Therapists in Nelson District

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Photo of Jen Holmes Beamer, Counsellor in Nelson District, Nelson
Jen Holmes Beamer
Counsellor, MSc, NZAC - Provisional
Verified
Nelson 7010
Not accepting new clients
Developing together a safe space to explore, we can work towards connecting with, and understanding your inner world (thoughts, emotions, body sensations and nervous system responses) as a pathway towards awareness, resilience and lasting healing.
Developing together a safe space to explore, we can work towards connecting with, and understanding your inner world (thoughts, emotions, body sensations and nervous system responses) as a pathway towards awareness, resilience and lasting healing.
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Photo of Taking Steps Counselling, Counsellor in Nelson District, Nelson
Taking Steps Counselling
Counsellor, MCouns, NZAC - Provisional
Verified
Not accepting 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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Photo of Patricia Pataki, Psychotherapist in Nelson District, Nelson
Patricia Pataki
Psychotherapist, MSc, PBANZ
Verified
Nelson 7010
I am a registered Psychotherapist offering short-term and long-term psychotherapy for adults, children and young people. I am able to provide safe and effective counselling, whether you have a diagnosis (such as Generalised Anxiety, ADHD etc.) or not. I have completed additional training and am experienced in working therapeutically with Autistic people, people who have ADHD and people with learning disabilities (dyslexia, dyspraxia etc.).
I am a registered Psychotherapist offering short-term and long-term psychotherapy for adults, children and young people. I am able to provide safe and effective counselling, whether you have a diagnosis (such as Generalised Anxiety, ADHD etc.) or not. I have completed additional training and am experienced in working therapeutically with Autistic people, people who have ADHD and people with learning disabilities (dyslexia, dyspraxia etc.).
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Photo of Perry James Austin, Counsellor in Nelson District, Nelson
Perry James Austin
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified
Nelson 7010
Transform Your Life! Sometimes life can seem difficult and sometimes we can feel stuck or overwhelmed. I am skilled at holding a safe space that is confidential, where all judgement is set aside, a space where all your thoughts and feelings are welcomed. I believe that you are the healer and that love is the medicine. I would love to accompany you on your healing adventure. Counselling is a collaborative and empowering way to support your growth. Experience a greater understanding of your journey and make the next steps to a brighter, more loving, and expansive life. ​
Transform Your Life! Sometimes life can seem difficult and sometimes we can feel stuck or overwhelmed. I am skilled at holding a safe space that is confidential, where all judgement is set aside, a space where all your thoughts and feelings are welcomed. I believe that you are the healer and that love is the medicine. I would love to accompany you on your healing adventure. Counselling is a collaborative and empowering way to support your growth. Experience a greater understanding of your journey and make the next steps to a brighter, more loving, and expansive life. ​
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Photo of Kristina Grace in Nelson District, Nelson
Kristina Grace
Verified
Nelson 7010
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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Photo of Little Raven Counselling, Counsellor in Nelson District, Nelson
Little Raven Counselling
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified
Nelson 7010  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Kia Orana and Hello! My name is Elizabeth Putaura. I was born in Rarotonga and raised in New Zealand. I live in Nelson where I also received my BA in counselling. I am a member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors and am an ACC registered counsellor/provider for integrated service for sensitive claims. I have worked as a counsellor for 3 years at a Womens Centre, a couple years as a counsellor at the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, and a mentor for a budget service before I opened my private practice online in 2023.
Kia Orana and Hello! My name is Elizabeth Putaura. I was born in Rarotonga and raised in New Zealand. I live in Nelson where I also received my BA in counselling. I am a member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors and am an ACC registered counsellor/provider for integrated service for sensitive claims. I have worked as a counsellor for 3 years at a Womens Centre, a couple years as a counsellor at the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, and a mentor for a budget service before I opened my private practice online in 2023.
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Photo of Lea Godfrey, Counsellor in Nelson District, Nelson
Lea Godfrey
Counsellor
Not accepting new clients
Lea has a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Psychology, is certified in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, is a graduate therapist in Integrative Psychotherapy (Hakomi) and is a certified Buddhist chaplain. She specialises in trauma, loss, grief, and end of life counselling and has extensive experience using mindfulness and cognitive behavioural skills therapy for depression, anxiety, workplace stress and burnout.
Lea has a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Psychology, is certified in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, is a graduate therapist in Integrative Psychotherapy (Hakomi) and is a certified Buddhist chaplain. She specialises in trauma, loss, grief, and end of life counselling and has extensive experience using mindfulness and cognitive behavioural skills therapy for depression, anxiety, workplace stress and burnout.
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Photo of Zoe Lopes, Counsellor in Nelson District, Nelson
Zoe Lopes
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified
Nelson 7010
Are you open to a psycho-spiritual approach to explore and understand yourself and see some favourable shifts in your life too? Have you become aware of limiting beliefs or unhelpful patterns in your life that are getting in the way of the life you had envisioned? You may feel slightly stuck or notice issues with confidence and self-doubt. Are you keen to improve your confidence, self-belief and be happier with yourself? Are you ready to turn the volume down on negative beliefs and embrace realistic beliefs? Perhaps you have tried other ways to work on yourself and you are seeking something different...
Are you open to a psycho-spiritual approach to explore and understand yourself and see some favourable shifts in your life too? Have you become aware of limiting beliefs or unhelpful patterns in your life that are getting in the way of the life you had envisioned? You may feel slightly stuck or notice issues with confidence and self-doubt. Are you keen to improve your confidence, self-belief and be happier with yourself? Are you ready to turn the volume down on negative beliefs and embrace realistic beliefs? Perhaps you have tried other ways to work on yourself and you are seeking something different...
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Photo of Lara Cusdin, Counsellor in Nelson District, Nelson
Lara Cusdin
Counsellor, MCouns, NZAC - Provisional
Verified
Nelson 7010
Waitlist for new clients
I offer a person-centered approach to counselling working face-to face or on zoom. I provide a non-judgmental, compassionate, safe space for young adults to elderly to explore fears, concerns or difficulties you may be experiencing in life. I value the importance of the therapeutic relationship and listen to where people are at and work with you to help move forward and make sense of life’s challenges.
I offer a person-centered approach to counselling working face-to face or on zoom. I provide a non-judgmental, compassionate, safe space for young adults to elderly to explore fears, concerns or difficulties you may be experiencing in life. I value the importance of the therapeutic relationship and listen to where people are at and work with you to help move forward and make sense of life’s challenges.
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Photo of Natalie Meijer, Counsellor in Nelson District, Nelson
Natalie Meijer
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified
Nelson 7010
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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Photo of Dr. Veronica Roberts, Psychologist in Nelson District, Nelson
Dr. Veronica Roberts
Psychologist, PsychD
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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Photo of Evelyn Shackley, Psychotherapist in Nelson District, Nelson
Evelyn Shackley
Psychotherapist, MA, PBANZ
Verified
Nelson 7010
The issue/s that you bring are likely to arise from either event or developmental trauma. An event trauma, such as a car accident, is easier to spot. Life was like this before the event, and life is now different. Developmental trauma is harder to spot. This is where from conception to now, events have chipped away at how you experience the world. You might find relationships difficult, have a sense of 'not really being here', or worry about being ‘found out’. You might feel angry, frustrated, or flat and rudderless. You may understandably be likely to self-soothe, such as using alcohol, to try to gain a sense of peace.
The issue/s that you bring are likely to arise from either event or developmental trauma. An event trauma, such as a car accident, is easier to spot. Life was like this before the event, and life is now different. Developmental trauma is harder to spot. This is where from conception to now, events have chipped away at how you experience the world. You might find relationships difficult, have a sense of 'not really being here', or worry about being ‘found out’. You might feel angry, frustrated, or flat and rudderless. You may understandably be likely to self-soothe, such as using alcohol, to try to gain a sense of peace.
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Photo of Rainbow Consulting, Psychologist in Nelson District, Nelson
Rainbow Consulting
Psychologist, MPsych
Verified
Nelson 7010  (Online Only)
I work with individuals, couples and policules. Though I work broadly with people who have a variety of emotional health concerns, I have a passion for and commitment to supporting those in Ethically Non Monogamous/polyamorous relationship structures and the LGBTQ+ community. I also have a focus on attachment, trauma, gender and sexuality/sex positivity.
I work with individuals, couples and policules. Though I work broadly with people who have a variety of emotional health concerns, I have a passion for and commitment to supporting those in Ethically Non Monogamous/polyamorous relationship structures and the LGBTQ+ community. I also have a focus on attachment, trauma, gender and sexuality/sex positivity.
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Photo of Grace Irvine, Counsellor in Nelson District, Nelson
Grace Irvine
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified
Nelson 7071
I work with all ages and specialise working with children, teens and young adults who are struggling. Challenges can come from anywhere; the loss of a loved one, a health condition, problems at school or work, anxiety, trauma, bullying, depression, attacks on dignity, abuse, or being spoken to in unhelpful ways. Problems can get you feeling overwhelmed, hopeless and stuck. I invite you to let me journey with you from that stuck place to hope and peace.
I work with all ages and specialise working with children, teens and young adults who are struggling. Challenges can come from anywhere; the loss of a loved one, a health condition, problems at school or work, anxiety, trauma, bullying, depression, attacks on dignity, abuse, or being spoken to in unhelpful ways. Problems can get you feeling overwhelmed, hopeless and stuck. I invite you to let me journey with you from that stuck place to hope and peace.
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Photo of Franciska Neuhäuser in Nelson District, Nelson
Franciska Neuhäuser
Nelson 7010  (Online Only)
With training and qualifications in Counselling, Psychology, and NLP, I will empower you to manage and overcome grief, trauma, anxiety, phobias, and low moods; so that you will restore and enjoy confidence, self-esteem, health, well-being, and better relationships. I work with adults of all ages and welcome cultural and gender diversity.
With training and qualifications in Counselling, Psychology, and NLP, I will empower you to manage and overcome grief, trauma, anxiety, phobias, and low moods; so that you will restore and enjoy confidence, self-esteem, health, well-being, and better relationships. I work with adults of all ages and welcome cultural and gender diversity.
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Photo of Leith Thompson, Counsellor in Nelson District, Nelson
Leith Thompson
Counsellor, MNZCCA
Verified
Nelson 7010
My name is Leith Thompson. I'm married with 4 grown children and eleven grand-children. My wife Donna and I live in Tauranga, NZ. I've been involved in the caring for people profession for over thirty years, before that I drove forklifts and worked as a baker. I have contracted to Mental Health and local Schools for many years and I have worked with ages five to eighty five. My wife and I make the most of our leisure time by enjoying good movies, great coffee and travelling. To relax I play table tennis and pool.
My name is Leith Thompson. I'm married with 4 grown children and eleven grand-children. My wife Donna and I live in Tauranga, NZ. I've been involved in the caring for people profession for over thirty years, before that I drove forklifts and worked as a baker. I have contracted to Mental Health and local Schools for many years and I have worked with ages five to eighty five. My wife and I make the most of our leisure time by enjoying good movies, great coffee and travelling. To relax I play table tennis and pool.
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Photo of Dr. Ella Kroch, Psychologist in Nelson District, Nelson
Dr. Ella Kroch
Psychologist, PsychD
Verified
Nelson 7010  (Online Only)
Kia ora and welcome! I am a registered clinical psychologist who works compassionately and collaboratively with adults (18+) experiencing a range of life challenges and mental health difficulties.
Kia ora and welcome! I am a registered clinical psychologist who works compassionately and collaboratively with adults (18+) experiencing a range of life challenges and mental health difficulties.
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Photo of Regina Webb, Counsellor in Nelson District, Nelson
Regina Webb
Counsellor
1 Endorsed
Nelson 7011
Do you find yourself lost in your thoughts? Are these thoughts constantly on your mind keeping you from living your life? Through life's obstacles and challenges, there is a story. You deserved to be heard for yourself or your relationship with your loved ones. Each journey with a client is unique. I am here to listen if you are experiencing anxiety, stress, anger or depression. When past traumas or present issues create road bumps in your life, I can work collaboratively to help you make sense of it all.
Do you find yourself lost in your thoughts? Are these thoughts constantly on your mind keeping you from living your life? Through life's obstacles and challenges, there is a story. You deserved to be heard for yourself or your relationship with your loved ones. Each journey with a client is unique. I am here to listen if you are experiencing anxiety, stress, anger or depression. When past traumas or present issues create road bumps in your life, I can work collaboratively to help you make sense of it all.
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Photo of Bridget Stella Wilson, Counsellor in Nelson District, Nelson
Bridget Stella Wilson
Counsellor
Verified
Nelson 7010
I specialise in treating people with addiction, as well as their families. I believe the disease of addiction is one that we can recover from and that it's a health problem that can be treated successfully. My approach is client-centred using modalities including motivational interviewing, CBT and the 12 Steps. I studied at the Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies in Minnesota, USA, graduating in 2009. I am registered with the New Zealand Addiction Practitioners' Association, Dapaanz, a professional organisation with a code of ethics. I am also a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT).
I specialise in treating people with addiction, as well as their families. I believe the disease of addiction is one that we can recover from and that it's a health problem that can be treated successfully. My approach is client-centred using modalities including motivational interviewing, CBT and the 12 Steps. I studied at the Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies in Minnesota, USA, graduating in 2009. I am registered with the New Zealand Addiction Practitioners' Association, Dapaanz, a professional organisation with a code of ethics. I am also a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT).
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Dr. Maria Rotella
Psychologist
Verified
Nelson 7010
I am a Clinical Psychologist with a diverse range of interests and clinical experience. I currently work with adults (age 18+ ) and offer individual therapy, group therapy, and consultation. I offer services in-person at my office in Whangarei, and nationally via Zoom. Among my other areas of interest and expertise, I have more recently been increasing my specialty in adult ADHD and gender-affirming therapy. Please note that I do NOT currently offer the following: formal diagnostic assessments for ADHD/ASD; psychological reports for third parties; 'readiness’ assessments for gender-affirming medical care; nor ACC-funded services.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with a diverse range of interests and clinical experience. I currently work with adults (age 18+ ) and offer individual therapy, group therapy, and consultation. I offer services in-person at my office in Whangarei, and nationally via Zoom. Among my other areas of interest and expertise, I have more recently been increasing my specialty in adult ADHD and gender-affirming therapy. Please note that I do NOT currently offer the following: formal diagnostic assessments for ADHD/ASD; psychological reports for third parties; 'readiness’ assessments for gender-affirming medical care; nor ACC-funded services.
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What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counsellors are all licensed mental health professionals. In many countries, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counsellor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counsellors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

What type of therapist is right for me?

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counsellor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

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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.

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.