Therapists in Whakatane District

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Photo of Rhea Louise Lynch, NZAC - Provisional, Counsellor
Rhea Louise Lynch
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
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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Whakaora Therapy
Counsellor, MA, AThR
Verified Verified
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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Sally Davis
Psychologist, MNZCCP
Verified Verified
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.
0800 447 264 x93 View 0800 447 264 x93
Photo of Wini Minarapa Geddes - Tu Ora NZ Limited
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.
0800 627 004 x29 View 0800 627 004 x29
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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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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?
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Photo of Penelope Anne Hayward, MA, NZPsS Member, Psychologist
Penelope Anne Hayward
Psychologist, MA, NZPsS Member
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
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Online Therapists

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Erin Nolan
Counsellor
Verified Verified
People sometimes hesitate to engage with a therapist due to thoughts of “I don’t have it that bad”, “Maybe the therapist will think I shouldn’t be there.” In my 20 years of practice, I have never thought there was a person that couldn’t benefit from a safe, therapeutic space to process through their thoughts, emotions, and life experience. I honour any person that turns up to begin the courageous journey of having a deeper look at who they are. Together, taking into account what you’ve experienced, we can find ways to help you with whatever it is that you may be facing.
People sometimes hesitate to engage with a therapist due to thoughts of “I don’t have it that bad”, “Maybe the therapist will think I shouldn’t be there.” In my 20 years of practice, I have never thought there was a person that couldn’t benefit from a safe, therapeutic space to process through their thoughts, emotions, and life experience. I honour any person that turns up to begin the courageous journey of having a deeper look at who they are. Together, taking into account what you’ve experienced, we can find ways to help you with whatever it is that you may be facing.
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Photo of Monika Lovelock, MPsych, Psychologist
Monika Lovelock
Psychologist, MPsych
Verified Verified
I offer integrative therapy which includes EMDR (Memory reprocessing), Traumatic attachment and Inner Child Healing), TCTSY (Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga), and Somatic Approaches (body-oriented). These modalities are evidence-based, effective, and holistic approaches. Your body has an innate ability for physiological and psychological healing. But much like your physical healing, your psychological recovery needs to be supported by the right treatment, that which is effective and empowering. Full recovery from psychological distress or injury is possible and should be available to all of us.
I offer integrative therapy which includes EMDR (Memory reprocessing), Traumatic attachment and Inner Child Healing), TCTSY (Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga), and Somatic Approaches (body-oriented). These modalities are evidence-based, effective, and holistic approaches. Your body has an innate ability for physiological and psychological healing. But much like your physical healing, your psychological recovery needs to be supported by the right treatment, that which is effective and empowering. Full recovery from psychological distress or injury is possible and should be available to all of us.
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T Melanie Lake
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Welcome. Seeking psychological help is a courageous step & I aim to make it accessible, understandable & effective for clients. Please feel free to email me. I am a Doctorate-level qualified Clinical Psychologist who can help with assessment & therapy for mental health needs, personal problems or relationship issues. I work in a transparent way, explaining what we do & why, to increase your insight & engagement in your therapy. A good “fit” between client & psychologist is key & I would encourage you to look until you find that. I offer evidence-based strategies & coping skills, or can advise self-help or other resources at times.
Welcome. Seeking psychological help is a courageous step & I aim to make it accessible, understandable & effective for clients. Please feel free to email me. I am a Doctorate-level qualified Clinical Psychologist who can help with assessment & therapy for mental health needs, personal problems or relationship issues. I work in a transparent way, explaining what we do & why, to increase your insight & engagement in your therapy. A good “fit” between client & psychologist is key & I would encourage you to look until you find that. I offer evidence-based strategies & coping skills, or can advise self-help or other resources at times.
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Photo of Monique Potgieter - Play-based Therapy Centre (Monique Potgieter), MA
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 Nicola Gardner, PsychD, Psychologist
Nicola Gardner
Psychologist, PsychD
Verified Verified
Support, strategies and solutions for Adults, Adolescents (16+) and Couples. Evidenced based strategies developed with you. Special interest in building strong and healthy relationships, building self esteem, trauma, depression and anxiety, exploring new perspectives and strengthening coping skills.
Support, strategies and solutions for Adults, Adolescents (16+) and Couples. Evidenced based strategies developed with you. Special interest in building strong and healthy relationships, building self esteem, trauma, depression and anxiety, exploring new perspectives and strengthening coping skills.
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CKC Counsellor Kristen Cook
Counsellor, MCouns, MNZAC
Verified Verified
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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Photo of Violeta Gaddum, MSc, Psychotherapist
Violeta Gaddum
Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified Verified
As part of life, we all run into unexpected surprises, stresses, and losses. We change. These transitions can have an impact on our feelings, creating sometimes physical problems and/or impairing our ability to cope. Reaching out for help can be a scary thing for many people, and I am committed to help you access the resources you need to live life with integrity and quality. As a therapist, I believe in building a warm, trusting and collaborative relationship with you so that together we can get through your difficulties, developing and expanding your confidence in reaching your goals.
As part of life, we all run into unexpected surprises, stresses, and losses. We change. These transitions can have an impact on our feelings, creating sometimes physical problems and/or impairing our ability to cope. Reaching out for help can be a scary thing for many people, and I am committed to help you access the resources you need to live life with integrity and quality. As a therapist, I believe in building a warm, trusting and collaborative relationship with you so that together we can get through your difficulties, developing and expanding your confidence in reaching your goals.
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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.
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Photo of Rebecca Thurlow, MPsych, Psychologist
Rebecca Thurlow
Psychologist, MPsych
Verified Verified
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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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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Penny Jayne Farry
Counsellor
Verified Verified
I understand the value of needing a space that provides the freedom to say how it is and receive validation of what that person is experiencing. Working from a strength-based solution-focused approach, it is my hope to bring this privacy of thought into a therapeutic context to unravel and explore truth and feeling. I want each client that walks into my room to experience a relaxed atmosphere where they can be real. While we all understand that help begins with ourselves, stepping into a counselling room is that very thing that will bring about that very process. My statement when asked how can counselling help, my reply would b
I understand the value of needing a space that provides the freedom to say how it is and receive validation of what that person is experiencing. Working from a strength-based solution-focused approach, it is my hope to bring this privacy of thought into a therapeutic context to unravel and explore truth and feeling. I want each client that walks into my room to experience a relaxed atmosphere where they can be real. While we all understand that help begins with ourselves, stepping into a counselling room is that very thing that will bring about that very process. My statement when asked how can counselling help, my reply would b
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Kathryn Taylor
Counsellor, MCouns, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Do you need someone safe, empathetic and genuine to speak with? Someone who is not in your usual circle, so can offer a different outlook on problems? Someone who understands life is not easy and has many challenges along the way? I enjoy working with people who have either long term or short term challenges or goals, working towards a better understanding of themselves. Perhaps life has got you down, and you are not sure where to start in your journey of reclaiming life. That is when you may find a counsellor is someone to help you through these challenges - to support you, be honest with, and to help you reach your goals.
Do you need someone safe, empathetic and genuine to speak with? Someone who is not in your usual circle, so can offer a different outlook on problems? Someone who understands life is not easy and has many challenges along the way? I enjoy working with people who have either long term or short term challenges or goals, working towards a better understanding of themselves. Perhaps life has got you down, and you are not sure where to start in your journey of reclaiming life. That is when you may find a counsellor is someone to help you through these challenges - to support you, be honest with, and to help you reach your goals.
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Freedom-Life Counselling
Counsellor, MCouns, MNZAC
Verified Verified
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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Number of Counsellors in Whakatane District

< 10

Counsellors in Whakatane District 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 District see their clients

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

How can I find a therapist in Whakatane 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.

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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.