Therapists in Whangarei

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Ethan Carter
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Whangarei 0112
I am a registered clinical psychologist holding a PhD in psychology. My practice is based in Whangārei, but I also provide telehealth services. As a psychologist I take a collaborative and client-centered approach, aiming to make psychology accessible, approachable, and non-intimidating. It’s not uncommon for people to experience some fear around working with a psychologist, and I prioritize putting that fear at ease and supporting clients to develop strategies to overcome their difficulties.
I am a registered clinical psychologist holding a PhD in psychology. My practice is based in Whangārei, but I also provide telehealth services. As a psychologist I take a collaborative and client-centered approach, aiming to make psychology accessible, approachable, and non-intimidating. It’s not uncommon for people to experience some fear around working with a psychologist, and I prioritize putting that fear at ease and supporting clients to develop strategies to overcome their difficulties.
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Rach Littley
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Whangarei 0112
If you are experiencing feelings of low sense of self or perhaps a little displaced with some big emotions, kōrero mai, let’s work on managing this together. By encouraging ako torowhānui I can help you develop in your sense of self, and build upon your inherent strengths & resilience through whakawhānaungātanga, manaakitanga, ngākau aroha & mana-manaaki approaches. Leaving you feeling empowered & in control of your life; allowing you to live your life in a way that fulfils your wants & needs.
If you are experiencing feelings of low sense of self or perhaps a little displaced with some big emotions, kōrero mai, let’s work on managing this together. By encouraging ako torowhānui I can help you develop in your sense of self, and build upon your inherent strengths & resilience through whakawhānaungātanga, manaakitanga, ngākau aroha & mana-manaaki approaches. Leaving you feeling empowered & in control of your life; allowing you to live your life in a way that fulfils your wants & needs.
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Colin Birch
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Whangarei 0110  (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.
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I Am Noble - Holistic Health Services
Counsellor, MSc
Verified Verified
Whangarei 0185
Welcome! If you’re new to I Am Noble, let me say I am so excited to serve you! Is there anything in your life you would like to change? Your job? Relationships? Friends? Your emotions? Thoughts? How you spend your free time? What about eating or other habits? Less pain? More peace? We all have something or other. Once you focus your intention and believe that it is possible, you are already on the road to success.
Welcome! If you’re new to I Am Noble, let me say I am so excited to serve you! Is there anything in your life you would like to change? Your job? Relationships? Friends? Your emotions? Thoughts? How you spend your free time? What about eating or other habits? Less pain? More peace? We all have something or other. Once you focus your intention and believe that it is possible, you are already on the road to success.
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Dr. Hayley Walker-Williams (Bwrt Practitioner)
Psychologist, PhD, MNZCCP
Verified Verified
Whangarei 0179
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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Dr. Maria Rotella
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Whangarei 0110
I am passionate about helping people break through barriers that are commonly imposed by the dominant culture while finding ways to work more comfortably both inside and outside ‘the box’ to achieve goals. I've worked with clients in settings ranging from prison to university, and you can count on my acceptance ‘as you are’ without judgment while helping you recognize and recover your own strengths. I bring expertise to support you with a wide variety of concerns, and I have particularly enjoyed working with clients whose lived experience includes neurodiversity, gender diversity, and relationship diversity.
I am passionate about helping people break through barriers that are commonly imposed by the dominant culture while finding ways to work more comfortably both inside and outside ‘the box’ to achieve goals. I've worked with clients in settings ranging from prison to university, and you can count on my acceptance ‘as you are’ without judgment while helping you recognize and recover your own strengths. I bring expertise to support you with a wide variety of concerns, and I have particularly enjoyed working with clients whose lived experience includes neurodiversity, gender diversity, and relationship diversity.
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AnchorPoint Counselling
Counsellor, MCouns, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Whangarei 0110  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I know how amazing it feels when someone really understands what I am going through without judgement while also providing hope and insights for change. We are often hurt from our close relationships with others and I believe that we heal in relationship when the conditions are right. My approach is focused on the therapeutic engagement based on safety, authenticity and genuine care. My goal is to understand things from your perspective and support the positive changes you want to make while also provide you with options to choose from, insights, knowledge and skills that you can use to make the changes you need.
I know how amazing it feels when someone really understands what I am going through without judgement while also providing hope and insights for change. We are often hurt from our close relationships with others and I believe that we heal in relationship when the conditions are right. My approach is focused on the therapeutic engagement based on safety, authenticity and genuine care. My goal is to understand things from your perspective and support the positive changes you want to make while also provide you with options to choose from, insights, knowledge and skills that you can use to make the changes you need.
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Melissa Paschke
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Whangarei 0110
Kia ora! I bring a sensitive and intuitive approach to counselling, that is authentic, non-judgmental and empathetic. Many experiences in our lives have an impact on our well-being, such as work pressures, family and relationship challenges, loss, trauma, abuse, and unmet needs in childhood. Each one of us will be affected differently. I provide a safe space for you to feel supported and cared for while processing difficult experiences and emotions.
Kia ora! I bring a sensitive and intuitive approach to counselling, that is authentic, non-judgmental and empathetic. Many experiences in our lives have an impact on our well-being, such as work pressures, family and relationship challenges, loss, trauma, abuse, and unmet needs in childhood. Each one of us will be affected differently. I provide a safe space for you to feel supported and cared for while processing difficult experiences and emotions.
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Zephyr Psychology
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Whangarei 0110
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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Linda Heperi
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Whangarei 0110
Hi my name is Linda. I'm a mother and grandmother. I enjoy working with all age groups and have a wealth of life experience to support my academic learning in counselling people from all walks of life. I am offering face to face and online sessions after hours and weekends only.
Hi my name is Linda. I'm a mother and grandmother. I enjoy working with all age groups and have a wealth of life experience to support my academic learning in counselling people from all walks of life. I am offering face to face and online sessions after hours and weekends only.
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Nicola Anne Hensley
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Whangarei 0174
I have found fulfillment in working with children, teens, adults, families, and couples, empowering women, and aiding individuals in altering their behaviors and the belief systems that have trapped them in unhealthy patterns. This has allowed helped my clients to uncover previously unknown strengths, fostering hope and progress. I have a background in counselling, social work, community work, mediation, and facilitation, I have dedicated the past 13 years primarily to Not-for-Profit and community organisations & over five years in high schools and colleges supporting our youth who face a spectrum of issues.
I have found fulfillment in working with children, teens, adults, families, and couples, empowering women, and aiding individuals in altering their behaviors and the belief systems that have trapped them in unhealthy patterns. This has allowed helped my clients to uncover previously unknown strengths, fostering hope and progress. I have a background in counselling, social work, community work, mediation, and facilitation, I have dedicated the past 13 years primarily to Not-for-Profit and community organisations & over five years in high schools and colleges supporting our youth who face a spectrum of issues.
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Anihera Tahu-Hepworth
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Whangarei 0110  (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.
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Photo of Monique Chasteau - Brainwise Therapy, MCouns
Monique Chasteau - Brainwise Therapy
MCouns
Verified Verified
Whangarei 0110
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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Dan Jackson
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Whangarei 0110
Waitlist for new clients
Hi my name is Dan Jackson. I got into counselling for two reasons: Firstly, to help people grow into their fullest and best selves. And secondly, to help people who are struggling to find relief and restoration.
Hi my name is Dan Jackson. I got into counselling for two reasons: Firstly, to help people grow into their fullest and best selves. And secondly, to help people who are struggling to find relief and restoration.
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Dr. Ella Kroch
Psychologist, PsychD
Verified Verified
Whangarei 0110  (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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Serafin Upton
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Whangarei 0110
Serafin Upton - Love and relationship science, no sweeteners, plenty of moxie. Providing specialist relationship therapy for individuals, couples, and families. Qualified sex and relationship therapist - Infidelity and Betrayal - Queer Relationships / Relationship Anarchy/ Polyamory/ Open Relationships/ Kink - Neurodiversity - Autism - ADHD / Sex Addiction / Pornography / Intergenerational trauma.
Serafin Upton - Love and relationship science, no sweeteners, plenty of moxie. Providing specialist relationship therapy for individuals, couples, and families. Qualified sex and relationship therapist - Infidelity and Betrayal - Queer Relationships / Relationship Anarchy/ Polyamory/ Open Relationships/ Kink - Neurodiversity - Autism - ADHD / Sex Addiction / Pornography / Intergenerational trauma.
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Bridget Stella Wilson
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Whangarei 0110
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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Catia Batalha
Psychotherapist, MA, PBANZ
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Whangarei 0110  (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
Whangarei 0110
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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After the Rain - Arts Therapy online
Counsellor, MA, AThR
Verified Verified
Whangarei 0110  (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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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Whangarei

30+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Whangarei who prioritize treating:

85% Anxiety
73% Relationship Issues
70% Depression
70% Self Esteem
67% Stress
55% Trauma and PTSD
55% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

15 Years

How Counsellors in Whangarei see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Whangarei?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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

Psychologists listed in the directory are registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board under the Health Practitioners Competency Assurance Act 2003 (HPCA Act). To be listed in the directory, psychotherapists must be registered through the Psychotherapists Board of Aotearoa New Zealand. Counsellors listed in the directory should have a minimum training of NZQF 6 or higher, and many are registered with a professional body, such as the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for counsellors in New Zealand, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Psychologists, counsellors, and psychotherapists  can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and supervised, practical experience that enable them to do so in New Zealand.

Psychologists possess a minimum of a master's degree in Psychology and are registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board. Psychotherapists typically hold the equivalent of a Master's or Doctorate Degree in Psychotherapy, depending on their programme of study. Many psychotherapists have themselves undergone psychotherapy as part of their training. In order to be a member of NZAC, Counsellors must have a bachelor's or master's degree in Counselling and complete ongoing professional development and education.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, the cost of a therapy session in New Zealand could be between $100 and $200. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. To access these services you will need to be assessed and referred by your GP or family doctor. However, you will have limited choice regarding the specialist and the length of treatment that will be assigned to you. In addition, Community Mental Health and Addiction services are also available through your local District Health Board (DHB).

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Professionals registered with the Boards and/or who are members of professional organisations are obligated to uphold client confidentiality unless there is a legal reason that requires them to disclose information. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there is the potential or known harm to the client or others, or a court order, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.