Therapists in Lyttelton

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Inward Journey Counselling
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Lyttelton 8081
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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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
0800 627 050 x58 View 0800 627 050 x58
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Mikayla Mary - Trauma Therapist
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Christchurch 8011  (Online Only)
Kia ora I’m Mikayla, I provide 1:1 counselling online. My philosophy is to provide you with a safe and supportive environment to unpack and uncover emotions, thoughts or experiences in your life and provide you with skills to empower you to support and maintain your wellbeing. I come from a lived experience of working through trauma and mental health challenges, these experiences enhance my practice. I understand how everyone’s journey looks different and my role is to support you to navigate your way forward.
Kia ora I’m Mikayla, I provide 1:1 counselling online. My philosophy is to provide you with a safe and supportive environment to unpack and uncover emotions, thoughts or experiences in your life and provide you with skills to empower you to support and maintain your wellbeing. I come from a lived experience of working through trauma and mental health challenges, these experiences enhance my practice. I understand how everyone’s journey looks different and my role is to support you to navigate your way forward.
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Kate Todd Coaching and Counselling
Counsellor, MCouns, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Christchurch 8053
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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Melanie Lake
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Prebbleton 7604
Seeking psychological help is a courageous step and I strive to make it understandable and effective for clients. Please feel free to email me. I tend to work in a transparent manner, explaining what we do and why, to increase your insight and engagement. A good “fit” between client and psychologist is key, and I would encourage you to look until you find that. I primarily offer Clinical Psychology assessment and therapy for the issues a client is experiencing, offering evidence-based strategies and coping skills. There are times when self-help, a good website, or a proven therapy book (bibliotherapy) will be what I advise too.
Seeking psychological help is a courageous step and I strive to make it understandable and effective for clients. Please feel free to email me. I tend to work in a transparent manner, explaining what we do and why, to increase your insight and engagement. A good “fit” between client and psychologist is key, and I would encourage you to look until you find that. I primarily offer Clinical Psychology assessment and therapy for the issues a client is experiencing, offering evidence-based strategies and coping skills. There are times when self-help, a good website, or a proven therapy book (bibliotherapy) will be what I advise too.
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Heart and Mind: Couples & Relationship Counselling
Counsellor, NZCCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Christchurch 8013
Kia ora, My name is Kay. I'm a relationship counsellor working with couples, families, parents, and individuals. My therapy room is in Christchurch City Centre on Bealey Avenue. ​I believe that there is little of greater importance than living in right relationship: with ourselves, our partner, our family, and our community. I understand how we long to be understood and loved by the important people in our lives, however sometimes we struggle to achieve this. I would be honoured to work with you to improve the quality of your relationships and your life. Read more on my website: www.heartandmind.org.nz
Kia ora, My name is Kay. I'm a relationship counsellor working with couples, families, parents, and individuals. My therapy room is in Christchurch City Centre on Bealey Avenue. ​I believe that there is little of greater importance than living in right relationship: with ourselves, our partner, our family, and our community. I understand how we long to be understood and loved by the important people in our lives, however sometimes we struggle to achieve this. I would be honoured to work with you to improve the quality of your relationships and your life. Read more on my website: www.heartandmind.org.nz
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Kate Shanks
Counsellor, MCouns, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Christchurch 8014
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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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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Mindful Counselling with Deanna Wharton
Counsellor, MCouns, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Christchurch 8011
Hi there, I’m Deanna and I have a real passion for helping people through the many challenges we face as humans in a way that best works for each individual. My goal is to support clients through meaningful change towards living a more satisfying and happier life. I offer a compassionate and non-judgemental space for you to speak freely about your challenges so we can work through them together. All humans experience difficulties and the right support can make an enormous difference to how well we’re able to navigate them.
Hi there, I’m Deanna and I have a real passion for helping people through the many challenges we face as humans in a way that best works for each individual. My goal is to support clients through meaningful change towards living a more satisfying and happier life. I offer a compassionate and non-judgemental space for you to speak freely about your challenges so we can work through them together. All humans experience difficulties and the right support can make an enormous difference to how well we’re able to navigate them.
0800 447 264 x79 View 0800 447 264 x79
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Hamish Webb
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Christchurch 8053
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.
0800 627 004 x64 View 0800 627 004 x64
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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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Dr. Maria Rotella
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Christchurch 8013
I am passionate about helping people break through barriers that are commonly imposed by the dominant culture while finding ways to work more comfortably both inside and outside ‘the box’ to achieve goals. I've worked with clients in settings ranging from prison to university, and you can count on my acceptance ‘as you are’ without judgment while helping you recognize and recover your own strengths. I bring expertise to support you with a wide variety of concerns, and I have particularly enjoyed working with clients whose lived experience includes neurodiversity, gender diversity, and relationship diversity.
I am passionate about helping people break through barriers that are commonly imposed by the dominant culture while finding ways to work more comfortably both inside and outside ‘the box’ to achieve goals. I've worked with clients in settings ranging from prison to university, and you can count on my acceptance ‘as you are’ without judgment while helping you recognize and recover your own strengths. I bring expertise to support you with a wide variety of concerns, and I have particularly enjoyed working with clients whose lived experience includes neurodiversity, gender diversity, and relationship diversity.
0800 447 359 x95 View 0800 447 359 x95
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Outcome Focused Therapy
Counsellor, MA, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Christchurch 8014
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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Dr Paul Duignan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Christchurch 8014
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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Evelyn Shackley
Psychotherapist, MA, PBANZ
Verified Verified
Christchurch 8011
I work with adults who struggle with relationships, bullying, alcohol, anxiety, and depression. Often my clients have been abused sexually, survived domestic violence and/or neglect in their childhood. This means clients might find it hard to be in close relationships, have a sense of 'being hollow inside', constantly worry about 'getting it wrong', find it hard to say no, be constantly busy, feel angry or frustrated at others, feel 'flat and rudderless' in life, and/or self-soothe (eg alcohol) to make life easier. I am interested in helping people process their psychobiography to feel more at peace.
I work with adults who struggle with relationships, bullying, alcohol, anxiety, and depression. Often my clients have been abused sexually, survived domestic violence and/or neglect in their childhood. This means clients might find it hard to be in close relationships, have a sense of 'being hollow inside', constantly worry about 'getting it wrong', find it hard to say no, be constantly busy, feel angry or frustrated at others, feel 'flat and rudderless' in life, and/or self-soothe (eg alcohol) to make life easier. I am interested in helping people process their psychobiography to feel more at peace.
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Madhu Munasinghe
Psychologist, MPsych
Verified Verified
Christchurch 8022
Are you or your child facing mental health difficulties like depression, mental breakdown, self-harm, anxiety, anger, trauma, relationship struggles, or self-esteem issues? With my expertise and evidence-based therapeutic techniques, I can provide the support you need to overcome these challenges and regain control of your life. From emotional regulation to trauma healing, I assess and address various psychological problems such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), support in the diagnosis process of ADHD and more. Through assessment and therapy, you'll discover the tools to improve your present and embrace a brighter future
Are you or your child facing mental health difficulties like depression, mental breakdown, self-harm, anxiety, anger, trauma, relationship struggles, or self-esteem issues? With my expertise and evidence-based therapeutic techniques, I can provide the support you need to overcome these challenges and regain control of your life. From emotional regulation to trauma healing, I assess and address various psychological problems such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), support in the diagnosis process of ADHD and more. Through assessment and therapy, you'll discover the tools to improve your present and embrace a brighter future
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Caroline Williams
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Christchurch 8011
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 .
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Claire Heathcote - CH Psychology Ltd.
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Christchurch 8011
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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Serafin Upton
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Christchurch 8011
Serafin Upton - Love and relationship science, no sweeteners, plenty of moxie. Providing specialist relationship therapy for individuals, couples, and families. Qualified sex and relationship therapist - Infidelity and Betrayal - Queer Relationships / Relationship Anarchy/ Polyamory/ Open Relationships/ Kink - Neurodiversity - Autism - ADHD / Sex Addiction / Pornography / Intergenerational trauma.
Serafin Upton - Love and relationship science, no sweeteners, plenty of moxie. Providing specialist relationship therapy for individuals, couples, and families. Qualified sex and relationship therapist - Infidelity and Betrayal - Queer Relationships / Relationship Anarchy/ Polyamory/ Open Relationships/ Kink - Neurodiversity - Autism - ADHD / Sex Addiction / Pornography / Intergenerational trauma.
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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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Counsellors in Lyttelton who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Child
100% ADHD
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Dissociative Disorders (DID)
100% Psychosis

Average years in practice

3 Years

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100% Female

How Counsellors in Lyttelton see their clients

100% In Person and Online
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How can I find a therapist in Lyttelton?

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.