Therapists in Whakatane

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Rhea Louise Lynch
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Whakatane 3120
I am an NZAC registered counsellor working face to face in Whakatane but also online. I work with traditional talk therapy and also draw upon creative therapies, sandtray and play therapy. I have experience working with a range of ages and client needs including young people
I am an NZAC registered counsellor working face to face in Whakatane but also online. I work with traditional talk therapy and also draw upon creative therapies, sandtray and play therapy. I have experience working with a range of ages and client needs including young people
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Sally Davis
Psychologist, MNZCCP
Verified Verified
Whakatane 3120
Whether you are feeling flat in mood, experience symptoms of anxiety or wanting assistance to adjust to a new situation, environment, relationship or similar I can provide the space and skills to help you on your way. You may find in relationship with others that patterns of interacting, feeling or thinking keep arising. Cycles that you don't like or struggle to get beyond. Relationship work is a passion of mine. You may want some professional supervision to provide a space for you to offload your work stories and areas of yourself or others that you wish to better understand and work alongside. I can provide that space.
Whether you are feeling flat in mood, experience symptoms of anxiety or wanting assistance to adjust to a new situation, environment, relationship or similar I can provide the space and skills to help you on your way. You may find in relationship with others that patterns of interacting, feeling or thinking keep arising. Cycles that you don't like or struggle to get beyond. Relationship work is a passion of mine. You may want some professional supervision to provide a space for you to offload your work stories and areas of yourself or others that you wish to better understand and work alongside. I can provide that space.
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Whakaora Therapy
Counsellor, MA, AThR
Verified Verified
Whakatane 3120
Waitlist for new clients
As an individual, you might feel lost, defeated, and uncertain about what's wrong with you. The feeling of depression or anxiety may sometimes be hard to differentiate. You crave control over your life, and you want to feel better. You're tired of feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, and scared. You desire peace in your life.
As an individual, you might feel lost, defeated, and uncertain about what's wrong with you. The feeling of depression or anxiety may sometimes be hard to differentiate. You crave control over your life, and you want to feel better. You're tired of feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, and scared. You desire peace in your life.
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Tu Ora NZ Limited
Verified Verified
Whakatane 3194  (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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Anihera Tahu-Hepworth
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Whakatane 3120  (Online Only)
Now ACC Registered. Tena Koutou, nau mai, haere mai. Ko Anihera Tahu-Hepworth ahau. Hello, welcome, I’m Anihera. I whakapapa back to the East Coast of the North Island and Waikaremoana in the central North Island being from Ngati Porou & Tuhoe iwi through my mother and father. Working with people from all walks of life, cultures and backgrounds. Offering a confidential, compassionate and non-judgmental service for people needing or wanting to gain relief from difficult life stresses and complexities. Serving teens & rangatahi, couples, individual adults, families, whanau and elders.
Now ACC Registered. Tena Koutou, nau mai, haere mai. Ko Anihera Tahu-Hepworth ahau. Hello, welcome, I’m Anihera. I whakapapa back to the East Coast of the North Island and Waikaremoana in the central North Island being from Ngati Porou & Tuhoe iwi through my mother and father. Working with people from all walks of life, cultures and backgrounds. Offering a confidential, compassionate and non-judgmental service for people needing or wanting to gain relief from difficult life stresses and complexities. Serving teens & rangatahi, couples, individual adults, families, whanau and elders.
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Ben Burggraaf
Counsellor, MCouns, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Whakatane 3120
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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Penelope Anne Hayward
Psychologist, MA, NZPsS Member
Verified Verified
Whakatane 3120
Not accepting new clients
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Online Therapists

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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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Lilian Teresa Jennings
Counsellor, MNZCCA
Verified Verified
Thames 3500
I love working with families and individuals are experiencing difficulties in life. People who are searching for meaning to life and wanting to achieve their full potential in life. Individuals searching for answers or questions in regard to Grief and Loss, Spiritually and Christianity, Spiritual abuse are welcome.
I love working with families and individuals are experiencing difficulties in life. People who are searching for meaning to life and wanting to achieve their full potential in life. Individuals searching for answers or questions in regard to Grief and Loss, Spiritually and Christianity, Spiritual abuse are welcome.
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Ying-Ni Huang
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Hamilton 3210  (Online Only)
We human beings pursue happiness and meaning in life. Sometimes, things just don’t work out even with our best efforts. We might feel like we are about to crash under pressure. We might feel isolated and lonely. We might worry to burden other people with our issues. You can come to counselling/psychotherapy to safely talk about those troubles. I can work with you to unpack the problems, painful emotions, reconnect to your strengths, increase self-understanding and make the desirable changes. Together let's get through the rough patches and sail toward your beautiful world.
We human beings pursue happiness and meaning in life. Sometimes, things just don’t work out even with our best efforts. We might feel like we are about to crash under pressure. We might feel isolated and lonely. We might worry to burden other people with our issues. You can come to counselling/psychotherapy to safely talk about those troubles. I can work with you to unpack the problems, painful emotions, reconnect to your strengths, increase self-understanding and make the desirable changes. Together let's get through the rough patches and sail toward your beautiful world.
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Yvette Atkinson
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Rotorua 3074
Making that first contact to talk to someone can often be a daunting and overwhelming experience! I can assure you that once you have taken that step you will feel a sense of relief, vulnerable, but empowered too.
Making that first contact to talk to someone can often be a daunting and overwhelming experience! I can assure you that once you have taken that step you will feel a sense of relief, vulnerable, but empowered too.
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Miriam Wood
Psychologist, MSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge 3434
Stress, worry, burn-out, low mood, health challenges, sleep problems and grief can all impact on how we live and enjoy our lives. I'm Miriam, a health psychologist with well over a decade of clinical experience. I get to know my clients, their struggles and their strengths and work with them to help improve their well-being. I bring kindness and humour to my sessions (and the occasional F-bomb if that works for my clients!). I love using and sharing psychology strategies with my clients. I am based in Cambridge in the Waikato; I can see people in person or via Zoom.
Stress, worry, burn-out, low mood, health challenges, sleep problems and grief can all impact on how we live and enjoy our lives. I'm Miriam, a health psychologist with well over a decade of clinical experience. I get to know my clients, their struggles and their strengths and work with them to help improve their well-being. I bring kindness and humour to my sessions (and the occasional F-bomb if that works for my clients!). I love using and sharing psychology strategies with my clients. I am based in Cambridge in the Waikato; I can see people in person or via Zoom.
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Monique Potgieter
MA
Verified Verified
Papamoa 3118
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 menthal health difficulties
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 menthal health difficulties
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Clare Baker
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Hamilton 3214  (Online Only)
I worked as a mental health counselor for 5 years and am now in private practice. I work only with women and the majority of my work these days is ACC sensitive claims counseling with women who have experienced sexual abuse/assault. My professional focus is trauma education and recovery. I offer 50 minute sessions via Zoom I'm listed with Winz as a counseling supplier if you need funding for sessions.
I worked as a mental health counselor for 5 years and am now in private practice. I work only with women and the majority of my work these days is ACC sensitive claims counseling with women who have experienced sexual abuse/assault. My professional focus is trauma education and recovery. I offer 50 minute sessions via Zoom I'm listed with Winz as a counseling supplier if you need funding for sessions.
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CKC Counsellor Kristen Cook
Counsellor, MCouns, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Mount Maunganui 3116
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’.
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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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Amber Takhar-Stapleton
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Papamoa 3118
Waitlist for new clients
Cognitive Assessments Available, New Therapy Clients please email for waitlist. Amber is a warm and passionate Psychologist which comes through in her therapeutic approach. She values an open and nonjudgemental therapy space, and ensures her clients feel supported. Amber has experience with all age groups from children to adults. Amber achieves positive outcomes with her clients by understanding the needs of each individual and through the implementation of evidence-based interventions.
Cognitive Assessments Available, New Therapy Clients please email for waitlist. Amber is a warm and passionate Psychologist which comes through in her therapeutic approach. She values an open and nonjudgemental therapy space, and ensures her clients feel supported. Amber has experience with all age groups from children to adults. Amber achieves positive outcomes with her clients by understanding the needs of each individual and through the implementation of evidence-based interventions.
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Rebecca Gouldhurst
Counsellor, MA, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Mount Maunganui 3116
Welcome to the world of Counselling, I provide holistic health care and guidance, having trained in Naturopathy, Counselling, and Gestalt Psychotherpay. With over 25 years’ experience. I welcome people of all cultures, gender and religions. My approach is collaborative, practical and intuitive, drawing on a range of modalities, personalised for your needs. I offer a safe and confidential space, providing support, so you can share what is truly going on for you and unburden yourself, to then find new ways to live your life. For many people Counselling is not a easy choice but taking your first steps, can be a huge relief.
Welcome to the world of Counselling, I provide holistic health care and guidance, having trained in Naturopathy, Counselling, and Gestalt Psychotherpay. With over 25 years’ experience. I welcome people of all cultures, gender and religions. My approach is collaborative, practical and intuitive, drawing on a range of modalities, personalised for your needs. I offer a safe and confidential space, providing support, so you can share what is truly going on for you and unburden yourself, to then find new ways to live your life. For many people Counselling is not a easy choice but taking your first steps, can be a huge relief.
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Rebecca Thurlow
Psychologist, MPsych
Verified Verified
Tauranga 3110
My name is Rebecca Thurlow, I am a registered Psychologist with an interest in working with adolescents and adults. I have experience working in the public sector. I support people with a wide range of mental health difficulties including anxiety, low mood, emotional dysregulation, personality disorders, OCD, eating disorders, and trauma. I am trained in a range of evidence-based therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness. I use an integrative approach which helps to tailor therapy to each individual client.
My name is Rebecca Thurlow, I am a registered Psychologist with an interest in working with adolescents and adults. I have experience working in the public sector. I support people with a wide range of mental health difficulties including anxiety, low mood, emotional dysregulation, personality disorders, OCD, eating disorders, and trauma. I am trained in a range of evidence-based therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness. I use an integrative approach which helps to tailor therapy to each individual client.
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He Tohu Counselling & Supervision
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Rotorua 3010
Nau mai, haere mai, pupuritia te manawa ora o nga mea katoa, hei painga mo tou oranga. Kia tipu, kia rea, kia puawai tou Ao. Providing private and confidential Counselling for all. Clinical & Cultural Supervision Facilitation, Mediation, Management & Teambuilding support. Employee Assisted Program, (EAP) ACC Reg. (ISSC). Trauma, Sexual Abuse, Relationship Counselling, Grief & Loss, Palliative Care, Whakamōmori, Whakamā, Anxiety & Stress, Self Harm, Family Violence. Face to face or online zoom sessions available.
Nau mai, haere mai, pupuritia te manawa ora o nga mea katoa, hei painga mo tou oranga. Kia tipu, kia rea, kia puawai tou Ao. Providing private and confidential Counselling for all. Clinical & Cultural Supervision Facilitation, Mediation, Management & Teambuilding support. Employee Assisted Program, (EAP) ACC Reg. (ISSC). Trauma, Sexual Abuse, Relationship Counselling, Grief & Loss, Palliative Care, Whakamōmori, Whakamā, Anxiety & Stress, Self Harm, Family Violence. Face to face or online zoom sessions available.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Whakatane

< 10

Counsellors in Whakatane who prioritize treating:

71% Relationship Issues
71% Anxiety
57% Depression
57% Spirituality
57% Anger Management
57% Emotional Disturbance
57% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

6 Years

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

How Counsellors in Whakatane see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Whakatane?

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.

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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.