Female Therapists in Christchurch District, CA

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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.
0800 627 050 x59 View 0800 627 050 x59
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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.
0800 627 004 x25 View 0800 627 004 x25
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Caroline Williams
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
We all experience difficulties in life which can either be current or have its origins in our past. I can support you to gain deeper insight, understanding and meaningful change with my engaging and upfront therapy style.I have an extensive background in both public and private psychology settings working with a vast array of issues from addiction, trauma to adult adhd and more. My passion is to create therapy which is accessible and personal .
We all experience difficulties in life which can either be current or have its origins in our past. I can support you to gain deeper insight, understanding and meaningful change with my engaging and upfront therapy style.I have an extensive background in both public and private psychology settings working with a vast array of issues from addiction, trauma to adult adhd and more. My passion is to create therapy which is accessible and personal .
0210 706 343 View 0210 706 343
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Relational Trauma And Anxiety With Nuraishah Abdullah
MA
Verified Verified
You have been questioning how you contributed to the relationship's breakdown. You noticed things like you couldn't sleep well and your weight was fluctuating, but you were just trying your best to salvage the relationship before it completed imploded. Now that it's over, you look your ex up on social media more often than you’d like to admit, you retrace your steps and visit old haunts you used to frequent together, and you have self-critical thoughts like, “Could I have done better?” You want to explore in therapy how your past experiences (like in childhood with your family) are currently impacting your life and relationships.
You have been questioning how you contributed to the relationship's breakdown. You noticed things like you couldn't sleep well and your weight was fluctuating, but you were just trying your best to salvage the relationship before it completed imploded. Now that it's over, you look your ex up on social media more often than you’d like to admit, you retrace your steps and visit old haunts you used to frequent together, and you have self-critical thoughts like, “Could I have done better?” You want to explore in therapy how your past experiences (like in childhood with your family) are currently impacting your life and relationships.
0800 447 264 x53 View 0800 447 264 x53
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Franciska Neuhäuser
Verified Verified
Christchurch 8011  (Online Only)
Living an extraordinary and joyful life is about ending the mental suffering when events outside of your control occur. With training and qualifications in Counselling, Psychology, and NLP, I will empower you to manage and overcome anxiety, grief, trauma, 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, sexual, and gender diversity.
Living an extraordinary and joyful life is about ending the mental suffering when events outside of your control occur. With training and qualifications in Counselling, Psychology, and NLP, I will empower you to manage and overcome anxiety, grief, trauma, 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, sexual, and gender diversity.
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Amanda Donaldson
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Hi! I am here to listen and help figure out what is going on for you from the bad days to the good days, mental illness, with some psycho education to help develop awareness about how and why we feel, emotional regulation, and everything else in-between! I work with a range of mental illness/diagnosis, including eating disorders, anxiety, depression and trauma. I share the sentiment: you are the expert of your own life; I am here to work alongside you and facilitate and support you while you are on your journey. I can see clients in Christchurch city or Prebbleton. I am very looking forward to meeting you and working alongside you!
Hi! I am here to listen and help figure out what is going on for you from the bad days to the good days, mental illness, with some psycho education to help develop awareness about how and why we feel, emotional regulation, and everything else in-between! I work with a range of mental illness/diagnosis, including eating disorders, anxiety, depression and trauma. I share the sentiment: you are the expert of your own life; I am here to work alongside you and facilitate and support you while you are on your journey. I can see clients in Christchurch city or Prebbleton. I am very looking forward to meeting you and working alongside you!
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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.
0800 468 212 x21 View 0800 468 212 x21
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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.
0800 447 359 x29 View 0800 447 359 x29
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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.
0800 627 024 x22 View 0800 627 024 x22
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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.
0800 447 359 x20 View 0800 447 359 x20
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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.
0800 627 024 x23 View 0800 627 024 x23
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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
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Everwell Therapy
Counsellor, MA, MNZAC
Verified Verified
I have provided therapy for children, teenagers, and adults with 25+ years of experience in schools, University, and specialist residential treatment agencies. I draw from a number of therapeutic modalities that enables me to provide psychological and counselling support for a broad range of concerns including mental health, mood and emotional regulation, disordered eating, complex trauma, and grief.
I have provided therapy for children, teenagers, and adults with 25+ years of experience in schools, University, and specialist residential treatment agencies. I draw from a number of therapeutic modalities that enables me to provide psychological and counselling support for a broad range of concerns including mental health, mood and emotional regulation, disordered eating, complex trauma, and grief.
0800 451 520 x11 View 0800 451 520 x11
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Maree Stachel-Williamson
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
It can really help to have someone neutral who you can rely on to be non-judgemental, supportive, and confidential during challenging times. Even if things are generally going well but you'd like to make some improvements in life or do some self-discovery work, having a safe, supportive space just for yourself, your thoughts and emotions, can be hugely beneficial.
It can really help to have someone neutral who you can rely on to be non-judgemental, supportive, and confidential during challenging times. Even if things are generally going well but you'd like to make some improvements in life or do some self-discovery work, having a safe, supportive space just for yourself, your thoughts and emotions, can be hugely beneficial.
0800 447 264 x60 View 0800 447 264 x60
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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.
0800 627 003 x46 View 0800 627 003 x46
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Lizzie Scott - Hummingbird Psychology Ltd
Psychologist, MSc
Verified Verified
I believe that within all of us there are strengths and capabilities that we can access and grow to help us to cope with the challenges that modern daily life can bring. At times we can access these skills ourselves or with the support of loved ones, however sometimes, when that feels too hard a task, seeking the support of a professional can be crucial to regaining overall wellbeing. I am a registered psychologist originally from the UK and have been living in New Zealand since 2006.
I believe that within all of us there are strengths and capabilities that we can access and grow to help us to cope with the challenges that modern daily life can bring. At times we can access these skills ourselves or with the support of loved ones, however sometimes, when that feels too hard a task, seeking the support of a professional can be crucial to regaining overall wellbeing. I am a registered psychologist originally from the UK and have been living in New Zealand since 2006.
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Gena Orpwood
Verified Verified
As a counselor, my journey is intertwined with families, postnatal depression, anxiety, hoarding, and parenting challenges. I create safe spaces for families, fostering understanding. Specializing in postnatal issues, I empower mothers and families with tools to navigate this phase. Compassion guides my work with hoarding, offering decluttering solutions. I help parents navigate the complexities of modern life, nurturing strong family bonds. My commitment is unwavering, aiming for growth, resilience, and healing in every individual and family I serve.
As a counselor, my journey is intertwined with families, postnatal depression, anxiety, hoarding, and parenting challenges. I create safe spaces for families, fostering understanding. Specializing in postnatal issues, I empower mothers and families with tools to navigate this phase. Compassion guides my work with hoarding, offering decluttering solutions. I help parents navigate the complexities of modern life, nurturing strong family bonds. My commitment is unwavering, aiming for growth, resilience, and healing in every individual and family I serve.
0800 627 003 x47 View 0800 627 003 x47
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Regina Webb
Counsellor
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Do you find your thoughts overwhelming you? Are these thoughts constantly on your mind keeping you from living your life? Through life's obstacles and challenges, there is a story. You deserved to be heard for yourself or your relationship with your loved ones. Each journey with a client is unique. I am here to listen if you are experiencing anxiety, stress, anger or depression. When past traumas or present issues create road bumps in your life, I can work collaboratively to help you make sense of it all.
Do you find your thoughts overwhelming you? Are these thoughts constantly on your mind keeping you from living your life? Through life's obstacles and challenges, there is a story. You deserved to be heard for yourself or your relationship with your loved ones. Each journey with a client is unique. I am here to listen if you are experiencing anxiety, stress, anger or depression. When past traumas or present issues create road bumps in your life, I can work collaboratively to help you make sense of it all.
0800 627 024 x46 View 0800 627 024 x46
Kate Shanks
Counsellor, MCouns, MNZAC
Verified Verified
For me, counselling is all about relationships. My aim is to provide a warm, non judgemental environment where your voice is heard and validated. I believe you are the expert in your own life and my role is to help you facilitate the change you are wanting. I utilise a strengths based, validating approach to my counselling.
For me, counselling is all about relationships. My aim is to provide a warm, non judgemental environment where your voice is heard and validated. I believe you are the expert in your own life and my role is to help you facilitate the change you are wanting. I utilise a strengths based, validating approach to my counselling.
0800 447 264 x76 View 0800 447 264 x76
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Heatherlea Counselling
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Are you feeling stuck or uncertain about certain aspects of your life right now? Maybe it's challenging to get motivated in the mornings, or perhaps you have a sense that life could offer more. The idea of counseling can feel overwhelming, but this is an opportunity to take control of your narrative and shape your own story. Instead of viewing life as a rehearsal, consider embracing this moment to make meaningful changes. Even small steps toward your goals can lead to a more fulfilling existence and stronger connections with loved ones.
Are you feeling stuck or uncertain about certain aspects of your life right now? Maybe it's challenging to get motivated in the mornings, or perhaps you have a sense that life could offer more. The idea of counseling can feel overwhelming, but this is an opportunity to take control of your narrative and shape your own story. Instead of viewing life as a rehearsal, consider embracing this moment to make meaningful changes. Even small steps toward your goals can lead to a more fulfilling existence and stronger connections with loved ones.
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Female Counsellors

Does it matter what gender my therapist is?

In general, this is not an important factor, as there is no relationship between a therapist’s gender and their efficacy. Some clients, however, prefer to see therapists of a particular gender, whether due to their own past experiences with men and women, or ingrained beliefs about how people of different genders think and behave. Exploring the roots of such preferences and considering what one wants to address in therapy can help someone determine whether their therapist’s gender truly matters to them.

Should I see a female therapist?

Many people—not just women—prefer to see a female therapist, either because they believe that a woman will be able to relate to their specific challenges (for example, sexism in the workplace) or because they imagine feeling more comfortable disclosing sensitive information to a woman. Such beliefs may not turn out to be accurate, however, and adhering too rigidly to a gender preference can at times hinder a client from finding the best therapeutic match.

Do therapists get specific training to help with women’s concerns?

Therapists are trained to provide care to clients of any gender. However, some therapists—both men and women—may pursue additional training in feminist therapy, gender-specific issues, or women’s mental health. Female clients may wish to ask prospective therapists whether they have received specific training in the client’s primary area(s) of concern, or whether they have worked extensively with women on issues similar to their own.

How can I inquire about a therapist’s experience in treating women?

It’s OK—even encouraged!—to ask a therapist directly whether and how often they have treated women in the past, or whether they have treated women dealing with the client’s most prominent concern(s). Competent therapists will be happy to share their educational background, preferred treatment modalities, and prior client experience to help an individual find the therapist best suited to their needs.