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Safe Space with Shagoon
MA
Verified Verified
Ward 7285
I am an enthusiastic, energetic and reliable individual with a wealth of experiences combined with appropriate qualifications who has been supporting individuals through general, complex and diverse issues they may experience. I believe in creative yet simple ways to bring out positive emotional, social and cognitive changes in people. I have a diverse and comprehensive educational background from the University of Adelaide and Delhi (India). I have current police checks, all my DCSI screenings. Providing E-Counselling to NRIs and Indians. In one sentence, encouraging self care, positivity and mental health is my life’s passion.
I am an enthusiastic, energetic and reliable individual with a wealth of experiences combined with appropriate qualifications who has been supporting individuals through general, complex and diverse issues they may experience. I believe in creative yet simple ways to bring out positive emotional, social and cognitive changes in people. I have a diverse and comprehensive educational background from the University of Adelaide and Delhi (India). I have current police checks, all my DCSI screenings. Providing E-Counselling to NRIs and Indians. In one sentence, encouraging self care, positivity and mental health is my life’s passion.
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Online Therapists

Photo of Anika Burbery, NZAC - Provisional, Counsellor
Anika Burbery
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Wellington 6011
Often when things become stuck in our lives, when there is repeated conflict or situations we don’t want anymore, we come to a point where we want something to change. Talking to a counsellor can help move these situations and unlock stuck patterns or behaviours and open up a new way of looking at the world and being. Sometimes the things we want to share can feel frightening to say out loud, and we fear the judgement that saying these things will bring – this, for me, is a huge part of the benefit of counselling and what it offers people.
Often when things become stuck in our lives, when there is repeated conflict or situations we don’t want anymore, we come to a point where we want something to change. Talking to a counsellor can help move these situations and unlock stuck patterns or behaviours and open up a new way of looking at the world and being. Sometimes the things we want to share can feel frightening to say out loud, and we fear the judgement that saying these things will bring – this, for me, is a huge part of the benefit of counselling and what it offers people.
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Natalie Meijer
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Motueka 7196
My passion and strengths lie in assisting people to make positive steps to take back mastery of their health and wellbeing and move towards their greatest potential and freedom. I take a holistic, creative and heart centered approach to the process, meeting you where you are at and walking side by side with you to a brighter, joyful and more authentic place within yourself and your world. My focus is on supporting you to build and strengthen your own resources inside yourself. Empowering you to grow your own awareness to understand yourself and the root causes of the presenting challenges.
My passion and strengths lie in assisting people to make positive steps to take back mastery of their health and wellbeing and move towards their greatest potential and freedom. I take a holistic, creative and heart centered approach to the process, meeting you where you are at and walking side by side with you to a brighter, joyful and more authentic place within yourself and your world. My focus is on supporting you to build and strengthen your own resources inside yourself. Empowering you to grow your own awareness to understand yourself and the root causes of the presenting challenges.
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Judi Barnao
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Wellington 6011
I enjoy working with people across the lifespan - adults, children, teenagers and families, who are experiencing a range of issues including; anxiety and depression, trauma, body image; focus and performance, relationships issues, grief and loss or other life changes, and developmental or behavioural concerns.
I enjoy working with people across the lifespan - adults, children, teenagers and families, who are experiencing a range of issues including; anxiety and depression, trauma, body image; focus and performance, relationships issues, grief and loss or other life changes, and developmental or behavioural concerns.
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Annie Broadbent
Counsellor, MCouns, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Paraparaumu 5032
I believe very strongly that we all have the power within ourselves to live the best lives we can. My aim is to help you with whatever you bring into the room. With an open mind and the skills I have I can help you move forward in your life to a happier place.
I believe very strongly that we all have the power within ourselves to live the best lives we can. My aim is to help you with whatever you bring into the room. With an open mind and the skills I have I can help you move forward in your life to a happier place.
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Sue O'Hagan Counselling
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Paraparaumu 5032
I offer in person counselling in Kāpiti or online counselling throughout New Zealand to adults and adolescents. I am flexible in my approach, which is individualised for you depending on your current needs. I work in a client centred, collaborative way where we meet together as equals working to satisfy the outcome that you desire, respecting your values, beliefs and uniqueness. We will work together and at a pace that works for you enabling you to heal and move forward to your wholeness - of what is already there. I believe that we can find solutions to your difficulties using the strength and resources that you have within you.
I offer in person counselling in Kāpiti or online counselling throughout New Zealand to adults and adolescents. I am flexible in my approach, which is individualised for you depending on your current needs. I work in a client centred, collaborative way where we meet together as equals working to satisfy the outcome that you desire, respecting your values, beliefs and uniqueness. We will work together and at a pace that works for you enabling you to heal and move forward to your wholeness - of what is already there. I believe that we can find solutions to your difficulties using the strength and resources that you have within you.
0800 447 359 x26 View 0800 447 359 x26
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Maya Crawley
Psychologist, NZPsS Member
Verified Verified
Wellington 6011
I am an experienced and compassionate Psychologist with over 15 years supporting people to work with a range of challenges including wellbeing, stress, perfectionism, imposter syndrome and burnout. I can also help with relationship challenges, confidence issues, life transitions, difficult emotions, and self-defeating habits. While I am especially passionate about working with high-performing or health professionals, creatives, or small business owners, I walk alongside people from all walks of life to find peace of mind and success according to your own personally defined standards.
I am an experienced and compassionate Psychologist with over 15 years supporting people to work with a range of challenges including wellbeing, stress, perfectionism, imposter syndrome and burnout. I can also help with relationship challenges, confidence issues, life transitions, difficult emotions, and self-defeating habits. While I am especially passionate about working with high-performing or health professionals, creatives, or small business owners, I walk alongside people from all walks of life to find peace of mind and success according to your own personally defined standards.
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Madi Jones
Psychologist, MNZCCP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Wellington 6011
Waitlist for new clients
Kia ora, I'm Madi and I am a registered clinical psychologist working in private practice on Thursdays and Fridays out of my office in Wellington. I enjoy working with teenagers and young adults, and have particular interests in post-traumatic stress and disordered eating and body image concerns. I currently work at a Te Whatu Ora service for tamariki, rangatahi and whanau, and also with a private eating disorder service.
Kia ora, I'm Madi and I am a registered clinical psychologist working in private practice on Thursdays and Fridays out of my office in Wellington. I enjoy working with teenagers and young adults, and have particular interests in post-traumatic stress and disordered eating and body image concerns. I currently work at a Te Whatu Ora service for tamariki, rangatahi and whanau, and also with a private eating disorder service.
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Neha Golchha
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Wellington 6021  (Online Only)
Neha is a warm and empathetic clinical psychologist with a vast range of experience across different settings in both India and New Zealand. Neha has conducted rigorous assessments and provide evidence-based interventions to help my clients across a variety of mental health difficulties. Neha has a keen interest in eating disorders, adjustment and grief reactions, stress induced problems, anxiety and depression. She is also bilingual, speaking both English and Hindi.
Neha is a warm and empathetic clinical psychologist with a vast range of experience across different settings in both India and New Zealand. Neha has conducted rigorous assessments and provide evidence-based interventions to help my clients across a variety of mental health difficulties. Neha has a keen interest in eating disorders, adjustment and grief reactions, stress induced problems, anxiety and depression. She is also bilingual, speaking both English and Hindi.
0800 327 477 View 0800 327 477
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Iain Saunders
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Paraparaumu 5032
Available for coaching and personal development planning, stress management coaching for individuals and teams, development of team performance through psychology. Specialist in high performance mental skills and mental skills development generally.
Available for coaching and personal development planning, stress management coaching for individuals and teams, development of team performance through psychology. Specialist in high performance mental skills and mental skills development generally.
0800 627 003 x91 View 0800 627 003 x91
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Elif Todd
Counsellor, MCouns, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Wellington 6035  (Online Only)
We all go through difficult times in our lives when we might feel unfulfilled, overwhelmed, stuck, anxious, depressed, dealing with loss, facing a major life-change, or struggling with relationship dynamics. Sometimes these feelings are accompanied by physical symptoms such as muscle tension, headaches, sleep disturbances, or fatigue. Counselling provides a safe and supportive space to gain insights into your emotional and behavioural patterns and leads you to self-discovery, improved relationships, and a more fulfilling life.
We all go through difficult times in our lives when we might feel unfulfilled, overwhelmed, stuck, anxious, depressed, dealing with loss, facing a major life-change, or struggling with relationship dynamics. Sometimes these feelings are accompanied by physical symptoms such as muscle tension, headaches, sleep disturbances, or fatigue. Counselling provides a safe and supportive space to gain insights into your emotional and behavioural patterns and leads you to self-discovery, improved relationships, and a more fulfilling life.
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Dr. Veronica Roberts
Psychologist, PsychD
Verified Verified
Nelson 7010  (Online Only)
I work with parents as a catalyst for change - helping them shift from surviving, to thriving. I empower parents to press pause and reconsider how they actually want family life to be, and how they want to get there. My coaching weaves the science of child development and psychology into the unique intricacies of each family situation, providing a truly tailored, and therefore, effective approach. Are you worried about your child’s behaviour, well-being or learning? Do you find yourself doing or saying things as a parent, you wish you didn’t? Do you feel uncertain about how best to approach an issue with your child? I can help.
I work with parents as a catalyst for change - helping them shift from surviving, to thriving. I empower parents to press pause and reconsider how they actually want family life to be, and how they want to get there. My coaching weaves the science of child development and psychology into the unique intricacies of each family situation, providing a truly tailored, and therefore, effective approach. Are you worried about your child’s behaviour, well-being or learning? Do you find yourself doing or saying things as a parent, you wish you didn’t? Do you feel uncertain about how best to approach an issue with your child? I can help.
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Rae Navanua
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Wellington 6011
Whether you’re looking to learn new skills and strategies, improve your mental health, or seeking a listening ear, I have the experience and expertise to help. I offer a range of talking therapies and coaching for any emotional or mental health concern. You deserve to be valued, respected and celebrated for who you are individually. I'll partner with you to enhance your wellbeing. You can expect me to work collaboratively with you to create space for authentic and open communication.
Whether you’re looking to learn new skills and strategies, improve your mental health, or seeking a listening ear, I have the experience and expertise to help. I offer a range of talking therapies and coaching for any emotional or mental health concern. You deserve to be valued, respected and celebrated for who you are individually. I'll partner with you to enhance your wellbeing. You can expect me to work collaboratively with you to create space for authentic and open communication.
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Mel Garber
Psychologist, PhD, MNZCCP
Verified Verified
Porirua 5026
I understand that each person is unique and there are also patterns that can make life difficult for us. My focus is to help you discover and move towards your goals, values, and a life that feels meaningful to you. I provide a safe, inclusive space for you to figure things out. I will listen and work with you to understand how patterns of coping (that might have been helpful in the past) are making life feel difficult for you today. I have experience working with adults and young people presenting with a range of challenges including anxiety, depression/low mood, trauma, PTSD, stress, offending behaviours, and life changes.
I understand that each person is unique and there are also patterns that can make life difficult for us. My focus is to help you discover and move towards your goals, values, and a life that feels meaningful to you. I provide a safe, inclusive space for you to figure things out. I will listen and work with you to understand how patterns of coping (that might have been helpful in the past) are making life feel difficult for you today. I have experience working with adults and young people presenting with a range of challenges including anxiety, depression/low mood, trauma, PTSD, stress, offending behaviours, and life changes.
0800 451 520 x75 View 0800 451 520 x75
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Dr. Kayla Mackie
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Wellington 6011
Waitlist for new clients
Registered senior clinical psychologist with experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. I offer assessment and therapeutic interventions for depression, anxiety disorders, disordered eating and eating disorders, trauma, gender incongruence, sexual dysfunctions, emotional dysregulation, and behavioural difficulties.
Registered senior clinical psychologist with experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. I offer assessment and therapeutic interventions for depression, anxiety disorders, disordered eating and eating disorders, trauma, gender incongruence, sexual dysfunctions, emotional dysregulation, and behavioural difficulties.
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Dr. Adrienne Wootton
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Wellington 6011
Clinical psychology expertise and a compassionate approach for people from all walks of life. Psychological support to fit your needs, focused on you as a person, tailored to the ways you learn and live, and based in science. (Please I am not currently able to take ACC referrals).
Clinical psychology expertise and a compassionate approach for people from all walks of life. Psychological support to fit your needs, focused on you as a person, tailored to the ways you learn and live, and based in science. (Please I am not currently able to take ACC referrals).
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Art of Therapy
Counsellor, MA, AThR
Verified Verified
Lower Hutt 5012
I work with children and adults using Art therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), Interactive Drawing Technique (IDT) with a parts approach, talk therapy, somatic methods, mindfulness and sand tray. I find these modalities, within a supportive therapeutic relationship, help people who are experiencing depression, anxiety, grief and loss, attachment and relationship struggles and who need to recover from traumatic experiences.
I work with children and adults using Art therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), Interactive Drawing Technique (IDT) with a parts approach, talk therapy, somatic methods, mindfulness and sand tray. I find these modalities, within a supportive therapeutic relationship, help people who are experiencing depression, anxiety, grief and loss, attachment and relationship struggles and who need to recover from traumatic experiences.
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Karearea Counselling
Counsellor, MNZCCA
Verified Verified
Motueka 7196
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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Taking Steps Counselling
Counsellor, MCouns
Verified Verified
Richmond 7020
Waitlist for new clients
Kia Ora, Hello, my name is Nicola. I believe that each person has their own story which shapes who they are. Through my work, I strive to foster a safe space where clients can tell their story, gain insight into their own strengths, and help them bring about a preferred future. I believe everyone deserves to experience success, that we all have the strength within ourselves to overcome adversity. It is for this reason I work mainly using a Solution Focused approach, along with CBT, ACT and some psychoeducation.
Kia Ora, Hello, my name is Nicola. I believe that each person has their own story which shapes who they are. Through my work, I strive to foster a safe space where clients can tell their story, gain insight into their own strengths, and help them bring about a preferred future. I believe everyone deserves to experience success, that we all have the strength within ourselves to overcome adversity. It is for this reason I work mainly using a Solution Focused approach, along with CBT, ACT and some psychoeducation.
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Felisa Roldan
Psychiatrist, MPsych, RANZCP Affiliate
Verified Verified
Lower Hutt 5012  (Online Only)
I am a psychiatrist with 30 years experience. Trained in the UK and NZ. Last 16 years specialised in Eating Disorders. I am also a psychotherapist experienced in individual and group therapy. I enjoy supervision which I have practised for 20 years. I enjoy working with the person on a formulation that makes sense so that we can decide on a plan going forward.
I am a psychiatrist with 30 years experience. Trained in the UK and NZ. Last 16 years specialised in Eating Disorders. I am also a psychotherapist experienced in individual and group therapy. I enjoy supervision which I have practised for 20 years. I enjoy working with the person on a formulation that makes sense so that we can decide on a plan going forward.
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Number of Counsellors in Ward

< 10

Counsellors in Ward who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Addiction
100% Child
100% ADHD
100% Life Coaching

Average years in practice

7 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Ward see their clients

100% In Person and Online
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Ward?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.