime can be taken or A Harm Reduction approach - Developing practical strategies to reduce the negative consequences of substance misuse.
Sarah Jones Counselling provides accessible and discreet help and advice for drug and alcohol addictions either in-person or from the comfort of your home via teletherapy. Drug and alcohol addiction affects people in different ways so treatment goals and follow-up support is tailored to meet the needs of each individual client, this can include: An Abstinence Approach - completely avoiding a substance for an individuals lifetime can be taken or A Harm Reduction approach - Developing practical strategies to reduce the negative consequences of substance misuse.
020 4170 3811 View 020 4170 3811

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Western Bay of Plenty District

10+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Western Bay of Plenty District who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
92% Trauma and PTSD
85% Emotional Disturbance
85% Self Esteem
77% Depression
69% Coping Skills
69% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Southern Cross
100% Sovereign Health
100% AIA

How Counsellors in Western Bay of Plenty District see their clients

93% In Person and Online
7% Online Only

Gender breakdown

70% Female
30% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Western Bay of Plenty District?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Psychologists listed in the directory are registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board under the Health Practitioners Competency Assurance Act 2003 (HPCA Act). To be listed in the directory, psychotherapists must be registered through the Psychotherapists Board of Aotearoa New Zealand. Counsellors listed in the directory should have a minimum training of NZQF 6 or higher, and many are registered with a professional body, such as the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for counsellors in New Zealand, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Psychologists, counsellors, and psychotherapists  can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and supervised, practical experience that enable them to do so in New Zealand.

Psychologists possess a minimum of a master's degree in Psychology and are registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board. Psychotherapists typically hold the equivalent of a Master's or Doctorate Degree in Psychotherapy, depending on their programme of study. Many psychotherapists have themselves undergone psychotherapy as part of their training. In order to be a member of NZAC, Counsellors must have a bachelor's or master's degree in Counselling and complete ongoing professional development and education.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, the cost of a therapy session in New Zealand could be between $100 and $200. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. To access these services you will need to be assessed and referred by your GP or family doctor. However, you will have limited choice regarding the specialist and the length of treatment that will be assigned to you. In addition, Community Mental Health and Addiction services are also available through your local District Health Board (DHB).

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Professionals registered with the Boards and/or who are members of professional organisations are obligated to uphold client confidentiality unless there is a legal reason that requires them to disclose information. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there is the potential or known harm to the client or others, or a court order, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.