Therapists in Christchurch District

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Photo of Christchurch Anxiety & Depression Therapy in Christchurch District, Canterbury
Christchurch Anxiety & Depression Therapy
Verified Verified
I am a trained Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and a Mental Health Nurse with over 18 years experience working in Mental Health. I  work with people affected by a range of mental health conditions and I am passionate about helping people gain control of their lives and empowering them to move forward. CBT takes a collaborative approach meaning we work together to reach your goals, giving you a good understanding of whats happening for you, strategies to be able to manage it and time to off load and problem solve anything else happening in your life.
I am a trained Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and a Mental Health Nurse with over 18 years experience working in Mental Health. I  work with people affected by a range of mental health conditions and I am passionate about helping people gain control of their lives and empowering them to move forward. CBT takes a collaborative approach meaning we work together to reach your goals, giving you a good understanding of whats happening for you, strategies to be able to manage it and time to off load and problem solve anything else happening in your life.
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Photo of Talia Norriss in Christchurch District, Canterbury
Talia Norriss
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
5/5/24 Space available! I enjoy working with people from a diverse set of backgrounds and ages. I believe that therapy can bring meaningful change for those I work with. You may be wondering if therapy is the right approach for you, and not know where to start or what to say. That is completely normal! I aim to create a safe space where we can explore what brings you to therapy. I provide a personalised flexible approach to help people get the most out of sessions, and offer practical tools that can be used in everyday life. I offer sessions outside business hours for those who need flexibility. Christchurch or Online.
5/5/24 Space available! I enjoy working with people from a diverse set of backgrounds and ages. I believe that therapy can bring meaningful change for those I work with. You may be wondering if therapy is the right approach for you, and not know where to start or what to say. That is completely normal! I aim to create a safe space where we can explore what brings you to therapy. I provide a personalised flexible approach to help people get the most out of sessions, and offer practical tools that can be used in everyday life. I offer sessions outside business hours for those who need flexibility. Christchurch or Online.
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Photo of CBT.NZ, Counsellor in Christchurch District, Canterbury
CBT.NZ
Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hi, I'm Sarah Grigg. I am an experienced and empathetic therapist with a health background. I have completed a postgraduate diploma in CBT at the University of Canterbury. As a registered Physiotherapist for the past 25 years, I have worked with diverse populations, including chronic health, disability, pain, anxiety and breathing issues. I provide therapy for adults, children adolescents, and their families, focusing on cognitive-behavioral therapy.
Hi, I'm Sarah Grigg. I am an experienced and empathetic therapist with a health background. I have completed a postgraduate diploma in CBT at the University of Canterbury. As a registered Physiotherapist for the past 25 years, I have worked with diverse populations, including chronic health, disability, pain, anxiety and breathing issues. I provide therapy for adults, children adolescents, and their families, focusing on cognitive-behavioral therapy.
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Photo of Juanine Lim Counselling, Counsellor in Christchurch District, Canterbury
Juanine Lim Counselling
Counsellor, MA, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
I'm a Counselling psychologist, who holds a culturally informed awareness of persons. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process and guides clients to increase self-awareness, gain new perspectives, decrease symptoms, and increase personal strengths to have a more meaningful life experience. With experience in anxiety, depression, behavioural issues, suicide prevention, crisis management, couple therapy, child-centered play therapy, transitioning, self-identity, grief and loss, relationships and emotional regulation. I am empathic in nature and believe in the good in humanity.
I'm a Counselling psychologist, who holds a culturally informed awareness of persons. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process and guides clients to increase self-awareness, gain new perspectives, decrease symptoms, and increase personal strengths to have a more meaningful life experience. With experience in anxiety, depression, behavioural issues, suicide prevention, crisis management, couple therapy, child-centered play therapy, transitioning, self-identity, grief and loss, relationships and emotional regulation. I am empathic in nature and believe in the good in humanity.
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Photo of Tim Robinson - Counsellor- men's wellbeing/anxiety, Counsellor in Christchurch District, Canterbury
Tim Robinson - Counsellor- men's wellbeing/anxiety
Counsellor, MPsych, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Christchurch 8081  (Online Only)
I have a particular interest in anxiety, especially social anxiety. Other areas of interest include: grief, trauma, relationship issues, career aspirations/transitions, anxiety disorders (in general) and men's mental health. I feel at times men get left "behind" in the health system and do not utilise services as well as they could so I'm keen to promote support around men's mental health and have done academic research in this area.
I have a particular interest in anxiety, especially social anxiety. Other areas of interest include: grief, trauma, relationship issues, career aspirations/transitions, anxiety disorders (in general) and men's mental health. I feel at times men get left "behind" in the health system and do not utilise services as well as they could so I'm keen to promote support around men's mental health and have done academic research in this area.
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Photo of Claire Heathcote - CH Psychology Ltd., Psychologist in Christchurch District, Canterbury
Claire Heathcote - CH Psychology Ltd.
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
I provide a safe, empathic, and collaborative space in which I offer psychological assessment and treatment to children, teenagers and adults. Treatment planning and interventions are designed with the client and outcomes are monitored. I have had the privilege to work with a range of people, to support and empower them to reach the goals they desire. I have worked with low moods, depression, anxiety, self-harm, loss and grief, stress, workplace issues, parenting issues, relationship issues and anger problems.
I provide a safe, empathic, and collaborative space in which I offer psychological assessment and treatment to children, teenagers and adults. Treatment planning and interventions are designed with the client and outcomes are monitored. I have had the privilege to work with a range of people, to support and empower them to reach the goals they desire. I have worked with low moods, depression, anxiety, self-harm, loss and grief, stress, workplace issues, parenting issues, relationship issues and anger problems.
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Photo of Kathryn MacKenzie, Psychotherapist in Christchurch District, Canterbury
Kathryn MacKenzie
Psychotherapist, PBANZ
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Not accepting new clients
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with 30 years’ experience and offer confidential and professional support to face the issues which are troubling you, at your own pace. Gestalt is my primary orientation and over the years I have added other modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Psychoanalytic approaches which all complement my ongoing interest in current psychological thinking, theory and research. I am an ACC sensitive claims treatment provider and am registered as a professional and clinical supervisor with NZAC and NZAP.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with 30 years’ experience and offer confidential and professional support to face the issues which are troubling you, at your own pace. Gestalt is my primary orientation and over the years I have added other modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Psychoanalytic approaches which all complement my ongoing interest in current psychological thinking, theory and research. I am an ACC sensitive claims treatment provider and am registered as a professional and clinical supervisor with NZAC and NZAP.
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Lynne Abel
Counsellor, MNZCCA
Verified Verified
I am a trauma based, eclectic therapist with a person centred base. I have a B. Counselling. I am ACC registered. I have training in somatisation, Elijah House, sex therapy, sex addictions, & trauma. I worked in our local men's prison for 15 years as a 1 on 1 therapist. I work with people with axis 1 & 2 diagnoses, & was a registered psychopaedic nurse (people with learning difficulties & behavioral issues) a number of years ago. My ideal client is one who turns up & wants to work. Or maybe thinks they might want to work. Or had been told they need to do some work. I also zoom. Contact me & we'll start a conversation.
I am a trauma based, eclectic therapist with a person centred base. I have a B. Counselling. I am ACC registered. I have training in somatisation, Elijah House, sex therapy, sex addictions, & trauma. I worked in our local men's prison for 15 years as a 1 on 1 therapist. I work with people with axis 1 & 2 diagnoses, & was a registered psychopaedic nurse (people with learning difficulties & behavioral issues) a number of years ago. My ideal client is one who turns up & wants to work. Or maybe thinks they might want to work. Or had been told they need to do some work. I also zoom. Contact me & we'll start a conversation.
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Photo of Your Story Counselling Service, Counsellor in Christchurch District, Canterbury
Your Story Counselling Service
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Not accepting new clients
I am Mandy Paget; What I offer is being driven with a passion for walking beside my clients, for their growth and insight like I had received in my time of Therapy, working through Child Abuse, Sexual assault, and Mental and Physical abuse. Through my journey of rebuilding myself, I challenge my addiction to alcohol, my dangerous decision making, and my mental well-being. Now I like to think I am my unique self and am honest and, as some past clients have said, persistent. I recognise we are all different, and the strength I have is that I, too, have walked the path.
I am Mandy Paget; What I offer is being driven with a passion for walking beside my clients, for their growth and insight like I had received in my time of Therapy, working through Child Abuse, Sexual assault, and Mental and Physical abuse. Through my journey of rebuilding myself, I challenge my addiction to alcohol, my dangerous decision making, and my mental well-being. Now I like to think I am my unique self and am honest and, as some past clients have said, persistent. I recognise we are all different, and the strength I have is that I, too, have walked the path.
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Photo of Hamish Webb, Counsellor in Christchurch District, Canterbury
Hamish Webb
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you looking to make a change and be able to maintain it? Perhaps you are looking for support or a different perspective on things? Want to be able to improve your mood and/or communication? Want to have control over your anger and/or addiction? Want to be able to express love and communicate better? Getting personal Counselling and Coaching will make that difference.
Are you looking to make a change and be able to maintain it? Perhaps you are looking for support or a different perspective on things? Want to be able to improve your mood and/or communication? Want to have control over your anger and/or addiction? Want to be able to express love and communicate better? Getting personal Counselling and Coaching will make that difference.
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Photo of Louise Winder, Counsellor in Christchurch District, Canterbury
Louise Winder
Counsellor, MCouns, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
In addition to meeting with private clients I am also a counsellor for students at Lincoln University. I enjoy meeting and working with clients from diverse walks of life. I provide a genuine and empathic counselling atmosphere where you can openly express yourself comfortably and free of judgment. I am a dedicated, licenced professional with a strong background in providing evidence-based counselling services. Clients over the years have described me as warm, honest, trustworthy, genuine, transparent, and able to quickly move them forward. I am a mother, daughter, sister, and aunt.
In addition to meeting with private clients I am also a counsellor for students at Lincoln University. I enjoy meeting and working with clients from diverse walks of life. I provide a genuine and empathic counselling atmosphere where you can openly express yourself comfortably and free of judgment. I am a dedicated, licenced professional with a strong background in providing evidence-based counselling services. Clients over the years have described me as warm, honest, trustworthy, genuine, transparent, and able to quickly move them forward. I am a mother, daughter, sister, and aunt.
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Photo of Laura James, Counsellor in Christchurch District, Canterbury
Laura James
Counsellor, MCouns, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Hi there, I'm Laura, registered counsellor for the past 14 years. I have worked with a variety of clients with an array of personal challenges with a special interest in working with families in addiction, trauma, grief, anxiety and depression. My focus is on facilitating and exploring with clients ways to develop their inner resource and cope with triggering situations, fostering therapeutic relationships and helping clients to achieve their goals and support long term wellbeing.
Hi there, I'm Laura, registered counsellor for the past 14 years. I have worked with a variety of clients with an array of personal challenges with a special interest in working with families in addiction, trauma, grief, anxiety and depression. My focus is on facilitating and exploring with clients ways to develop their inner resource and cope with triggering situations, fostering therapeutic relationships and helping clients to achieve their goals and support long term wellbeing.
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Photo of Inward Journey Counselling, Counsellor in Christchurch District, Canterbury
Inward Journey Counselling
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Kia ora! Ko Vanessa toku ingoa. My pronouns are she/her and I am an experienced and qualified counsellor registered with NZAC. I specialize in providing therapy for individuals who have experienced trauma and other significant disruptions in life. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process, and I work closely with my clients to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses their unique needs and goals.
Kia ora! Ko Vanessa toku ingoa. My pronouns are she/her and I am an experienced and qualified counsellor registered with NZAC. I specialize in providing therapy for individuals who have experienced trauma and other significant disruptions in life. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process, and I work closely with my clients to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses their unique needs and goals.
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Photo of Kate Todd Coaching and Counselling, Counsellor in Christchurch District, Canterbury
Kate Todd Coaching and Counselling
Counsellor, MCouns, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
I am a Solution Focused trained counsellor which means we will look at how your life is now, what changes you would like to make, what is holding you back from that and learning your strengths to help you to move forward. We live in busy and emotionally demanding times and my hope is to provide you with some space to focus on your needs away from the pressure of life and work. I welcome working with clients from all walks of life. We will work together to figure out how you would like your life to be, identify the roadblocks and look at ways for you to make positive changes in your life.
I am a Solution Focused trained counsellor which means we will look at how your life is now, what changes you would like to make, what is holding you back from that and learning your strengths to help you to move forward. We live in busy and emotionally demanding times and my hope is to provide you with some space to focus on your needs away from the pressure of life and work. I welcome working with clients from all walks of life. We will work together to figure out how you would like your life to be, identify the roadblocks and look at ways for you to make positive changes in your life.
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Photo of David Cartwright, Psychotherapist in Christchurch District, Canterbury
David Cartwright
Psychotherapist, PhD, PBANZ
Verified Verified
Christchurch 8023  (Online Only)
By reaching out to a therapist you have probably already come through a lot of self-doubt and difficulty. You likely have some inner distress or questions and want some support and collaboration to understand why you are where you are, why you feel the way you do at the moment, and what to do next. You may be quite anxious or have some depression, or both. You may feel overwhelmed and alone in your situation.
By reaching out to a therapist you have probably already come through a lot of self-doubt and difficulty. You likely have some inner distress or questions and want some support and collaboration to understand why you are where you are, why you feel the way you do at the moment, and what to do next. You may be quite anxious or have some depression, or both. You may feel overwhelmed and alone in your situation.
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Photo of Franciska Neuhäuser in Christchurch District, Canterbury
Franciska Neuhäuser
Verified Verified
Christchurch 8011  (Online Only)
With training and qualifications in Counselling, Psychology, and NLP, I will empower you to manage and overcome grief, trauma, anxiety, phobias, and low moods; so that you will restore and enjoy confidence, self-esteem, health, well-being, and better relationships. I work exclusively with adults of all ages; and welcome cultural and gender diversity.
With training and qualifications in Counselling, Psychology, and NLP, I will empower you to manage and overcome grief, trauma, anxiety, phobias, and low moods; so that you will restore and enjoy confidence, self-esteem, health, well-being, and better relationships. I work exclusively with adults of all ages; and welcome cultural and gender diversity.
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Photo of Grace Miles in Christchurch District, Canterbury
Grace Miles
Verified Verified
Christchurch 8014  (Online Only)
Hello I'm Grace. I've always been fascinated by what makes people resilient in the face of adversity. My passion is people feeling fully felt and revealing their innate ability to overcome subconscious sabotaging patterns that keep them stuck. Are you struggling with pain and fatigue and is this leading to overwhelm or despair? The vicious cycle of sleep loss and brain fog can make you feel like you're drowning. If you want to feel more choice and control in your life and reclaim your sense of passion and purpose then please know that it is possible to develop the resilience to manage your symptoms. I speak from experience.
Hello I'm Grace. I've always been fascinated by what makes people resilient in the face of adversity. My passion is people feeling fully felt and revealing their innate ability to overcome subconscious sabotaging patterns that keep them stuck. Are you struggling with pain and fatigue and is this leading to overwhelm or despair? The vicious cycle of sleep loss and brain fog can make you feel like you're drowning. If you want to feel more choice and control in your life and reclaim your sense of passion and purpose then please know that it is possible to develop the resilience to manage your symptoms. I speak from experience.
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Photo of Outcome Focused Therapy, Counsellor in Christchurch District, Canterbury
Outcome Focused Therapy
Counsellor, MA, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
My unique expertise lies in helping clients live their preferred lives despite the obstacles and challenges they face. The energy of my work is focused on the description of clients aspirations, not an understanding of the clients problem. The focus of our session is directed toward what you want to achieve as opposed to what you want to leave behind. This is why it is highly valuable among individuals (adults, adolescents) couples, and groups
My unique expertise lies in helping clients live their preferred lives despite the obstacles and challenges they face. The energy of my work is focused on the description of clients aspirations, not an understanding of the clients problem. The focus of our session is directed toward what you want to achieve as opposed to what you want to leave behind. This is why it is highly valuable among individuals (adults, adolescents) couples, and groups
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Photo of Toni Maree Kenyon, Counsellor in Christchurch District, Canterbury
Toni Maree Kenyon
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Kia ora, my name is Toni (ko Toni toku ingoa). I have been a counsellor for the past 12 years and early in my journey discovered my philosophy of counselling - "to be seen". What does that mean? For you to be seen in the room, authentically as you are, in a space free of judgment and assumption, for myself to be seen in the room as I am, and for that which is not yet known, to be seen. I worked for 10 years at Familial Trust supporting families/individual affected by addiction. I currently volunteer for FDS Aotearoa. I am also a qualified ACC counsellor working with survivors of sexual violence.
Kia ora, my name is Toni (ko Toni toku ingoa). I have been a counsellor for the past 12 years and early in my journey discovered my philosophy of counselling - "to be seen". What does that mean? For you to be seen in the room, authentically as you are, in a space free of judgment and assumption, for myself to be seen in the room as I am, and for that which is not yet known, to be seen. I worked for 10 years at Familial Trust supporting families/individual affected by addiction. I currently volunteer for FDS Aotearoa. I am also a qualified ACC counsellor working with survivors of sexual violence.
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Photo of Shelley Simpson Counselling, Counsellor in Christchurch District, Canterbury
Shelley Simpson Counselling
Counsellor, NZCCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I understand that some people feel rather nervous about coming to counselling. The thought of being vulnerable as you share personal strories and struggles with a stranger can feel daunting. Change is uncomfortable, but if you are reading this I imagine you are wanting something to change. You are stronger than you know. As a trained professional I work with all demographics, where no story is too big or too small. I promise to be non-judgemental, empathetic, caring, and to work safely. In our journey together you will always have autonomy as we assess and reassess the goals you are wanting to achieve.
I understand that some people feel rather nervous about coming to counselling. The thought of being vulnerable as you share personal strories and struggles with a stranger can feel daunting. Change is uncomfortable, but if you are reading this I imagine you are wanting something to change. You are stronger than you know. As a trained professional I work with all demographics, where no story is too big or too small. I promise to be non-judgemental, empathetic, caring, and to work safely. In our journey together you will always have autonomy as we assess and reassess the goals you are wanting to achieve.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Christchurch District

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Christchurch District who prioritize treating:

82% Anxiety
77% Depression
70% Relationship Issues
68% Self Esteem
66% Stress
63% Trauma and PTSD
56% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Southern Cross
47% Sovereign Health
47% AIA

How Counsellors in Christchurch District see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
23% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Christchurch 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.