Therapists in Far North District

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Zephyr Psychology
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Haruru 0204
I am a NZ Registered Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Paediatric Neuropsychologist. I work with children and families providing comprehensive psychological assessments and therapy. I support infants, children, adolescents, young adults, and their parents with a wide range of emotional, behavioural, neurodevelopmental and parenting difficulties. Therapy is guided by research and evidence-based treatments. I have worked in community and hospital settings, including Starship, and have a particular interest in working with children with acute and chronic health conditions.
I am a NZ Registered Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Paediatric Neuropsychologist. I work with children and families providing comprehensive psychological assessments and therapy. I support infants, children, adolescents, young adults, and their parents with a wide range of emotional, behavioural, neurodevelopmental and parenting difficulties. Therapy is guided by research and evidence-based treatments. I have worked in community and hospital settings, including Starship, and have a particular interest in working with children with acute and chronic health conditions.
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Pukatea Counselling
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kaikohe 0473
When one person in the family/whanau is unwell, the whole family feels it. Their distress can be felt throughout the whole family/whanau. I work with children and adults in a full range of relationship and psychological problems, including conflict, child and teenager anxiety and stress, depression, anxiety and eating disorders, stressful events, death, loss or financial troubles. I view problems as separate from people and that people have skills, beliefs, values and abilities that will assist them on their individual journeys. I work in the Far North, Rawene, Kaikohe, Kerikeri, and cover all other areas of the Far North by zoom.
When one person in the family/whanau is unwell, the whole family feels it. Their distress can be felt throughout the whole family/whanau. I work with children and adults in a full range of relationship and psychological problems, including conflict, child and teenager anxiety and stress, depression, anxiety and eating disorders, stressful events, death, loss or financial troubles. I view problems as separate from people and that people have skills, beliefs, values and abilities that will assist them on their individual journeys. I work in the Far North, Rawene, Kaikohe, Kerikeri, and cover all other areas of the Far North by zoom.
0800 447 264 x51 View 0800 447 264 x51
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Samantha Spafford
Psychologist, MSc, NZPsS Member
Verified Verified
Kaitaia 0481
If you are looking for a warm, caring and also highly effective psychologist then I think you have come to the right place. I tailor my approach to fit your goals and circumstances. Using standardised measures we will reflect together on how things progress over the time we work together. Seeing this progress is really important for both of us. It's great for you to see the gains that you are achieving and it also helps us stay on track with things that are important to you. I provide a telehealth psychology service via a secure high-quality video platform. This means you can access your appointment from home. Easy!
If you are looking for a warm, caring and also highly effective psychologist then I think you have come to the right place. I tailor my approach to fit your goals and circumstances. Using standardised measures we will reflect together on how things progress over the time we work together. Seeing this progress is really important for both of us. It's great for you to see the gains that you are achieving and it also helps us stay on track with things that are important to you. I provide a telehealth psychology service via a secure high-quality video platform. This means you can access your appointment from home. Easy!
0800 327 477 View 0800 327 477
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Monique Counsellor
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Kaitaia 0410
Sessions : $100 email to book. Kia ora, my name is Monique. I have been working in the sector of trauma over the past 11 years in Aotearoa and overseas. I have held a number of counselling positions, in government, health, legal services, victims services, mental health, non-profit sectors and charities. While overseas, I was part of a team which influenced legislative change for vulnerable communities. I am very down-to-earth, light-hearted, with a sense of humour, and positive energy. As a trauma specialist counsellor, I create a safe space for people to share their experiences and explore options that best suit their lives.
Sessions : $100 email to book. Kia ora, my name is Monique. I have been working in the sector of trauma over the past 11 years in Aotearoa and overseas. I have held a number of counselling positions, in government, health, legal services, victims services, mental health, non-profit sectors and charities. While overseas, I was part of a team which influenced legislative change for vulnerable communities. I am very down-to-earth, light-hearted, with a sense of humour, and positive energy. As a trauma specialist counsellor, I create a safe space for people to share their experiences and explore options that best suit their lives.
0800 627 004 x65 View 0800 627 004 x65
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Fiona McKenzie
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Kerikeri 0230  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hi There - I have been working as a counsellor for many years, and my focus is to support you in your relationships with self and others, to help get you to a place you want to be where ever or what ever you want this to look like.
Hi There - I have been working as a counsellor for many years, and my focus is to support you in your relationships with self and others, to help get you to a place you want to be where ever or what ever you want this to look like.
0800 627 050 x45 View 0800 627 050 x45
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Naomi Carleton
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Paihia 0200  (Online Only)
Naomi is an Australian and NZ registered psychologist with 18 years experience working with adults, adolescents and children. Naomi is known for her warmth, understanding and approachability. She enjoys supporting and working alongside her clients to improve their quality of life and help them achieve their own personal goals.
Naomi is an Australian and NZ registered psychologist with 18 years experience working with adults, adolescents and children. Naomi is known for her warmth, understanding and approachability. She enjoys supporting and working alongside her clients to improve their quality of life and help them achieve their own personal goals.
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Dr. Hayley Walker-Williams (Bwrt Practitioner)
Psychologist, PhD, MNZCCP
Verified Verified
Dr. Hayley Walker-Williams is a practicing Clinical Psychologist with 24 years of experience. She is registered with the NZ Psychology Board and is a full member of the NZ College of Clinical Psychologists. Her clinical expertise include psychological disorders and specifically trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, and relationship issues. She immigrated to New Zealand in 2021 from South Africa where she was a full-time academic/associate professor of psychology at the North-West University. She also consulted in private practice, an inpatient ward and as an EAP consultant. Hayley has published several peer-reviewed journal articles.
Dr. Hayley Walker-Williams is a practicing Clinical Psychologist with 24 years of experience. She is registered with the NZ Psychology Board and is a full member of the NZ College of Clinical Psychologists. Her clinical expertise include psychological disorders and specifically trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, and relationship issues. She immigrated to New Zealand in 2021 from South Africa where she was a full-time academic/associate professor of psychology at the North-West University. She also consulted in private practice, an inpatient ward and as an EAP consultant. Hayley has published several peer-reviewed journal articles.
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BLOOM Positive Change
Counsellor, MNZCCA
Verified Verified
Kerikeri 0230  (Online Only)
Sorry. I am no longer taking on new clients.
Sorry. I am no longer taking on new clients.
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Anihera Tahu-Hepworth
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kaitaia 0410  (Online Only)
Now ACC Registered. Tena Koutou, nau mai, haere mai. Ko Anihera Tahu-Hepworth ahau. Hello, welcome, I’m Anihera. I whakapapa back to the East Coast of the North Island and Waikaremoana in the central North Island being from Ngati Porou & Tuhoe iwi through my mother and father. Working with people from all walks of life, cultures and backgrounds. Offering a confidential, compassionate and non-judgmental service for people needing or wanting to gain relief from difficult life stresses and complexities. Serving teens & rangatahi, couples, individual adults, families, whanau and elders.
Now ACC Registered. Tena Koutou, nau mai, haere mai. Ko Anihera Tahu-Hepworth ahau. Hello, welcome, I’m Anihera. I whakapapa back to the East Coast of the North Island and Waikaremoana in the central North Island being from Ngati Porou & Tuhoe iwi through my mother and father. Working with people from all walks of life, cultures and backgrounds. Offering a confidential, compassionate and non-judgmental service for people needing or wanting to gain relief from difficult life stresses and complexities. Serving teens & rangatahi, couples, individual adults, families, whanau and elders.
0800 627 050 x49 View 0800 627 050 x49
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Colin Birch
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kerikeri 0230  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm a qualified counsellor, a registered member of New Zealand Association of Counsellors. I have extensive experience in dealing with a wide range of interpersonal and social issues and have a strong inner desire to contribute to the welfare of others by empowering them to develop and reach their full potential.
Hi, I'm a qualified counsellor, a registered member of New Zealand Association of Counsellors. I have extensive experience in dealing with a wide range of interpersonal and social issues and have a strong inner desire to contribute to the welfare of others by empowering them to develop and reach their full potential.
0800 627 050 x40 View 0800 627 050 x40
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Wellbeing Counselling
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Kaitaia 0410  (Online Only)
Kia ora, my name is Halen and I'm a registered counsellor. I provide online counselling therapy to individuals and couples. Online counselling can be convenient and allows you to access counselling services from the comfort of your own home. I have worked with individuals and couples facing a variety of issues and challenges including anxiety and low mood, anger, loneliness, issues with porn, intimacy issues, chronic pain, endometriosis as well as life transitions to name a few. I provide an online space that is non-judgemental, where you are heard and where you can comfortably unpack anything of importance to you.
Kia ora, my name is Halen and I'm a registered counsellor. I provide online counselling therapy to individuals and couples. Online counselling can be convenient and allows you to access counselling services from the comfort of your own home. I have worked with individuals and couples facing a variety of issues and challenges including anxiety and low mood, anger, loneliness, issues with porn, intimacy issues, chronic pain, endometriosis as well as life transitions to name a few. I provide an online space that is non-judgemental, where you are heard and where you can comfortably unpack anything of importance to you.
0800 451 520 x69 View 0800 451 520 x69
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Safe Space with Shagoon
MA
Verified Verified
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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Stephanie Barnett
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Paihia 0200  (Online Only)
Stephanie is a New Zealand Registered Clinical Psychologist. She has a strong empathetic approach and enjoys listening to others and absorbing their stories of how they uniquely experience life. Stephanie respects people for where they are at, whether that be going through a difficult time and/or dealing with other life hurdles, acknowledging each individuals as the expert of their own lives. Stephanie has also completed a Master’s thesis in the field of mindfulness and self-compassion – specifically mindful eating. This has led to her personal interest in the influence of food intake on our mood.
Stephanie is a New Zealand Registered Clinical Psychologist. She has a strong empathetic approach and enjoys listening to others and absorbing their stories of how they uniquely experience life. Stephanie respects people for where they are at, whether that be going through a difficult time and/or dealing with other life hurdles, acknowledging each individuals as the expert of their own lives. Stephanie has also completed a Master’s thesis in the field of mindfulness and self-compassion – specifically mindful eating. This has led to her personal interest in the influence of food intake on our mood.
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Karen Hielkema
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Te Kao 0484  (Online Only)
Karen is a passionate psychologist with experience across a wide variety of settings. Karen has a particular interest in anxiety, women’s psychology, gender issues and workplace issues. She offers a safe and non-judgemental space for you to open-up about any challenges you may be facing. Karen often utilises unique and creative models for both therapy and coaching, based on the use of mindfulness and connection to values. You both can work together to develop effective strategies that you can implement outside of therapy to help better manage symptoms.
Karen is a passionate psychologist with experience across a wide variety of settings. Karen has a particular interest in anxiety, women’s psychology, gender issues and workplace issues. She offers a safe and non-judgemental space for you to open-up about any challenges you may be facing. Karen often utilises unique and creative models for both therapy and coaching, based on the use of mindfulness and connection to values. You both can work together to develop effective strategies that you can implement outside of therapy to help better manage symptoms.
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Charmaine Bright @ Bright Wellbeing
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Paihia 0200  (Online Only)
My approach draws on traditional and alternative counselling and coaching modalities. I use these approaches to empower my clients and my practice is strongly grounded in spirituality and energy psychology. Nourishment and healing are facilitated through energy-integration, visualisation, inner-child work and support in recovering a sense of self.
My approach draws on traditional and alternative counselling and coaching modalities. I use these approaches to empower my clients and my practice is strongly grounded in spirituality and energy psychology. Nourishment and healing are facilitated through energy-integration, visualisation, inner-child work and support in recovering a sense of self.
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Anna Keyter
Counsellor, MA, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Northland Forest Park 0283  (Online Only)
I work mainly with adults online, using Zoom. My clients come from various backgrounds, including all sexual or religious orientations. I walk alongside you to decide on your treatment plan. If you experience depression, anxiety, work-related or relationship issues, you could benefit from my service. I work with you to realise your goals by working from an eclectic (various therapies) perspective to support you.
I work mainly with adults online, using Zoom. My clients come from various backgrounds, including all sexual or religious orientations. I walk alongside you to decide on your treatment plan. If you experience depression, anxiety, work-related or relationship issues, you could benefit from my service. I work with you to realise your goals by working from an eclectic (various therapies) perspective to support you.
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Megan Williams
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Waipapa 0230
BSc(Pysch) MSc(Psych)(Honours) PGDipPP Registered Psychologist with the New Zealand Psychologists Board and current Annual Practicing Certificate Member of New Zealand Psychologists Society. Megan Williams is a Psychologist who works with clients of all ages. Megan has a warm and caring approach, ensuring that clients feel safe and respected during their journey through therapy.
BSc(Pysch) MSc(Psych)(Honours) PGDipPP Registered Psychologist with the New Zealand Psychologists Board and current Annual Practicing Certificate Member of New Zealand Psychologists Society. Megan Williams is a Psychologist who works with clients of all ages. Megan has a warm and caring approach, ensuring that clients feel safe and respected during their journey through therapy.
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Lisa Gibson
Psychologist, MPsych
Verified Verified
Kia ora! I'm Lisa Gibson, a registered psychologist based in Palmerston North. I'm dedicated to helping individuals and couples navigate life's challenges. Through therapy, we can work together to develop helpful coping strategies, foster self-compassion, and cultivate greater self-awareness. I have a compassionate, non-judgmental, and collaborative approach.
Kia ora! I'm Lisa Gibson, a registered psychologist based in Palmerston North. I'm dedicated to helping individuals and couples navigate life's challenges. Through therapy, we can work together to develop helpful coping strategies, foster self-compassion, and cultivate greater self-awareness. I have a compassionate, non-judgmental, and collaborative approach.
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Monique Chasteau - Brainwise Therapy
MCouns
Verified Verified
Russell 0184
Waitlist for new clients
A few therapy appointments with me can help to get you through a specific situation such as a traumatic loss, injury, relationship crisis or a major decision. We can also transform deeper problems, such as mood issues, unresolved trauma, or school, work, family stress with longer term work together. I recognize you are investing in therapy and the intention is that we quickly identify the difficulties you bring and give you strategies to improve your life. Many people value the relationship we build and come back for top-ups of support when needed, either face to face or online.
A few therapy appointments with me can help to get you through a specific situation such as a traumatic loss, injury, relationship crisis or a major decision. We can also transform deeper problems, such as mood issues, unresolved trauma, or school, work, family stress with longer term work together. I recognize you are investing in therapy and the intention is that we quickly identify the difficulties you bring and give you strategies to improve your life. Many people value the relationship we build and come back for top-ups of support when needed, either face to face or online.
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Couples Therapy Auckland
Psychologist, PhD, MNZCCP
Verified Verified
Russell 0184
I am a Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board. My practice is situated in Auckland's Ponsonby area, but I also provide remote/online services. With more than 21 years of experience, I specialize in providing psychotherapy to individuals and couples from diverse backgrounds, nationalities, and cultures. As a member of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists, I offer psychological services such as individual psychotherapy for adults and teens, as well as couples therapy. I also conduct assessments for Adult ADHD, Adult Autism, and PTSD.
I am a Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board. My practice is situated in Auckland's Ponsonby area, but I also provide remote/online services. With more than 21 years of experience, I specialize in providing psychotherapy to individuals and couples from diverse backgrounds, nationalities, and cultures. As a member of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists, I offer psychological services such as individual psychotherapy for adults and teens, as well as couples therapy. I also conduct assessments for Adult ADHD, Adult Autism, and PTSD.
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Number of Counsellors in Far North District

20+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in Far North District who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
71% Relationship Issues
71% Depression
71% Self Esteem
62% Trauma and PTSD
57% Bereavement
52% Anger Management

Average years in practice

15 Years

How Counsellors in Far North District see their clients

53% In Person and Online
47% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Far North District?

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.