Male Therapists in Christchurch District, CA

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David Gaze
Counsellor, NZCCA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
I offer a free first counselling session (60 min). I am open to helping anyone, however I have a particular interest in helping those who have been affected by traumatic experience such as bullying, earthquakes, child abuse, neglect etc. These experiences can have limiting effects on our lives, and cause us immense suffering on an ongoing basis. I want to recognize that pain, and help those affected to move toward healing and resolution.
I offer a free first counselling session (60 min). I am open to helping anyone, however I have a particular interest in helping those who have been affected by traumatic experience such as bullying, earthquakes, child abuse, neglect etc. These experiences can have limiting effects on our lives, and cause us immense suffering on an ongoing basis. I want to recognize that pain, and help those affected to move toward healing and resolution.
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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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Chris Wu
Psychologist, MSc
Verified Verified
Hi! I'd love to support you through any mental health difficulties you may be experiencing, whether it be anxiety, mood, emotional instability, stress, trauma, or something else. I specialise in treating anxiety including overwhelming worries, social anxiety, panic attacks, and OCD. I also have a particular interest in helping people who have experienced trauma, whether this is from one significant event or multiple adversities across their lifetime. I have worked in a specialist service for anxiety disorders and in general mental health services for adults.
Hi! I'd love to support you through any mental health difficulties you may be experiencing, whether it be anxiety, mood, emotional instability, stress, trauma, or something else. I specialise in treating anxiety including overwhelming worries, social anxiety, panic attacks, and OCD. I also have a particular interest in helping people who have experienced trauma, whether this is from one significant event or multiple adversities across their lifetime. I have worked in a specialist service for anxiety disorders and in general mental health services for adults.
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George Gribbin
Counsellor, MCouns, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Christchurch 8011  (Online Only)
Although I have worked with clients of all genders, I am particularly passionate about helping males overcome the barrier of seeking help for common mental health concerns such as low mood and anxiety. With my wide range of experience, I am committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for male clients to explore their emotions and find the help they need.
Although I have worked with clients of all genders, I am particularly passionate about helping males overcome the barrier of seeking help for common mental health concerns such as low mood and anxiety. With my wide range of experience, I am committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for male clients to explore their emotions and find the help they need.
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OP Counselling Ltd
Counsellor, MCouns, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Hello, I’m John Melling and I’m a counsellor, a philosopher, and a gamer! I am passionate about supporting people managing anxiety and depression. Specialising in solution-focused and philosophical counselling, I also love to support fellow gamers that want to find a better balance between the many benefits of gaming and moving towards the future they desire.
Hello, I’m John Melling and I’m a counsellor, a philosopher, and a gamer! I am passionate about supporting people managing anxiety and depression. Specialising in solution-focused and philosophical counselling, I also love to support fellow gamers that want to find a better balance between the many benefits of gaming and moving towards the future they desire.
0800 627 024 x52 View 0800 627 024 x52
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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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Paul Letham-McGrath
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
I am a fully-qualified registered counsellor based in Christchurch, Rolleston, and online. I have 11 years of full-time private practice experience. My counselling style is warm, interactive, exploratory, and methodical.
I am a fully-qualified registered counsellor based in Christchurch, Rolleston, and online. I have 11 years of full-time private practice experience. My counselling style is warm, interactive, exploratory, and methodical.
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Photo of undefined - Tim Robinson - Counsellor- men's wellbeing/anxiety, MPsych, NZAC - Provisional, Counsellor
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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Derek Worley Patton
Psychologist, PhD, NZPsS Member
Verified Verified
If you are challenged by life, whether this makes you frightened, anxious, depressed or angry and are willing to talk openly about this, then I am happy to listen. Then I will help you find your own path forward with understanding of the past, a vision of your future, and practical ways to achieve this in day by day practices or skills. NOTE: Cost of sessions inclusive of GST are $230 for an INDIVIDUAL. $345 for initial COUPLES assessment. ALSO: I do NOT do assessments to provide people with a diagnosis, such as ADHD, so they can obtain medication.
If you are challenged by life, whether this makes you frightened, anxious, depressed or angry and are willing to talk openly about this, then I am happy to listen. Then I will help you find your own path forward with understanding of the past, a vision of your future, and practical ways to achieve this in day by day practices or skills. NOTE: Cost of sessions inclusive of GST are $230 for an INDIVIDUAL. $345 for initial COUPLES assessment. ALSO: I do NOT do assessments to provide people with a diagnosis, such as ADHD, so they can obtain medication.
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Photo of undefined - Karearea Counselling, MNZCCA, Counsellor
Karearea Counselling
Counsellor, MNZCCA
Verified Verified
Kia ora, my name is Glen, I'm a fully qualified therapist with extensive training in Internal Family Systems (IFS) with IFSCA and have become part of their training team. I know it can be hard to find the right therapist. You are inviting someone into your inner world and that requires the courage to be vulnerable. It is a privilege to be part of my clients' journeys, it is sacred to me, and I value the opportunity greatly. Your courage to reach out and be vulnerable will be met safely and with respect, a space to be seen, heard and understood. A space where healing can happen.
Kia ora, my name is Glen, I'm a fully qualified therapist with extensive training in Internal Family Systems (IFS) with IFSCA and have become part of their training team. I know it can be hard to find the right therapist. You are inviting someone into your inner world and that requires the courage to be vulnerable. It is a privilege to be part of my clients' journeys, it is sacred to me, and I value the opportunity greatly. Your courage to reach out and be vulnerable will be met safely and with respect, a space to be seen, heard and understood. A space where healing can happen.
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Dan Jackson
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
Hi my name is Dan Jackson. I got into counselling for two reasons: Firstly, to help people grow into their fullest and best selves. And secondly, to help people who are struggling to find relief and restoration.
Hi my name is Dan Jackson. I got into counselling for two reasons: Firstly, to help people grow into their fullest and best selves. And secondly, to help people who are struggling to find relief and restoration.
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The Better Sleep Clinic
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Christchurch 8011  (Online Only)
You have trouble sleeping. You're tired (mind the pun) of lying awake at night tossing & turning. The thought of going to bed makes you worry. You don't drop off when you put your head on your pillow. If you do, you wake up during the night and can't get back to sleep for hours. You worry about the toll your sleeplessness is having on your health, your mood, your relationships and your ability to function at work. You want to sleep better. You want to look forward to bedtime. You want to wake up feeling refreshed. You want to feel like sleep isn't controlling your life. Assess your insomnia here: https://www.thebettersleepclinic.com
You have trouble sleeping. You're tired (mind the pun) of lying awake at night tossing & turning. The thought of going to bed makes you worry. You don't drop off when you put your head on your pillow. If you do, you wake up during the night and can't get back to sleep for hours. You worry about the toll your sleeplessness is having on your health, your mood, your relationships and your ability to function at work. You want to sleep better. You want to look forward to bedtime. You want to wake up feeling refreshed. You want to feel like sleep isn't controlling your life. Assess your insomnia here: https://www.thebettersleepclinic.com
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Maarten Nico Mulholland
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
Christchurch 8013  (Online Only)
Maarten completed his MA Counseling through Monash University in Melbourne Australia and is a registered counsellor with the ACA. He has been associated with lifelines both in New Zealand and Japan, as well as distance counseling via online services. With over 25 years experience in education and counseling, he offers a supportive perspective that will help bring clarity in times of difficulty. Maarten’s theoretical orientation is firmly client centered, with cognitive behavioral therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and mindfulness as major influencers.
Maarten completed his MA Counseling through Monash University in Melbourne Australia and is a registered counsellor with the ACA. He has been associated with lifelines both in New Zealand and Japan, as well as distance counseling via online services. With over 25 years experience in education and counseling, he offers a supportive perspective that will help bring clarity in times of difficulty. Maarten’s theoretical orientation is firmly client centered, with cognitive behavioral therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and mindfulness as major influencers.
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James Howey, Counselling and Supervision Services
Counsellor, MCouns, MNZAC
Verified Verified
The experience of engaging in counselling is a deeply personal journey that affects all of us in different ways, and sometimes in ways we would never have expected. By us talking together through your concerns, counselling can support you to see solutions you didn’t know were there. It can also help you find ways to manage better and move on in your life I understand and honour that each person’s story is unique in that we are all affected by life in different ways. I also understand the importance of being respectful of each person’s culture and belief systems.
The experience of engaging in counselling is a deeply personal journey that affects all of us in different ways, and sometimes in ways we would never have expected. By us talking together through your concerns, counselling can support you to see solutions you didn’t know were there. It can also help you find ways to manage better and move on in your life I understand and honour that each person’s story is unique in that we are all affected by life in different ways. I also understand the importance of being respectful of each person’s culture and belief systems.
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The Barefoot Counselling Co
Counsellor, NZCCA
Verified Verified
I was born in South Africa but have lived in New Zealand most of my life. I have had many life experiences such as volunteering in the NZ Fire Service (11 years) and travelling and volunteering in Africa. My passion for counselling grew as I spent time with people in my various experiences and travels, and discovered my desire for better skills to more effectively listen and help people navigate through their shared life experiences with me. I consider it a deep privilege to share a welcoming, safe, and honoring space with a person who chooses to share their footsteps with me. I am also a faith based counselling service (Christian).
I was born in South Africa but have lived in New Zealand most of my life. I have had many life experiences such as volunteering in the NZ Fire Service (11 years) and travelling and volunteering in Africa. My passion for counselling grew as I spent time with people in my various experiences and travels, and discovered my desire for better skills to more effectively listen and help people navigate through their shared life experiences with me. I consider it a deep privilege to share a welcoming, safe, and honoring space with a person who chooses to share their footsteps with me. I am also a faith based counselling service (Christian).
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Kirtideva Peruman
MA
Verified Verified
Christchurch 8011  (Online Only)
My clients' ages range from 23 to 40 years old. They are experiencing anxiety, depression, traumatic experiences, feeling lost, fearful of the future and don't know what the next best move is for them. They are seeking answers about their life purpose, figuring out their passions and how to grow on various levels such as personal, physical, spiritual, career, and relationships.
My clients' ages range from 23 to 40 years old. They are experiencing anxiety, depression, traumatic experiences, feeling lost, fearful of the future and don't know what the next best move is for them. They are seeking answers about their life purpose, figuring out their passions and how to grow on various levels such as personal, physical, spiritual, career, and relationships.
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Retr-ACT! Retroactive Jealousy Support
Verified Verified
We provide online consultations for anyone distressed and obsessed by their partner's sexual and/or romantic past (Retroactive Jealousy). We also specialize in work with sex addiction, HSB and MAP issues.
We provide online consultations for anyone distressed and obsessed by their partner's sexual and/or romantic past (Retroactive Jealousy). We also specialize in work with sex addiction, HSB and MAP issues.
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Dr Paul Duignan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
I am both a clinical psychologist and organisation strategist. I work with individuals and organisations, including in the cross-over area between personal and professional wellbeing and career issues. I have experience in many different high-pressure organisations in many sectors: health, public, nonprofit, entrepreneurial and startups. I work face to face and online with people from all walks of life. Recent client feedback on my work: 'I was quite astounded with how spot on you were with being able to articulate what was going on for me'. I use a practical approach based on using the best current evidence about what works.
I am both a clinical psychologist and organisation strategist. I work with individuals and organisations, including in the cross-over area between personal and professional wellbeing and career issues. I have experience in many different high-pressure organisations in many sectors: health, public, nonprofit, entrepreneurial and startups. I work face to face and online with people from all walks of life. Recent client feedback on my work: 'I was quite astounded with how spot on you were with being able to articulate what was going on for me'. I use a practical approach based on using the best current evidence about what works.
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Dr. Robert Shaw
Psychotherapist, PhD, PBANZ
Verified Verified
Please feel free to contact me to discuss your situation. I will listen to you and seek to understand you. Together we will find a way ahead for you. Some people need a little help to find their way, others want to undertake therapy. I make no assumptions about you or your needs.
Please feel free to contact me to discuss your situation. I will listen to you and seek to understand you. Together we will find a way ahead for you. Some people need a little help to find their way, others want to undertake therapy. I make no assumptions about you or your needs.
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Couples Therapy Auckland
Psychologist, PhD, MNZCCP
Verified Verified
I am a Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board. My practice is situated in Auckland's Ponsonby area, but I also provide remote/online services. With more than 21 years of experience, I specialize in providing psychotherapy to individuals and couples from diverse backgrounds, nationalities, and cultures. As a member of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists, I offer psychological services such as individual psychotherapy for adults and teens, as well as couples therapy. I also conduct assessments for Adult ADHD, Adult Autism, and PTSD.
I am a Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board. My practice is situated in Auckland's Ponsonby area, but I also provide remote/online services. With more than 21 years of experience, I specialize in providing psychotherapy to individuals and couples from diverse backgrounds, nationalities, and cultures. As a member of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists, I offer psychological services such as individual psychotherapy for adults and teens, as well as couples therapy. I also conduct assessments for Adult ADHD, Adult Autism, and PTSD.
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Male Counsellors

As a man, why might I want to see a male therapist?

There are many reasons a man might wish to work with a male therapist, including a degree of shared identity, which may help client and therapist connect to each other and allow for a more free-flowing discussion of issues that can be deeply personal. Some men may feel more comfortable talking to a male therapist about relationship concerns, the pressures they feel around the roles society and family place on men, career or job challenges, self-esteem, or anger problems. For some men who have not had a male role models in their lives, a good male therapist may be especially helpful.

How can I find out about a therapist’s experience treating men?

Individuals looking for treatment should feel comfortable directly asking a therapist about their history treating men overall and the issues that arise in therapy with men. A good therapist will be happy to discuss such matters as well as their educational background, approach to treatment, and how they think they can aid a prospective client. Prospective clients should also ask what the expectation is for treatment, and what the fee structure is, and whether and which insurance plans are accepted.

Can clients benefit from having a therapist of the same gender?

Therapy is not gender-specific, but some men as well as women feel more comfortable opening up about their experiences and history with a male therapist. An individual may feel that they have to explain less background information and be on the same page more quickly, particularly when discussing gender-specific challenges, in the case of male clients. Some women have prior negative experiences with women that predispose them to prefer working with a male in therapy. That said, a good clinician can transcend most if not all gender concerns. Ultimately, the most important factor in therapy is the connection and trust the client is able to build with the practitioner.

Would a male therapist have specific training in treating men?

Generally, no. There are no certifications for treating men specifically, but there are continuing education classes that therapists may take that focus on treating men as a group. There are many therapists who focus on men and male issues in their treatment and therefore have experience and expertise in this domain.