Online Counselling for Far North District

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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.
0800 327 477 View 0800 327 477
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.
0800 627 003 x38 View 0800 627 003 x38
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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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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
Juliane Engels
Psychotherapist, PBANZ
Verified Verified
0800 447 359 x59 View 0800 447 359 x59

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Online Counsellors

Is online therapy as effective as in-person?

Numerous studies suggest that online therapy can be as effective as in-person therapy. However, further research is needed to determine if online therapy provides the same benefits across all client populations. Individuals with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, or those who may benefit from in-person check-ins, like those with eating disorders, may not experience the same level of benefit from online therapy. Nonetheless, the success of online therapy, much like in-person therapy, often hinges on the quality of the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the client rather than the specific modality of therapy used.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of therapy conducted online?

One of the main advantages of online therapy is its convenience for both clients and therapists. It also allows clients who require specialised therapy to access a wider range of professionals than they could with only in-person sessions. Additionally, online therapy may be a more affordable option in some cases and often offers the same insurance benefits as in-person therapy. However, online therapy may not be suitable for everyone, especially those who value face-to-face interaction with a therapist. Therapists may find it more challenging to assess clients accurately in an online setting due to reduced nonverbal cues on camera. There is also the increased risk that disruptions caused by external factors, such as technology malfunctions, can hinder the therapy session. For these reasons, many therapists offer a "hybrid" therapeutic approach, alternating between seeing clients in-person and online.

Is online therapy suitable for children and adolescents?

Just like with adults, the accessibility and convenience of online therapy can greatly benefit children and adolescents. In fact, children and adolescents may be more accustomed to navigating online platforms than older adults, making online sessions feel more natural for them. Teens might also be interested in using additional online tools, such as therapist-recommended apps, as an adjunct to online therapy sessions. Apps for developing CBT skills, practicing mindfulness exercises, or tracking thoughts and moods can be helpful for teens receiving therapy. However, it's important to note that not all therapeutic modalities are well-suited to online therapy, especially those used with younger children. For example, play therapy, which helps younger children express their emotions, often requires in-person sessions to be fully effective.

Can I receive prescriptions and medication management with online therapy?

The ability for psychiatrists to prescribe medications through online therapy varies based on the medication and the states where the medical professional and client are located. While many prescribing regulations were relaxed during the COVID-19 pandemic, some states still enforce rules, especially concerning controlled substances, which may mandate an in-person visit before prescribing. Generally, however, medical professionals can prescribe non-controlled substances through online therapy sessions just as they do during in-person sessions.