Therapists in Palmerston North

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Cass Harvey
Verified Verified
Palmerston North 4414
Waitlist for new clients
I am currently only working with women and am passionate about supporting and empowering them towards their authentic selves. Taking steps on your growth journey is a sometimes challenging but deeply rewarding way of valuing and prioritising yourself so it's important to find a good fit. Please contact me over email or phone to schedule a consultation. Currently I am not working with couples, those in crisis or high risk self-harm behaviours.
I am currently only working with women and am passionate about supporting and empowering them towards their authentic selves. Taking steps on your growth journey is a sometimes challenging but deeply rewarding way of valuing and prioritising yourself so it's important to find a good fit. Please contact me over email or phone to schedule a consultation. Currently I am not working with couples, those in crisis or high risk self-harm behaviours.
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Neriza Tooms
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Palmerston North 4410  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with a wide array of clients, I offer counselling services in both English and Afrikaans. I have experience in Trauma and Addiction in both adolescents as well as adults. It is important to acknowledge the strengths that each person brings to the table and tailor sessions to each one's own individualistic needs.
I enjoy working with a wide array of clients, I offer counselling services in both English and Afrikaans. I have experience in Trauma and Addiction in both adolescents as well as adults. It is important to acknowledge the strengths that each person brings to the table and tailor sessions to each one's own individualistic needs.
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Kat Steeneken
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Palmerston North 4410
Based in the Manawatu New Zealand. The areas that I work in are Grief and Loss, disability, Conflict Resolution, Supported Decision Making, Education in Therapy and Safeguarding Adults from Abuse (SAfA). I see individual,s couples, family/whanau and groups. I also deliver various training.
Based in the Manawatu New Zealand. The areas that I work in are Grief and Loss, disability, Conflict Resolution, Supported Decision Making, Education in Therapy and Safeguarding Adults from Abuse (SAfA). I see individual,s couples, family/whanau and groups. I also deliver various training.
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Jacqui Grant
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Palmerston North 4412
Kia ora koutou. Sometimes everything can get too much and is hard to navigate. Sometimes the inside gets really noisy, and it becomes hard to operate. It is completely normal to experience and to get stuck in these times or perhaps notice some unhelpful patterns of behaviour. I'm passionate about supporting people to find their way through these times. Together we will explore your world. To help you understand where you are; see different perspectives; and help you find practical solutions; that will initially help you cope and then begin to move forward.
Kia ora koutou. Sometimes everything can get too much and is hard to navigate. Sometimes the inside gets really noisy, and it becomes hard to operate. It is completely normal to experience and to get stuck in these times or perhaps notice some unhelpful patterns of behaviour. I'm passionate about supporting people to find their way through these times. Together we will explore your world. To help you understand where you are; see different perspectives; and help you find practical solutions; that will initially help you cope and then begin to move forward.
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Reachout Counselling Services
Counsellor, NZCCA
Verified Verified
Palmerston North 4410  (Online Only)
I am registered as an ACC provider and I have a membership with NZCCA. I have worked as a counsellor for over 6 years and I have experience in working with people from all walks of life who are dealing with a wide range of issues. I use different models of counselling and my passion is to provide the best service to my clients.
I am registered as an ACC provider and I have a membership with NZCCA. I have worked as a counsellor for over 6 years and I have experience in working with people from all walks of life who are dealing with a wide range of issues. I use different models of counselling and my passion is to provide the best service to my clients.
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Cam Darcy Counselling
Counsellor, MCouns
Verified Verified
Palmerston North 4410
Not accepting new clients
Kiaora. I am looking forward to meeting and working with you on finding your authentic self. I like to encourage you to become curious about yourself and where your thoughts and emotions come from. Or how you can cope with the problems that arise from everyday living. Life can really throw some punches and often you are not given a choice. My role is to be there for you, encouraging exploration and change and an ability to ride out the waves.
Kiaora. I am looking forward to meeting and working with you on finding your authentic self. I like to encourage you to become curious about yourself and where your thoughts and emotions come from. Or how you can cope with the problems that arise from everyday living. Life can really throw some punches and often you are not given a choice. My role is to be there for you, encouraging exploration and change and an ability to ride out the waves.
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Louis Witbooi
Verified Verified
Palmerston North 4410  (Online Only)
My experiences are in statutory, community and health social work including service management of social services. There are many therapeutic interventions available to us, but not all are useful. The saying 'one size fits all' doesn't apply here. I can help people setting reasonable goals and support them achieving their goals. I am interested in these areas: Talking therapy; relationships; mental health applying Cognitive Behavioural Therapy(CBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing; stress and anxiety management;social work supervision; life coaching and Christian guidance & strength based approach.
My experiences are in statutory, community and health social work including service management of social services. There are many therapeutic interventions available to us, but not all are useful. The saying 'one size fits all' doesn't apply here. I can help people setting reasonable goals and support them achieving their goals. I am interested in these areas: Talking therapy; relationships; mental health applying Cognitive Behavioural Therapy(CBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing; stress and anxiety management;social work supervision; life coaching and Christian guidance & strength based approach.
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Compassionate Psychology
Psychologist, MA, NZPsS Member
Verified Verified
Palmerston North 4471
Waitlist for new clients
It brings me joy to support people to be the best version of themselves. I believe we are all capable of growing and developing at any stage of life and it can be tremendously beneficial to talk with a trained professional when navigating significant life changes. It would be my pleasure to walk with you through these difficult times and help you live your best life. Compassionate Psychology believes it is important for people to feel they always have choices and are provided with informed consent before engaging with services.
It brings me joy to support people to be the best version of themselves. I believe we are all capable of growing and developing at any stage of life and it can be tremendously beneficial to talk with a trained professional when navigating significant life changes. It would be my pleasure to walk with you through these difficult times and help you live your best life. Compassionate Psychology believes it is important for people to feel they always have choices and are provided with informed consent before engaging with services.
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Central Psychology
Psychologist, MNZCCP
Verified Verified
Palmerston North 4412  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
If you are currently experiencing relational issues, anxiety, depression or stress, you have come to the right place! I would like to work alongside you in providing you with skills to improve self-management, reduce suffering, and move towards living a more fulfilling life. As a Registered Clinical Psychologist I have worked extensively in the Adult Mental Health sector including Health and Rehabilitation work and also in private practice. We can work together with firstly understanding what your concerns are then making a plan that helps you live the life you want.
If you are currently experiencing relational issues, anxiety, depression or stress, you have come to the right place! I would like to work alongside you in providing you with skills to improve self-management, reduce suffering, and move towards living a more fulfilling life. As a Registered Clinical Psychologist I have worked extensively in the Adult Mental Health sector including Health and Rehabilitation work and also in private practice. We can work together with firstly understanding what your concerns are then making a plan that helps you live the life you want.
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Zoe Deverick
Psychologist, MSc, MNZCCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Palmerston North 4410
Not accepting new clients
Tēnā koe, I’m Zoe (she/her). I’ve always been drawn to people and spaces that are outside of the mainstream, I value being truly seen and accepted by others, and authenticity is important to me. Before I was a psychologist I had some varied and colourful life experiences, and this informs my open-minded understanding and acceptance of others from many walks of life. I love being able to offer therapy as an affirming space where we can explore all the parts that make you you, as well as working on practical and evidence-based strategies to improve your life and work towards your goals.
Tēnā koe, I’m Zoe (she/her). I’ve always been drawn to people and spaces that are outside of the mainstream, I value being truly seen and accepted by others, and authenticity is important to me. Before I was a psychologist I had some varied and colourful life experiences, and this informs my open-minded understanding and acceptance of others from many walks of life. I love being able to offer therapy as an affirming space where we can explore all the parts that make you you, as well as working on practical and evidence-based strategies to improve your life and work towards your goals.
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Retr-ACT! Retroactive Jealousy Support
Verified Verified
Palmerston North 4471
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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Ellie Lockhart Coaching & Hypnotherapy
Verified Verified
Palmerston North 4410
Do you feel like your mind and body are being hijacked by recent or old traumatic events? Do you feel like you lose control of your thoughts and behaviour? Are you being held back from living the life you want? Of being the parent, partner, colleague or leader, you want to be? You are frustrated that you can't shake it off? It's exhausting and affecting your relationships and coping skills. You just want to be free of it and get on with your life. You may also be holding back from getting professional support because you can't bear to talk about it. What if you could resolve this with minimal talking and time?
Do you feel like your mind and body are being hijacked by recent or old traumatic events? Do you feel like you lose control of your thoughts and behaviour? Are you being held back from living the life you want? Of being the parent, partner, colleague or leader, you want to be? You are frustrated that you can't shake it off? It's exhausting and affecting your relationships and coping skills. You just want to be free of it and get on with your life. You may also be holding back from getting professional support because you can't bear to talk about it. What if you could resolve this with minimal talking and time?
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Catia Batalha
Psychotherapist, MA, PBANZ
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Palmerston North 4410  (Online Only)
Having been trained not only as a psychotherapist but also as a Yoga psychology teacher, I believe that the events we have been through are part of our soul's journey towards wholeness. By learning from our experiences and transcending our suffering, we become more conscious, awaken our inner light, find our purpose, and discover our qualities and gifts. My approach combines the sciences behind Western psychologies (psychodynamic, transpersonal, etc.) with the wisdom behind Eastern traditions/ philosophies (Yoga psychology, mindfulness, etc). If that resonates with you, I am happy to assist you on your journey.
Having been trained not only as a psychotherapist but also as a Yoga psychology teacher, I believe that the events we have been through are part of our soul's journey towards wholeness. By learning from our experiences and transcending our suffering, we become more conscious, awaken our inner light, find our purpose, and discover our qualities and gifts. My approach combines the sciences behind Western psychologies (psychodynamic, transpersonal, etc.) with the wisdom behind Eastern traditions/ philosophies (Yoga psychology, mindfulness, etc). If that resonates with you, I am happy to assist you on your journey.
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Claire Thompson
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Palmerston North 4410
Face to face (Auckland), online and phone appointments are available NZ and world wide.
Face to face (Auckland), online and phone appointments are available NZ and world wide.
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Kristina Grace
Verified Verified
Palmerston North 4410
Perhaps you are overwhelmed with depression or anxiety, feel helpless or hopeless and you want to get yourself back again - enjoy life? Perhaps you find life is unfulfilling, you feel stuck in the same rut and struggle to change your life to be more what you would like it to be? Or are you experiencing conflict, relationship issues, self-esteem issues or stress and need help and support at this time? Together we can find a way forward. I am the author of the "Out of the Fog" programme delivered in group and individual therapy which has helped hundreds of people to recover/become well from depression/anxiety.
Perhaps you are overwhelmed with depression or anxiety, feel helpless or hopeless and you want to get yourself back again - enjoy life? Perhaps you find life is unfulfilling, you feel stuck in the same rut and struggle to change your life to be more what you would like it to be? Or are you experiencing conflict, relationship issues, self-esteem issues or stress and need help and support at this time? Together we can find a way forward. I am the author of the "Out of the Fog" programme delivered in group and individual therapy which has helped hundreds of people to recover/become well from depression/anxiety.
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Dr Paul Duignan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Palmerston North 4410
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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Becky Bradley
Counsellor, MCouns
Verified Verified
Palmerston North 4410  (Online Only)
I am an experienced Counsellor with a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology. I support clients with varying issues, from anxiety, relationship difficulties and body image to eating disorders and trauma. Growing up in several different countries has given me a deep appreciation for people of diverse cultures, identities and backgrounds, and has informed my open-minded understanding and acceptance of others. With experience providing long-term, trauma-informed counselling, I offer a safe, collaborative and non-judgemental space where you can feel heard, supported and work towards your goals.
I am an experienced Counsellor with a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology. I support clients with varying issues, from anxiety, relationship difficulties and body image to eating disorders and trauma. Growing up in several different countries has given me a deep appreciation for people of diverse cultures, identities and backgrounds, and has informed my open-minded understanding and acceptance of others. With experience providing long-term, trauma-informed counselling, I offer a safe, collaborative and non-judgemental space where you can feel heard, supported and work towards your goals.
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Joanne Deaker
Verified Verified
Palmerston North 4410  (Online Only)
Your life has CHANGED within a world that has changed. Maybe it's been in relationship: a child leaving home, a break up or bereavement or maybe there’s been a change in belief; all leading to a loss of familiarity or meaning, or both. You’re feeling a mix of emotions: GRIEF, fear and maybe anger.. and in between, a sense of numbness/being on autopilot that you may cover with overwork. There’s no going back, change has come, and you wonder ‘who AM I now?’... I help adults like you, MOVE and GROW through times of change so they can learn to feel SAFE within themselves, more deeply understand who they are and begin to feel GOOD again.
Your life has CHANGED within a world that has changed. Maybe it's been in relationship: a child leaving home, a break up or bereavement or maybe there’s been a change in belief; all leading to a loss of familiarity or meaning, or both. You’re feeling a mix of emotions: GRIEF, fear and maybe anger.. and in between, a sense of numbness/being on autopilot that you may cover with overwork. There’s no going back, change has come, and you wonder ‘who AM I now?’... I help adults like you, MOVE and GROW through times of change so they can learn to feel SAFE within themselves, more deeply understand who they are and begin to feel GOOD again.
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After the Rain - Arts Therapy online
Counsellor, MA, AThR
Verified Verified
Palmerston North 4410  (Online Only)
You feel so lost and defeated. You aren’t sure what exactly is wrong, just that something is just not right. Is it depression? Anxiety? You can’t even tell sometimes. You want to have control of your life again! To feel better! You don't want to be exhausted and overwhelmed and scared by everything. All. The. Time. You want peace, confidence and to know you can do hard things! Trust me, this IS possible for you!
You feel so lost and defeated. You aren’t sure what exactly is wrong, just that something is just not right. Is it depression? Anxiety? You can’t even tell sometimes. You want to have control of your life again! To feel better! You don't want to be exhausted and overwhelmed and scared by everything. All. The. Time. You want peace, confidence and to know you can do hard things! Trust me, this IS possible for you!
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Anne Kemp
Counsellor, MA, MNZAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Palmerston North 4414
My focus as a counsellor is providing a safe space where you can feel free to express yourself without fear of judgment no matter what issue brought you to counselling. I understand how personal the decision to seek counselling can be, and my goal is to help you feel heard, respected, and understood throughout our journey together. In our sessions, I will listen attentively and empathize deeply with any challenges or difficulties you may be facing. Together, we will work towards a deeper understanding of your experiences and develop a plan to help you make sense of the world around you.
My focus as a counsellor is providing a safe space where you can feel free to express yourself without fear of judgment no matter what issue brought you to counselling. I understand how personal the decision to seek counselling can be, and my goal is to help you feel heard, respected, and understood throughout our journey together. In our sessions, I will listen attentively and empathize deeply with any challenges or difficulties you may be facing. Together, we will work towards a deeper understanding of your experiences and develop a plan to help you make sense of the world around you.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Palmerston North

20+

Average cost per session

$147

Counsellors in Palmerston North who prioritize treating:

77% Anxiety
73% Stress
68% Coping Skills
64% Relationship Issues
64% Depression
59% Self Esteem
55% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Sovereign Health
100% AIA
100% Partners Life

How Counsellors in Palmerston North see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
26% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Palmerston North?

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.